Many thanks!MrF1 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:22 pmI'm thinking about ordering another one through Rakuten Global. The order goes through a Japanese website and price is close to $200 (yen converted to dollars), plus shipping. Shipping is the big question mark. The website checkout system is a bit different and wasn't able to establish the shipping cost without placing the order...not quite ready.
Hands down the best guitar case I've ever owned for everyday around town use. I'll keep you posted as I'm probably going to place an order in the next week or two through Rakuten Global.
I did buy this case from Amazon prime for $79 shipped. For that price, very happy with it. I am curios how leaky the regular zipper is so I am going to do this simple test: Place some tissue paper behind the zipper and use a squirt bottle and spray a fine mist over the zipper for 2 minutes, let it sit for 10 minutes then open the zipper and see how much water got through to the tissue.SteveL123 wrote: ↑Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:41 amRokkoman Super Light classical guitar case (advertised 4.6 lbs weight) is now $399 shipped on Amazon. I just found on Amazon another lightweight case (around 5 lbs) for $79 shipped (Prime). Search "ProRockGear RG330FC Armourguard Light Weight Polyfoam Classical Guitar Case" and you'll find it. It likely does not have the YKK water proof zipper. But it is a lot cheaper and is only 1/2 lb to 1 lb heavier.
Does anyone have this case and what do you think of it?
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MrF1 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:57 amI placed the initial order on the Rakuten Global Market website and was able to use Paypal as my billing source. I learned that it's actually a two-step process - the shipping fees (important factor!) are calculated separately by a warehouse in Japan. My initial order confirmation instructed me to wait for a shipping fee email from the warehouse. Once I responded to the warehouse email, the entire transaction would be confirmed and my Paypal would be charged. It's been almost two weeks and I've heard nothing from the shipping warehouse. I've sent two follow-up emails to the warehouse with no response. Oh well, it was worth a try! More news as news happens....
That is very encouraging. I may follow you in ordering from them. Thanks for the update.MrF1 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:55 am
Time for an update on the update....
Lo and behold I received an email this morning from Rakuten warehouse in Japan. They apologized for the delay and apparently the person who handles international orders has been out of the office. Anyway, I was able to confirm the shipping costs (approx $100 usd) and the order is officially being processed and my paypal acct has been charged. After shipping, about $288 usd. I've owned one of these cases before and I feel they're worth every penny. Nice thing about placing the order from Rakuten, is you have more color options. Coming down the homestretch and I'll let you know when the case arrives here in Louisiana.