To get stuff from YAJ you need to sign up using a proxy service as you cannot sign up without a Japanese address. Some examples of proxy services is 'Rinkya' and 'Shopping Mall Japan'. What a proxy service does is it bids on an item for you when you sign up through their service. You can put a deposite down or a credit card authorization. If you don't have a credit card you must send in money. They DO NOT charge your credit card, however, if you buy an item and don't pay they will charge you. All these proxy services have commisions which is because they are providing you with the service. For stuff under 1000 yen you should use Rinkya. It can be extremely adictive doing this, so make sure you have a set budget. Most of the items are cheaper than on Ebay. If you use a translated service, you will not get all the items. Go directly to the site, copy the url of the item and put it into your proxy service automated system or a bar to insert all the infomation. It's very difficult to snipe bids on YAJ, bids do not happen instantly through the proxy service. I recommend you to bid 24 hours or before. Some proxy services have a manual bid service where you could snipe. If you have a manual bid, talk to them a few days before the end of the auction. If the word 'JUNK' is ever in the title it means the item is either damaged or untested. If it is an opened item the price will be cheaper on YAJ. Rinkya ships the item directly to you, so if you live outside of the US, I suggest using this. Shopping Mall Japan orders everything and then ships it directly to the US.