|Welcome to the official PKMNcollectors Tutorial Archive! If you're looking for some basic livejournal help, want to purchase items off of Y!J, or need help identifying bootlegs, you've come to the right post. Take a moment to check out these tutorials made by your fellow community members. If you've written a tutorial for the site before and it is not on this list, feel free to comment so I may add it!
LJ Cut Tutorial by ratiosu: January 11, 2009
A simple tutorial that shows how to implement LJ cuts in HTML or using the Rich Text feature when making a new post. Great for beginners!
A Newbie's Guide to PKMNCollectors by kefanii: August 6, 2009
This guide walks you through all the basics of getting used to livejournal and learning the rules of the pkmncollectors community! A great resource for beginners or members who have never used livejournal before.
Basic HTML Guide by mamoswine: September 1, 2011
Use this guide to learn how to write posts on LiveJournal using HTML instead of the Rich Text feature. Great for beginners!
Comment Screening Guide by godudette: August 30, 2012
So you want to apply for sales permission but have no idea how this "comment screening" nonsense actual works? This guide shows you how to set up email and inbox notification so you never miss an important message again!
eBay Seller Exclusion List by segamew: December 16, 2011*
List of Bootie Sellers by amphachu: January 2, 2012
eBay Tutorial and Bootleg Seller List by pokabubu: May 27, 2012
Tomy Bootleg Exclusion List by blueringumbreon: July 31, 2012
3 Tips to Avoid eBay Bootlegs by mewisme700: December 30, 2012
Have you been browsing pokemon items on eBay with no way to tell if the items are real or legit? Refer to these lists to help you during your searches! The first link also contains a unique "copy and paste" tinyurl that brings up an eBay search that already prevents all of the listings from bootleg sellers from appearing in your results.
*Please note that although segamew as been banned from pkmncollectors her post is still very helpful!
Guide to Identifying Bootlegs by fernchu: July 26, 2009
A Warning About eBay Sellers by kefanii: November 29, 2008
Comparison Guide by rypeltajaroll: July 10, 2009
All three of these guides provide infomation about how to tell the difference between a legitimate and bootleg plush. There are also warnings in these posts about well-known bootleg sellers.
Bootleg Plush Differences Video by Kitzors (knoka): January 9, 2012
This video tutorial compares the actual plush with the bootleg and points out many bootleg characteristics. Very helpful if you're buying plush online!
Bootleg Figure Tutorial by iconraven: June 3, 2012
This guide gives some main points on how to discern legitimate and bootleg figures when shopping online. There are lots of picture examples for you to view as well!
Noppin Guide by kyogres: November 12, 2010
This tutorial teaches you how to use Noppin as a middleman service to bid on items listed on Yahoo Japan.
Shopping Mall Japan Tutorial by funkicarus: October 5, 2007
This tutorial shows you how to use SMJ as a middleman service to bid on items listed on Yahoo Japan.
FromJapan Tutorial by o0vailo0o: November 25, 2012
This tutorial shows you how to use FromJapan as a middleman service to bid on items listed on Yahoo Japan.
All About Japonica Market by razeasha: June 4, 2013
This informative post discusses the pros and cons of using Japonica Market as a deputy service to bid on items located in Japan. It also gives an example transaction to show how Japonica Market can be as easy to use as sending an email!
Guide to Amazon by allinia: March 22, 2013
If you've ever wanted to search Amazon for authentic Pokemon merchandise, check out this guide! It gives general tips to avoid purchasing bootleg items on Amazon, explains some of Amazon's technical jargon, and gives a list of known authentic sellers and bootleg sellers.
Guide to Research by juumou: October 11, 2007
This guide to research gives helpful tips on finding the items that you want on Y!J, Google, and eBay. There are handy Japanese-to-English translations at the end to pinpoint help you pinpoint your search terms
|Contacting and Ordering Epcot Items by eatglitterglue: June 1, 2011
Ever wanted plush from Epcot but you're unable to go to Disney World? This post shows you can contact Epcot by phone or email to have their merchandise shipped directly to you! It also describes how to use the pick-up and delivery service if you're already visiting Disney World but don't want to carry your items around all day.
This guide is currently MIA. :C If anyone has written another guide similar to this topic (or would like to recreate it) please comment at the bottom of the post! If you manage to find an archived version of this post on google, let me know as well!
Tips for Handwashing by asmodesgold: April 3, 2012
This post gives instructions on how to wash your plushies by hand if they are too delicate for the washing machine.
Plush Restoration Guide by denkimouse: April 17, 2012
This guide teaches you how to fluff up fur, remove stains, fix tears, and replace missing parts on all of your loved plush.
Plush Storage by tortoises: April 20, 2012
This post isn't necessarily a tutorial, but it does contain useful information on effective ways to store your plush. Look through the comments to see all the suggestions and experiences members have had when trying to keep their plush stored safely.
Stadium Shelving Display DIY by dark_tyranitar: August 18.2012
Don't you hate when you have too many plush and not enough shelves? This guide shows you how to maximize your shelving space to show off all of your gorgeous plush by creating tiered stadium seating with foam blocks.
Paypal Disputes by entirelycliched: June 13, 2012
This modpost clarifies when you need to file a dispute (according to community guidelines) and even shows you how to do it, step-by-step with screenshots!
Price Check Guide by godudette: December 7, 2012
This comprehensive guide shows you four different methods to use when trying to perform price checks on your own, including eBay, Y!J, Google, and PKMNCollectors searches.
Plush Materials: What's What? by warking_chocobo: March 17, 2011
This mini-post lists the differences between fabrics and which plush are made with which fabric.
Zukan! by 99reddrifloons: April 19, 2012
This post discusses the differences and similarities between European and Japanese zukan. There are also lists of European zukan sets in the post and comments that describe which sets have glossy paint and which sets have matte plastic.
Mirage Plush by denkimouse: August 27, 2011
What exactly is a mirage plush? How do I know it is different from a bootleg? This post gives a history of mirage plushies, a gallery of pictures, and a list of four qualifications to help you get started on your search for the most elusive plush in the world.
TCG Pricing, Selling, and Shipping Guide by pogaf: August 20, 2010
Wondering what to do with all your extra Pokemon cards? Use this guide to help you organize, evaluate, and price your cards in order to sell them at a faster rate.
Removing Broken Pegs from a Zukan by afrokid001: July 16, 2012
Use this photo tutorial to help you get rid of all those broken pegs in your zukan pieces.
Tutorial for New Sellers by areica96: September 14, 2012
If you are a new seller, be sure to read this guide! It includes lots of helpful tips and hints for making and managing an effective sales post.
Group Auction Spreadsheets by scarsofsunlight: October 5, 2012
Check out this step-by-step guide with lots of pictures to help you make more effective spreadsheets for group auctions!
Other Web Payment Options by quackamajackers: January 10, 2013
If you have been looking for an alternative to Paypal, check out this guide! It includes an overview of Amazon WebPay and Dwolla, which are both services that can be used to send money to people within the US.
Tutorials that we would like to add in the future:
If you've written a guide and it is not included in this post, please let me know by commenting here!
- eBay Guide
- Other middleman service guides
- Anything else that is helpful for collecting