I’ve had a few asks regarding where to buy alpacasso and what I think of each seller, so here it is! :)
Rosy’s garden (Posts from HK) - storenvy, ebay, Facebook, tumblr
Rosy is an all rounder best seller. She has good pricing, excellent communication, and she is super fast with shipping. All her alpacas are genuine. Rosy always sends a gift from my experience, which are always really cute!! Her items are always packed in very pretty plastic packaging. If you like getting your parcels fast and want great pricing, go to Rosy. I am so impressed with Rosy’s amazing service. She’s truly one of the best sellers out there, and she is lovely to talk to and very very helpful when you have any questions, she’s always happy to help.
Kittyblacksheep - Alpacasso & Fandom Sales (Posts from Japan) - storenvy, tumblr
Leah is a trustable seller. She has a super cute tumblr, and she’s a really nice person. She posts directly from Japan, and she only sells authentic stock. Leah has the best pricing, although shipping is not as fast, as she works full time while running her shop, and lives in a city that is harder to post. If you don’t mind the wait but want really good pricing, go to Leah. I’ve had a few asks about Leah regarding communication and shipping speed, but I can confidently say, Leah is 100% trustable, and her pricing is absolutely ridiculously good that you know she’s not making much money off you at all. I also like that Leah is genuinely an interesting and nice person. Her posts are very fun to read. Leah also remembered my asks from ages ago, and gifted me things. She’s really sweet and I like her shop very much.
I buy the most from Rosy and Leah’s shop. This is because I trust them 100%, they always sell authentic stock, and they are just real, nice people. I know they’ve been going through some trouble with bad customer behaviour and other sellers attacking etc, which I really hope stops. They are truly the best sellers, and the day they get fed up and decide not to sell alpacassos, I will be a sad girl.
Pixie (Posts from Korea) - storenvy, tumblr
Pixie is a very sweet girl, with a child-like heart. I love her little notes. When I purchased my alpacas, she wrote a note- ‘please give lots of love - water and food feeding is not necessary’ which I thought was adorable. Pixie sells genuine alpacassos, packs nicely and shipping is fast. She has great communication and her photos on storenvy and tumblr are amazing. <3 I would like to purchase more from Pixie in the future.
xxmiraixx - Japanese Goods Essence (Posts from Japan) - ebay
Yumi is a great seller when you want some old rare stock. Her stock/shipping pricing tends to be more expensive compared to other sellers. I still like to buy from Yumi, because often she has rare items that I am looking for. Yumi provides little gifts with purchase like furikake and Japanese biscuit. Her shipping is fast and she is a nice girl. The only thing to watch out for is, I’ve had a few purchases where items were sent without tags. Ask in advance, as she will tell you the truth.
eternitydog - I <3 Tokyo J Shop (Posts from Japan) - ebay
With Yoshimi’s shop, the pricing doesn’t follow the normal pattern. Sometimes you can find things for cheap, sometimes expensive. I think it’s because she’s not a purely alpacasso only seller, but sells other toys too. She is a very lovely girl. Her shipping pricing is on the expensive side, much like Yumi’s pricing. However, shipping is very fast and communication is also great.
Plushies Paradise (Posts from Singapore) - storenvy, tumblr
Liz is a great seller. I’ve asked her to price match before and she does her best to accommodate, so I have a good impression of her shop. She is great with communication. The only thing I don’t like a tad bit is having to add tracking as a separate purchase item, and you don’t know the shipping price until you are at checkout and there’s different options which adds money onto the overall purchase.
Kawaii Plush Love (Posts from US) - storenvy, ebay, Facebook, tumblr
Joseph’s stock is the same quality as second hand purchases from Yahoo Japan. They have that distinctive Japanese home smell, and are not always brand new. For example, it can have missing tags, dirty, or be altered. His alpacasso are authentic but be wary that his rilakkuma stock is not. I would recommend his stock when you want a rare item but don’t mind the second hand quality. His response time isn’t too great. Because I don’t live in the States, shipping is more expensive but it won’t be for the majority of you that live in the States.
alpacaloco (Posts from Japan) - tumblr
Julia is a lovely girl, and a great seller! I got my things fast from her, and she is very responsive. She doesn’t have a shop, but you can see her pics on tumblr and enquire and pay via paypal. She adds items to her tumblr time to time, so it’s good to keep an eye out.
Arpakassoshophk (Posts from HK) - storenvy, ebay, Facebook
With Nikki’s shop you have to be a little careful, as her stocks are mixed with authentic and fakes. To buy safely from her shop, avoid all series that have fakes around - such as Caribbean pirates, Love hats, play color! etc. Try to buy ones that has not had replicas made. Sometimes you can find cheap deals in Nikki’s shop. I have had no problems with shipping. She’s not very responsive to Facebook posts but replies Storenvy support emails.
UFO Catcher Addict (Posts from US, used to post from Japan) - storenvy, tumblr
Serena has excellent pricing with 8cm alpacassos. She has great communication, and a very cute tumblr. I’ve bought multiple times from her shop, which she ran while she was studying in Japan. She sells her ufo catcher wins, as she is very good. She has returned to the States and still have some alpacasso stock remaining. I am really sad to see Serena return to the States, as I loved her shop. All the best for Serena :) There’s still lots of stock in her shop, so check it out.
aashop-HK (Posts from HK) - ebay
I haven’t had good dealings with this seller, as they advertised stock as new and sent faulty stock without hats, and without tags. The stock smelled a little bad too. I was very disappointed and contacted them but received no response. As a result, I would recommend that my followers avoid buying from them.
magicplush (Posts from China) - ebay
I’ve only bought from magicplush once so I haven’t made much of an impression, but have had no trouble.
Premium for plush (Posts from China) - ebay
I have not purchased from pfp before, as all their stock is fake. They also post weird comments on their seller/stock page attacking Rosy, which I don’t really respect.
Please note there are other various fake sellers such as Holy x on storenvy, and various sellers on ebay such as ztrade, or any seller that has ‘taobao’ in their stock photography.
Some people don’t mind buying fakes, but fakes/counterfeit items can lead to terrorism funding. (Just Google it, there’s heaps on this) I think it’s really ignorant of people to say they don’t care and want fake items for cheap because it’s cute - they don’t realise that underground/terrorism funding comes from untraceable sources such as selling fake items, prostitution, drug dealing and gambling. (A lovely Michael Kors leather goods lady seller from ebay told me haha. She works in the US army)
I also don’t respect that it’s ripping off somebody’s work and leeching off by tricking people into thinking that it is real. As for the people who inadvertently purchased fake items, my heart goes out to them :( I want to throw authentic alpacasso their way.
It’s not true that you can’t find authentic alpacasso items for cheap. I’ve recently purchased an authentic soda series 12cm alpacasso from kittyblacksheep for $5 with $2 shipping, and also a full size 33cm strawberry and Paradise eden for about $35 INCLUDING shipping. I’ve bought 8cm alpacassos from Serena for $5-6 including shipping. That’s CHEAP. I have yet to see a fake alpacasso cheaper than that.
I hope this answers your questions in one go, and people will be able to make an informed decision in purchasing. Please remember that this is just my opinion and experiences. Please make your own judgment regarding the sellers.
If you still have any questions, feel free to ask anytime. :) Good luck with your purchases everyone :)