Yahoo Japan Auction Trouble

Mon 2010/01/25 18:20 JST
Texas, USA · Student ·

So I was looking for the Haruhi mousepad that Danny has and I found one on Yahoo Japan Auctions. I had been looking for one forever and finally found one, so I decided to open an account and bid.

The item was a buy now item for 400yen so I went ahead and bought it. Everything was going great until it came to paying for it. It turns out that I need a Japanese credit card or bank account to pay for it, something I don't have. Basically, I can't pay for the item at all, and this is my last resort.

I know this is a weird request, but I was wondering if someone could help me pay for it. The item in question is this: The item itself is 400 yen with 100 yen for shipping, making it 500 yen. If it were to be paid thru Yahoo wallet, it would cost 608 yen total including convenience charges. This is a very low priced item and not being able to get it because of this is really frustration.

If anyone out there has a Japanese credit card/bank account, could you please help me out? I know I can trust someone who uses this site since we all love aniota stuff, and I promise I'm trustworthy too. Here's what I propose:

  1. I give you my account information and you can input you financial information into the account. I promise that I won't use it for anything besides this.
  2. I will go ahead and access my account again with the financial information and finish the transaction. It might take a while tho, since I can't read Japanese and will have to wait for emails and such.
  3. After successfully paying for the item, you can access my account again and delete all your financial information. I promise I won't write it down or record it; I have my own money and I have no need to steal from anyone. During this time, I will go ahead and PayPal you the total amount. We can discuss when I pay you, but I was thinking that I can PayPal you after the transaction is complete just to make sure the order went thru successfully. Of course, I can pay you commission for allowing me to borrow your information. We can discuss that as well, but please don't charge me $10 for this $7 item.
  4. And last but not least, I will change all my account information after you confirm yourself that all traces of your financial information are gone. This is to ensure that we don't have access to each other's information. Again, I promise I won't steal your money. I realize that you are much more vulnerable than me during this time, but I never take advantage of people and since I'm posting this publicly on this website, you can trust me.

I have an account at, so shipping is not an issue. We can correspond thru email, AIM, Google Wave or any other method while we are doing this in order to make sure nothing extra is happening. This will be quick and easy, basically we just pay and that it's.

Please consider and I know this was a long post, but if someone out there who is able to help me can, that would make my life so much easier. Not only am I worried about not being able to receive this mouse pad, but I also feel bad for the seller who won't be receiving a payment, which is against the law. Btw, it's currently 3:17 AM in Texas on a Sunday night which shows how much commitment I have to this since I'm losing sleep over it.

Again, if anyone could help me that would be doing me a great favor. You have my promise that I won't steal your financial information, and we can be in correspondence any time afterward if an issue comes up. If you think you can help, please email me at hkimxi[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you very much.