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chokokokoa
Posted: Dec 24, 2011 11:22 pm Reply with quote
恋愛写真 恋愛写真
Joined: 11 Jun 2009 Posts: 1481
skeedatl wrote:
Happy Box? Cool, an Ai-chin equivalent of a Woot Bag of Crap!

I'm in for 2 which is the limit per person. I hope CDJapan can list it and buy for me before they sell out.

Oh, so each box may have different item(s) inside? Surprised
I think I'll order 1 more. Boogie
 
skeedatl
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 12:02 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 01 Feb 2010 Posts: 4368 Location: Huntington Beach, CA and Himeji, Japan
They have done this before. Here is a thread from exactly 5 years ago when Avex unloaded these end of year Ai-chin items. The boxes have a few random items, old inventory Avex has and doesn't want to bother selling individually. So they toss the stuff into boxes and unload it to make room for new items. Some boxes may have some of the same things, if they have a lot of towels for example, but they won't all be identical contents which is why I hope to buy 2 boxes. According to the thread this is a common practice in Japan. My only experience with this concept is the very popular Woot.com "bag of random crap" which is the exact same sort of thing. You pay a little money to get a surprise.

Back then some of the boxes had towels, T-shirts, fan, cups, wristbands, flip-flops, keychains and other stuff. There are some pictures of them in that old thread. I'm hoping to get 2 boxes with all different things. I would be pretty disappointed to get 2 boxes of the same stuff. If the items are from 2010 there wouldn't really be any tour items. I am hoping for LiB trinkets or Love-chan items but being old inventory it could be anything, even really old stuff.
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 3:56 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Jun 2009 Posts: 1481
11,000 5 years ago, become 3,000 now. hmm
We will not hoping much of nice goods as 2006's, but still hope to get some worthy goods. Love
 
skeedatl
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 8:56 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 01 Feb 2010 Posts: 4368 Location: Huntington Beach, CA and Himeji, Japan
The cost of the 2006 box was 4000. The value of the contents you actually received was supposed to be approximately 11000. It is a big discount from the original prices of the goods but of course you didn't get to choose.

Today if the box is 3000 then the value of goods inside may be 8000-9000. Or because Ai-chin now isn't as popular as she was in late 2006 it could certainly still be that same 11000 value inside.

I just tried the 2006 store link and it STILL WORKED. The 5 year old ad is still present at the mumo store. Cool.

You can see in that very old ad that the value is 11000 but you get "special price" which was the 4000. The price was valid from Dec 26 to Jan 10 to clear the old inventory and make room for the new 2007 goods arriving.
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 10:25 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Jun 2009 Posts: 1481
skeedatl wrote:
The cost of the 2006 box was 4000. The value of the contents you actually received was supposed to be approximately 11000.

Oh sorry, I didn't read them carefully. Embarassed


I wonder what kind of goods still present at mu-mo warehouse by now. All t-shirts (and other goods) on YesAsia are sold out.

Ah yeah, talking about t-shirts, they are made in China and printed in Japan, which is why Hong Kong based YesAsia able to sell them.
But why CDJapan never sell t-shirts? Maybe because mu-mo have the only right to sell t-shirts for Japan market?


By the way, I think this Ai-chin 2012 HAPPY BOX news should be placed in a new topic. Smile
 
skeedatl
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 11:57 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 01 Feb 2010 Posts: 4368 Location: Huntington Beach, CA and Himeji, Japan
There is probably a bit of everything. Think if you have only a few dozen of each item, there is no point in a store listing them for sale. It ultimately costs more to bring in the shipment and list it for sale that there is profit. These are merely spare items. Perhaps a few dozen towels, few dozen shirts, few dozen keychains and so on. A store like Yesasia isn't going to bring in 10 shirts or 30 keychains to sell nor will Avex bother creating a section of their own mumo store to list these old miscellaneous items. They simply want to be rid of them quickly so they can list their 2012 items.


I think you are right about mumo store exclusivity. Avex wants to be exclusive seller in Japan so they can charge what they want and keep all of the profits. When another store sells Avex doesn't get nearly the same amount of money. There are many people in the middle, shipping people, wholesalers and distributors and the retailer.

As for a new topic, with so few people participating in the forums recently, we could probably have everything here or in Mumble Sad It's always a 2 or 3 person conversation.
 
pon pon
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 4:17 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 16 Jul 2006 Posts: 1008 Location: Melbourne, Australia
i agree with chokokokoa about this latest Happy Box having its own topic. the number of participants in the forum should not be the determining factor. this topic's purpose was to report on random appearances of Ai in the media but has now also commented on digital rankings and merchandise as well. No

and now that some people are buying these Happy Boxes there is certain to be more comments about them as they are received. i cannot split a topic, so it would be helpful if the next person to comment on them did so in a new topic (with a link back to here).
 
mizuno121
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 5:18 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Jan 2009 Posts: 672 Location: Tabasco Mexico
I am interested in the box but I don't understand anything Crying Crying and I don't know if I can buy it No


and yes... I think this should have its own topic
 
skeedatl
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 8:03 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 Feb 2010 Posts: 4368 Location: Huntington Beach, CA and Himeji, Japan
The Happy Box discussion is continued in a NEW THREAD. Other random Ai-chin news nor warranting a new thread can continue here.
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Dec 28, 2011 9:14 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Jun 2009 Posts: 1481
Crystallas wrote:
Dongwoo of the korean boygroup Infinite said that Ai-chan is his favorite japanese celebrity in a recent interview. Smile

Good.
 
skeedatl
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 12:50 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 Feb 2010 Posts: 4368 Location: Huntington Beach, CA and Himeji, Japan
New news item at Ai-chin official site

cheap songs

The same promotion that suddenly had Ai-chin's download songs charting seems to have come back!
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 3:29 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 15 Jul 2008 Posts: 1492 Location: Osaka, JAPAN
I dunno if it helps to these songs to come back again in the chart. I guess ppl who wanted to buy it during the first offer already did.
I don't see it like a come back sign, but it's better than nothing lol
 
skeedatl
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 5:15 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 Feb 2010 Posts: 4368 Location: Huntington Beach, CA and Himeji, Japan
It means avex is still paying attention to her catalog. I just which Avex would put all their music back into the US iTunes store.
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 6:14 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 15 Jul 2008 Posts: 1492 Location: Osaka, JAPAN
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand... her songs aren't back in the charts, despite the special price !

Btw, I was hoping for a public appearance for the book release, but nothing is announced for now... too bad.. Sad

edit: http://natalie.mu/music/news/66501
Finally, another site is talking about this picture book ^^ ! But nothing new though !
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Apr 01, 2012 8:13 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 15 Jul 2008 Posts: 1492 Location: Osaka, JAPAN
http://ameblo.jp/sheila-blog/entry-11205015038.html

Ai-chan and Su came to meet their friend, Sheila =)
According to Sheila, they're both still in love ^^! I notice Ai-chan rarely appears in public, even in blog, it's very rare, unlike SU =) But u can see her holding the baby on the first pic (well, just her hands lol)

They both came to explain,and tell to her some advices, and gave her some presents =)
 
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