Searcha and Ramel
For First-time Customers
Thank you for visiting HOBBY SEARCH!
Founded in 1999, HOBBY SEARCH is one of the most comprehensive online "hobby shop" in Japan. The following is a brief description of how you can enjoy shopping at HOBBY SEARCH.

If you have any questions, please contact us.
hs-support@1999.co.jp
Buying procedure

STEP1 Find items
STEP2 Put items into the Cart
STEP3 Fill out the ORDER FORM
STEP4 Order confirmation email
STEP5 Payment Step
STEP6 Shipping notification email
STEP7 Delivery of items
For more information about buying procedure, please read Buying procedure.
For more details about pre-order sale, please read here.
User Registration (ID and Password)
You can use the following services with HOBBY SEARCH ID.
You can get points worth 3% (for books, 1%) of the item's price (our sales price).
You can use the points as "money" from the next shopping. For more information, please read here.
You can fill out the ORDER FORM with your ID and Password only.
You do not have to enter your name, address, phone number, and so on.
You can view order history and change order info here.
Payment
PayPal Express Checkout PayPal Pre-Approved Payment Credit Card Payment
This is a manual payment method with PayPal.
A payment request email is sent to you once we prepare your order.
For details, please check this page.
This is an automated payment method with PayPal.
By registering your PayPal account to your Hobby Search account in advance, your payments will be processed automatically.
For details, please check this page.
This is an automated payment method with a credit card.
Your payments will be charged to the credit card you had selected automatically when they are ready.
We accept Visa and Master Card.
For details, please check this article.
PayPal
PayPal
Credit Card [VISA] Credit Card [Master Card]
Shipping Options
EMS SAL Parcel
- Fastest shipping, usually within a week after dispatch.
- Safest shipping, with tracking and insurance of up to 20,000yen
For details, please check this article.
- Standard shipping, usually takes between 2 to 5 weeks
for delivery after dispatch.
- Include tracking and insurance of up to 10,000yen.
- Shipping cost increase per kilogram.
- Not available for some countries.
For details, please check this article.
SAL Registered SAL Small Packet
- Shipping for small to medium sized items.
- Usually takes between 2 to 5 weeks for delivery after dispatch.
- Include tracking and insurance of up to 6,000yen.
- Tight shipping restrictions for size and weight.
Weight Restriction: under 2,000g
(including cardboard box and cushioning materials etc.)
Size Restriction: Length + Width + Height < 90cm
- Not available for some countries.
For details, please check this article.
- Shipping for small to medium sized items.
- Usually takes between 2 to 5 weeks for delivery after dispatch.
- Lowest shipping cost amongst the shipping options.
- No tracking, No insurance for shipping damages or losses.
- Tight shipping restrictions for size and weight.
Weight Restriction: under 2,000g
(including cardboard box and cushioning materials etc.)
Size Restriction: Length + Width + Height < 90cm
- Not available for some countries.
For details, please check this article.
Shipping Cost
Shipping cost will vary depending on the weight of items, the shipping method,
and the destination location.
For already released items, the shipping cost is usually available
on the order form and on the order confirmation email.
For items with unknown weight (such as pre-order and some back-order items etc.),
shipping cost is finalized only after the item is stocked.
For details of shipping cost, please check the shipping cost chart here.
ETC.
new items indicates "new items" and shall be displayed for 1 month.
restock itemsindicates "restock items" and shall be displayed for 1 month.
Please note that the items on the product list can be out of stock.
See also Descriptions based on "Act on Specified Commercial Transactions"
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We would be grateful if you could provide us with your opinion.Please do not hesitate to contact us here.