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Crystal Dream Carnival
Crystal Dream Carnival Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:23 UTC+1 No.7602023 Report

I decided to make this thread because a lot of bs is going on right now surrounding this release.

>without warning at around 10am his morning, people subscribed to the Tokyo (LaForet Harajuku) mailmag get an interesting email
>there's going to be a "private party" at AP Tokyo today
>rare stuff is going to be sold
>since it's a private party you must be wearing a main piece from AP
>oh and by the way we are doing a special prereserve of Crystal Dream Carnival
>oh and by the way if it sells out on reserve then we won't be selling any on the sale day
>it's been pissing rain for the past three days and is today as well
>full AP coord go
>around 84 people turn up to this
>a lot of them didn't bother to wear AP at all but were allowed to draw a ticket anyway
>there was an old lady wearing an ill fitting and too short salopette with a tshirt underneath and sandals, AP fans were disgusted and offended
>you can hear and feel the anger in the air
>it seems resellers just ran to closet child, grabbed the cheapest ap thing they could fit into and threw it on
>actual AP fans who went all out in full coordinates were understandably embarrassed and insulted that those sorts of people were allowed in
>no limit on how many you could reserve
>resellers ate it all up

I'll keep coming back to this thread to answer questions and add any updates about this release if you like.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:32 UTC+1 No.7602033 Report

I'm going to assume since it sold out so quick on prereserve day that a LOT of lolita's are going to be furious

I'm calling the made to order release now
No way they won't
They obviously saw how many resellers there are!
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:33 UTC+1 No.7602034 Report

nope. APs gonna milk CDC like they did to DDC. thats a given. they be really stupid not to. plus, since re-sellers bought it all, why wouldnt AP do a made-to-order of CDC ?
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:35 UTC+1 No.7602037 Report

>>7602033
They know there are resellers and have rules against them but aren't allowed to enforce them. If it were a self standing store like Osaka they could but stores that are inside shopping malls can't enforce those rules since the accused could just complain to the shopping mall for discrimination and get the AP store shut down. It's really stupid.

Japanese girls are furious and are bombing the site with complaints again like they did during Cosmic.

Fun fact: in branches that aren't in huge cities, there is no limit when buying on sale day, so at one certain store, a Chinese guy bought every last Cosmic item they had.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:37 UTC+1 No.7602039 Report

The more ap DOES this stuff the less likely people are going to bother showing up on release day

>"oh well it's getting made to order anyway"

>captca disgusted pctges
>I'm disgusted too
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:39 UTC+1 No.7602042 Report

>>7602039
no, i doubt devoted AP girls will risk that. they will still wait.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:39 UTC+1 No.7602043 Report

>>7602039
Naw Chinese will. They're pretty determined to buy it all up fast and throw it onto auction sites or scalp it in China before that announcement hits.

AP said they won't do made to order for every popular release because it's too expensive, not fair, and takes away the exclusivity.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:42 UTC+1 No.7602049 Report

>>7602043
Lol that's the most fair thing I've ever heard!

It's not like they're making the made to order for free I just don't understand.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:43 UTC+1 No.7602052 Report

>>7602049
exactly! AP girls wouldnt mind paying a little extra free for a made-to-order. at least i wouldnt. hell, i wouldnt mind paying a extra $50.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:45 UTC+1 No.7602055 Report

>>7602052
It's not just the money but the exclusivity of the prints, etc. It's not going to happen with every release, and I wouldn't be shocked if it didn't with this one since it did with Cosmic.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:48 UTC+1 No.7602061 Report

Also it seems the outfit pictured in OP is a special dress set. They allowed reservations of that today too but I'm not sure if that one is made to order or has a limited number too.

I will try to find out what the most popular color/cut was.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:55 UTC+1 No.7602074 Report

I wonder if any of the popular SS were able to go. This is such a weird fucking thing for them to do...
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:56 UTC+1 No.7602076 Report

>>7602055
you dont think AP wouldve thought ahead and picked CDC over Cosmic for made-to-order instead? CDC will be 10x the bloodbath Cosmic is.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:57 UTC+1 No.7602078 Report

What colourways are there!
I'm really hoping for a black or white!
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:58 UTC+1 No.7602081 Report

>>7602052
I feel like it was extra to order DDC

Enough that I was surprised when Cosmic didn't charge me more than retail...

All exclusive means is replicas and scalping.
They're obviously going to sell out, why not make as much money as they can.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)13:59 UTC+1 No.7602083 Report

>>7602076
Yes and only having one release like this, or a guerilla rerelease a month or two later will keep the exclusivity of the print.

>>7602074
Yes and no, they always do a prereserve of lucky packs but they didn't say that if they sell out, they won't have any on new year's day. They had a certain amount set aside just for that reserve.

Saying that if it sells out on reserve today that they won't sell it later this month, not having a limit, and requiring a main piece to be worn is new though.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:05 UTC+1 No.7602091 Report

>>7602083
The main piece thing must be to try and weed out scalpers but since they can't enforce it too bad you tried
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:05 UTC+1 No.7602092 Report

>>7602081
thats what AP did with DDC. They made all they can out of DDC. Its likely they will do the same for CDC.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:10 UTC+1 No.7602103 Report

>>7602092
I'm just parroting what AP told me. They aren't going to have a made to order sale for every release that sells out in 10 seconds. Hope for it but don't expect that it will 100% happen without a doubt because there is a chance it won't.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:12 UTC+1 No.7602107 Report

>>7602092
That's exactly why I'm not worried

I didn't get an SS
And I won't have cash for the inevitable made to order (dream dress payment plan)
But I'm not worried
If I really love the print I'll be able to pick it up in a special set off lacemarket auction or something
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:13 UTC+1 No.7602109 Report

>>7602103

So they say
But something like this, especially with the last minute BUY EARLY!! Sale they would be stupid not to
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:13 UTC+1 No.7602113 Report

>>7602109
I still can't believe around 90 people showed up on such a shitty day and on short notice like this.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:15 UTC+1 No.7602118 Report

>>7602113
Scalpers gunna scalp
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:31 UTC+1 No.7602156 Report

You had to arrive by 5:30. Usually if you aren't there by then, you have to just hang out at the very end of the line because they've already counted up the number of people for the ticket shuffle. But today, two stragglers showed up late so even though they had already done the ticket lottery, they canceled it, took everyone's number away, and redid the entire thing for those two cretins.

There are concerns that for this special reserve, the overall amount other stores will have was reduced and pumped into Tokyo instead.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:43 UTC+1 No.7602182 Report

UPDATE:

Tokyo store has announced the prereserve isn't sold out after all.

Limit is 2 main pieces and 2 head items per person. Of course, you can't buy two of the same exact items in the same color, which is the usual AP rule. There are two days remaining in the prereserve.

Ladies, fire up your shopping services.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:45 UTC+1 No.7602184 Report

>>7602182
Good lord that is a surprise
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:47 UTC+1 No.7602188 Report

>>7602184
It will be over tomorrow. The wear AP rule was only for today. Tomorrow the chinks will all go.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:49 UTC+1 No.7602193 Report

>>7602078
m8 we know what colourways there are already, two shades of blue.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:49 UTC+1 No.7602196 Report

>>7602193
There is pink too.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)14:55 UTC+1 No.7602208 Report

>>7602196
Navy blue lav and pink confirmed
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)16:10 UTC+1 No.7602293 Report

Navy, blue, lavender, pink
Dress set, tiered JSK, JSK, skirt
Headbow

This is all that's available at the prereserve. If you want a bonnet you have to buy the dress set because the only head accessory they have is a headbow. No socks. These things might come with the general sale.

The pink is darker than normal, less pastel. The lavender makes the print look like Sugary Carnival.

Dress set wasn't so popular. Tiered JSK is most popular, in the order of navy->blue->lavender->pink. The tiered JSK was all sold out except pink, but some people are saying that they were told otherwise near the end of the night.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)16:24 UTC+1 No.7602304 Report

Someone go get me the dress set <3
How lame I had a shopping service for the in store release but now my bank transfer wouldn't get there in time.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)16:28 UTC+1 No.7602309 Report

>>7602304
The release isn't until the end of June/begining of July... they announced that months ago. Bank transfers don't take that long.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)16:45 UTC+1 No.7602325 Report

>>7602309
... I'm talking about for what's going on right now anon.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:26 UTC+1 No.7602528 Report

so is there gonna be ANY online reserve/buying for this at this point? or am I gonna just have to wait and pray for a made to order release?
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:32 UTC+1 No.7602534 Report

>>7602528
Of course there is, this was for the Tokyo store -only-
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:36 UTC+1 No.7602542 Report

>>7602293
Crap, probably gonna end up wanting it in pink..
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:38 UTC+1 No.7602545 Report

Shit, does anyone have photos of the pink or lav?
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:39 UTC+1 No.7602547 Report

>>7602545
there haven't been any photos released of those colorways.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:42 UTC+1 No.7602554 Report

>>7602547
well, yeah. I was hoping someone would have more info from today.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:42 UTC+1 No.7602555 Report

>>7602554
You can't take pictures inside the store... so...
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:55 UTC+1 No.7602574 Report

>>7602528
I'm still praying, tbh. I wasn't quick enough on the uptake to get a SS, so I'll be entering the online blood bath myself and I think I'd have to be blessed by at least 15 various gods to get the JSK I want, considering it's the most popular cut and colorway, let alone the JSK and matching accessories.

My page had so much trouble loading during Cosmic's release and I got a ton of error loading pages as well. Would I have a better chance if I were using faster internet?
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)19:58 UTC+1 No.7602578 Report

>>7602574
most popular color + cut buddies! hopefully by the time the online release goes up i'll have enough saved up to go for the navy OP if necessary, otherwise i'm waiting for pics to see if lavender colorway might satisfy me
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)20:02 UTC+1 No.7602584 Report

>>7602574
Rosarie probably has open spots hahahaha
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)20:09 UTC+1 No.7602594 Report

>>7602584

Hi David.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)20:14 UTC+1 No.7602605 Report

>>7602594
David probably has open spots too. Yunni too. Tripple lel
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)20:24 UTC+1 No.7602616 Report

>>7602193
Implying the initial advertising photos are the only colours there are for every release
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)20:25 UTC+1 No.7602620 Report

>>7602578
I'd be willing to take any cut as long as it's navy, but it'd probably end in me looking to trade it for my desired cut, or just plain selling.

>>7602584
The more I stare at the JSK, the more desperate I'm getting. But maybe not desperate enough just yet to use her service, haha.

I have an aunt who lives 40 minutes away from Osaka. I'm considering being a rude ass of a niece and calling her out of the blue to ask for a favor... I'd give her the money + shipping and pay her of course, but the only thing really deterring me is the fact that we're not close but I know she'd do it because she's so nice, and I'm sure it'd be a huge inconvenience for her.
She's fluent in English, though, maybe she could end up making some extra money from being an established SS? Haha.

I think I'll just brave the online release.
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)20:28 UTC+1 No.7602624 Report

>>7602620
Anon, take this not only as an opportunity to get a dress, but also to get closer to your aunt. Go for it!
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)20:38 UTC+1 No.7602641 Report

>>7602620
I'd turn you away anyhow. I only buy to scalp because I make a helluva lot more money doing that than taking peanuts from you cheap ass whores huehuehue
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)00:54 UTC+1 No.7602964 Report

>>7602584
She's is too fat to fit in CDC unlike Akira. I'm willing to bet Akira will fit perfectly in CDC.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)02:02 UTC+1 No.7603026 Report

>>7602964
David's faggot brain is too retarded to retain Japanese so he can't use mBOK and make hundreds off it like Rosaire can~~~~~~~~ <3
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)02:15 UTC+1 No.7603038 Report

>>7602964
>>7603026
Both of them are obnoxious wastes of space.
Moving on.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)02:24 UTC+1 No.7603046 Report

>>7603038
Rosaire has clarmed down a lot. Must be old age. The more David and his asskissers post, the more I like her.

Let her sell on MBOK. Japanese and Chinese buyers won't tolerate her 2-4 week waiting times and soon she will be riddled with negative feedback if she keeps up.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)03:08 UTC+1 No.7603091 Report

I feel like some of you guys are all worked up for nothing. AP has been advertising this print for months. They recognize the attention they are getting when they put up that notice about the estimated time release more than a month ago because of all the customers asking. There's no way a out-of-the-blue pre-reserve would cause the actual release date to not have any for sale.

There will most likely be made to order. Keeping it so exclusive would not be doing them any favors because of scalpers and replica makers. They've done special event only released before, like the Imai Kira collab and special set RRL, but CDC has been shown in a Kera ad. Expect it to be a regular release. I know that AP won't do made to orders all the time but for sure they wouldn't pass up CDC when Japanese lolitas complain.

Also, they are going to Paris next month for their tea party and pop up shop. I wouldn't be surprised if they did another pre-reserve there too or even have some for sale.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)03:13 UTC+1 No.7603097 Report

>>7603091
But it says in their mailmag that they won't have any for sale on the actual general release date if it sells out on prereserve.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)03:22 UTC+1 No.7603106 Report

>>7603091
?6/6(?)18:00~?

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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)03:23 UTC+1 No.7603109 Report

>>7603097
Honestly it would help if someone posted a screen cap of the actual email they got. This was for the Tokyo store only- there are over a dozen more shops. Allocating all the pre-reserves to Tokyo, leaving the other stores with nothing, is ridiculous. Not gonna happen.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)03:23 UTC+1 No.7603112 Report

>>7603091
******???????????????????????????????????????******
(Concerning items that sell out on reserve, they will not be for sale at the Tokyo store.)
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)03:27 UTC+1 No.7603121 Report

>>7603106
If that's the case, it's just the Tokyo store. Other stores should not be affected because the ticketing pre-reserve was for an allotted amount at the Tokyo store only.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)03:43 UTC+1 No.7603137 Report

>>7603091
This.
I don't even want to fight over the web release. I'll just sit back and wait for them to make the made to order announcement while Japanese lolitas shit their bloomers.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)05:19 UTC+1 No.7603249 Report

they should keep pulling this bull. it'll drive the brand down and i'm tired of all the elusiveness of ap.
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Anonymous 06/08/14(Sun)04:07 UTC+1 No.7604837 Report

This is one of the reasons I am so loyal to JetJ. They like their foreign fans and almost always have a nice long reserve where anyone willing to give them money can get a dress. I don't mind the extra wait to get the dress. I just hate feeling played by the brands who won't pony up the goods. (Baby/AATP is sometimes just as bad as AP)
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)09:55 UTC+1 No.7606493 Report

>>7604837
>(Baby/AATP is sometimes just as bad as AP)
I consider it worse.
banning people for no reason, no English site, rude to foreigners, so on so forth.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)10:06 UTC+1 No.7606497 Report

>tfw dont even want CDC
:^) feels gud man
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)10:09 UTC+1 No.7606499 Report

>>7606493
Taco-chan has seen this and it's unable to accept the order.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)10:13 UTC+1 No.7606502 Report

>>7606497
Voldie, no1curr what you do and don't want.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)10:18 UTC+1 No.7606505 Report

>>7606493
Has anyone been banned for no reason recently? Curious because of this reason I haven't ordered directly.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)10:19 UTC+1 No.7606506 Report

Found these on lolita fashion updates. So here is pink and lavender
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)10:29 UTC+1 No.7606512 Report

>>7606502
holy shit, go away already, you are cancer.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)10:31 UTC+1 No.7606516 Report

>>7606505
not that I've heard of. but maybe if we had a thread about ordering things directly from japan we could get some more stories.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)11:08 UTC+1 No.7606531 Report

>>7606506

.... I'm sorry but eww. Not a fan of these color ways. Just my opinion. I'm in love with navy but maybe I'm just biased because I like darker colors.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)11:21 UTC+1 No.7606542 Report

>>7606506
Tacky.
You people sure are sold fast on photoshoot photos alone. You want to spend $300 on this?!
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)11:25 UTC+1 No.7606543 Report

>>7606506
The bodices both loook horrible, wtf AP
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)13:07 UTC+1 No.7606589 Report

>>7606506
I was picturing the pink to be this really nice light shade, but this is dusty af and I don't want it anymore..
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)13:26 UTC+1 No.7606601 Report

>>7606506
Ugh I was hoping for a dark dusty pink okay I'm out
Y'all bitches can have it
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)13:30 UTC+1 No.7606604 Report

>>7606543
The gold trim on the left one reminds me of this awful costume I had as a child.
Also, do these look kind of Bodyline-ish to anyone else? I don't know if it's just because the colours/trims look kind of tacky or what, but yeah...
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)13:35 UTC+1 No.7606608 Report

>>7606604
Reminds me of that military sweets BL jsk for some reasob
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)13:39 UTC+1 No.7606612 Report

>>7606604
ikr it reminds me of this fucking horrible print you see on itas everywhere (l145)
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)13:52 UTC+1 No.7606614 Report

>>7606612
>>7606608
Yeah, it's like a combination of Military Sweets and Bunny Cinderella. Wow, AP.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)14:05 UTC+1 No.7606624 Report

>>7606604

The pink is giving me little fairy princess/disney costume vibes, like I could walk into a kids costume shop and find something similar. I think it's the gold trim that's doing it.

Girls wearing the pink better prepare themselves for all the 'what disney princess are you then?'. I know it probably happens anywhere, but that dress is just screaming disney.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)15:19 UTC+1 No.7606665 Report

>>7606604
No, it's just you.
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Anonymous 06/09/14(Mon)23:39 UTC+1 No.7607398 Report

>>7606502
Lmao girl, I'm not the only one who uses the :^) face. It's bad enough that you posted to getoffegl about it, but at least stop shitting up the board with this bullshit
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)04:52 UTC+1 No.7610075 Report

http://toocoldfortears.tumblr.com/post/88441219901/crystal-dream-carnival
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)04:53 UTC+1 No.7610077 Report

>>7610075
Isn't that Rosaire's tumblr?
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)04:57 UTC+1 No.7610084 Report

>>7610077
who gives a shit, it has relevant info. Don't fucking derail the thread, faggot.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:15 UTC+1 No.7610199 Report

>>7610084
>>7610077


I'm pretty sure she's the one who posted this thread. Who else has such a hater boner for AP that they would write a rant like the opening post.

Sage, whatever, it's not like I actually care.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:25 UTC+1 No.7610215 Report

>>7610199
She wasn't even there, David. Don't try to act like you don't care because you do care, a lot.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:27 UTC+1 No.7610217 Report

>>7610075
so can anyone say about what she means when she says AP is doing this release like they used to do releases? did AP used to do weekend reserves or something
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:28 UTC+1 No.7610218 Report

>>7610199
>hater boner for AP
>posts this http://toocoldfortears.tumblr.com/post/88102855031/todays-bounty-btssb-squeaky-usakumya-novelty

I know you're mad but you need to calm down.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:32 UTC+1 No.7610223 Report

>>7602545
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:35 UTC+1 No.7610224 Report

>>7610199
>says Cosmic is short
>SHE HAS A HATER BONER FOR MUH AP!!!
die pls
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:48 UTC+1 No.7610232 Report

>>7606506
Wow. These looked lovely in the shoot/promo shots, but these just look like cheap children's fairy costumes.

Step it up, AP.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:54 UTC+1 No.7610239 Report

>>7610218
IS IT BAD THAT I THOUGHT THOSE SOCKS WERE PANTIES MADE OUT OF AP COSMIC FABRIC
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)06:56 UTC+1 No.7610247 Report

>>7610239
It's okay, anon. I did too.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:00 UTC+1 No.7610251 Report

>>7610223
So with the reservation and all, do you guys think the resell value will skyrocket as much as speculated?
I still think the good colors will go for $500+ while even the uglier colors will still teeter around that price.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:02 UTC+1 No.7610257 Report

>>7610251
really depends on if this is an unlimited reserve... people are speculating that since one of the stores already sold out their 'reserve stock' that each store has a limited amount to reserve, so it wouldn't be like DDC or Cosmic, but it would be a finite number.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:02 UTC+1 No.7610258 Report

>>7610251
Like Puppet Circus, that pink is going to go for shit. The tiered navy and blue are going to go for 2-5 times retail I predict.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:06 UTC+1 No.7610264 Report

>>7610257
It isn't infinite, and the explanation on the CDC page on AP's site says that the Tokyo store sold out of their stock on the prereserve so they aren't having a reserve at all.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:19 UTC+1 No.7610285 Report

>>7610264
So does that mean that if the reserve online gets sold out, there won't be an online release? Or that they've put aside a number for reserve? Because that could mean one of two things: either there's more stock of this series than what's usually released or they're just going to fraction up the usual amount and just make it that much harder to get the dress.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:22 UTC+1 No.7610288 Report

>>7610285
There is no "online release." There is just a reserve. I don't get why the concept is hard to understand. It's like how Baby does it. They put stuff up for reserve, a few weeks-months later it comes into stock, and anything that didn't sell out at reserve time is just put in the online shop as normal. Stuff that sold out on reserve is not available.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:23 UTC+1 No.7610289 Report

>>7610288
what is probably confusing is that people are asking if there will be more stock than a normal AP release. As in, is the 'reserve' going to sell out just as quickly as a normal popular AP release, or are they going to have more stock for this reserve.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:26 UTC+1 No.7610290 Report

>>7610289
It's just a reserve. Not a presale with a small amount for reserve then a normal sale later. Just a reserve. When it sells out, it's gone, period.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:28 UTC+1 No.7610293 Report

>>7610290
yeah that's not answering the question. People are wondering if there's more stock than a normal release or if the reserve will sell out just as quickly as any other AP release.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:28 UTC+1 No.7610294 Report

>>7610251
I think the navy and blue will stay above retail for sure. Even if they do a made to order, I think the dress will still go for more than retail. Look at DDC and Cat's tea party. Both were made to order and they still go for above retail.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:28 UTC+1 No.7610295 Report

>>7610293
Uh yeah no one is going to know the answer to that until it comes out?
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:30 UTC+1 No.7610297 Report

>>7610290
>>7610293
like maybe this helps clarify the question:

normal AP release: 5 jsks per color
CDC Reserve: still 5 Jsks per color? Or 10 jsks per color?

Obviously people understand that the reserve means they won't get the item in the same time frame as a normal release, but they want to know if since it's a reserve, will there be more stock for people to reserve vs normal AP stock on release
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:32 UTC+1 No.7610300 Report

>>7610295
maybe people who are used to older AP reserves can give information? though you're right that no one will be able to say. But I'm guessing since they are doing a reserve instead of a normal release, than there will be more stock
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:35 UTC+1 No.7610302 Report

>>7610297
No one knows this info until after the fact.

It being a reserve isn't going to change how much they have. I think it's because it's a highly anticipated release, it will have more than normal. The reserve part has nothing to do with it. I think they are just doing the reserve because they want the cash money now.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:36 UTC+1 No.7610304 Report

>>7610302
What would be the motive behind that instead of waiting until they had the stock though?
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:37 UTC+1 No.7610306 Report

>>7610304
Getting the money two or three weeks sooner than normal?
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:39 UTC+1 No.7610309 Report

>>7610306
But why change it up from how they've done their releases for the past several years just to get money a couple weeks sooner?
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:40 UTC+1 No.7610312 Report

>>7610309
Don't ask me, I'm not AP staff.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:41 UTC+1 No.7610316 Report

>>7610224

See >>7608365
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:43 UTC+1 No.7610319 Report

>>7610316
What is the relevance of your reply? Someone said she has a "hater boner" for AP when all she did was say Cosmic was short. That doesn't equate to a hateboner to me.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:48 UTC+1 No.7610325 Report

>>7610309
I'm kind of thinking that they're looking to test the waters to see exactly how many people are really interested in buying, and then they'll keep coming out with more to cash in as much as possible on this series since clearly lolis from all corners of the world are knotting their bloomers over this release.

Also, I'm sure Chinese replica makers will easily manage to get their hands on this release. I wonder what the replicas will look like and how many people will end up riding that train.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:48 UTC+1 No.7610326 Report

>>7610319

Cosmic isn't that short though
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:49 UTC+1 No.7610328 Report

>>7610326
It doesn't matter if it's short or if it's not. Saying something is short does not equate to a hateboner. Stop shitting up the thread with your autism.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:52 UTC+1 No.7610330 Report

>>7610328

I'm saging every post. How about you?

I'm also not the one who said she has a haterboner about Cosmic being short. I just replied to say Cosmic isn't that short. So I'm not even responding to drama about whoever, I just replied to say Cosmic isn't that short.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:54 UTC+1 No.7610338 Report

>>7610330
anything 82cm is the shortest that AP has ever released. So I guess you could say, in regards to height, if you are a short person, that anything 82cm is not that short (on you) but in regards to the lengths that AP has released over it's life, 82cm is the shortest they have ever gone.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)07:55 UTC+1 No.7610339 Report

>>7610330
What thread is this again? Oh, it's Crystal Dream Carnival...
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)08:57 UTC+1 No.7610414 Report

>>7610338
>>7610339

We've already got newbies that make posts every year about how AP is "going classic" because they release darker-coloured dresses for autumn, as well as newbies looking for the white jellyfish dress because someone anon on 4chan started an unsubstantiated rumour that some chinese lolita would pay 4k for it. The new thing now is to say Cosmic is the "shortest dress AP ever made", it seems. It's short, yes, but it's not some kind of new wrong thing AP is doing. Just like shopping with any other brand, if the cut and length doesn't suit you, don't buy it, don't rant about it like it's some personal insult, and please don't spread the misinformation that AP is making shorter and shorter things. AP makes short dresses for petite girls, yes. It's not new.

I'll agree this is offtopic, I just want to get the correction out there so the newbies coming from cgl don't start spreading misinformation about this the shortest dress AP ever made.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:02 UTC+1 No.7610421 Report

>>7610224

She's also the one who made the post to egl bawwing about how they messed up the measurements on the Candy Sprinkles LP, and rather than simply saying "Cosmic is too short!" she made another baww post too. If you read the OP you can even see it's yet another baw post -- AP gave too short notice for the reservation event, let badly-dressed people in, made everyone redraw and baw CDC might not be available at Tokyo store if they sell out at the event.

I'm actually hoping she's in this thread posting anon, because at least then she can realise people dislike her because of her negative attitude and not because of her name.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:06 UTC+1 No.7610424 Report

>>7610421
Making informative posts = baww posts now? Where is her "baww post" about Cosmic being short? All I saw was her post of the measurements and saying she would need an underskirt.

If you look at her fb she wasn't even at the pre-reserve so how could she have made the OP. The official site even says that CDC isn't available at Tokyo, she lives in Yokohama anyway, and it's too small for her fatass.

Your vendetta is strong.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:09 UTC+1 No.7610427 Report

>>7610421
Hi David! You are pretty invested in someone you find so repulsive. Why is that?
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:25 UTC+1 No.7610445 Report

>>7610421
>She's also the one who made the post to egl bawwing about how they messed up the measurements on the Candy Sprinkles LP
It's called Candy Sprinkle. If a brand lists an item's measurements and you get it and those measurements turn out to be wrong, and it doesn't fit, that's a huge inconvenience. AATP issued refunds and let people cancel their orders for MSND because the measurements turned out to be smaller than announced.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:27 UTC+1 No.7610450 Report

>>7610414
>AP makes short dresses for petite girls, yes. It's not new.
huh? I don't really get this though if you look at the trend of dresses becoming shorter and shorter since 2012 and there have been more dresses in the 82-83 cm range every year? That's not making designs for shorter people, that's changing their design structure to incorporate a shorter style dress as a more popular design.

And if they were actually making shorter dresses for their shorter customers, don't you think they would have put those dresses on short models instead of using average height models for the photo shoots?

I understand that we have to pat people on the back every year when nubs start spouting about AP moving into more classic prints when they start releasing their autumn and winter designs and colors, but I think it's unfair to not accept that they can and will change their designs and incorporating shorter lengths is obviously a direction they are creeping towards.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:36 UTC+1 No.7610460 Report

Mailmag from the Tokyo store.

?????Web???(?????)
http://bn.merumo.ne.jp/backno/lBodyView.do?issueId=2014061117011800574710000
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???Angelic Pretty?????????????????????
?Crystal Dream Carnival?????

??????????

??????????????????????????????????????????????

?????????
?Crystal Dream CarnivalDress Set
??????????
???????????????
?????
???????


?????????
6/14(?)~6/15(?)?2??
Angelic Pretty???????Online Shop?????????
****??????????????????6/15(?)18?~???????????????????****
Since the Tokyo store's stock was all sold out on prereserve, starting at 6pm on Sunday, June 15th, only reservations for leftover stock at other stores will be accepted (there will be no regular reserve at all).
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:42 UTC+1 No.7610464 Report

>>7610460
ok so this means it's a regular release and then on sunday if there's any leftover, they will do a reserve for those items right
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:46 UTC+1 No.7610469 Report

>>7610464
No. I still don't understand what's so hard about this.

It means that only at the Tokyo store all the stock AT the Tokyo store only sold out so they will have no reserve and no regular release AT the Tokyo store only. On Sunday from 6pm, AT the Tokyo store only you can request them to call out to other stores to see if they have any open spots in their reserves. If they do, then you can reserve whatever it is, but this is already nearly 2 days after the reserve started so unless you want a pink skirt I doubt much will be left. Also, if you didn't catch on, this applies TO THE TOKYO STORE ONLY.

The online shop and other physical stores will have the reserve starting from Saturday morning. If everything sells out on reserve, then it's gone. That's it. End of story. Go to mbok.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:53 UTC+1 No.7610476 Report

>>7610450

I'm happy if newbies started saying "I think AP is making more short dresses," it's more accurate than "Cosmic is the shortest dress AP has released" or "all AP dresses will get shorter now", which is untrue.

2012 is not even the year short dresses started. When info Cosmic's length first came out, on cgl itself another anon posted her older AP dress which also had a length of 82cm. That post either got ignored or forgotten. If I'd known this would be such a big problem now I would have screencapped her post and looked for her dress on lolibrary instead, but all I can remember now is that her dress was red.

As for saying that since 82cm is the shortest length, and that cosmic is there at the shortest length, there is a difference between saying "Cosmic is one of the shortest dresses AP ever released", and "Cosmic is THE shortest dress AP ever released".
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:54 UTC+1 No.7610477 Report

>>7610469
Because the wording is weird and a lot of people haven't dealt with reserves like this before like you have obviously. I'm trying not to get sandy with your attitude because at least after you're done shaking your head at how dumb these questions are at least you're then explaining it to us retards (as I can only assume you view us).

Thanks, though I'm leaving feeling informed but belittled.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:57 UTC+1 No.7610480 Report

>>7610476
Even if 2012 is not the pioneer year for the first 82 cm dress I think we can agree that they have begun releasing more in that range (82-83) to the point that it is becoming a staple length for several of their releases a year for 2013 and 2014. Yes I think it's dumb to harp on how short cosmic is when it's obviously not the first 82cm length dress we've seen.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:57 UTC+1 No.7610481 Report

>>7610477
It's not rocket science though? All brands do reserves. If something sells out on reserve then of course it isn't going to be for sale later. It sold out.

This is no different from Baby, IW, Meta, etc.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:59 UTC+1 No.7610484 Report

>>7610480
>infamous hated lolita makes a comment on her private fb about how cosmic is short and she will need an underskirt
>you faggots blow it up into some huge thing
I hate you all.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)09:59 UTC+1 No.7610485 Report

>>7610481
that's never been the question though, thanks for everything, i think people get the point that you know more than the rest of us, no need to badger it every post with quips about how stupid we all are
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)10:00 UTC+1 No.7610486 Report

>>7610484
I'm not even talking about Lisa, just about AP making a point of making some shorter releases more common every year.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)10:02 UTC+1 No.7610488 Report

>>7610481
>>7610469
>>7610460

I'm actually now trying to figure out if this is yet another one of AP's marketing tactics, make it seem like supply is limited so they'd sell out of even the two weird fugly colours.

Geez, and the preorder thing seemed like such a sure thing just last week because everyone thought the other two colours they didn't show would be just as pretty as the two they did show.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)15:01 UTC+1 No.7610700 Report

Apologies if it's already been posted (I'm on my phone) but have the measurements been released yet?
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)17:54 UTC+1 No.7610928 Report

Although this is not a dream print for me, I feel like I should try to reserve anyway. I've been successful with every print release I've wanted. I really like the bodice of the tiered jsk and the sheer overlay, though I feel like the print and dress design is really busy like wonder queen.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)19:15 UTC+1 No.7611032 Report

>>7606506
i guess im in the minority because i love the pink color. its that same darker pink from the milky planet re-release last year. love it.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)19:19 UTC+1 No.7611035 Report

>>7611032
I think it looks way darker and duskier
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)19:20 UTC+1 No.7611038 Report

>>7611035
It's similar to Chess Chocolate's pink
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)20:08 UTC+1 No.7611094 Report

So people will be able, in fact, to reserve two pieces from this series on the 14th and 15th through the japanese webshop?
If that's the case then I'm definitely getting this.
A lot of my friends are getting turned off by the sizing of the jsks but I figure it's worth a shot.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)20:20 UTC+1 No.7611128 Report

>>7611094
It's a limited amount so yes, you can reserve until there are no more
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)20:23 UTC+1 No.7611133 Report

>>7611038
The gold looks like mustard on it
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)22:18 UTC+1 No.7611295 Report

>>7610421
hi rubicons_closet!
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)22:26 UTC+1 No.7611312 Report

>>7611295

Context anon? Curious as to what beef gross show girl has with Rosaire.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)23:33 UTC+1 No.7611446 Report

>>7611032
I like also i the pink color, i just love this shade of pastel pink that isn't that much muted, it reminds me of ice cream. I'm not sure if i want this one day or not (the design is too OTT for me) but maybe i need to see more coords.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)23:38 UTC+1 No.7611452 Report

>>7610232
The cheap princess costume look is actually making me like it more than normal pastel AP shit. But FOR a costume, not as lolita. Totally want this so I can dress up like a fairy princess desu~
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)00:05 UTC+1 No.7611492 Report

didnt she learn her lesson the first time?

>inb4 dramabomb
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)00:15 UTC+1 No.7611499 Report

>>7611492
This is a thread about the fucking CDC release, delete this and make a new thread about buyers and sellers (even though it will immediately go to shit)
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)00:18 UTC+1 No.7611508 Report

>>7611492
THATS WHY YOU DONT SEND SHIT WITHOUT MONEY
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)09:39 UTC+1 No.7612230 Report

>>7610421
the info on the shitty sudden reservation party was hardly a bawww post, anon. its ridiculous that AP has to resort to stricter dress codes and they still get fucked over by scalpers.

remember when ifwinterends got all pissy about brands and their "racism" because of their supposed discrimination against chinese customers? god forbid AP stop any mbok scalpers selling for 4x retail price instead of actual AP fans who want the release direct from AP. it is actually upsetting if its true that the tokyo store is already totally sold out when such a huge chunk of the CDC reserve is going to scalpers now.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)11:22 UTC+1 No.7612297 Report

>>7612230

Out of all the girls who have tripped or are known to visit this board, very few girls have that distinct tone where they will write a post that contains genuine, good, actually helpful info on AP, while at the same time complaining or ranting about something wrong either with or while shopping at AP. I think the haterboner term here doesn't mean that OP loves to hate AP, it's more like a love-hate relationship with AP.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)13:29 UTC+1 No.7612346 Report

>>7612230
both the official site and the Tokyo mail magazine say that Tokyo is totally sold out and not having a reserves How many times must it be repeated before you believe it??
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)13:42 UTC+1 No.7612351 Report

>>7602023
The replica makers were quick.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=39505204759&spm=a310v.4.88.1
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)16:58 UTC+1 No.7612479 Report

>>7612351
I bet they just use the wallpaper from the site. Low quality replica print for sure
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)17:19 UTC+1 No.7612525 Report

Well, newbie to the new AP store. But I'm willing to dive in with the reserve this weekend. I was wondering however, if I put the item of choice in the basket do I already reserve it? (Leaving me time to pick outs socks/headbow). Or do I need to rush to checkout with the dress and try for the accessories later in a different order?
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)17:22 UTC+1 No.7612534 Report

>>7612479
Don't think so, not the first time somebody buys a dress for making replicas.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)17:27 UTC+1 No.7612540 Report

>>7612534
It's not even out yet, genius. They are obviously using the wallpaper from the official site.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)17:28 UTC+1 No.7612541 Report

>>7612479
>>7612351
its not that hard to create a vector image from event the quality that brand sites provide.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)17:56 UTC+1 No.7612577 Report

>>7612541

Yes, but it says Photoshop in the upper left. So probably a raster image, and if it's on the computer at this point, probably saved off the low res wallpaper from AP's site.

idk, you could throw your money at it if you want, at least you'd be able to make prettier dresses without the gaudy gold AP put on everything. I'm going to wait for reviews and see how bad these are first.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)17:58 UTC+1 No.7612582 Report

>>7606506
these look like disney store costumes
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)18:05 UTC+1 No.7612590 Report

>>7612541
Actually it is. If you have ever tried to vector from a low res web image to the detail of the original, you will have to trace over and recreate every part of the print. So the fact they are using photoshop on a print that hasn't been released yet means they are using the low res image and probably just blowing it up into a big pixely blob. Replicas are always shitty and will remain so.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)18:10 UTC+1 No.7612603 Report

>>7612525
No, having an item in your cart does not mean you actually have it. You'll have to check out as soon as possible. Many times people reach the last page of filling out for payment, only to see an item from their cart is sold out.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)19:05 UTC+1 No.7612686 Report

^Thanks Anon, will keep that in mind then :)
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)19:21 UTC+1 No.7612717 Report

>>7612577
>>7612590
The replica fabric looks fine to me.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)20:25 UTC+1 No.7612808 Report

>>7612717

The mane's blending into the pony and the pony seems to have lost its shading. It's hard to make out the ponies on top of the gazebo too, and there's just enough details in the crowns on the pillars to suggest that there should be even more details.

I want the replica, actually, I'm just not convinced by this photo. Thanks for the update, though.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:13 UTC+1 No.7612876 Report

>>7612717
Colors completely off, contrasting colors and details disappeared, and overall so faded. If you think that looks good then you clearly can't differentiate a cheap copy to a quality print.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:15 UTC+1 No.7612881 Report

>>7612717
>>7612717
Colors completely off, contrasting colors and details disappeared, and overall so faded. If you think that looks good then you clearly can't differentiate a cheap copy to a quality print.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:28 UTC+1 No.7612904 Report

^ fuck my phone
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)02:40 UTC+1 No.7615064 Report

>>7612717
holy shit that is hideous
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)02:53 UTC+1 No.7615075 Report

One more hour till CDC butthurt.
I paid a shopping service to go line up for me but honestly this is the first time I don't really care if I get it or not. I just want to watch the online bloodbath.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)02:55 UTC+1 No.7615078 Report

Anyone heard from SS yet?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)03:08 UTC+1 No.7615096 Report

>>7615078
I know y'all hate her but Rosaire is tweeting about it.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)03:13 UTC+1 No.7615103 Report

>>7615096
What was her twitter again?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)03:17 UTC+1 No.7615107 Report

>>7615103
https://twitter.com/kuma_kumya
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)03:25 UTC+1 No.7615117 Report

>>7615107
Ahh I thought the socks weren't going to be there. Figures
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:06 UTC+1 No.7615167 Report

Lol three mins and navy tiered sold out
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ChineseGossip 06/14/14(Sat)04:07 UTC+1 No.7615168 Report

Muthafuckin got the tiered navy and headbow YESSSSSS
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:11 UTC+1 No.7615173 Report

>>7602023
navy non-tiered jsk! at least, I think i got it. has anyone else got their confirmation emails yet?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:11 UTC+1 No.7615174 Report

>>7615168
how did you get your credit card to work?
mines keep denying
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:14 UTC+1 No.7615178 Report

>>7615173
i wouldve gotten it but it kept declining my card
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:15 UTC+1 No.7615179 Report

Lol did anyone get the skirt?
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ChineseGossip 06/14/14(Sat)04:15 UTC+1 No.7615180 Report

>>7615174
I did a transaction yesterday, something cheap to make sure the card information could be used. I don't have a confirmation email yet, I didn't receive one for the test order either so idk. How long does it usually take for the email? I don't particularly remember receiving one when I did a previous online order either, that was with the old international site.

Call your credit card company? AP's required credit card info is pretty limited so I don't think it's a wrong billing address thing. My credit cards are meant for travel use so they don't flag overseas transactions.

Fuck yessss. I couldn't sleep at all last night even though I took pills. Kept waking up in cold sweat from 4am onwards. Had 5 dreams of missing the reserve from oversleeping/no internet etc.
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ChineseGossip 06/14/14(Sat)04:17 UTC+1 No.7615184 Report

>>7615173
Good job! That was going to be my second preference, then the navy dress set.

>>7615173
Just got my confirmation e-mail!!!!!!! HNGGG

Also the replica maker above? Was the same SS I mentioned before that claimed "You have to be wearing cosplay to show up to buy the Cosmic series!" on weibo. Then turned up after 1pm and everything was gone and had to refund like 10 people. She's also got some horrific recolors of Sweety Violet that she wants to make.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:19 UTC+1 No.7615187 Report

>>7615168
godspeed. I had the navy tiered in my cart then it disappeared. I grabbed a navy regular jsk instead and head bow. Not entirely sure if I really want it.. I love the print but man, the bodice on the tiered is so much better. Hopefully it'll be gorgeous in person, if not it's going to sales.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:20 UTC+1 No.7615189 Report

I wonder how much the pink will go secondhand? I really want to make chibiusa themed coordinate with this, but don't have the money to pick it up at this point in time.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:21 UTC+1 No.7615190 Report

Navy non-tier and headbow GET! Regretting not going for the OP now, but didn't think it was worth paying so much when the bonnet is ick and it's crazy bulky and OTT.

No confirmation mail yet though.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:27 UTC+1 No.7615193 Report

>>7602037
>If it were a self standing store like Osaka they could but stores that are inside shopping malls can't enforce those rules since the accused could just complain to the shopping mall for discrimination and get the AP store shut down. It's really stupid.
Not true.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:28 UTC+1 No.7615194 Report

Haven't heard from my in store ss yet
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:36 UTC+1 No.7615198 Report

>>7615194
Same the suspense is killing me. But I really like the lavender now and it doesn't seem very popular so I hope they got that at least.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:36 UTC+1 No.7615199 Report

Got my two dresses, got my confirmation email. YES.

Godspeed to the rest of you. I went back and it looks like the navy is all sold out.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:38 UTC+1 No.7615201 Report

>>7615199

And... on top of this release AP just added new stuff to their store, some gingham stuff and some striped stuff. Kind of surprised the site didn't crash.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:40 UTC+1 No.7615203 Report

>>7615198
I went from loving the navy to wanting lavender instead.

Very happy with that decision.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:42 UTC+1 No.7615205 Report

still no confirmation email. the purchase is showing up in my account, at least, but i'm starting to worry ...
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:43 UTC+1 No.7615207 Report

>>7615199
I still didn't get mine, getting worried.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:44 UTC+1 No.7615209 Report

>>7615205
Same
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ChineseGossip 06/14/14(Sat)04:44 UTC+1 No.7615210 Report

>>7615199
Which cut/colorways did you get?

>>7615201
The gingham stuff was up this morning before the CDC release. I'm very impressed with their new shop system though, only took me 3 tries to get both items in my cart. Finished my order in 2 minutes.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:45 UTC+1 No.7615214 Report

not a fan of CDC, but congrats everyone who got it!

you're all going to look super pretty in it.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:48 UTC+1 No.7615220 Report

>>7615205

never mind, just got it! almost 45 minutes after i put in the order too
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)04:56 UTC+1 No.7615233 Report

>>7615203
Same. I'm actually wearing something in navy right now and I realized it doesn't look good on my skin either.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:09 UTC+1 No.7615245 Report

>>7615107
How did she have the money to buy CDC when she was complaining about not having money to pay for the Baby reserves?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:12 UTC+1 No.7615250 Report

>>7615245
she is a compulsive liar. dont believe anything she says
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:19 UTC+1 No.7615265 Report

Anyone hear from their shopping services?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:22 UTC+1 No.7615271 Report

>>7615245
maybe because she had the money for cdc and didn't want to use it on the Baby reserve?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:26 UTC+1 No.7615276 Report

>>7615265
To be honest, I gave up on my SS.

I emailed her a few days ago about the release and she didn't email me back until yesterday about it, saying it was only the reserve but that she could invoice me if I liked. Seemed a bit unorganized since she herself is based in the US and works with another girl based in Japan.

I decided I'd be better off trying for the reserve without her help, with success.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:27 UTC+1 No.7615277 Report

>>7615265
Not yet
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:41 UTC+1 No.7615298 Report

>>7615207
>>7615209

Like >>7615220 says, I got my email nearly 45 mins after the order was made, that's why I took so long to post in this thread (was done about 10 mins after it opened)


>>7615210
Navy and navy, OP and tiered. Now I wonder if I should have gotten another colour. The lavender and pink looks much better than the shop photo up above.

lol I guess I was too focused on cdc to notice that they added other things to the shop. My friend said she saw Cosmic jsks being restocked.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:43 UTC+1 No.7615301 Report

>>7615276
I know that a lot of people are complaining about having to use tenso but if you are quick to adapt, it's not hard to use. I've been able to get every release I wanted, including CDC, by using the international -> now Japan site. If you are a regular shopper, all of your info is saved and you just click and check out. It's seriously been cheaper for me than to use an SS that charges 5-10% instead of buying direct.
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ChineseGossip 06/14/14(Sat)05:49 UTC+1 No.7615310 Report

>>7615298
Shiiiit good going!

It's been 2 hours and most of everything except for the tiered jsks is still there. Wondering if I should get a skirt or jsk 2. I'm horrible at coording skirts though, big bust = no blouses. Busy prints are also super hard to coord as skirts.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)05:56 UTC+1 No.7615317 Report

>>7615301

>>7615276 here, I never complained about it, I've used Tenso a few times to buy from AP and was originally going to try via both but decided to cut my SS out entirely, it was my first time reserving/buying a popular release though and wasn't too sure of what to expect.

I didn't even have that much of a problem with loading times. I used two tabs - one for the dress, one for the headbow. At worst, it took a while to translate in Chrome and don't understand Japanese but since I'd bought from them before all I really had to do was click next and put in my security code.

Easy as pie.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)06:05 UTC+1 No.7615323 Report

>>7615265
Yes. She was able to grab the OP set and tiered JSK.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)06:59 UTC+1 No.7615383 Report

>>7615168

Ahh CG I'm so jealous of you! I hope you can be a fabulous rich waifu in it.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)07:02 UTC+1 No.7615389 Report

I didn't get either, couldn't even get through... I'm very happy for those of you who scored one, especially the navy and blue tiered JSKs!

I look forward to paying out the bum for someone scalping one in a few months...
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)07:41 UTC+1 No.7615414 Report

>>7615180
LMAO that's sick. Get a life anon.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)08:21 UTC+1 No.7615438 Report

So...
How long until made to order starts lol?
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ChineseGossip 06/14/14(Sat)08:56 UTC+1 No.7615456 Report

>>7615438
Not even I don't think. The tiered navy JSKs were the only ones to disappear in minutes. After that were the navy dress sets, the regular navy JSKs, blue tiered JSKS, regular blue JSK, then lavender tiered JSK, and finally navy SKs to sell out in aprox that order. Most of the SKs and all of the pink items are still in stock, as well as regular sk and dress sets still in pink and lav. I wish they'd done a black or ivory colorway for this dress, the details are so washed out and the goldxpink is so BL looking.

>>7615383
Not even! Two other anons got both the dress set and the tiered JSK in this thread. Thank you though.

>>7615414
When I did my first direct release from AP it was even worse, I couldn't sleep for 3 days and stared at the screen for 4 hours before the release.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)09:32 UTC+1 No.7615490 Report

>>7615456
I agree, I was hoping for a dark jewel pink and a black... Maybe a dark purple but oh well, maybe there will be a special set sometime soon
Seems this one wasn't as wanted as DDC
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)12:52 UTC+1 No.7615583 Report

Heartbroken because I already spent money on cosmic and now I can't afford another print release until the end of the month.
I hope the price for the regular navy JSK is less inflated than the tiered.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)13:11 UTC+1 No.7615590 Report

>>7615438
It's really fucking absurd.
I'm honestly pissed.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)13:15 UTC+1 No.7615594 Report

Will they be replenishing the stock? Or was that all they had to sell between the course of two days?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)14:14 UTC+1 No.7615621 Report

>>7615594
I think they already restocked some stuff. When I checked the stock this morning, the navy headbows were gone, but I just looked again and they were in stock again. I grabbed one. Probably worth keeping an eye open.
I don't think there will be a made to order for this, no colorway is sold out in all cuts except navy.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)14:22 UTC+1 No.7615630 Report

>>7615621
I think the light blue is sold out for the most part too.

In fairness though, the lavender/pink are pretty fug. Dumb move on AP, they could have come up with better colors.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)14:24 UTC+1 No.7615633 Report

>>7615594
I can confirm >>7615621
about the headbows. I grabbed a navy one myself. I was thinking the same thing about the restock too.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)14:26 UTC+1 No.7615634 Report

>>7615630
Yeah, they're ugly. Would've been better with a dark, dusty pink and a purple.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)15:22 UTC+1 No.7615672 Report

It seems some of the items re-stocked because AP cancelled the orders like ordering only headbands without a matching outfit. Sorry but the translation was vague at first but then I got an email that my order was cancelled because I did not order a matching dress with the headband I got. Oh well better luck next time.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)15:32 UTC+1 No.7615679 Report

>>7615672
Yep, got my cancellation email too.

Angelic Pretty is a cunt.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)15:34 UTC+1 No.7615682 Report

So how much do you think the navy will go for scalped?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)15:44 UTC+1 No.7615691 Report

>>7615679
Sigh, I had to make a new order in a new account because the system thought I had already made two orders of the same outfit when I did not, (I had checkout problems) and refuse me to order it again saying I reached the purchase limit...pretty stressful. I do hope AP combines shipping because I know have 3 separate individual orders due to the availability of the outfits coming and go.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)15:57 UTC+1 No.7615699 Report

>>7615682
I don't think it will go that high. Maybe 50000 yen max. Things didn't sell out as fast as other times.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)16:30 UTC+1 No.7615722 Report

I managed to swipe the jsk in navy but I'm waiting on the email to confirm, I'm skeptical I got it.
I'm also kind of settling since I wanted the tiered jsk, but I was unsure if I would have ever got a reasonable chance at it so I jumped on this dress instead. It's painful, and AP has yet to restock the navy headbow that they canceled on me earlier.
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ChineseGossip 06/14/14(Sat)16:37 UTC+1 No.7615726 Report

>>7615672
>>7615679
It says on the buy page only 2 main pieces and 2 accessories per person, 2 main pieces can't be the same cut and color and the accessories must be the same color as the main pieces purchased.

Sorry, maybe you can score them at the actual release? The gloves and socks and jewellery weren't up for reservation either, sucks because now I'll have to pay an SS extra to nab me some socks.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)17:51 UTC+1 No.7615801 Report

>>7615301

I don't think it was about the difficulty so much as feeling slighted that AP is the only brand that forces its international customers to use a shopping service, while other major brands have now integrated English translations into their site and international ordering methods.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)19:34 UTC+1 No.7615895 Report

This fucking blows. Will the actual release be by the end of this month? I have a friend that can get it for me if it is.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)19:41 UTC+1 No.7615905 Report

>>7615895
I couldve managed one but my debit card declined. At this point i dont care anymore. Its just clothes and APs gonna go out of business sooner or later and ill be up and over wearing their clothes. Clothes will be the last thing i have to worry about.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)19:47 UTC+1 No.7615916 Report

CDC already all over yJapan

So glad to see scalpers getting the dresses!

>don't even have the dress yet so no excuse
>but it didn't look good!

Glad it's gunna sell for shit.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)19:56 UTC+1 No.7615928 Report

>>7615905
whatever make you feel better about losing out anon
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)20:05 UTC+1 No.7615936 Report

I feel like my shopping service didn't even try to get my preferred colorway and is scamming me.
I missed out by a few hours to get a popular ss and went with a less popular one that still had decent reviews.
Last night I emailed her about an hour after the online reservation ended asking for in store news and she that it would be opening in a few hours.
So I replied that the online reservation and Yokohama reservation already ended and asked if different stores open at different times for the reservation.
This morning she replied that the Tokyo reservation period opened and closed earlier yesterday and that different stores have different times and sometimes completely different release dates.
Is there any truth to this? I don't live in Japan nor have friends there so I have no idea.
I feel like I could have just saved money and got it online myself if they were going pull shit like that.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)20:07 UTC+1 No.7615938 Report

>>7615895
The page says if the reserve sells out there isn't any stock to release. So unless you want pink tiered you're out of luck
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)20:13 UTC+1 No.7615944 Report

>>7615936
You would've saved money to get it yourself anyway. Using an SS means paying them 5-10% whereas buying direct and using Tenso is much less. Tenso only charges 490yen service fee per package no matter how much you buy. It would make sense to use an SS if you live in a country that charges high customs though,
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)20:15 UTC+1 No.7615947 Report

>>7615944
I already know all of this, but I would have had a better chance of getting it in store because I couldn't make the online reservation.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)20:22 UTC+1 No.7615950 Report

>>7615947
adding to this-
Also from her emails it doesn't even seem like she even went to the in store (like she said she would) and just missed the online reservation and got the left over colorway.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)20:36 UTC+1 No.7615968 Report

>>7615950
Have you found reviews about your SS? I hope you didn't use someone like Yunni who doesn't even try to get her customers their items and make fake excuses
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)20:42 UTC+1 No.7615972 Report

>>7615968
Yeah it's no one like Yunni or any of the bad SS.
They had decent reviews so it just seems weird.
Regardless I didn't mind spending more money for them to try in store but it seems like they didn't so I'm a little pissed.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)21:14 UTC+1 No.7615995 Report

Didn't see this posted here yet?
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)21:21 UTC+1 No.7616000 Report

>>7615995
Yeah no we have all known about this for the last week. Reserves sold out on the most popular cuts and colors within a couple mins to about a half hour. So there was more stock but it was like any other popular release.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)21:27 UTC+1 No.7616005 Report

>>7616000
If it isn't about a make to order rerelease, I don't get why they bothered making an announcement then?

(I'm not buying it, just watching this bloodbath and marvelling at AP's inability to organize releases)
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)21:40 UTC+1 No.7616014 Report

>>7616005
It's just letting people know that stock won't be available until end of month. Just like most other brand reserves. Don't even know if there was stock at the stores.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)21:43 UTC+1 No.7616017 Report

>>7615995
The "reservations decision" looks more like notifying customers they are selling cdc via reserve and not regular store release. Doesn't look like a made-to-order reserve.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)21:45 UTC+1 No.7616019 Report

>>7616017
Yeah we already went over this.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)21:46 UTC+1 No.7616021 Report

>>7616017
Right, and I thought that was their normal mode of operation- so I don't know why they needed a special announcement for it.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)21:52 UTC+1 No.7616026 Report

>>7616021
No it is not normal. Normally they release something, you buy it and they ship it in the next couple of days and it's also in stock in store.

This is a reserve. So you spent the money and they ship the stock in a couple of weeks instead. And I don't think they had stock in store either.
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)00:51 UTC+1 No.7616155 Report

I should have bought the fucking navy skirt last night instead of sleeping on it.
Oh well. I still need that blouse that they have pictured with it. That shit is kawaii
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)01:37 UTC+1 No.7616213 Report

>>7615936
That's total bullshit.
The Tokyo (Harajuku) store had reserves last weekend, and all their stock sold out. That location has no reserves this weekend, although sometime this Sunday afternoon/evening, you can go in and they will call around to other stores looking for remaining stock.
All the stores except Harajuku have their reserves at the same time. A few locations (ie Sendai) open an hour earlier.
Your SS is totally lying about the different stores/different days bs, unless they are a total imbecile.
Please name and shame your SS
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)01:45 UTC+1 No.7616225 Report

>>7616213
I figured but they're still going to be getting my dress and I don't want anything to happen to it.
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)08:47 UTC+1 No.7616620 Report

Anyone know when AP USA will have CDC for sale/reservation so we can get a second chance?
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)13:14 UTC+1 No.7616762 Report

>>7616620
No we don't... Watch their fb. They always announce it beforehand.
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)15:32 UTC+1 No.7616850 Report

>>7616021
>>7616026
Until a maybe two years ago this is how they used to do things, I think they are going back so they can check names to cut back on scalpers who buy 10 items at different stores and online.
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)15:36 UTC+1 No.7616855 Report

>>7616850
Oh my god I hope so that's amazing.

Not so great for SS' though
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)16:15 UTC+1 No.7616877 Report

>>7616225
>>7615936

You might as well look up the store blogs for the shop your SS is using, to doublecheck their story, plus you can keep up to date on news so you can send your SS out to the store if they're having some sale or lucky pack event.

http://www.angelicpretty.com/shoplist/index.htm

(use google translate if you can't read the locations)
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)18:04 UTC+1 No.7616983 Report

>>7616877
I'm never going to use their SS again I'll stick to trying to get Tenshi or Tokyo Pirates from now on.
Thanks for answering my questions anon.
I'm pretty sure she's just bullshitting but everything I want is sold out now so I'll just have to take my loss here and just get my dress.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)07:22 UTC+1 No.7618252 Report

>>7615968
What is Yunni's SS named now anyway?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)07:27 UTC+1 No.7618261 Report

>>7602023
I hate that I was working during the release. When I got home my choice was still available but it seemed useless without the headwear, then it sold out 5 mins later. Poo.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)07:36 UTC+1 No.7618279 Report

>>7616983

You could still keep track of the Sendai shopblog and the La Foret (Tokyo) shop blog then?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)09:04 UTC+1 No.7618344 Report

>>7615265
yep, pink non-tiered get! she has yet to invoice me though but i'm not worried, she's very reliable and i've used her ss before.

everyone's saying the pink looks super fug and that they wish it was darker or w/e but i bet in person it looks amazing. the gold x pink reminds me of Aurora.

was anyone else wierded out by the bodice shape on the tiered jsk? it just looks so gaudy and strange with the gold details and strange bodice line. the cute skirt details on the non-tiered look adorable though. dem crystals.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)09:32 UTC+1 No.7618374 Report

>>7618344
I thought I was the only one! Everyone seems to go crazy about the tiered, but I think the bodice on the non-tiered JSK is so much cuter. Congrats, anon.

Just got the cancellation email because I only ordered a headbow. Guess I'll save up and try to get it with the JSK on auction somewhere.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)09:34 UTC+1 No.7618378 Report

>>7618344

I'm the anon who got the navy in tiered and OP and already kind of wondering if I should try and trade them off. I didn't have a lot of time to click on things when it opened, now that I've had a look at it I think I would have preferred the pink.

Hopefully everyone is still fighting over the navy and I can pick up the pink and lavender for a bit less later on...
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ChineseGossip 06/16/14(Mon)10:53 UTC+1 No.7618452 Report

>>7618378
>>7618378
You're gonna get flooded with trade requests if you wanna trade navy for pink lol. Might as well scalp it then buy the pink for cheap.

Someone on weibo wanted to trade their blue tiered jsk set for the navy one, and everyone commented that it's probably not possible and they'll need to add money to get a trade.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)14:55 UTC+1 No.7618653 Report

Not sure why anons think that the navy tiered isn't going to go for a lot

>already at 51000 yen
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)18:12 UTC+1 No.7618931 Report

>>7618344
I like the bodice on the tiered so much more than the non-tiered. It's looks more finished and maybe just because of how they fitted it on mannequin, it looks like it has a better waist fit.

However I couldn't get the tiered so I went with the navy non-tiered. I like the star buttons but it looks very... plain. The bat wings on the hips aren't for me either but I mocked up a coord to get me more excited about it. Assuming I can hook a Haenuli organza over skirt under the bat wings and match it with the glass doll cutsew, I think it'll look really cute!
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)19:27 UTC+1 No.7618994 Report

>>7618931
Does anyone think I'll have a chance trying to trade my non tiered navy jsk for the tiered jsk in navy? Or will I likely have to offer more money too?

>tfw my bank thought the charge from AP was fraudulent and temporarily froze it
Btw-I know it's going to take a few weeks since this is only the reserve, but how long does it take for AP to ship to a Tenso address?
I'm kind of nervous, I followed a tutorial for the address inputs and I hope I got it right.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:16 UTC+1 No.7619234 Report

>>7618994
I would assume you'd have to put money down for the tiered version. It was already more expensive than non-tiered by $30 or so but it was first to sell out. Maybe if you had the OP dress set you could trade for tiered. Dress set was 2nd most popular.

AP usually ship anywhere from 3-5 work days but I have gotten something mailed out in exactly a week after I ordered.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:03 UTC+1 No.7619827 Report

Navy tiered CDC is currently at 151,000 yen on y!j
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:06 UTC+1 No.7619830 Report

>>7619827
it would be hilarious if it was one of those fine print auctions and they are literally only paying for the piece of paper and not the actual item
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:15 UTC+1 No.7619848 Report

>>7618452

I was just going to ask for extra money to make up the difference, but you might have something there, I guess I could try auctioning it off. I've got a friend who got the non tiered jsks, so at least I could look at hers before I decide for sure that I don't want either of my dresses.


>>7619827

Does the Western market mirror the Japanese one all that closely? I can imagine AP dresses going for up to 500, 600USD, but it's not usual to see it go higher on the Western market side, is it?
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:23 UTC+1 No.7619861 Report

>>7619848
what happens in Japan, which is obvious by that auction, is scalpers will go and get new releases on the release weekend and immediatly put them up for auction. Those first few auctions will be double or even triple the retail cost (we're assuming it's a popular release btw) but then the value will drop dramatically down to retail or maybe a little bit above while the second hand rate in the west will hover much closer to original scalped auction prices, citing them as the true market value, without actually paying attention to the downward curve of the price in the Japanese market.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:26 UTC+1 No.7619872 Report

>>7619861
Western market != Japanese market

A lot of those bids are by westerners not Japanese
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:42 UTC+1 No.7619907 Report

>>7619861
>>7619872

Okay, so I'm guessing that after the initial few weeks, auction price for the dresses on the Western comm would be higher than the Japanese auctions, but still lower than the 151,000yen auction cited above, right?

It's rather more that I don't see a lot of girls having deep enough pockets to spend that on one dress, especially AP since there's a new trending AP dress every year.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:48 UTC+1 No.7619921 Report

>>7618931
Made a coord composite of how I'd coord the non-tiered JSK. With this I think I'm ok with not getting the tiered version.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:50 UTC+1 No.7619927 Report

>tfw full regret not cashing in on this release
Gdi
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:51 UTC+1 No.7619931 Report

>>7619827
link? I don't see any that high on y!japan current or past
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)05:53 UTC+1 No.7619936 Report

>>7619872
ok well... I don't know how else to differentiate between the two then if people are just going to say it's all driven by international buyers instead of natives. Even though the 'Japanese' auction rates do plummet after a few weeks vs the second hand market in the West. You would think if it was all driven by western buyers/SS then the value would remain high on the auction sites.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:04 UTC+1 No.7619968 Report

>>7619931
maybe this one http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g140646159 and they fat fingered the 1?
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:14 UTC+1 No.7619984 Report

>>7619968
Check the history dumbass it says 151,000.
http://pageinfo7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/show/bid_hist?aID=g140646159&typ=log
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:32 UTC+1 No.7620016 Report

>>7619984
ok well I'll admit I'm kind of inexperienced, I was just checked old auctions. I don't really understand this page though, can you link the actual auction page instead?
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:33 UTC+1 No.7620018 Report

>>7620016
>>7619968
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:38 UTC+1 No.7620027 Report

>>7620018
but that one ended at 51,000Y??
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:44 UTC+1 No.7620039 Report

I got the navy tiered jsk and also regret not getting the non-tiered one. I am thinking of selling mine but not sure how I should sell it. Should I do an auction with the starting price being how much I paid?

And do you guys think that there will be a rerelease or another release? I missed out on the headbow and I really want the non-tiered jsk.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:48 UTC+1 No.7620047 Report

>>7620027
Look at the history of that auction. It was 151,000 but the bid was deleted so it went down to 51,000 yen.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:51 UTC+1 No.7620053 Report

>>7620047
... so then the 151,000 price tag is moot since the bid was deleted...
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:52 UTC+1 No.7620056 Report

>>7620039
Just set the buy now as the price you paid
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:54 UTC+1 No.7620058 Report

>>7620053
uh no it isn't because that means there are at least two people (deleted bid and the winning bidder since 150k was their maximum) willing to pay that much for it
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:57 UTC+1 No.7620063 Report

>>7620058
Ok well you cannot actually say that the original 151000 bid counts since they obviously were not willing to pay that much in the long run, but I didn't know you could see the max bid of the winner. That's pretty neat.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)06:59 UTC+1 No.7620067 Report

>>7620016
>>7620018

Here's what I figure went down:

Looking at the history you can see the top bid by Noa***** was up to 151000yen until the bid was cancelled. I don't know if the seller or the buyer cancelled the bid. Once Noa****'s bid was cancelled, the auction effectively started over, recounting the bids between second highest bidder (sat****) and third highest bidder (s41****). Since S41****'s highest bid was 50000yen (you can see it on page 2 that she bid up to 50000yen before the bidwar between Noa*** and sat**** started), the winning bid was sat*****'s at 51000yen because noa***** cancelled her 151000yen bid.

I would guess the other anon from above was watching the auction all the way until it got to 151000yen, right before it was cancelled. I don't know why she's so sandy instead of explaining things, though, maybe she's upset she can't scalp her tiered jsk for thousand dollars now, idk.

With regards to this auction, I'm not sure that noa****** was a real account, it looks like it was set up just to test what sat******'s max bid was -- you can see from the history which ones are automatic bids and which ones are manually entered. Another thing to note, although sat******'s max bid was this insane 150000yen, the other girl only bid 50000yen. So, pretty much, I don't expect 151,000yen to be the going price for this dress.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)07:03 UTC+1 No.7620073 Report

>>7620067
And we also can't determine if the 151000 (possible)test bid was Western or a Japanese person either. Is the winning account familiar at all as an SS either?
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)07:05 UTC+1 No.7620074 Report

>>7620039
Auction it starting at the price you paid and see it go up. Maybe set a buy-it-now at $500? Or you can post a trade to get someone with the non-tiered jsk and head bow to trade their 2 items for your dress? Do this after you've received your dress and take good photos of it.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)07:06 UTC+1 No.7620076 Report

>>7620067
Buyers can't cancel their own bids on Yahoo. It had to have been deleted by the seller.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)08:30 UTC+1 No.7620204 Report

>>7620073

It's not familliar, plus keep in mind I used to have a celga gold account with my own username, so even an account like that could still be an overseas buyer.

>>7620076

Any ideas why the seller would cancel the bid? I thought that in order to bid over 5000yen you had to pay a fee to yja, I can't imagine someone setting up and paying for an account just to find out someone's max bid.

Of course, it could always be friend's of the seller mucking about, or the noa*** bidder pm-ed the seller and asked to be removed or something.
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Anonymous 06/17/14(Tue)14:00 UTC+1 No.7620578 Report

>>7620204
I don't think it was to find out the other person's maximum bid. Just look at the situation with that JetJ dress that was bid up to 600,000 yen only for the winner to never pay. It got relisted and sold for much less.
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