Feb 8, 2015

Tokyo Pirates Review


When I was thinking about getting a Liz Lisa Fukubukuro the only Shopping Service I had in mind was Tokyo Pirates. I've worked with her before and ordered a few things with her help. 
I think she started off as a Lolita Shopping Service and mainly updates about Lolita Clothes on her tumblr. I'm not sure how I found her but I've been working with her for a year now and she's really the best.
She used to do everything by herself but has another person working with her now. I think that Jamie does the in-store orders while the other girl is working on the online orders. 

When you are buying in-store, you will have to pay 500¥ as travel fee and then a commission fee that depends on the price of the things you want to have. 
Online orders will include the domestic shipping, from the store to Jamie, and Commission fees. 
Here you can see how much you'd have to pay: 

You can order by sending her an email in this format:

You can find her on these sites:
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The first time I messaged her about the Luckybags was 2-3 months before their release (It was my first time ordering them and I just wanted to make sure u_u;;;) 
She didn't know if she would be able to get them this year but promised me that she'll write it down and tell me if she would do it. She kept her word and messaged me on the 28th November and told me that she would indeed get them and asked if I want to reserve a spot. 
This would be the timeline of the e-mails:

28th Nov: Jamie told me she would get Fukubukuros this year
1st Dec: I asked Jamie if she could reserve me a spot for the LLxMM Fuku
3rd Dec: Jamie told me the price and reserved me a spot (4th)
7th Dec: Jamie sent me an invoice for the commission and travel fee
21st Dec: Jamie told me she could only reserve 3 Bags in advance at the store and I'd have to wait until the actual sale to know if she could get more, seeing as my spot was the 4th. (I've been really upset here and was already thinking that I wouldn't get the Fukubukuro after all) 
28th Dec: Jamie messaged me and said one of the other girls backed out so I moved on the 3rd spot and would get a Fukubukuro for sure! :D She sent me the invoice for the bag and then I had to wait until she sale begun
4th Dec: Jamie sent me an email that she got the trunk and would send me the invoice for the shipping of it
13th Dec: Jamie gave me the tracking number for the package

There have been a lot of emails in between and some of them were just us talking a bit about the Fukubukuros. 

I couldn't be more happy with my order. Working with Jamie has been really pleasant. She usually replies within a day and her replies are on point. I've had a problem with other shopping services, which couldn't really explain what you wanted to know or told you something in broken english. I've never had a bad experience with Jamie before. She is reliable and you really don't have to worry about your order. One time I wanted to order something off of mbok and she warned me that it might be a scammer and it could go wrong. 
Other shopping services wouldn't care or even pay attention. 
Anyway, continuing with this order.
This is what I had to pay:

32.400¥ for the Fukubukuro
+ 4.000¥ Commission fee
+ 500¥ Travel fee to the store
+ 1.442¥ Paypal fee 


12.400¥ Shipping
+ 545¥ Paypal fee

51.287¥ in Total

Considering that the Fukubukuro had 9 pieces inside and the trunk is an additional 10th piece, it was about 5000¥ for each piece. 

I think that it's worth the price, but I wouldn't get a new one every year. Jamie's commission and travel fees are reasonable and actually cheaper than what other SS's ask for. If you ever want to order a Fukubukuro, I'd recommend Jamie! 
I'm also really happy with how safely she packaged the trunk. My other Fukubukuro wasn't wrapped in any bubble wrap and just had the cardboard packaging. 

Extra: I got a cute bow with a small note as a gift
This was really sweet and the note was just adorable >w< 


❤︎ She replies within 24 hours
❤︎ Very friendly and pleasant to do business with
❤︎ Offers both EMS and Airmail
❤︎ Does Online orders, bids on Mbok/Yahoo Auctions as well In-store shopping
❤︎ Package is safe with A LOT of bubble wrap
❤︎ Good English
❤︎ Reasonable Commission fee
❤︎ Small gift 
❤︎ Remembered my request from months ago (Another SS that I asked did not message me again like she said she would) 


✘ I actually can't think of anything

I'd definitely use her service again and can only recommend her. If you don't have a shopping service yet, ask Jamie for help! 
I hope this kind of helped. It's almost 2am and I just wanted to get this review done u____u I hope the post is still okay and not too scattered.

Another quick update:
One reason why I've been up til 2am every day was that my babies 4minute were releasing teasers every day. They will release their music video on monday at 12PM which will be the middle of the night for me >< 

Maybe someone here wants to see the teasers so I'll link my two favorite ones:



  1. liz lisa is so cute xD im glad you had a good experience with your shopping service. i might have to just give them a try xP

    1. Thank you for your comment ;w; Can't believe you reading my blog/post
      I'd recommend Tokyo Pirates or FromJapan! I think you won't have a problem with them ^^


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