It seems CDJapan is changing their Rewards program.
I actually like their new reward system. I like CDJapan because even though people think their shipping charge is really expensive, but after I deduct the points, they're actually pretty cheap. I mean, we got points for normal order, then if we order more than 5000 yen, we got another 500 points (I used to get 1500 points per order during their PayPal promotion), then we also got the (quarterly) reward points if we make certain amount of orders (I easily get 500 or 700 or even 1000 reward points sometimes), furthermore, I also use my affiliate links every time I order somethings, so I will get more points from that. They also give us another 50 points for every feedback we make. They may be rarely do the sales, but they actually have a good money saving program which people don't really realize.
And I normally use Registered Mail/EMS/FedEx, depending which one is cheaper during the order. I'm now back living in Malaysia, so I never order more than USD150 to avoid tax. It has been one year now since I moved from UK. When I was in UK, I never bother on how much I ordered from them, I never got my items taxed during my 4 years of stay, but I always made sure to tick the gift option for my orders.
But what I like the most about them are their packaging and customer support. They took notes on my suggestion like using the points for shipping charge and offering deputy service. I also can just contact them directly through twitter if I'm lazy to email them. I like how they state clearly how many 1st press or limited edition left, and they rolled the poster neatly.
What I owe them the most, is definitely their customer support when Avex had to call back all the Acid Black Cherry's Re:birth DVD in the market due to some defects. All fans who pre-ordered the DVD from other online stores sadly ended up dealing the matter directly with Avex. ONLY CDJapan took the initiative to do the exchange for the buyers, we were not even asked to send the defected ones to CDJapan while those who need to deal directly with Avex, they must sent back the defected DVD. It was amazing on their side, so that we didn't even need to go through all the hassles like other fans who bought from other stores.