Wednesday, 9 September 2009

InRed & Steady

If you were hoping to get the October issues of Steady and InRed from Kinokuniya today for the Agnes B. and Marc Jacobs Daisy freebies, well...tough luck. All the copies at all 3 branches of Kino have sold out or been reserved despite today being the first day of of release of the mags in Singapore. I called the Ngee Ann City store around 4pm but all had been snapped up.

Pretty silly of Kino not to have anticipated the high demand for these mags by ordering more copies than usual (I think they only bring in 10 copies or less for Steady and InRed which are not as popular as say, CanCam, Voce etc). (Edited to add: Kino is bringing in more copies possibly on this Friday so do call the store to check if you want them.) There should be a sea shipment in a few weeks but I decided to get them through a friend in Japan rather than trying my luck at Kino again.

25 comments:

kenji_sugizo said...

Haru what titles are you looking for? Both?

Haru said...

Hey Kenji,
I ordered both Steady and InRed already from Amazon Japan and a friend will be sending them to me (no postage costs), so don't worry about it! Thanks!

kenji_sugizo said...

Aiya sorry about that ah....you are a regular with Kino leh...haiz.....so I paiseh ma....

Haru said...

Hey Kenji,
It's alright, no worries :-) I know these two would sell fast but didn't know it would be that fast.

Hi Geraldine,
Sorry I can't help you get the mag but according to Kenji_sugizo's blog, Kino will be bringing in more copies so do call them to check when the next shipment will be in.

http://kinokuniyacbjbpromotions.blogspot.com/2009/09/steady-oct09-in-red-oct09-magazines.html#comments

Anonymous said...

I was at the Ngee Ann City store at 2.10pm, and everything was all gone (reserved or sold to walk-in customers).

I decided to try my luck at the Kino over @ Bugis and there were 3 people in the queue when i got here at 3.40pm. The store officially started selling at 4pm, and I think by then, there were about 6 or 7 people in the queue.

The Agnes B really looks alot smaller than on the video clip. I didn't get the InRed, and now I'm kicking myself for passing that up!

Haru said...

Hi,

Wow, didn't know the demand was that hot! Luckily I didn't waste my time going down to Kino. They are bringing in more copies, so do call them again if you want InRed.

kenji_sugizo said...

Hi all, off the record on a personal note... the weekly sea shipment details of magazines will be in this URL

http://www.kinokuniya.com.sg/site/?m=100&f=120&p1=975052213&p2=1089877329

Or simply go to Kinokuniya website and click on the highlight icon on the left and see the weekly sea shipment titles.

Hope that helps

Anonymous said...

Me too. I was at Bugis, by my turn, they told the lady in front got last copy, so no more!

i noted got one lady buying more than 2 copies at a go. i tot they limited to 2 per pax.

Hai~

piglet230882 said...

Hi, I cal the taka store at 2pm n bugis store at 4pm. They say out of stock. So sad. Can't get it. Dun knw fri can get anot. Hai.

momomarukochan said...

I also called up Kinokuniya@Ngee Ann City at around 3plus and was informed that both magazines were already out of stock. Have never encountered this situation before. I only managed to reserve a copy of InRed at the Bugis branch when I finally got through their line at slightly past 4pm. Guess I've to call up Kinokuniya (NAC) on Friday or wait for the sea shipment for the Steady magazine.

Anonymous said...

I thought most ppl would anticipate these 2 to sell fast as the free gift bears a branded name to it. I didn't bother to go down to Kino too. I'm actually waiting to get a larger tote bag. Either the Cath Kidston mook or the Jill Stuart large tote with CanCam magz. Also, the Gucci namecard holder that comes with Numero may also be good.

Anonymous said...

Haru
i think maybe the kino in Liang court would have it? maybe u can try there?

Anonymous said...

oops sorry Haru! i am the poster just a second ago..regarding checking in liang court branch. sorry, i just realize this branch is closing down soon, sorry.

Haru said...

hi,
The Liang Court branch is closing down? I didn't know that. Guess it's out of the way for most people unlike the Ngee Ann City store. Thanks for the info! I'm getting the mags from Japan through a friend :-)

piglet230882 said...

hi, can i knw if buy fr Amazon Japan , the shipping is per book chrg? thks

Haru said...

Hi,
Yes, for magazines, it is the per book charge. So it is a flat base charge of 1900yen plus 300yen per item. But if you ship within Japan, there is free shipping for purchase of above 1500yen. Amazon Japan has already sold out of Steady but it has InRed.

kenji_sugizo said...

Latest Japanese Magazines with Status updates for Books Kinokuniya SG

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Latest Unofficial updates for tomorrow(11/09/09)

1)Steady with Free Agnes B Mini Tote BAG - Release time exactly at 2pm on a first come 1st serve basis. Priority is for walk in customers. 01 copy limit per customer.Whilst Stocks Last

2)Sweet Magazine with Free ANNA SUI Multi-purpose Pouch - Release time exactly at 2pm on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Whilst stocks Last.

3)Jill Stuart Book with the Makeup Pouch- 2nd shipment is 11/09/09 Friday. Whilst stocks last

4)S Cawaii & Glamourous with Free Rodeo Crowns Tote Bag & Nine X Glamourous coin Pouch respectively is in stocks now.

5)Marc Jacobs Catalogue with Free Tote bag already in stocks now.

Infomation provided is based on my own news and knowledge and does not reflect Kinokuniya's views or comments. Time stated is subjected to changes or unforseen circumstance. Info provided is based on the Ngee Ann City Main store and release time may varies for individual stores. So please do not hog the phone from early on. 2PM is the time.

Yumeko said...

i see u have already gotten ur issues
but if it doesnt happen, let me know?
there are plenty in the supermarket downstairs [i just picked mine up on the way home]

yup i just got home today
will email u later dear!!!

Joey said...

Liang Court is not closing down. In fact it has just been renovated. The higest chance of getting your favourite Japanese Magazines is in fact at Liang court

kenji_sugizo said...

Haru..if you are buying the sweet magazine can call in reserve later.Should have enough Stocks I think

piglet230882 said...

Hi ytd I cal bugis , they say start at 2pm. But just nw I r at 2pm. The person say 4pm then start. I nv wait. Will wait for next shipment. But bugis say next shipment oso all reserved oso. But ngee Ann city dun let ppl reserve. So many ppl buying.

piglet230882 said...

hi haru, can check wit u, yr friend fr japan send u the magazine , will the shipping ex? cos i tel someone to send to me. the shipping for two magazine abt usd15. thks. but cant find the steady. sad..

Haru said...

Hi,
My friend is passing the mags to me directly so I don't have to pay shipping costs. But US$15 for 2 mags from Japan sounds reasonable as postage in Japan is not cheap in the first place.

Sharon said...

HI Haru,
Can check with you if I can readily buy the magazinf 'Numero' from supermarkets or convenience stores in Tokyo?

Thanks alot!!

Haru said...

Hi,
The convenience stores carry a limited selection of magazines, so it's hard to say if Numero can be easily found. You'd probably have better luck at a bookstore rather than a convenience store.