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Offline groucho

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amazon.co.jp
« on: Nov 20, 2004 at 10:10 AM »
Hope somebody can help.  There's this video (DVD) that I finally was able to locate.  Problem is that it is available only from Amazon Japan (the DVD is an old English movie, but released only in Japan). 

I keep getting Japanese characters on the Amazon webpage despite the fact that I have clicked on the "Display in English" link.  How can I go about reading the page in plain English?

Anybody has experience ordering from Amazon.co.jp?  I feel like I'm in a "so near, yet so far" situation in the sense that I have finally ended my years-long search for a particular movie, yet I am finding difficulty in getting my hands on it. >:( :( ???
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Re: amazon.co.jp
« Reply #1 on: Nov 20, 2004 at 11:04 PM »
my ofcmate can read a little japanese, but he is still in Japan right now.

He'll be back on Dec 19 pa.

Just tell me if you still need help by then :)
I've been trying to justify you.
In the end I will just defy you.

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Re: amazon.co.jp
« Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2004 at 12:29 AM »
sir.. i have ordered Kill Bill Vol 2 Boxset from amazon japan at 50% off and from what i have seen, the description cant  be translated to english and the majority of the text is still in english even if you choose to view the page in english (as an option)

however, during checkout you would be asked if you prefer to use english as the language mode. please choose this option. if still the japanese text appears, you may open your amazon US account and use it as basis/guide for checkout. Amazon uses the same checkout template for all their site.

you may also email them and receive a response in english via [email protected]

use the Y500 off coupon found in one of the threads posted here.

good luck..

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Re: amazon.co.jp
« Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2004 at 08:07 AM »
Thanks for the help, mongaddi and hem.  I'll see if I can solve my problems with your suggestions, hem.  And if I don't, I'll get in touch with you mongaddi.

Salamat nang marami.

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Amazon.co.jp blocking Phil. IPs?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 2005 at 07:53 AM »
Has anyone been able to order from Amazon Japan lately? I was all set to order Howl's Moving Castle (R2 Japan, NTSC) which comes with English 5.1 audio and subs. Unfortunately, I kept on getting errors when trying to visit the site.

On a hunch, I used an anonymizer.com account to access the site and I was instantly brought to the front page. What gives? Have Philippine IPs been banned from Amazon Japan?
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Re: amazon.co.jp
« Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2005 at 08:25 AM »
boss, everything is working fine from my end.
Quo vadis?

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« Reply #6 on: Nov 15, 2005 at 04:11 PM »
Hmm... thanks wrAth. Tried it from the office and it works. Wonder what the problem is.
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 16, 2005 at 03:12 PM »
Hmm... thanks wrAth. Tried it from the office and it works. Wonder what the problem is.

OT: could this be an ISP-related problem? i have problem accessing dvdempire from a smartwifi connection. but the site opens in my office PC.

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Re: amazon.co.jp
« Reply #8 on: Nov 17, 2005 at 07:32 AM »
Could be an IP thing. When I got home the other night, I turned off my modem before dinner to force the system to change my IP address. Thirty minutes later, I tried again and Amazon Japan let me in.
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Re: amazon.co.jp
« Reply #9 on: Nov 17, 2005 at 10:35 AM »
has any1 tried here? fast lang ba sila n how about other charges?

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Re: amazon.co.jp
« Reply #10 on: Nov 17, 2005 at 11:36 AM »
thanks firewired. dvdempire sent me their findings based on results sent. have to send it to smartwifi for next steps.

i thought smart wifi is better. i was wrong.  :'(

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Re: amazon.co.jp
« Reply #11 on: Nov 17, 2005 at 12:40 PM »
bro hemi yup i agree! pero better to be safe din...hehe