Hi I am looking for someone that can help myself and members of a group I help run get Disney items several times a year from the Tokyo Disneyland park.
Myself and a couple of friends started a group for disabled and out of work (mainly single parents) collectors who don't want to have to give up collecting which is something they enjoy and get a lot out of the social side of things just cos their circumstances have changed or because they are unable to get work due to their disability.
The group and it's members have collected several things over the 3 and a bit years we have been going but haven't collected Disney items until several members got into them at the end of last year... during this time we have managed to get contacts who can help with items from Disneyland China (so far every time we have gone to get something from that park by the time we have things in place the item has been sold out... we have had it suggested that we would have better luck with the Japanese Park due to it's increasing popularity) but there have been several requests from members to get items from Disneyland Tokyo (including items which are expected to be released in the next month or so).
Due to the nature of the group and it's members we need to do all we can to keep costs low but we do make sure we show our appreciation to anyone who helps the group out especially if it is long term and we know our members can call upon them whenever we need to get something from that particular location.
When we get items we usually ask for a list or photographs of the items that are available (in relation to the products the members collect... pins, keyrings, plushes etc) so we can pass that info onto the members and when we place an oder through our contact in whatever location it happens to be we can get everything in one go (this keeps costs down and means we can split shipping etc between all the members that wan't to buy something at that time). We get the items sent to one of 3 main addresses, the items are then sorted and sent on to the individuals that ordered them.
We occasionally have to order a couple of extra pieces if the overall costs are too much for everyone to afford and sell the extras so that we can knock down the price the members have to pay but this is not regular practice and is normally done at times when money is tight like the end of the year or when kids are on holiday/returning to school -(if we do have to sell a couple of items we always price it so it helps out our members but means the buyer is getting it at a very fair price and will be no where near the most asked for that particular item on the likes of ebay etc) this is to allow all members a fair chance at getting what they want and not having to miss out cos money is tight at that point in time. Apart from those occasional times all items we get go into personal collections and mean a great deal to our members, so much so that several members who have suffered with depression and isolation before being part of the collective have said that it got better cos they felt part of something again and kept that link to a life they no longer have due to whatever changed their circumstances.
I hope this has given you a fair idea of what we do and why we are here looking for help with obtaining items from Disneyland Tokyo, if anyone can and is willing to discuss helping out group members will you please message me so we can discuss it further... if possible it would be good to get someone that speaks and writes English well as we have had some issues in the past trying to translate requests into other languages which was very time consuming and didn't really work that well to be honest.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and we look forward to hearing back from anyone that thinks they may be able to help.