To save a search or set up auction alert emails, you first need to save a search. Please follow the steps below to save a search.
How to save a search
Step 1: Enter a search query in to the search box
Step 2: On the search page, adjust the filters to suit your search and then click “Filter search results”
Step 3: Click the “Save this search/set up email alerts” button
Step 4: Enter a label for your search and click “Save search”
You will now be taken to your saved searches page where you can add email alerts and delete searches etc.
How to set up email alerts
Would you like to be notified by email automatically when an auction item is listed? You can do that by using this system.
Step 1: On the saved searches page, click “Add email alert”
The email alert box will expand and you will see all of the options for setting up an email alert
Step 2: Select the day of the week you would like to receive alerts
Please note that all times are in Japan Standard Time (JST ) UTC+09:00.
Step 3: Select the time of the day you would like to receive the email alert
Step 4: Select how many auctions you would like to be sent in the email
Please note: If there are less than the number of auctions you select available, you will only receive that many. For example, if you select 20 but only 5 auctions are available, you will only receive 5 auctions in the email.
Step 5: Click the “Add alert” button
That’s it! You will now receive automatic emails containing the auctions listed in your search
Please note: You will only receive each auction listing once. For example, if you receive auction ID l481952976 on Sunday at 9:00 AM, you will not receive it again. You will be sent different auctions each time.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
Step 1 – Searching
Step 1a – Quoting
If you need a shipping quote, you can either use the automated shipping quote (quick quote). If you would like us to check the item or quote manually, please contact us and we can do that for you. If you have any questions about the item, please ask at this time. Bids cannot be cancelled on Yahoo Auctions so please make sure you ask any questions you have before bidding.
Please note: The auction bid price does not include shipping or our service fee.
Step 2 – Bidding
You place place your bid/buy now using the place bid option. When you place the bid, a hold for your bid amount will be placed on your account. This is so we can use that money to pay the seller if you win.
Note: If you do not have enough credit in your account, you will be prompted to complete a Paypal pre-authorization.
Step 3 – After auction finishes
You will receive an email notifying you if you won the auction or not.
If you won the auction
If you won the auction, then we will contact the seller and pay them for you. You do not need to contact the seller. Once we have confirmed payment/organised domestic shipping with the seller, we will update the status of your item in our database.
If you bid using Paypal pre-authorization, we will process your payment shortly after the auction is won.
You can view the status of your won items in your KaiGuys account ordered item statuses page.
If you did not win the auction
If you do not win, then the hold will be removed from your account. You can then either use that credit to bid/buy other items, or request a refund. We only refund on request as many customers like to bid on other items if they don’t win something.
If you bid using Paypal pre-authorization, we will void your payment shortly after the auction is won. No funds will be taken from your Paypal account if you lose.
Step 4 – Domestic shipping to us
We wait for the item to arrive to our warehouse in Osaka. This can take a week or so, depending on where in Japan the item is coming from.
Step 5 – Packing
We will then pack the item and combine the items based on the choice you made when you placed the bid/bought the item (wherever possible/safe to do so).
Step 6 – Final invoice
We will send you a link to our online billing system where you do the following:
- Enter your address
- Compare and select your preferred shipping method based on speed and price
- Leave notes for our staff
- Pay any outstanding balance
If you are owed a refund at this time, we will process that for you after you have completed the online billing system process.
Step 7 – International shipping to you
Once you have paid the final amount owing, we will ship your package(s) via your selected shipping method. If there is a refund owing, we will refund that amount back to you at that time.
Step 8 – You receive the item
This is where you enjoy the item you the item you won on Yahoo Auction Japan and hopefully recommend us to your friends!
If you have any questions at any stage of the process, please contact us.
We sure can! We have an online self-bidding site here. You can browse Yahoo Auctions in English as well as bid on items through our system. You can even see prices in your local currency.
We have including many more features to help make bidding/buying easy on Yahoo Auctions. There is a snipe bid option to grab a bargain at the last minute, there is also watch list so you can save auctions you are interested in, and much more. You don’t even need an up-front deposit if you have a Paypal account!
As always, if you would like us to check the auction beforehand, or supply you with a rough shipping estimate, please let us know and we can take care of that for you.
For more information, please see our Yahoo Auctions buying guide.