Where to Find the Best Prices on SHINee’s Boys Meet U

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I’m updating a brief guide I made earlier because it seems that the first press editions of SHINee’s Boys Meet U are selling out (first press are the editions that include a photocard and poster). Most of the usual k-pop online shops don’t have Boys Meet U, since it was released in Japan and importing it just to export it again wouldn’t be very profitable for them. Here are the places to find the album online right now and the prices you can expect to pay for the various editions along with the shipping options and charges for mailing it to the US.

Please let me know if you’ve found Boys Meet U available elsewhere online and I’ll add it to the list! Apologies to fans living outside the US; I live in NYC, so I used dollars and US shipping for the sake of comparison. If a guide like this would be helpful for another item, please let me know the item and your country.

Related: a shopping and price guide for the SHINee Skechers/Naver caps and shirts

 

CD Japan

Regular edition (CD + 24-page booklet + photocard if it’s first press + B2-size poster if it’s first press): $28.42 + shipping

Total charge with shipping:

FedEx International Priority (1-4 days with tracking): $48.52

Express Mail Service (EMS) (3-6 days with tracking): $43.06

Registered Air Mail (4-12 days with more reliable delivery than air mail): $43.64

Air Mail (4-12 days): $39.64

SAL (Surface Air Lift) (7-21 days with no tracking): $35.25

Registered SAL (7-21 days with limited tracking): $39.25

Limited Edition (CD + DVD + 44-page booklet) NO POSTER OR PHOTOCARD DUE TO THE FIRST EDITION BEING SOLD OUT: $50.92 + shipping

Total charge with shipping:

FedEx International Priority (1-4 days with tracking): $67.51

Express Mail Service (EMS) (3-6 days with tracking): $65.56

Registered Air Mail (4-12 days with more reliable delivery than air mail): $66.14

Air Mail (4-12 days): $62.14

SAL (Surface Air Lift) (7-21 days with no tracking): $57.75

Registered SAL (7-21 days with limited tracking): $61.75

 

YESASIA

Yesasia offers free standard shipping (6-14 days with no tracking) for orders over $25. Express shipping (2-5 days with tracking) would cost an additional $11.99 for the normal edition and $17.99 for the limited edition.

Normal edition (CD + 24-page booklet + photocard if it’s first press) NO POSTER

Free shipping: $30.25

Express shipping: $42.24

Normal edition with poster (CD + 24-page booklet + photocard if it’s first press + poster)

Free shipping: $37.75

Express shipping: $53.74

First Press Limited Edition (CD + DVD + 44-page booklet + photocard) NO POSTER

Free shipping: $54.25

Express shipping: $68.24

First Press Limited Edition with poster (CD + DVD + 44-page booklet + photocard + poster):

Free shipping: $61.75

Express shipping: $79.74

 

eBay

eBay once had some reasonably-priced listings from seller dgslceo, but that seller no longer has any current listings. The current Boys Meet U listings are split between albums from Japan and Taiwan, so check carefully before buying if you’re a collector. The prices on eBay at the moment are all over the place and much higher than CD Japan and YesAsia; right now there’s a normal edition (no poster) Taiwan album listed at $24.68 with free shipping, but the lowest price for a Japan edition is a limited edition with bids starting at $45.95 or Buy It Now at $59.89 (no poster; shipping is $4.95). I’ll update this guide if more reasonably-priced Japan editions are listed on eBay. I also update the eBay sidebar widgets on my blog when I see things that are reasonably priced.

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