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Wow this real surprise me
I just found out about this! Very interesting!
Question Paolo… if you both a train ticket and you never used it because of some instances, can you bring it back at the train station and refund it?
Should be interesting to see when the Olympics comes around.
But the thing is, you also have to pay interest with your credit card purchase.
This is good info. Thanks
Wow good to know MS way in Japan. I noticed a 98.8% for a Isetan card, looks profitable for MSer's
Nice video…very different from the others
mc donals or disney how much ??
Always with Great information , Thanks Paolo
I actually tried to take a photo of the signs with the destinations above the entrance of one of these shops in Kyoto one time. Completely innocent because I wanted to Google Translate the destinations and one of the staff told me off for doing so. 😂
So you did very well getting this undercover footage.
This is another great piece of insider information, Paolo.
I would tend to think that it would be great if, for example you had shinkansen tickets for a business trip and you turned around and bought plane tickets and took the difference since plane tickets tend to be cheaper than shinkansen tickets
Interesting video. Thank you
how much are the train tickets being resold for? sounds like they would lose $$$ for unsold tickets
dang. i've never heard about this.the shop looks shady.you look shady too (undercover).
Oh dude I was so worried for you the whole time. Be careful when you do these things, don't risk your safety!
You can't use a JR Pass to buy a reserved shinkansen ticket, and then sell that ticket right?
I can see why there would be a high demand for concert or amusement park tickets. But why would people buy train tickets from a ticket reseller? Are some trains like airplanes and you have limited space in a given period?
Ya know, I with you on how shady these shops look. But, it couldn't be all that bad if they operating in plain sight without really hiding anything about it. Thank you for sharing this as this is some great information to know. We're you planning on buying a discounted ticket and seeing if you can just use it? I think that would be an interesting way for travelers to save some money if need be. Thanks for the video!
I love Tokyo, I'm a big fan of Paolo and Maiko duo, I enjoy their videos.. Once again tks for the info.Will keep a lookout. What are the chances of getting stopped by the station staffs for using these tickets bro?
Bro any hacks on finding dorms or rooms for international students in Tokyo?
Dafuq is going on with your hair?
isn't it kinda obvious you can see the camera in front of your bag pack? or did you cover it with something else?
So whats the advantage of doing this over an ATM? Isn't an ATM faster with a better rate?
Do you live in shibuya?
Ummm it's possible I'm missing the point completely, but you still have the credit card debt ? hai / iie ?
Great video! Great to see such unique content!
Your hair! It cracked me up hahaha
Thanks for this video. I saw these shops around tokyo but since I cant read japanese I didn't understand wtf they were. in europe shops that look like these are lottery ticket shops for idiots that wanna waste their money.
Very interesting video. I've always been curious about how these discount ticket shops work. Thanks for making this. Keep up the great work.
Paolo, I live in Orlando where discounted used tickets to theme parks are big business here.
great video as usual! stay safe always bro ^^
I don’t understand. if people need cash why don’t they just go to an atm and get cash from their own bank account?
I never entered one of these shops but when I asked a friend he said it might be a lottery ticket shop
Please could you try to buy a Disney ticket and use it? How much cheaper is it?
Would it be cheaper to buy shinkansen tickets from here than the actual JR Station?
Can you make a video about candy in Japan? I always see those import weird Japanese candy videos and it makes me curious what candy an average Japanese person eats
Not much of a discount on the tix if they'll give you 95% cash.
How exactly is this a quick way to get cash? I don't understand this part of the concept. If you have a credit card, just go to an ATM and make a withdrawal.You can also make a ATM withdrawal with your debit card, assuming it's accepted. It is in my case, so no problems there.
Selling stuff you've been given, or won, or otherwise procured for free/less. Sure, that I can understand. But I honestly don't see how it is a good idea to deliberately loose 4-5% on a rather complicated, shady, and risky withdrawal process when you can do a safe and legitimate one 100 times easier and quicker.
Dont understand why anyone would do this
I think the concept is actually nice. We could receive a lot of "unwanted" shopping voucher as a gift, or tickets we already bought but unable to go, and it's nice to get it to someone who actually would and we get cash! My company also issue ticket that we might not ended up using because it's not the most comfortable way possible to go OR if I could go on the trip with a much cheaper option and I could save cash doing it. Actually there are people selling their unused tickets online too, cutting the middleman. But usually they sell it much lower (like 70%). So I don't see why not, in paper at least. But yes attractions doesn't like them and it is often used to mess with the ticketing system and tax and fraud (someone could sell counterfeit ticket, etc.). Interesting though, but I am also not sure if I am comfortable using the service haha
How about we come to Japan with a JR Pass and get a ticket to Osaka from Tokyo for 2-3 weeks later. Can I resell it to those ticket shops?
Interesting, but really shady
wow u've lived in japan for 15 years already?
Great video as always, maybe you might consider undercover on panchinko machine games keen to know how it works
This is common on Brazil, the workers, receive from the company some monthly "restaurant cards" to the lunch time. So some people bring food from home to eat on the lunch time, so they go and sell this "credit" from these cards in stores like that
Love this video! Very informative
wow paolo, i had no idea you had a youtube channel. This is awesome!! lets catch up sometime!
Oohh! I’ve always wonder about these tickets!! I see them all over Tokyo!Thanks for the video!!
Is that hairdo on purpose?
A lot of credit cards have point bonuses so if you manage to purchase something where you get 3x points (3%) back and you can sell it to these shops for 98% of value, you pretty much make 1% of the difference
Very interesting video. Thank you!
I didn't follow, I guess I just don't understand.
Very interesting, I have never bought a ticket at this shops but I do not think there is anything wrong with it.
What's the benefit of doing this?
It would be fair to sell department stores, shops' CASH coupons to them if say I got the Cash coupons in occasions as gifts from friends or companies annual dinner lucky draw, and the shops are the ones I don't like, so I can get 90%+ cash out from the coupons. 🙂 BTW, I 'used' few tips from your videos when I travelled to Tokyo in May & Oct; didn't get to bump into you though. 🙁
Where did you get your sweater? I love it!
Good video, and might be a good option if I can't use a ticket during my next visit.
why not just use an atm
Nice one. Love this video
WOW! I sure wish I'd known about this when I was over there last year and was really strapped for cash
I have used this "chain' of ticket shops before when I was in Japan during my previous trips.They are okay when you want to get concert tickets the last moment. As long as you are aware of what you are getting and know what the market is like for those tickets. It is better than getting tickets on auction as you know what price you will be paying and actually have the physical ticket in hand once it is paid for.
Perfect way to get some cash if you want to so something "incognito". Not saying you should, but it basically leaves no trace of a withdrawal and for all the credit card company will see is "oh he bought some train tickets".
This is very informative thanks for this!
Would this be better than currency exchange? I think you lose more value if you exchange currency at airport or the bank.
回数券はCommuter Passというよりは、Coupon かbook of ticketsのほうが意味合いが近いと思いますよ。Commuter Passはこの国では定期券のことを指します。
What a great place to get discounts.
This happens in other countries too, i mean the discoubted tickets. Maybe they use the same tactic, we bought discounted ko disneyland ticket from the owner of the place we stayed at
I've watched this video 3 times. I saw these all over Shinjuku and was curious what they were. Reminds me of ticket scalpers in a way. Thank you so much for educating us!
yo paolo . . what backpack you using in here ?
Take care of your god and I of my God,when Japan will not have any other god,and we Christian world will perish,led by Satan.
make video on gangs in japan
I got tickets for a Koda Kimi concert from a Kinke Shop, on my first trip to Japan and had no idea that they were not the actual official TICKET SHOP hahaha I saw so many tickets on the walls that I had the impression that in Japan that was the way you would usually get tickets for anything ahaha.
can someone please explain why to get money like this and not straight from ATM?
For new travelers, would you recommend buying train tickets at these shops, is the risk low/high of getting the right tickets. I assume the price would be the same as getting from the official station? I'm thinking if the shop is closer to the hotel and it's convenient, should we utilize it, plus they have people that may be able to assist with information compared to the ticket machines?
I think that is quite cool. It makes sense if you cannot use a ticket you have bought or given as a gift. It actually makes loads of sense! Thanks for sharing!
Would these types of shops also sell tickets for like idol events and concerts like Johnnys??
I read in Disney website that in order to enter the park you must show ID (passport), if the name on the ticket doesn't match the ID, they know you buy resale ticket, and you can't enter the park. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Hey Paolo, Could you please make a video on groceries items available in Tokyo (like veggies, milk, curd and their prices)? It will be really helpful since a group of us from India are coming over to Japan for a job and many of us are vegetarians. Thank you.
Tokyo DIsneyland has its own discount tickets for that day near them. That is why they hate to have people buying cheaper tickets but the main reason is, is that they are Koreans. Koreans run Tokyo Disneyland. That is why I stopped going there.
4% mark up not bad
This is such a hack for hitting a set spending amount for new credit cards to get the signup bonus… wow!
Huh? I'm surprised people would even consider that just to get some cash. My main three recommendations to getting some generally accepted payment method in Tokyo would be: 1) 7-11 ATMs, there's no service fees so you pay only the conversion rate of your home bank (plus anything on top they may charge for withdrawal; for me this is a total of 1,5%)2) Use Suica card on an iPhone, which can be recharged with Apple Pay (worst case you have to pay a conversion rate); Suica is as good as cash in places where they don't accept credit cards, there's only very few places where neither IC nor CC work3) If you meet with friends, take over the bill, and let them cash you out (again, this will only cost the conversion rate; if it happens to be high with your CC issuer you can also use the conversion service of CC provider in the shop but this is quite often in the order of 3-4% and they will not tell you in advance how much it is, still a lot less hassle than Kinken shops)
I buy baseball tickets from a well known site that actually works with the various sporting entities. Far as I'm concerned, as long as the tickets are real and the seller ensures that every ticket is legit, I don't see what the problem is. Not real sure about undercover stuff, seems like it could get you in some trouble, legit or the "going to bust your knees" kind.
This is called gestun in Indonesia, basically convert your credit card transaction into cash
If just for travelling around, like for vacation, do you recommend to use this?? seems like a lot of saving can be done here.
If I have to think this logically, I think the ticket shops are like pawn shops. You might get, say, a pair of tickets to a show but you cannot attend due to problems showing up unexpectedly. You can sell those tickets for quick cash instead of letting it go to waste.
Do the Kinken shops sell USJ Express pass tickets?
Where is the shop…
That's pretty neat. Last year my credit card wouldn't work at the hotel. I'm coming back to Japan next week, if the card doesn't work again then this may be an option if the card will work elsewhere.
Brush your durn hair!!!
Ehhh, seems pretty shady, > wouldn't
Do they do tickets for Sumo tournaments?
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