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Question about Angelic Pretty's Saturday updates time. 
7th-Dec-2012 08:24 pm
I'm wondering about an approximate japanese time when AP updates their international shop on Saturday. Are you able to help me? ^___^
7th-Dec-2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Toy March was released at 10:00PM on 10/26 (EST US time). Then it started being added to the International site. My confirmation email for my order (Placed literally within like five minutes of it being possible to buy the items) was time stamped Sat 10/27/12 12:09 AM (EST US time). However, it's kinda a gamble, it took them two hours to add the items that time, it could take less or more time for a different series.

AP International adds the items as SOLD OUT, one by one. Once EVERY item in the series is added, then they all switch to "in stock".
7th-Dec-2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Actually, when they released Cinema Doll, all the items were added one by one as In Stock. I remember this very clearly because I was adding them to the cart individually and waiting on the edge of my seat for the socks to appear, then the headbow, so I could check out!

But to answer the OP's question, as I look at the confirmation for my Cinema Doll order it appears that I made the purchase around 12:30 AM, Eastern time. EDITED: It appears that the releases normally occur at or shortly after 12:00 AM Eastern. :P

Edited at 2012-12-07 05:17 pm (UTC)
7th-Dec-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see, that's good to know! I wonder what determines which way they do it? I know they have done others with the sold-out-add-stock-at-the-end method, but I guess it varies?

I got curious so I looked up some old posts from friends on FB, and it looks like Misty Sky went up on AP Japan at 9PM EST, started being added to AP International around 10PM EST (but I'm not sure if it was added as in or out of stock).

Edited at 2012-12-07 05:26 pm (UTC)
7th-Dec-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
Huh. I guess it's a little murkier than we thought. :/ They sure want to keep us on our toes...
7th-Dec-2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks girls! The biggest problem for me is that in my time zone it will be very early morning, so I just want to know on what time I must weak up% on 6 or 7 or 8 AM ^___^
8th-Dec-2012 02:39 am (UTC)

Looks like they are adding things right now, putting them up as out of stock and then hiding them, but they flash up for a second if you happen to refresh at the right time...

So, maybe it's a matter of them hiding it while they add them or not?
8th-Dec-2012 08:37 am (UTC)
For Misty Sky, they actually added about half the series at 10PM PST. It was added as in-stock.
7th-Dec-2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Hey, this stuff is a trade secret! :P The more people that know, the more people you have to compete with... dun dun dun
7th-Dec-2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
Sure! Lolita fights look so murderous ^__^
8th-Dec-2012 05:48 am (UTC)
It's too fast..... The new Stuffs sold out in International Site..... :-(
8th-Dec-2012 06:12 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that there were only 2-3 JSKs in all colourways. I woke up at 7 am and on 9:30 am by Moscow time they updated their webshop, I bought the wine frill shoulders JSK(still not sure were I right or not, because black one looks wonderful too!), and after my purchasing(maybe 1,5-2 minutes after updating) it became sold out, so...

Edited at 2012-12-08 06:13 am (UTC)
8th-Dec-2012 08:42 am (UTC)
Honestly, it's pretty rare for the international shop to get more than one or two items... There are sometimes more if the series isn't popular in Japan but for the most part we're stuck with whatever happens to be left over :c
12th-Dec-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, it looks like the Int'l site only got wine/black and one ivory in the JSKs and none of the skirts.

Dear AP,
Why do you not love your foreign customers? ;_;
8th-Dec-2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
I bought from the International site and got refunded today. I hate that they do this, they need to make some changes to their website because this is exhausting for their customers.

Did anyone else buy Gloria and get hit with a full refund today?
8th-Dec-2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Hi, we talked on tumblr today.:)
I asked a few girls in my local comm and one of my friend told that she bought black back frill version and was refunded as you.
The only one advice I can get is to wait a little if you still want this dress. You everytime can purchase it via Mbok/Yjapan and try to creat WTB on comm sales, but the method I usually use looks simplier. When Cinema Doll came out: I asked for SS to buy me a lavender JSK and don't know how, but she missed it. It was really terrible, because I was pretty sure that if you paid additional fees for SS - it's 100% guarantee of purchasing. Then, I was refunded, and decided to check AP's international webshop 2-3 times per day and then, I bought it in my dream colourway after 3 days when the refreshed it first time(they updated usually 2 times), without any problem and panic and 3 of 4 colourways from the collection were still in stock after 2 days of updating (but on Saturday release day - EVERYTHING was sold out =D), so maybe the only thing you can do: waiting it in AP USA and trying to catch with next updating:) I'm pretty sure that this dress costs it. Good luck!
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