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Is there an “eBay auction website” in Japan?

There used to be an “eBay Japan” auction website. It started in 2001, in English, but was closed by eBay in March 2002. Instead, Yahoo! Japan Auctions is currently the largest auction website in Japan.

How to bid on Yahoo Japan Auctions?

Most Japanese sellers on Yahoo! Japan Auctions will not deal with bidders from outside Japan. This is partly because of the language barrier, and partly because they can’t take international payment methods (like PayPal or international credit cards).

As such, it’s a good idea to use an intermediary service that will deal with the seller and make these arrangements and payments on your behalf.

This is where you can use jauce.com. Just place your bids on www.jauce.com in “very” real-time and we will do the rest for you. We will communicate in Japanese with the seller, pack your items for international shipping, and get your purchases delivered directly to your home. The best bit is, it’s all in English- so you don’t have to worry about not being able to read the site or communicate in Japanese. With JAUCE, you can also use your international credit cards and PayPal account to make quick and easy payments.

JAUCE allows you to enjoy Japanese online auctions from the comfort of your own home, with your own payment methods, in English, in your own time.