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Great product... Consider purchasing elsewhere.,
This review is from: 1 X Spam Musubi Sushi Rice Press #K5SPS by KH
This is a great product, but I just can't recommend buying it here.
I recently purchased this exact sushi press from a local Japanese market (Mitsuwa). This store chain is known for having a great selection of imported Asian foods and products, but their prices tend to be a bit high. It was $4.99 there. That's why I'm just baffled that these sellers have the nerve to sell this item for $6.00 PLUS another $6.00 for shipping. You'll end up spending about $12 for a simple plastic mold (this particular one was made in Taiwan, by the way).
Again, it is a great product that works EXACTLY as advertised - It really makes PERFECT spam musubis. But at least check out your local Asian/Japanese store first to see if they have any available. You have to go there for seaweed anyways, don't you? You might even be able to find yours for cheaper than $5. Of course, if you have absolutely no resources available in your area and you've been dying to make your own musubis, by all means - order this product here.
I'm not against the idea of a seller making a profit, but you have to know that they got this sushi press for maybe a dollar, and their actual shipping cost is another couple bucks at most. So charging $12 or more is just unreasonable. It always bugs me when sellers pad the shipping costs in an attempt to hide how much more money they're charging you. Ordering items on Amazon is always going to be a balancing between convenience and price. Just be aware that the TOTAL price here is quite high.
***UPDATE*** It seems more recent sellers have begun lowering their prices and shipping charges (Due to my complaining maybe? I swear, they were $6.99 + $6.50 shipping before). While the total cost is still far from cheap, it's nice to see things heading the right direction. I'll leave my original review up for the benefit of those who are reading this later on.
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Initial post: Apr 20, 2010 8:23:46 PM PDT
J. Ignacio says:
Thank you! I really appreciate the time you took to post this comment. I wish more people would write honest and detailed comments like you have. I don't think people realize how helpful the reviews are to others searching for the right place to invest their money. When ordering online, the touch and hold senses are completely disconnected. Therefore one must rely on the experience of others and their feedback in order to gain confidence in making online purchases.As we all know, pictures can be very misleading; as well as seller descriptions. Thank you for your feedback!
Posted on Sep 14, 2011 2:58:42 PM PDT
Reader Girl says:
Thanks for mentioning Mistuwa. I got mine there today, and didn't have to pay shipping.
Posted on May 17, 2014 7:06:19 PM PDT
Well, they must have changed the price since your post because now its $1.15 with $4.99 shipping.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2014 5:15:40 PM PDT
Tevita Fangupo says:
hi i hope you dont mind me asking. but i was just on their website and couldnt find it. what did you search under?
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