So wouldn't that be better? If I am understanding this correctly, every 1 point is equal to 1 yen, so if you buy a CD that's worth 30 dollars you get 3 yen, etc etc.
Isn't that just better rewards?
as for another deputy service, Celga is one that I often use. The only problem I have with Celga is that after a while things get too pricey in terms of fees. You might buy something that's only worth 500 yen, but they'll tack on the commission fee and the internal shipping and bank fees (which is normal for any deputy service), and what kills is the internal shipping since they tend to choose the most expensive even if you want to have your item shipped via the cheapest listed on the auction. Also, bidding is not real time, so if you wanna snipe a bid you can't because they do the bidding for you and sometimes you'll miss an auction if you don't let them know in time.
Another down side is that they do not update the exchange rate everyday, so they bill according to the exchange rate they look up whenever they check and post on the site. While on some occasions this can be good, when the USD has dropped to 89 yen and the next day jumps back up to lets say 101 the next day, it can make a big impact on how expensive your bid will be if they're running around using the $1 -> 89円 for a few days.
Customer service is great, fast and prompt and willing to listen to any problems. I had an issue and they resolved it by discounting my fees.
Packages come fast and are, majority of the time, well packaged -- I bidded and won two concert pamphlets and the packaging they used ripped slightly but luckily it was in bubblewrap. While on the other hand I won three posters and it came in great, sturdy packaging.
It's just a bit annoying when you bid on something that's 500 yen and because of fees it ends up being close to 1700 or more.
Example of a Recent Auction I had wrote:
Successful Auction Ending Price 1,000 yenhttp://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f67695404
Bank fee for wiring money to seller in Japan. - 2.00
Shipping within JP. - 5.00
1 Standard markup for under 1,000 yen. - 5.00