I bought more goods from BOOTH.pm for the who knows how many time. But this time felt a bit cheaper, not sure if I got used to it or it’s actually cheaper. Time to write it for comparison then!
The main differences with the usual are:
- I changed the package type to “gift”. The default type is “other” for mine.
- I picked EMS instead of DHL this time to shave off few hundred yens.
- I did not request package consolidation, so each goods are shipped individually from Japan to me.
|Goods||Price (JPY)||Shipping local (JPY)||Shipping intl (JPY)||Weight (g)||Dimensions (cm)||Import tax (IDR)|
|Acrylic figure (~15cm)||2200||370||1900||120||32 × 26 × 1||95950|
|B2 Tapestry (double suede)||7000||880||1900||300||10 × 10 × 54||192950|
For calculation I will use today’s exchange rate for simplication. Today (2023-09-07) it is 1 JPY = 104 IDR.
Total paid = (2200 + 370 + 1900) * 104 + 95950
Total paid = 464880 + 95950
Total paid = 560830 IDR
Total paid = (7000 + 880 + 1900) * 104 + 192950
Total paid = 1017120 + 192950
Total paid = 1210070 IDR
I’m using the prices from previous BOOTH.pm purchase post for comparison. That one only have acrylic figure though, I have not bought tapestry recently.
From that post, the acrylic figure cost 551.441 IDR with tax included, sent via DHL, and were consolidated with other goods.
Compared to this time which costs 560.830 IDR, the difference is just 9.389 IDR. Thats peanuts.
The price did not drop that much even though I expect setting “gift” to package type would reduce the tax. Which makes sense because majority of the price came from shipping that costs more than the goods itself (2200 < 370 + 1900).
I need to adjust my buying strategy based on the goods vs shipping price. I want to pay even less!
Omake - pictures
Post 21 of #100DaysToOffload.