Buying books from overseas. I recently signed up with Amazon-Japan and was able to buy a book that is unavailable in the US. This was only done a day or so ago so I won’t know how successful the purchase was. The book has been on sale on E-Bay, buy it now, for $95.00 plus $25.00 shipping airmail from Japan. Buying direct I got it for less than 30.00 with almost half of that for shipping! I had asked a contact in Japan to buy it for me and I would reimburse him. His wife, who is more comfortable in Japanese, said I should do it. She buys book on both Japan and US Amazons and said I shouldn’t have any trouble setting up an account. I can’t say it was easy, but with the help of a translation program on my computer, I was able to jump through all of the hurdles of setting up an account and finding the book and completing the sale. I would like to buy the book Duck has been writing about that has the German clock information. I guess the best approach is to use the phone and hope the person answering can speak English. Thank goodness for credit cards (and PayPal)! I would be interesting in hearing other experiences about buying books overseas, especially suggestions for an English speaker only..