We have seen many Zoids from Hasbro and Zoids 2 series fetching higher than normal prices on Yahoo Japan Auction site. Thinking of posting your Zoids on Yahoo Japan and make some extra cash to "finance" your hobby? Here's one way:
Using Celga's Selling Service
For Celga Gold customers, Celga charges 20% of the final auction price plus 700yen listing fee per auction.
Hence, if your zoid is auctioned off at 50,000yen, Celga will charge you 10,700yen.
For Non-Gold customers, Celga charges 25% of the final auction price plus 1000yen listing fee per auction.
Besides the Celga's fees, Yahoo Japan Auction also charges its own listing fees and the optionals such as larger scans and highlightened text etc which Celga will have to pass on to you.
Celga will also require you to ship your zoids to Japan in advance to have the items on hands before listing.
Once Celga receives the payment from the winner, Celga will send you an IPMO in Japanese yen. Of course, when you receive it, it will be in your country's currency. Celga will substruct its fees in Yen before issuing your IPMO.
A recent MIB Zoids2 Ultrasaurus was successfully auctioned off for 20,000yen on Japan Auction.
To Ship the Ultrasaurus from Singapore to Japan: 5,000yen.
Celga's Commission: 5,000yen (25% of 20,000yen) + 1000yen listing fee.
Yahoo's miscellaneous fees: 1000yen (approx).
I bought my Zoids2 Ultrasaurus for S$130, hence my net profit is a miserable S$14 if I choose to sell my US on Yahoo Japan. And this excludes the high fees charged by bank for your money orders. It may even be a loss!
If you are still keen to try to earn some money from the rich Japanese,
1. Be a Celga Gold customer
2. Sell rare and small Zoids to save on shipping
About Celga Gold: http://www.celga.com/gold.html