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    Japan auctions?

    Hey JNC,
    Can someone help me figure out how to navigate Japan's auctions (Yahoo, &c)? I know there's lots of sites out there that promise to do this for me (japamart.com, easyauctionjapan.com, jauce.com), but none will return any results for me. I'll use them to search for 'MS55' 'Crown' and there'll be nothing listed, but if I page through the auctions manually I'll come across things like this that should have been a search hit.

    Am I doing something wrong, or all they all this iffy?

    Thanks!
    Mike

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    Re: Japan auctions?

    try using google translate and translate the words into Japanese and use that in your searches. Or try looking at the original text in Japanese and cut and paste into translate and figure out the word combinations that they use describing what you are looking for and use those words in Japanese for your search. I hope that makes sense.

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    Re: Japan auctions?

    Ive found that sometimes when translating pages on YAJ via google, you are ridirected to yahoo main page. Its hit and miss really, some bugs in their system.

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    Searching yahoo auctions can be pretty rough. I suggest downloading Google chrome for its auto translate feature. Pretty much everything is done by only chassis code so you are going to have to do your research about chassis code interchangeability. Try searching ms50 or other chassis codes that fit to yield results. http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/s...merce&slider=0 I hope this helps. If you need any more help feel free to pm me. I will help as much as I can

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    Re: Japan auctions?

    Thanks guys; ya, translating "toyota" "crown" to Japanese "??????" and searching for that helps a bit, but there's still stuff that only comes up when you're browsing page to page. I guess it doesn't help that there's maybe two or three Crowns on there... Google Chrome is a good idea; going to try that next.

    Mike

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    Building on the good info above, Toyota Crown is ??? ????, your ?????? is unfortunately 'Toyota's Royal Headgear'. Unlikely perhaps to return anything, at least on YAJ. Also, when selecting your input field, it helps to use the 'Car / Motorcycle' drop down to the immediate right (?????????). Thus you get:
    http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/s...ab_ex=commerce

    Adding a chassis code drops that right down:
    http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/s...ab_ex=commerce

    Deleting Toyota gives you a bit more:
    http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/s...ab_ex=commerce

    The far right option button (immediately above results) allows sorting by recently listed - which helps for return visits. The other buttons vary, but include price etc. Ganbatte! Neko.

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    Re: Japan auctions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuroneko
    Toyota Crown is ??? ????, your ?????? is unfortunately 'Toyota's Royal Headgear'.
    aaah hilarious!! Hehe; thanks for all the pointers.

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    Also clicking "??????" with the little icon of 4 squares next to it puts it in image view. Add that with changing the number of listings per page to 100 makes browsing quick and easy.

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    i use google chrome and it works fine besides the shit translation haha

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