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National Holiday: Friday 3rd of November - Non-Business Day

Since 3rd of November is a national holiday in Japan (Culture Day), our customer service team and warehouse will not be operating.

You can place your auction bids and shopping orders as normal.

Campaign: Package Consolidation Service is free

Consolidate packages with NO service fee as many times as you want during the campaign period: from September 23 till October 23.

National Holiday: Monday 18th of September - Non-Business Day

Since 18th of September is a national holiday in Japan (Respect for the Aged Day), our customer service team and warehouse will not be operating.

You can place your auction bids and shopping orders as normal.

International shipping delayed to EU and some other countries

Due to a sorting machine breakdown in Amsterdam, airmail packages to some European, South American, and African countries will be delayed. The machine is expected to be repaired in two weeks time. Delivery is also expected to take more than two weeks.
Details in Japanese at JapanPost's website.

Use currency of your country when paying with credit or debit card

There used to be two major problems using credit/debit cards for payments on Japanese websites:

1) Currency exchange rates usually were high, as they were determined by your card's Bank.
2) Final payment amount was not clear until you receive a final charge from your Bank after several days.

Considering these two problems, we've launched a new credit/debit card payment system.

You can choose your preferred currency for card billing of your authorised credit card or before adding funds to your deposit, so you will know right away the final amount of money in your local currency that is going to be charged.

Moreover, from now currency exchange will be made according to Stripe payment company rates, which are usually lower than one's Bank has.

Obon Summer holidays in Japan

Dear Remambo customers,

Please note that during the Obon holidays in Japan, Remambo will be on vacation for the period starting from August 11th through August 18th, 2017.

There is a possibility that some sellers / distributors will not ship products during this time. This can affect Yahoo auctions as well as other sites.

In these cases, it may take longer than usual for your orders to reach our warehouse. We ask for your kind understanding in this matter.

Thank you again, and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Remambo is now available in Russian

We are happy to announce that Remambo.jp is now available in Russian. The entire site and members area has been translated, and we have Russian speaking staff available for customer support as well. If you’d like to change your default language to Russian, just use the language selector in the top menu or in your account profile.

As always, thank you for your continued support!

[Resolved] Technical problems on original Yahoo Auction servers

Due to unstable work of the Yahoo Auction, there are technical issues with auction listings on our website.
We are sorry for the temporary inconvenience.

Regarding sending parcels as a "gift"

Please be noted about following changes from 7th June 2017:

* Remambo stops marking international parcels as a gift. From now we mark all parcels only as merchandise.

We apologise for any caused inconvenience, and your understanding will be greatly appreciated.

Japan's National Holiday (Golden Week) Notice

Dear Remambo customers!

From April 29 to May 7, there will be a series of consecutive national holidays in Japan (Golden Week).

Remambo works as usual, however, inquiries from customers may take a longer time to be responded by customer support staff.

Please also be informed that due to closure of banks and some shipping companies in Japan during the holiday period, transactions with sellers and shipping may be delayed as well.

Also, courier delivery services companies will not collect shipments during this week. Therefore, all parcels will be sent from our warehouse after May 8th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know. Thank you for your understanding.

[Resolved] Unable to pay via PayPal

We had problems with automatic PayPal payments due to a technical failure on the PayPal servers.

18:30 on April 25th to 10:30 on April 26th (JST).

Now the problem is resolved.
We are sorry for inconvenience.

New feature: Auction Sniper Bids

Sniper bid enables you to place a bid 5 minutes before an auction ends at your desired bidding price.

We started this feature in a test mode, so if you find any problems or issues, please contact our Customer Support team.

[Resolved] Unable to Access Yahoo! Auctions and Yahoo! Shopping Service

We had problems with access to the Yahoo! Japan Auctions and Yahoo! Japan Shopping due to a technical failure on the original Yahoo! Japan’s server.

15:30 to 17:00 on Monday June 27th (JST).

Report from Yahoo! Japan (Japanese)

We are sorry for inconvenience.

Notice Regarding International Shipping Rate Changes

Starting June 1st, 2016, in accordance to changes made by the Japan Post, the rates for international shipping methods (EMS, Surface) will change as follows:

1) EMS (International express mail) rates will increase by 300-500 yen.
--- The initial shipping weight classification has increased from 300g to 500g.
2) Surface (Seamail) shipping rates for Zone 1 (East Asia) will increase by 100-1,550 yen.

New shipping methods

Thank you for using Remambo.

We're introducing new shipping methods to our service.

AIR Small Packet (international e-Packet) and Surface (Seamail) shipping methods now available. Cheaper shipping options now available at your request.

To compare different shipping methods, click here.

New shipping method - SAL Small Packet

Thank you for using Remambo.

We’re happy to inform you that, due to popular demand, our customers can now have their packages shipped by SAL Small Packets.

Slower than EMS, but considerably cheaper. This service is more economical for shipping small articles. Please refer to details about limits on Shipping Methods Page.

About the operating hours during Golden Week

Japan Standard Time 2015/5/2 (Sat) ~2015/5/6(Wed) is Japanese Golden Week.

Remambo Service will operate as usual during Golden Week but Remambo Customer Support Team will take more time than usual to reply emails.
Furthermore, all of banks in Japan and some of the logistics company will be on a break during Golden Week so it will take more time to trade with sellers.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Thank you very much for your understanding.

Japan's Consumption Tax Increases to 8%

Starting April 1, 2014, the consumption tax in Japan will increase from 5% to 8%.