Look at my photos 7:33pm, 21 November 2006
Since I've fallen in love with Mr. Bento trough all your wonderful pics on flickr, I would love to buy my own. Unfortunately amazon doesn't ship to the Netherlands where I live. As for Ebay, the sellers I found that do ship international are asking about 85 dollars for shipping. :-( Anyone who can recommend another (affordable) way to get Mr. Bento to Europe, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
KJF916 12 years ago
Have any friends in the US who act as a middle person for you? Receive it, and re-ship?
Look at my photos 12 years ago
I'm afraid not. :-(
ramona.flowers PRO 12 years ago
Did you try any of the European Amazon sites as well? UK perhaps? Or will they also not ship to the Netherlands?
Look at my photos 12 years ago
Amazon UK does have a small selection of household items, but no Mr. Bento. They just don't know what they are missing. ;-)
halbetreppe 12 years ago
I saw that you live in Amsterdam. Maybe you visit Düsseldorf in Germany one day. There they have many (!) Janpanese Shops where you probably will find a bento set.
But I tink, that you can find one as well in Amsterdam. Be creative and buld your own bente set. you could buy an plastik box an additional containers. than combine them an fill them with nice and tasty food!
Look at my photos 12 years ago
Thanks zewa, it's just that I would love to have a Mr. Bento. They have lacquer bento boxes in Amsterdam, but you don't really take those easily to work. It's also the ability to use the containers in a microwave, since a lot of normal lunchboxes aren't supposed to be used for heated foods. I now use tupperware containers, but now I end up with three or four seperate containers in my bag. That is why I was so happy to have discovered Mr. Bento.
octarine2000 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by amanky (admin) 11 years ago
Hi - I checked on Amazon USA and they ship most kitchen items anywhere in the world (including the Netherlands). You don't have to buy from your "local" Amazon (I have bought items from amazon.co.uk and they ship to me in the USA). The item URL at amazon.com is www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http...
Have fun!
octarine2000 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by octarine2000 (member) 12 years ago
PS - You could always contact one of the eBay sellers who only ship to the USA and ask if they would ship to NL. I have successfully requested shipping from UK sellers to the USA - they often don't think of it. The $85 quote is execessive, but you might find someone who would be willing to get you a more realistic shipping quote.
Look at my photos 12 years ago
Thanks everyone for your advice and replies. I have found a very nice person who offered to act as a middle person. Hopefully I will be able to post my Mr. Bento pics soon!
KJF916 12 years ago
Has it cleared customs yet?! Has your adopted Bento come home? :D
Look at my photos 12 years ago
Yes, it has cleared. Thanks again so much! :D
amanky 12 years ago
yay for the international hook-up!
Groups Beta