Ultimate guide how to win an auction on Yahoo Japan Auction with Yaharu.com


Japan offers a great deal of unique products and sites like Yahoo Japan Auctions make it possible to buy these products cheaper than on online shops. So, if you are looking for something special, here is our ultimate guide how to bid on Yahoo Japan Auctions and top tips to win a bid.

Step 1. Register an account or log in

The first thing you need to do is log in or register an account if you haven’t done it yet.

Step 2. Search for items

On the home page, you can use the search bar on the top (1) by entering the name of the item you are looking for. The search can be made in all categories (2) or you can filter by choosing a specific category. Another option is to use the left side bar to access all items available in a certain category and its sub categories (3).

Step 3. Add funds to your account

In order to bid for a chosen lot, you need to have funds on your account. You can add funds by going to My account page (Office) and then to the Wallet section. On the Wallet page, press the “Add funds to your balance button”. You will be redirected to the page where you should choose a payment option: by credit cards or PayPal. After you choose one of the above options and transfer the money, the funds will be reflected in your account and the Wallet section.

Step 4. Place a bid

To buy a certain lot, you need to place a bid and win the auction. Before placing a bid, check out the photos of the lot on the left and the buying details on the right (the quantity, the starting price, if the item is new or used, the date when the bidding closes, location of the seller/item, the auction ID item and etc). Click the button in the right column to place your bid. If you don’t have enough funds on your account to bid on for an item, you will see a message on the top indication that you have to top your balance (1).

If your bid wins, our team in Japan contacts the seller and informs them on the address of the warehouse, where goods should be delivered.

Top auction bidding strategies

  1. Always make sure you have enough money on your account. Otherwise, the system won’t let you place a bid.
  2. Bid the maximum price you are ready to pay the first time you bid, no matter the bidding closes, in 5 minutes or 5 days. Our experience shows that placing the most realistic price the first time will make a lot of other bidders give up earlier.
  3. When you increase your bid price at the last moment bit by bit, you are highly likely to be involved in a bid war and as a result it may significantly raise the price of a lot.
  4. And last but not least, make sure you study the item info very carefully. Once, you place a bid, you can’t cancel it under any circumstances.

We hope you find our guide helpful. Have fun and good luck bidding!