Spent a lot of the past week in the office focusing on a client launch. The client is a name that you are familiar with and am excited to announce it - when the time comes ^^.
Photo taken at Naka Meguro - grabbing a taxi back home. Haven't used the taxis for a while and forgot that I even wrote an article about the taxi prices going up. It felt like every time I closed my eyes, I would open them to discover that the meter jumped a few hundred yen.
I was beginning to wonder if there was a camera which detected passenger blinks so that they could notch up the meter while one was not looking ^^;
Believe it or not but most Japanese are still afraid of using a credit card online. So much so that Amazon are selling these shopping cards at convenient stores - pay for them in cash and use the card number online to buy stuff.
When I was at Amazon, the credit card usage was extremely low which was why the COD (Cash On Delivery) project was of such importance - the "order and pay at the door when goods arrive" thingy. Do you have COD in your region?
I personally buy stuff online all the time wherever possible to save time trooping around town - hardware, figures...hardware and figures.
The only major problem I had was when I ordered something and requested it to be delivered on a particular day - did not arrive and was rather annoyed as it was a birthday gift.
The online store apologized and let us keep the goods without charge - was about 30000 yen.
Mirei San arrived with some dodgy paintwork but Kotobukiya replaced her straight away.
Have you had nightmares ordering stuff online in the past? Any places that your fellow otaku should avoid?