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18 minutes ago, BeyondTime said:

Concerts are out, so Namco will need to celebrate other ways.

Right, since that wouldn't be something I could go to anyway, I am hoping more for "stuff" i.e. a new console game, a DD, etc.

But yeah, without being able to have events I don't know what they'll do.

 

Edit: 15th Anniversary website: https://15th.idolmaster.jp/

And I forgot a game was announced for this year, possibly delayed of course: https://starlit-season.idolmaster.jp/

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1 minute ago, cfx said:

I am hoping more for "stuff" i.e. a new console game, a DD, etc.

That's kind of my point, if they mark the event it will be other ways.


The difference between Dollfie Dreams and Heroin? Heroin is illegal, Dollfie Dreams probably should be.

“Empty wallets, full hearts.” That’s probably an apt description for the effects of DD addiction

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moerunamida

Thank you for your replies cfx and BeyondTime :)


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Nekozoe

Has anyone received a payment request for their Dollfies? ;w; I know the store is having issues, but I remember the email we got on Monday said the remaining payment email would be sent this weekI can't really check what's going on with my order because of the status of the store. Just asking, because I don't want to miss it :)!

If not today, maybe we'll get the email tomorrow. (TwT)

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4 hours ago, Nekozoe said:

Has anyone received a payment request for their Dollfies? ;w;

I haven't yet.

4 hours ago, Nekozoe said:

I know the store is having issues,

Considering this, it's a good thing we didn't get a payment request. Considering this, it would be surprising if anyone received a payment request. Checking Volks USA now, the web site can't accept payments yet. A payment request now would only serve to cause additional and unnecessary grief. Until the web site is actually fixed, we're not going to receive the payment request e-mail at all.

4 hours ago, Nekozoe said:

but I remember the email we got on Monday said the remaining payment email would be sent this weekI can't really check what's going on with my order because of the status of the store. Just asking, because I don't want to miss it :)!

If not today, maybe we'll get the email tomorrow. (TwT)

Speculation #1: I think that e-mail was sent prematurely. Someone who isn't responsible for the technical side of the web site at Volks USA was likely told the site would get fixed "this week" (which is as of this writing now last week). Taking whoever said this at his/her word, the non-technical Volks USA employee sent out the e-mail. The technical issue resolution estimate was then proven to be way off, so there hasn't been any observable progress from the customers' perspectives. In the meantime, the customers with pre-orders (us) get to suffer additional anxiety which could have been prevented if the upcoming payment request announcement wasn't declared as being "this week".

Speculation #2: Volks USA expected to get shipments of the dolls last week and then sent the announcement. As mentioned in another thread, shipping from Japan has become a nightmare. While the expectation of receiving shipments existed last week, the shipments might have been delayed for the reasons mentioned in the thread. While the web site can open once it's ready without sending the NieR payment request, there's no point in sending a payment request if the dolls haven't arrived.

Since I don't have any inside information, I have no way of knowing how close I am with my speculation.

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1 hour ago, growcian said:

In the meantime, the customers with pre-orders (us) get to suffer additional anxiety which could have been prevented if the upcoming payment request announcement wasn't declared as being "this week".

They can probably handle payment by sending a Paypal invoice or taking payment over the phone. I wouldn't worry too much about getting the payment request. If their site is still down I am sure they will work it out with the customer, or extend the payment deadline. 


The difference between Dollfie Dreams and Heroin? Heroin is illegal, Dollfie Dreams probably should be.

“Empty wallets, full hearts.” That’s probably an apt description for the effects of DD addiction

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It almost feels unreal but 2B and 9S are finally in transit to me from Japan. @onion22@
I paid in march sometime before they stopped all international payments and since EMS is available to my country they were able to send them out this weekend. It's been a long wait and I really hope everyone will at least get their dolls within this year.

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On 4/26/2020 at 9:56 PM, BeyondTime said:

They can probably handle payment by sending a Paypal invoice or taking payment over the phone. I wouldn't worry too much about getting the payment request. If their site is still down I am sure they will work it out with the customer, or extend the payment deadline. 

You called it. I just received an e-mail update. Payments will be handled through PayPal starting May 8.

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They're going to require you to have a Paypal account to be able to pay for your doll?

If so that sucks.

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3 minutes ago, cfx said:

They're going to require you to have a Paypal account to be able to pay for your doll?

If so that sucks.

No idea.

While I have a PayPal account, the email address I use for it and the address I use with Volks USA are different. The PayPal e-mail address not matching the e-mail address I use with a web site has never been a problem but I sent an inquiry anyway. I don't want to assume this won't be a problem with Volks USA and then find out later it will be a problem.

I honestly don't remember what shipping method I chose. The web site being broken makes checking impossible. I can't check the order conformation from having paid the deposit at this moment because I'm using my phone instead of my desktop PC right now. Even after I check, I wonder if the shipping method can be changed at all because the web site is broken. I asked about this as well.


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AFAIK, at least anecdotally in trying to order from various places, any time payment is requested "via Paypal invoice" the only way to pay is with an account; at least I've never seen a case where this isn't true.

Since I'm not in this preorder, it doesn't affect me anyway, but it's useful for me to know because they might do this again in the future where it would affect me.

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Dear XXXXX,

Thank you so much for your patience, and for participating in our Dollfie Dream® x NieR: Automata Pre-Order.

If you are receiving this email, that means you are part of the 2nd Batch and have made a Full Payment or Down Payment on one or more items.

Please see below for more detailed information.

Change in NieR: Automata Payment Information:
Due to the technical difficulties on our webstore, we would like to inform you that we will be changing our payment method by sending Invoices through PayPal.
It will be sent to your email address that is currently listed on your order.

          [Schedule]:
Start Date: May 8th, 2020
End Date: May 29th, 2020
Update on Shipping:
The Delivery Date is still on schedule for the End of May 2020.
We are aiming to start shipping orders out starting May 20th, 2020.
Shipping will sequentially start with those who have made Full Payment and/or Paid Remaining Payment.
Those who chose Pick-Up, your order will be available for Office Pick Up starting May 20th, 2020.
[Important Notes]
If you failed to notify us of any address changes and in the case that your order is sent to an old address; we cannot be held responsible for items which are lost or damaged during transit.
Please update your Shipping Address before completing the Remaining Payment.
For those who chose “Pick-up” for your shipping method, please pick up your order within two weeks after receiving your pick up notice from VOLKS USA. If you do not contact us or pick up your items within two weeks, we may cancel your order.
If you have placed multiple orders, please note that your order will be shipped by the Ordered Date.
If your payment is not completed by the deadline, your order will be cancelled.
Please understand that in the case of cancellation, your deposit payment will be kept as the cancellation fee and cannot be refunded.
We truly wish for you and your family's safety and health at this time.

If you have any questions at this time, please feel free to contact service@volksusa.com.

Sincerely,

VOLKS USA Web Service Team

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Hah. Everything under [Schedule] must be cut-and-paste from the original instructions since there are at least two things in there that either don't still work the same way or at minimum need further explanation.

You can't change your address on the website since it's non-functional, yet it doesn't tell you how to change it via an alternate method.

"Pick up" shipping method may not be doable if there is still the travel restrictions in place that I understand are there now.

Since they're still going to hold your deposit if you don't pay, it hopefully isn't going to require a Paypal account; otherwise if you're unable to create one you are out of luck, and in my opinion isn't fair to have the terms of a transaction changed after you've entered into it.

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I’m a little confused about the address situation too.

I recently moved and I was told a while ago I could just update the address when I make the remaining payment. I just sent an email seeing how I can update it now. 

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4 hours ago, Nekozoe said:

I’m a little confused about the address situation too.

I recently moved and I was told a while ago I could just update the address when I make the remaining payment. I just sent an email seeing how I can update it now. 

They really make more work for themselves by not explaining those issues in that email, because the result is everyone who needs and answer as you do will have to email and ask, and then they have to answer all those questions individually.

Anyway, it's good that more dolls will finally be getting to owners. Between the delay with these because of how many preorders there were, the production issues and now this virus mess, it's been a long wait.

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TithorArgentus

Has anyone heard from Volks International about remaining payments yet? I see that Volks USA will be transitioning to PayPal...

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1 hour ago, TithorArgentus said:

Has anyone heard from Volks International about remaining payments yet? I see that Volks USA will be transitioning to PayPal...

Now that they are re-opening international orders I would expect you could get a notice anytime.


The difference between Dollfie Dreams and Heroin? Heroin is illegal, Dollfie Dreams probably should be.

“Empty wallets, full hearts.” That’s probably an apt description for the effects of DD addiction

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16 minutes ago, BeyondTime said:

Now that they are re-opening international orders I would expect you could get a notice anytime.

I really hope so. I'm buying my 9S through a friend who is paying off their preorder but we haven't gotten anything yet. 

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Thanks for the reminder. 😑 I was going to make an order now that the international site is working again, but I think I'll wait until I know what is the payment method they want this time.

I'm so glad I wasn't able to order 9S. I would've gone crazy by now.

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I am really relieved to know that 9S/Ollie will be paid off soon. It has been really very difficult holding onto his payment for such a long time, especially with what is currently going on. It is going to be a bit surreal seeing him with Tama and Evan. I have never waited so long for a doll in my entire life. Seriously, how long has it been?

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10 hours ago, Lynn said:

I was going to make an order now that the international site is working again, but I think I'll wait until I know what is the payment method they want this time.

There shouldn't be any change in that, as the store wasn't closed in general, only to sales outside of Japan.

The change to Paypal for the US Nier payments isn't a change to payment in general, just what is being done because the Volks USA website isn't working so the cart system can't be used for payment.

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Dear XXXXX,

Thank you so much for your patience, and for participating in our Dollfie Dream® x NieR: Automata Pre-Order.

If you are receiving this email, that means you are part of the 2nd Batch and have made a Full Payment or Down Payment on one or more items. 

Please see below for more detailed information.
 
 
Change in NieR: Automata Payment Information:
As we have received many questions regarding the change in payment method, please note that a PayPal account is not required. 
You will have the option to log into your PayPal account or to checkout as a Guest using a Debit/ Credit Card.

           [Schedule]: 
  • Start Date: May 8th, 2020 
  • End Date: May 29th, 2020
*Please note that you do not need to update your email address on the order. 
 
Update on Shipping:
The Delivery Date is still on schedule for the End of May 2020.
We are aiming to start shipping orders out starting May 20th, 2020. 
  • Shipping will sequentially start with those who have made Full Payment and/or Paid Remaining Payment. 
  • Those who chose Pick-Up, your order will be available for Office Pick Up starting May 20th, 2020. 
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  1. Please do not update your address through PayPal
  2. If you want to change your address, please inform us your new address by email. 
 
Important Notes: 
  1. For those who chose “Pick-up” for your shipping method, please pick up your order within two weeks after receiving your pick up notice from VOLKS USA. If you do not contact us or pick up your items within two weeks, we may cancel your order.
  2. If you have placed multiple orders, please note that your order will be shipped by the Ordered Date. 
  3. If your payment is not completed by the deadline, your order will be cancelled.
  4. Please understand that in the case of cancellation, your deposit payment will be kept as the cancellation fee and cannot be refunded.
 

We truly wish for you and your family's safety and health at this time. 


If you have any questions at this time, please feel free to contact service@volksusa.com.

Sincerely, 


VOLKS USA Web Service Team
 
VOLKS USA, INC.

1108 W. 135th St.
Gardena, CA 90247
 
TEL:(310)782-8324
URL: http://www.volksusa.com
E-mail: service@volksusa.com

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cfx

Well that's good it doesn't require a Paypal account at least.

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Recently found out and wanted to share: 14mm eyes can go with 2B. Maybe somebody was curious about it 😅 

 

 

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Wow. . . That picture makes me feel like 2B could make a decent Major Motoko (GitS:SAC). Dang.

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