My flight touched down at NRT at 4:55 PM Thursday. By 5:30 PM I was on the limousine bus to the hotel century southern tower. I forgot that it takes over two hours to get to the hotel, so After checking in I was only able to spend about 30 minutes at one of the Shinjuku DU’s. Picked up one 7 inch single for ¥500, which translates to roughly$4.40 at the current exchange rate. Following your suggestion, I decided that since I was awake at 6 AM Friday with nothing else to do, I would start by going to the most remote DU’s first and hit Chiba when it opened at 11 AM. I’ve never made out to this one before, and I also was very impressed. Just head out the central exit and then head towards the McDonald’s and then cross the next street to find it. They had everything on sale for 10% off if you give them your email address, which I didn’t realize until check-out. Combine that with the current exchange rate, and it works out to about a 21% discount. Purchased 43 LPs and 18 7” singles. After all discounts, they ranged in price from high of $22 (mint Japanese promo of Queen “A Kind Of Magic” with Obi etc.) to a low of 88 cents. Got lots of Rolling Stones & Hanoi Rocks among many many other cool items. Took a little over an hour each way on the train from Shinjuku, I was done at 4 PM and then went to the hotel to drop off my finds. Decided to hit Coconuts Disc Yoyogi around 6 PM since I still had a few more hours to burn, found a few items but had to dig through piles and piles of really cool promos that were unfortunately beat to **** and not worth anything. they had them on sale for anywhere from ¥300-¥500, but they weren’t worth a dime. Very sad. Did manage to pick up a couple of Madonna & Prince promo-only Japanese items that were in playable condition, but even at ¥400 it was hard to pull the trigger. I wore the Mueller brace when I went to coconuts, and I’ve been doing a lot of stretching and making sure I stand straight rather than slouching over the bins. So far it’s all good, stiff and sore but nothing that’s not too hard to manage. Went to bed about 1 AM and wide-awake at 7:30. It’s foggy today and supposed to rain. I’m going to again follow your lead and go to Machida this (Saturday) morning. I think this one is another DU that I’ve never been to. They gave me a flyer yesterday for something they call “Shimokitazawa Record Market” on November 3rd from 11 AM until 10 PM at Shimokitazawa Cage. Looks cool, I’ll make sure I hit it.