Owner of Alpacasso & Fandom Sales (Alpacasso.storenvy.com). Has been collecting Amuse Alpacasso/Arpakasso for the past couple years. American living in Japan.

The hilarious misadventures of a Texan girl married to a Japanese businessman, living in Tokyo.

My good friend, Grace, launched a kickstarter for publishing her book of comics on living in Japan. Grace runs a blog, too, “Texan in Tokyo”. Some of you who follow Japanese news may have even seen her articles before. As her sempai, it’d be remiss of me to not do everything in my power to help her with her kickstarter.

If you’ve ever been interested in Japan and what it’s like to live here, consider supporting Grace’s project. Even if you cannot donate, please reblog and spread the word. It’d mean a lot to me, plus it’s Grace’s birthday gift today and if she reaches her kickstarter goal within one week, I think that’d be like the bestest present ever.

Support her here.

Reblogged from nyabearry  18 notes
nyabearry:

kittyblacksheep:

a-onmychest-like-alpaca:

Alpaca sale! @sandiegocomiccon #sdcc #alpacas #alpacasso #takemymoney by harperbooks http://instagram.com/p/q-HmHIviZe/

I know I’ve been outta America for a while and inches are a strange unit of measurement for me…but something looks very wrong with those prices.

My friend said he saw some at sdcc and said they were crazy expensive, but it wasn’t until I saw a picture of this booth earlier today that I realized HOW expensive, and the booth looks to have non-Amuse alpacas.  That purple is nice though, and they are pretty big!

Yeah, I put the inches into a calculator and got about 90cm. But for non amuse plush, I’m not sure if I’d personally spend that much when there’s other options.

nyabearry:

kittyblacksheep:

a-onmychest-like-alpaca:

Alpaca sale! @sandiegocomiccon #sdcc #alpacas #alpacasso #takemymoney by harperbooks http://instagram.com/p/q-HmHIviZe/

I know I’ve been outta America for a while and inches are a strange unit of measurement for me…but something looks very wrong with those prices.

My friend said he saw some at sdcc and said they were crazy expensive, but it wasn’t until I saw a picture of this booth earlier today that I realized HOW expensive, and the booth looks to have non-Amuse alpacas.  That purple is nice though, and they are pretty big!

Yeah, I put the inches into a calculator and got about 90cm. But for non amuse plush, I’m not sure if I’d personally spend that much when there’s other options.

July/August 2014 Shop Notes!
Shop Stock:
Nekodo & Puchimaru 24hr sale!!
FAQ

Q. CRUMBS, LEAH. WTF IS THIS SHIPPING CHARGE IN MY CART?

A. Many people have been confused over my shop’s “free shipping” policy. To test out storenvy’s shipping capabilities, I’ve put the actual cost of shipping so you’ll see it at check out, rather than include it in the price of the product. I’m hoping to move away from storenvy, actually, so if anyone has any suggestions on websites where I can create shipping options by weight with the option for tracking, I’d appreciate it.

Q. Are we still paying for tracking in shipping?

A. No, for this 24hr sale, I’ve chosen to see how it goes and shipping with tracking isn’t mandatory. If you’d like a tracking number, please email the shop store email and I can invoice you for a tracking number (5.25$).

Q. MEETUPS!

A. I’ll be in New York from Tuesday until August 13th. I’ll have a separate posting with information on tumblr. Also! I will be bringing Alpacasso and Cat Donuts to sell. Depending on the day, I may ask for/bribe help to knock items off my gishwhes’s team’s list in exchange for an alpacasso.

Q. What happened to your visa?

A. I’m luckily being allowed to stay in Japan until September while my application is processed. Keep your fingers crossed it goes through!!! I’ve honestly been super stressed over the renewing of my visa. My old place of work has been uncooperative and thank god I have a lawyer in my corner.

Q. When will my items ship?

A. If you ordered a large alpacasso/plush from my other sales post, you’re all shipped! I’m trying to get through loading the tracking number in paypal now. If you order from the 24hr sale, you’ll ship tomorrow, Monday 28th by midnight. I will have proof of posting available, but it is not a tracking number!!!

Q. Any discounts?

A. Limited to a half dozen customers, the coupon code “thanks” will get you 5$ off orders of 10$ or more!


On a totally unrelated, but kind of related note. I wanted to thank everyone again for how supportive they’ve been! I appreciate the kind messages I’ve gotten, and I’m sorry I still haven’t gotten back to many of you still. I’ve also been speaking with Rosy, and she’s going to be away from Tumblr for the next few days. If you need to reach her, you can email her shop email. As for myself, I will also be checking my shop email regularly these next few days, and I can be reached there too.

TLDR - Rosy and I will be away from tumblr! We can both be reached at our respective shop emails.

July/August 2014 Shop Notes!

Shop Stock:

Nekodo & Puchimaru 24hr sale!!


FAQ

Q. CRUMBS, LEAH. WTF IS THIS SHIPPING CHARGE IN MY CART?

A. Many people have been confused over my shop’s “free shipping” policy. To test out storenvy’s shipping capabilities, I’ve put the actual cost of shipping so you’ll see it at check out, rather than include it in the price of the product. I’m hoping to move away from storenvy, actually, so if anyone has any suggestions on websites where I can create shipping options by weight with the option for tracking, I’d appreciate it.

Q. Are we still paying for tracking in shipping?

A. No, for this 24hr sale, I’ve chosen to see how it goes and shipping with tracking isn’t mandatory. If you’d like a tracking number, please email the shop store email and I can invoice you for a tracking number (5.25$).

Q. MEETUPS!

A. I’ll be in New York from Tuesday until August 13th. I’ll have a separate posting with information on tumblr. Also! I will be bringing Alpacasso and Cat Donuts to sell. Depending on the day, I may ask for/bribe help to knock items off my gishwhes’s team’s list in exchange for an alpacasso.

Q. What happened to your visa?

A. I’m luckily being allowed to stay in Japan until September while my application is processed. Keep your fingers crossed it goes through!!! I’ve honestly been super stressed over the renewing of my visa. My old place of work has been uncooperative and thank god I have a lawyer in my corner.

Q. When will my items ship?

A. If you ordered a large alpacasso/plush from my other sales post, you’re all shipped! I’m trying to get through loading the tracking number in paypal now. If you order from the 24hr sale, you’ll ship tomorrow, Monday 28th by midnight. I will have proof of posting available, but it is not a tracking number!!!

Q. Any discounts?

A. Limited to a half dozen customers, the coupon code “thanks” will get you 5$ off orders of 10$ or more!

On a totally unrelated, but kind of related note. I wanted to thank everyone again for how supportive they’ve been! I appreciate the kind messages I’ve gotten, and I’m sorry I still haven’t gotten back to many of you still. I’ve also been speaking with Rosy, and she’s going to be away from Tumblr for the next few days. If you need to reach her, you can email her shop email. As for myself, I will also be checking my shop email regularly these next few days, and I can be reached there too.

TLDR - Rosy and I will be away from tumblr! We can both be reached at our respective shop emails.

Reblogged from derpola  65 notes
derpola:

fuckyeaharpakasso:

Hey guys I just wanted to let you know there’s a new seller on storenvy with a bunch of bootleg alpacasso stock. Almost all of these pictures they use are from taobao (while they cover the taobao watermarks with their own) and obviously look fake.
I would avoid this seller as you’re just gonna get a marked-up bootleg. 

Beware of bootlegs, please do not support them.

derpola:

fuckyeaharpakasso:

Hey guys I just wanted to let you know there’s a new seller on storenvy with a bunch of bootleg alpacasso stock. Almost all of these pictures they use are from taobao (while they cover the taobao watermarks with their own) and obviously look fake.

I would avoid this seller as you’re just gonna get a marked-up bootleg.

Beware of bootlegs, please do not support them.

Over the past 4 weeks, I’ve:

Packed and mailed 600kg of things.

Made the 10hr trip to Kanagawa 9 times.

Cracked my laptop.

Blew my bike tire out.

Worked 23hrs a week.

Cried 3 times.

Had a complete meltdown once.

Had my apartment flooded once.

Dropped 4kg.

Had two of my new students try to set me up with their grandchildren.

Called the immigration lawyer twice.

Been (jokingly) proposed to as a way to stay in Japan.

Unregistered from Aomori.

Registered for Kanagawa.

Left my wallet in Aomori when I was 9hrs away in Kanagawa.


Through the rough times of moving, I just want to say thank you to everyone who sent me encouraging messages. It’s been really stressful for me because my visa will expire next week and my old work isn’t fulfilling their legal obligations and so getting my visa renewed under my new job has been incredibly difficult and stressful on top of moving.

I am so thankful to my new employer, because they’re footing the immigration lawyer bill because they can’t believe how strange and cruel my Board of Education is being as I leave their employment.

If you haven’t been emailed yet, and you bought a plush from my sales post, your plush will go this Thursday. My friend with a car bailed on me this weekend, so when I am back in Kanagawa, the post will come to my place and pick them up. Man, I love my new job and only working 4-5hr days.

If you’re still waiting on a quote or response, please be patient a little while longer. I don’t have internet set up in my new place and it’s incredibly difficult to respond on my phone. I’ll reply by Wednesday.

I can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am to everyone who’s been patient and supportive.

I’m so excited to visit America next week! I miss my beautiful hometown in New York and I can’t wait to see my family and go to the drive-in theaters and hopefully have a meet up in NYC with other Alpacasso lovers!