Those of you who are eager to complete your Nintendo collection will probably wonder where is the best place to import the Golden Famicom Classic Mini (full name: Famicom Classic Mini: Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition) that is exclusive to Japan.
In this guide we’ll show you various options on where you can get yours from the comfort of your home. If you’d like to learn more about the Golden Famicom Classic Mini before purchasing one, check out our previous article here.
Option 1: Amazon Japan (Recommended)
The first and best option to import the Golden Famicom Classic Mini is none other than Amazon Japan. Amazon Japan provides affordable priority shipping (usually by DHL or Fedex which takes 2 to 4 working days) to countries all over the world and the site is usable in English.
Import taxes (if any) and shipping fees are also taken care of by the company, so you don’t have to worry about them. You can even pay in your local currency, such as the US dollar or the Euro.
Once that’s done, you can order the Golden Famicom Classic Mini right here. Options include the plug-and-play system alone or in a bundle with a USB AC adapter. Before ordering, make sure the product is “Shipped from and sold by Amazon.co.jp/この商品は、Amazon.co.jp が販売、発送します”. You can pay by credit card or debit card.
Option 2: eBay
If Amazon Japan has ran out of the Golden Famicom Classic Mini, the next option you can consider is eBay. There are various Japanese sellers who offer the system, albeit at a higher price. You can pay by PayPal, credit card, or debit card. Shipping methods vary from seller to seller.
Purchase the Golden Famicom Classic Mini here.
Option 3: AmiAmi
If both Amazon Japan and eBay are out of stock, the last viable option is Japanese import site AmiAmi. Similar to the first two options AmiAmi ships to most countries around the world through two different shipping methods, EMS and DHL.
AmiAmi supports payment through credit card and PayPal, but highly discourages the use of debit cards. AmiAmi does not take care of import taxes (if any) and is unable to provide a shipping estimate before ordering unless you request it through their customer service. You can’t pay via your local currency either so keep that in mind.
Buy the Golden Famicom Classic Mini here.
That’s all, folks!
And that comes to the end of our where to import the Golden Famicom Classic Mini guide. If you have any questions feel free to fire away in the comments section below. Have fun and happy shopping!