Is this CD in Japanese?
Yes and no. Any CD that is made in Japan, will of course be sold and intended for the Japanese market. Thus some of the information printed in the inserts will be in Japanese, but of course the music (and vocals) will of course be the same as it would be if you purchased this CD in your country. If Bon Jovi releases a new album world-wide, naturally, most countries will issue their own CDs. For example, if you buy their new CD in Sweden, chances are, the CD will be made in Sweden. If you buy it in Canada, the CD will be the Canadian issue. If you buy it in Japan, you’ll be buying the Japanese edition. Needless to say, Bon Jovi won’t record their new album in Japanese for the Japanese market, in Swedish for the Swedish market, and so on. The music will be exactly the same on a Japanese CD, as it would be on a U.S. edition. The only difference? Japanese booklets usually have extras (more photos, higher-quality paper, sometimes an additional booklet for the Japanese fans, and- as most collectors will attest to, the mastering and sound quality on Japanese editions is usually superior). There’s a reason why “Made in Japan” has commanded premium prices in virtually every product category for the last 30 years or so.
Is this an actual photo of the CD?
Due to the sheer volume of games we sell, in compliance with eBay’s recent policy updates, we generally use stock images for many of our listings. Don’t worry, we’re seasoned veterans and collectors ourselves. The edition advertised is the edition you will receive.
Will this Japanese CD play on my American CD player?
To begin with, chances are, you don’t own an American CD player. Take a look at the back: it probably says Made in China (or if you’re and audiophile, Made in Japan). That aside, music CDs were not region-coded like many DVDs. Meaning, a music CD that was made in Japan will play on any CD player sold in any country.
Can I buy the CD, and later return it if I don’t like it?
Due to the high costs associated with shipping games internationally, and the possibility of people abusing this policy (buying an expensive CD, burning it (making a copy) and then returning it), we do not offer refunds or exchanges in cases where a buyer has simply changed their mind. Please be certain the CD you are buying is the one you want- before choosing to place your order.
Is this CD complete with all original accessories?
The CD, inserts, obi, and case are of course included. Please note that we occasionally use stock images (thus, it is possible the stock photo may show a new CD or a used one without obi: however the CD being offered here, a user former rental shop CD complete with obi).
Why is this so expensive? This is so much more than what it originally cost when it was new…
We don’t price our items: the market does. It usually comes down to supply vs. demand. There are countless items (CDs, Video Games, Records, Books, etc) that may have cost $20 when they were originally sold 20 or 30 years ago, but sell today for $200 or more, even in used condition. Our prices are based solely on what these items sell for today in Japan.
I noticed a sudden change in your price. Can I buy it for the price you had it at earlier?
Our prices shift (both upwards and downwards) almost daily. In some cases, several times per day, based on many factors (available stock, currency exchange fluctuations, competitor’s prices, and more). Asking to purchase an item for an earlier, lower price, is like asking a gas station attendant if you can buy gasoline at last week’s price. 🙂 If you find a great price- lock it in, by placing it your order right away. Additionally, asking for discounts after you place your order is a violation of eBay policies.
Another Japanese seller gave me a tracking number even though I only paid $5 for shipping. Will you?
Another buyer paid the correct shipping fee for tracked mail… will you? 😉 Cheekiness aside, everyone operates their business differently. Some sellers may be open to taking a loss, by paying additional shipping costs out of their pockets in cases where buyers elected not to pay for registered mail. We prefer keeping our prices as competitive as possible instead. Offering you the best prices on rare Japanese goods, is our way of giving you more. If you would like tracking with your order, please select Expedited service at Checkout. If you do not see the option- wait for our invoice (do not pay until you see our invoice with the s&h service you prefer).