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Magazines

Since September 1st, 2021, Destockjapan officially starts selling Japanese prepublication magazines.

Because these products are treated in a different way, due to their particular character, we explain you everything you need to know about them.

To sum up

A Japanese pre-publication magazine is a collection of manga chapters, on several different series, which is more or less thick and accompanied with bonuses.
For example, you can find the One Piece series in Weekly Shonen Jump.

The publication date

The publication date varies according to the magazine: some are published every month, others every week.
The Weekly Shonen Jump is published every week, so there are more than fifty issues per year.

Printing quality

The printing quality, of the paper, is low in order to reduce the production costs.
The idea is: you read the magazine and then throw it away.

The number of magazines in circulation

The number of magazines published is extremely high. Indeed, each magazine targets a specific audience.

The magazines available on Destockjapan

We are starting to support the following magazines:

  • Weekly Shonen Jump (One Piece)
  • The Ultra Jump (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
  • The BIG COMIC SUPERIOR (Gigant)

This list is of course not exhaustive and we are counting on you to let us the magazines’ names you wish to see online.

Pre-orders and price changes

As a general rule, a Japanese pre-publication magazine is only printed in limited quantities and is no longer available for sale on the day of its release.
Moreover, the content of the magazine is usually known only 24 hours before its release or on the day of its release.

On and after the launch date, the magazine becomes unavailable and the initial price can triple. Depending on demand, online prices may increase.

We recommend you pre-order the magazine 72 hours before its release date. You will receive your copy within 7-14 days after its release.

Older volumes will also be available for pre-order but will go through a different logistics process where you will have to wait several weeks.

The advantage of combinations

However, any pre-order will give you the possibility to receive an unlimited voucher code, allowing you to combine your copies without going through the shipping costs for each volume.

For example, Weekly Shonen Jump 2021, issues 39, 40 and 41 have as a bonus, a poster of an unpublished illustration of One Piece which, when combined, become a giant poster.

If you’re not in a hurry, you can combine the shipping costs for these three or more issues. This is a great advantage.

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Preorders

Because the health crisis  had a strong impact on us since March 2020, we have set up a pre-order system in order to be able to continue our activity and offer you more products, especially new ones.

You will find on this page all the details about our pre-order system.

What is a “pre-order” product?

A product is considered to be a “pre-order” when it has one of the following characteristics:

The product has a release date later in the year.
The product has been released and is in transit to our warehouse in France.

What is the waiting time for a “pre-order”?

In order not to disappoint our customers, we avoid accepting pre-orders for products with a release date later than 6 months.

When the product is in transit from Japan to our warehouse in France, the waiting time is estimated at about 12 weeks.
We inform on the product page an approximate month of arrival which is about 16 weeks.

Products in transit reach France within 4 weeks, the remaining waiting time is due to French logistics.
France is the country with the most complaints from Franco-Japanese customers, being the bête noire of the Japanese postal service.

Note that “Magazines” products are an exception, their waiting time is estimated at about 4 weeks.

Combining and storing pre-orders.

Because the wait is long, we have set up a free system of combining and storing pre-orders.
It is strongly recommended that you have a customer account in order to view your orders.

When you place a pre-order, you will receive within 24/48h an unlimited and personal “promo code”, allowing you to combine your pre-order with one or more pre-orders and/or products available h24 at our warehouse in France.

When the “promo code” is used, choose “combined order” and the shipping costs will be offered to you.

We then receive your new order and proceed to store it.
Several weeks after your last combined order, we receive your pre-order, combine your orders.

If you have not received your coupon code, please contact us as soon as possible.

Shipping surcharge and difference due.

When we offer pre-orders, we estimate the weight of the item. The estimate may lead to a shipping surcharge and a partial refund.

However, it is possible that we find ourselves in a situation where the difference in weight is too great, your final package heavier than initially expected (10kg instead of 2kg).
In this case, we will contact you by e-mail  in order to ask to you to pay for the costs incurred by the weight difference.

Please note that if the difference is less than 5€, we offer you the difference.

Refunds.

As stated in our Terms and Conditions, our refund policy for pre-orders is as follows:

  1. Any customer placing a pre-order accepts the withdrawal of the use of their right of withdrawal.
  2. When the pre-ordered product is delivered to us damaged, a refund is possible.
  3. When the pre-ordered product is returned, stolen or lost, a refund is necessary.

Flexibility and trust.

The solutions offered by our company allow our customers to be flexible in their pre-orders and to have a guarantee in case of package loss or extended delays.
Because we cannot deal with unforeseen situations that may cause inconvenience, it is our top priority to always be at your side, from start to finish, even if your order is cancelled, in order to preserve your trust and remain credible.

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Monthly publications: Jump Ultra Jump Young Animals

Dear customers,

Recently we have been working on the import of monthly magazines and publications such as Jump, Ultra Jump, Young Animals and many others.

We are in discussion with our suppliers and we think we can make a difference in the market of monthly publications, but we need your help.

In order to respond effectively to demand, we need to know two things:
-The names of the magazines you would like to order.
-How often you would like to order, by subscription of 12 issues or specific issues.

Please note that we can only make the difference with pre-ordered issues. Once the pre-orders are over, we cannot get any more copies at the same price.

Please contact us via our contact form or on the networks.

Thank you for your attention and trust.

The Destockjapan team.

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Shipping To Italy And Contact Form

Dear customers,

We recently have received two important feedbacks from Italy leading to several changes:

  1. Shipping to Italy will go through SDA. The price remains the same as it used to be. We had too many problems with HERMES recently.
  2. We have changed host recently and the contact form hasn’t been updated. We’ve been unreachable via E-mail for the past two months almost. It has now been fixed and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Please have a nice summer, take care and all the best !

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Summer Break And Shipping [UPD 2]

[2021-07-13 UPD 2]
Placing an order when you are a customer living inside the European Union, is now possible again. Thank you for your patience and trust.

[2021-07-12 UPD 1]
Placing an order when you are a customer living outside the European Union is again possible. However shipping shall resume in mid-September. Thank you for your patience and trust.
Placing an order when you are a customer living inside the European Union, France excepted, will be possible on October 1st 2021. Thank you for your patience and trust.

Dear customers,

Since June 2021, we have been experiencing several difficulties with our shop, its supply and our future plans.

We are a small company trying to find solutions in shipping products at an acceptable cost. The recent EU directive on Import/Export VAT is forcing us to rethink the way we operate.

In order to comply with the new directive (which also prevents us from shipping outside of France), we need time, for ourselves, the company, and you.

Break and event

From July 12 until September 12 2021, Destockjapan will remain open but orders can only be shipped from September 12.

We know that asking you to wait for so long can be detrimental to our image, especially towards those who discover us. We deeply apologise for this.

We would like to reassure you that all current pre-orders will be fulfilled and shipped.
For those customers concerned, we will contact you directly through a notification.
In the event that a problem arises with your pre-order, we will contact you without delay to find a solution. Should this to happen, a full refund is always available and we do not risk bankruptcy.

What will happen from 12 September 2021?

  1. Official reopening of the shop.
  2. Return of pre-orders.
  3. Improvement of the site and the catalogue. We would like to improve some points.

As always, we will store all your orders/pre-orders for as long as it takes and for free.

We hope you have a great summer holiday and look forward to seeing you again, fit and determined for the future.

Thank you very much for your understanding, support and above all, trust.

The Destockjapan team.

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June News

Hello,

We are writing this article to all our customers with important information.

First of all, thank you for using and recommending Destockjapan.com, you are more and more browsing the shop every day and we try to adapt ourselves to your requests despite the pandemic.

We are in the middle of a web-host change and you might not have access to the site temporarily. We hope to solve the problems linked to the site loading speed and to avoid too many server errors.

Secondly, concerning pre-orders, products ordered and available between January 2021 and May 2021 will take a little longer to arrive at our warehouse in France.
We are indirectly suffering from the Ever-Given incident from March 2021. This has the effect of overloading the container ports and not being able to process our arrivals quickly.

The waiting time is estimated to be between 90 and 130 days. We hope to see a gradual return to a normal situation and we will come back to you with an article on this matter. Thank you very much for your legendary patience.

We haven’t had a holiday for over three years and will be on a temporary break this summer, possibly early July or August.
During this period you can still order or pre-order but everything will be processed when we return.
So if you’re not in a hurry and want to secure products this summer, the site will still be open to you and we’ll continue to reply by e-mail.

What next? We hope to be able to return to Japan and improve our logistics to respond more effectively to your requests and queries as soon as possible.
Which means it is also in your interest to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The more we are vaccinated, the faster we will return to normal life, and therefore to efficiency and better service.

We have many plans and hope to continue to move forward with you as far as possible. During this crisis and the slowdown in arrivals, you have supported us, showed us that beyond a simple customer/dealer relationship, there is a real community.
Without your trust and patience, without our transparency and guarantees, none of this would have been possible.

Thank you so much for your unwavering trust, legendary patience and unconditional support.

The Destockjapan.com team

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Changing Host

Hello,

Apologizes for the connexion issues, since NUXIT has purchased PHPNET, we went from a professional service to a shitty one.
We are now transfering the data to a new host called OVH.

You will might run into issues during this week, please do not worry and we hope a quick transfer for an effective and long service.

Thank you for your patience and trust.