Any reliable sites to buy Japanese CDs shipped to USA?

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  1. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident Thread Starter

    When new albums get released, many times the Japanese issue includes bonus tracks that are unavailable elsewhere.

    Is there a reliable website (based in Japan, I suppose) that sells/ships these versions to buyers in the USA ?

    Does anybody have any experience buying from the site CDJapan ?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. irong

    irong Forum Resident

    Quebec, Canada
  3. martinb4

    martinb4 Forum Resident

    Irvine, California
    Same here, ordered from them twice and was fine. Lots of shipping options to choose from too, prices for them seemed fair too.
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  4. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Senior Member

    I've ordered from CD Japan to the UK dozens of times without issue.
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  5. Groovy

    Groovy Forum Resident

    I've ordered several times from CD Japan and they've always been great.
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  6. RnRmf

    RnRmf Forum Resident

    Orlando, FL
    CD Japan is great. I also use HMV Japan, and Amazon Japan.
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  7. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    Japan Auction Center (Japanese Ebay) is a good place to find old pressings under the radar.
    CD Japan is great for anything new.
  8. Javier Santivanez

    Javier Santivanez Forum Resident

    New York
    Adding to the list, Amazon Japan might also be an excellent option. Even though I have used CD Japan for many, many years, the disadvantage is that you are always forced to buy 3-4 CDs to justify the rather high shipping charges. Amazon Japan is comparatively much cheaper in shipping and they arrive faster! Most CDs I order with them arrive through DHL in only 2-3 days.
  9. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Forum Resident

    Have ordered from CDJapan numerous times and never an issue yet.

  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Hasn't CD been around just about as long as Columaia was pressing their first CD's here in the U.S?

    IIRC, I used to get their "'zine"-sized catalogs, available at some record stores!
  11. Riverside Dave

    Riverside Dave Forum Resident

    Another vote for CDJapan. I just received an order of 15 CDs from them yesterday--high-quality manufactured and packaged Japanese CDs all packed carefully and shipped quickly. I find CDJapan more reliable than Amazon these days. At least I know I won't be receiving CDRs.
  12. Osato

    Osato Forum Resident

    I've been using CDJapan for the past 15 years and they've never done me wrong.
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  13. Rockstar2112

    Rockstar2112 Forum Resident

    I highly recommend CDJapan for all new releases. Excellent customer service in English, fair prices & great selection. I have ordered many times from them for all my SHM, Blu Spec, Platinum SHM, & SHM sacd needs lol!!
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  14. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    Add my name to the CDJapan lovers.
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    CDjapan sometimes they are cheaper than the US...and they give reward points...they also have Japanese only pressings CDs...found a CD I was looking for for years! very happy with their service.
  16. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    Yup...CDJapan is top notch
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  17. Phil D

    Phil D Forum Resident

    CD Japan and be sure to request "mark as gift" - it'll save you a lot of money.
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  18. mikeja75

    mikeja75 Forum Resident

    Say it again...CDJapan.

    Well packed and shipped quick.
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  19. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

    Boston, MA, USA
    CD Japan does have on-demand, but they are clear about. The offerings appear to be mostly (surprise) Japanese artistes from the 70s and earlier.

    I used their Proxy Shopping service to pay godawful rather than obscene prices for long out of stock Who releases (2012 My Generation & A Quick One editions).
  20. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

    Does anyone know if CDJapan says "backorder: usually ships in 2-4 weeks" they are likely to be able to send it, or is this one of those ImportCDs type scenarios? They let me check out fine, and charged my card.
  21. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma It’s 2112 Somewhere

    East Bay, Ca
    Which reminds me...
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  22. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma It’s 2112 Somewhere

    East Bay, Ca
  23. Rockstar2112

    Rockstar2112 Forum Resident

    They will do their best to obtain the item, I have had it go both ways. I ordered the Def Leppard Hysteria SHM box & after a couple of weeks they sent me an email that the item was unobtainable, can't seem to find it anywhere lol!! Don'y worry though, they only authorize a charge on your card upon ordering, the charge will only appear after shipping so there is no risk.
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    go for it!
  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    can you please clarify?

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