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    By thomas | February 11, 2008

    The Flying Pig logoMany people have sent in a tip about, so it’s about time I did a little write-up on this great service in Japan. I really don’t know what took me so long! I should have written about them much much earlier than now.

    Here is a little about in their own words:


    Reasonable prices on imported groceries and general merchandise in Japan? When pigs fly! But that was before Costco Wholesale opened its doors here. Afterwards, there were only two problems left: not everyone can get to a Costco warehouse very easily, and Internet ordering isn’t available. In a nutshell, TheFlyingPig.Com was launched to overcome these issues. (Please note that TheFlyingPig.Com is an independent entity, and is not owned or controlled by Costco.)

    In other words, if you don’t have a Costco near you, you can order through TheFlyingPig.Com and they will go to Costco and hook you up. They are highly recommended by many many foreigners living in Japan, so give them a shot. They have a nice selection of cheese too!

    Have you used before? Tell about your experiences in the comments!

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    7 Responses to “ Costco Shipped To Your Door”

    1. Says:
      February 11th, 2008 at 3:26 am

      Got To Costco Without Leaving Your House! |…

      Live in Japan? Like food and groceries? Don’t have a Costco near you? No problem. The Flying Pig will hook you up. You order from their site, they get the goods from Costco and then ship it to your door. Sweet!…

    2. Alex Says:
      February 11th, 2008 at 5:04 am

      My grandpa’s cousin owns CostCo. Unfortunately, he distanced himself from all his relatives once the wealth was flowing, so I can’t send him any recommendations for the operations of foreign-based warehouses. Looks like I’ll be using this service instead! Thanks for the heads-up!

    3. ジェイソン (Jason) Says:
      February 11th, 2008 at 6:12 am

      This isn’t a bad idea for those who miss the Costco portions. Do you know if they’ll expand to offer deliveries from other places? I’d love to call someone to bring me a coffee from Doutor during those rainy typhoon-filled days :P

    4. Mike Says:
      February 11th, 2008 at 6:54 am

      I like Costco, and in Japan I’m sure it’s even more useful since everything is so expensive. Plus, it’s always fun buying a 50 kg bag of flour! You wouldn’t want to run out of flour now, would you?

    5. Deas ( Says:
      February 12th, 2008 at 6:03 am

      Any options for cash on delivery purchases? And does anyone know if they have “blackout zones” that they will not deliver to? (I live in an area that frequently makes that list.)

    6. Deas Says:
      February 17th, 2008 at 6:59 am

      Hey – for anybody looking, I did end up finding a COD option. I had been looking under the shipping tab, not the payment tab – duh! I think I’m going to give this a run for my money when I have enough to make the box worth it. Awesome.

    7. Harvey Says:
      February 18th, 2008 at 4:07 am

      I have only used Flying Pig -once-, but I liked the experience. I won a contest in one of the gaijin mags so I got like 5000 yen or so in gift certificates for the store.

      The coolest part was that they have lots of goods that you can’t get in “regular” Japanese super markets. Like giant packs of bagels and stuff. Getting everything delivered right to your door is super convenient as well.

      The stuff is a little expensive, but foreign goods always are.