I have just finished updating the prices of my shogi sets, shogi koma, shogi boards and shogi training sets on this site to reflect the decline of the yen and also the availability of better deals from some suppliers in recent months.
The biggest reduction is for the Shogi Training Set manufactured by Kumon. It has been reduced from $65 to $35. The “Master Shogi” training set has come down in price from $35 to $27.50.
I will also enclose a $12 value gift card for use on the Tripleclicks online store with your purchase (1 card per customer).
Somebody called Ana visited Japanese-Games-Shop.com the other day and posted this comment:
Hi! Can you deliver the Daitoryo cards using a more economic delivery? The price of just the mail cost is almost the same of the cards and it amounts to almost $50, don’t you think is excessive?
Well, yes, I do think it is a bit excessive, but on the other hand I have no control over Japanese Post Office shipping prices. However, Ana’s comment made me stop and think…
Perhaps, now that the yen has declined against the dollar and other currencies, it would be an opportune moment to review my shipping policy for Nintendo Hanafuda decks.
It is true that shipping by EMS from Japan is expensive, but it is also fast, secure and comes with tracking. Until now I have felt that is the best option for customers wanting to buy the higher priced Hanafuda decks by Nintendo. I still think some customers would prefer speed and security over price, so I will continue to offer the EMS option.
HOWEVER… I’m now also offering FREE shipping on the two top range Nintendo decks, the Daitoryo (Napoleon) and the Tengu decks. This is a test to see whether it is feasible for me and actually something that my customers want. The shipping method will be air freight (SAL) from Japan. There is NO tracking and it takes anything from 7 to 28 days for delivery, depending on freight volumes at the time of shipping.
So, if you don’t mind waiting, you can now get top quality Nintendo Hanafuda deck for just $19.97 (Tengu) or $25.00 (Daitoryo), delivered to you, direct from Japan.
Oh, and I will also enclose a $12.00 gift card for you to use on the Tripleclicks online store.
Click the link to order a Nintendo Hanafuda deck today – while shipping is free!
Best wishes from Sunny Hiroshima!
More good news for Riichi Mahjong players around the world who want to buy a genuine Japanese mahjong set – The US dollar reached a new high against the yen last week and I have now updated the prices on every mahjong set in my current range to reflect the new exchange rate.
Just a few months ago the “Paypal rate” was about 74.5 yen to the dollar. Now it is 96 yen to the dollar.
Even better, I have found a new supplier for the high grade sets and have been able to reduce prices even further on the “Japanese Phoenix” and “Tenho” sets.
I further reduced the price on the ever popular Junk Mat, and have also been able to reduce the price of the Combi sets (Standard Japanese Mahjong tiles etc plus the Junk Mat).
Another improvement which I have been meaning to implement for some time is to post TWO Paypal buttons for each mahjong set, one for customers in the Asia, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the other for customers in the EU, Russia and other European countries.
All in all, there has not been a better time to buy a Japanese mahjong set in the last four years or so.
P. S. I have removed the large tile set from the listings as that particular one no longer appears to be available. There are other large tile sets on the market however, so if you are looking for a Riichi Mahjong set with larger tiles, drop me a line and I will let you know what the current options are.