What's New List
Due to our building maintenance, Hobby Search will not be operating during 10th to 20th August (Japan time, GMT+9),
and will not be able to ship orders or check emails during this period.
There will also be delays in shipments for orders around this period.
We apologize for any inconveniences, and your patience will be greatly appreciated.
Hobby Search 20th Anniversary Project No.5 "Twitter Follow & Retweet Round 2"!
We will be giving away the exclusive "Autograph of Tsunako" to 1 lucky winner!
For details, please check here.
Although Japan Post’s mail service of SAL to following countries were suspended since December 18th.2017,
we are glad to inform that SAL shipment service will finally resume as of July 1st, 2019 (Japan time GMT+9).
- Ukraine (excluding Crimea and Sevastopol)
4. Hobby Search 取消条款
Due to system maintenance, the Hobby Search website will be unavailable on the 26th May 2019.
(Downtime: 26/5/2019 13:00 - 17:00 GMT +9)
We apologize for your inconvenience, and your understanding is greatly appreciated.
So, what we got for the next project?
Our 4th project is the Hobby Search 20th Anniversary Project No.4 "Twitter Follow & Retweet Campaign"!
We will be giving away the "20th Anniversary Memorabilia Mug Cups" to 20 lucky winners!
please check here
Regarding Australian GST
As the sales to our Australian customers has reached the registration threshold of the Australian GST on low value import goods (1000 AUD or less),
we will start collecting Australian GST (10%) for shipments to Australian address in order to comply with this regulation,
as of 8:30am of 27th May (Japan time [GMT+9]).
We appreciate your kind understanding regarding this change.
- Orders which Hobby Search will be collecting the Australian GST:
We will be collecting the GST on orders addressed to Australia with total order cost including shipping, of 1000AUD or less.
- GST calculation:
Australian GST = 10% of total cost of your order including shipping charge
- Timing the GST will be charged
GST will be charged once your order is ready for you, and total amount including GST
will be stated on the notice of shipment by email.
- Indication of GST amount and Tax Registration information (for custom clearance)
The GST amount and our tax registration information will be stated on your receipt of payment.
*note: For shipments with total value above 1000AUD, GST will be collected at Australian boarder so Hobby Search will not be collecting tax for these.
For details, please check the
For the Japanese "Golden Week" holidays, Hobby Search will not be
operating on April 28th and 29th, and between May 2nd to May 6th.
However, we will be operating on April 30th and May 1st.
(Note: All dates are in Japan time [GMT+9])
For orders and inquiries received during the holidays, we will be
processing them after their following working day onward.
Please note that we are likely to be experiencing delays in shipment
and processing of inquiries after the holidays.
We apologize for any inconveniences caused, and will greatly appreciate
your understanding and patience.
How do you like our projects so far!? We are currently running
our 20th Anniversary Project No.3; "Zero Yen Sale"!
During the sales period, we will provide you any one of the product subject to the Zero yen Sales, FREE! Without shipping cost!
please check here
See the 20th Anniversary Project Page from here.
Announcing the answers for the first of the Hobby Search 20th Anniversary Project "Spot the Difference"!
Thank you for all your participation!
Check the answers here.
Check the "Spot the Difference" images here.
We have prepared a
special page for our 20th Anniversary Project!
To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we are currently running
the first of our 20th Anniversary Project; "Spot the Difference"!
You can win Hobby Search Points just by participating,
and if you successfully guess the correct answer, you will be
into draw to win up to 20,000 Points!
So let's give it a try!
please check here
Happy New Year Everyone!
We will be on new year break from between 30th Dec. to 3rd Jan.
We will not be able to ship orders or reply inquires during this break.
Any orders or inquires received during the break will be processed after 4th January, so please wait while we process these.
*For more details of our operation for the end of year and new year, please check here.
We have added "ePacket Light" to our shipping method options.
This shipping option will be available for selection,
if "ePacket Light" can be used for delivery to your country.
To check if "ePacket Light" is available for your country,
please check the Japan Post website below.
[Japan Post website: What is ePacket Light?]
Due to the postal strike at Canada Post, Japan Post has announced for postal items to Canada to be postponed for delivery.
Although they are continuing to accept packages to Canada, they will not proceed with shipment until they receive the go-ahead from Canada Post to resume shipment.
For more details, please check the article below at Japan Post website.
[Japan Post Website: News]
Hobby Search will continue to dispatch orders unless otherwise requested,
as we foresee backlog of packages to be shipped at Japan Post once shipping resumes.
As such, holding packages ourselves will delay delivery further, by how much backlog of packages Japan Post accumulates before shipping resumes.
We apologize for your inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding and patience greatly, thank you very much.
For certain countries, the "SAL" shipment has been stopped since December 2017.
As this problem has been continuing for almost a year, we are introducing
new shipping option called "ePacket Light" scheduled to be added after 6th December 2018.
For details of ePacket Light shipment, please check the Japan Post website below.
[Japan Post website: ePacket Light]
For customers from the following countries, ePacket Light will
replace Registered SAL and SAL Small Packet.
France / Spain / the Netherlands
For customers from the following countries, we are afraid
only EMS will be available for shipment.
Ukraine / Algeria
Due to the SAL shipment being very unlikely to be return anytime soon,
we will also be changing the shipping options for all orders from
the affected countries.
For customers from France, Spain, and the Netherlands,
the orders will be changed as follows.
- "SAL Parcel" will be change to "EMS"
- "SAL Small Packet" will be change to "ePacket Light"
- "Registered SAL" will be change to "ePacket Light"
- "If possible" options for EMS will all be changed to "ePacket Light if possible"
For customers from Ukraine or Algeria, all orders will be changed to EMS.
To check your current shipping options or updating order information,
please use your account page.