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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:28 am 


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Yeah, proxy I use specified in their covid warning that Japan Post is buried in shipment and that big delays are to be expected. Sounds to me like a perfect scenario for packages to get lost in the shuffle. Not gonna take that risk


You would think so, but organization is something Japan somehow excels at... despite the chaos and over complicating of everything done the Japanese way. We'll see... but I would rather my packages be stuck in Japan Post purgatory than USPS anything.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:17 am 


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Well the figure did release on time. $56 EMS vs $108 DHL (3 figures total in the order so it is fairly heavy). Might be a bit too steep for me to go with DHL.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:16 pm 


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You would think so, but organization is something Japan somehow excels at... despite the chaos and over complicating of everything done the Japanese way. We'll see... but I would rather my packages be stuck in Japan Post purgatory than USPS anything.

Ah, interesting. The proxy themselves on their site mention the possibility of lost items, which is why I mentionned it. But maybe they're being overtly careful in covering themselves and maybe there's no real risk. I'll think about it
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:36 pm 


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Steamflogger Boss wrote:
Well the figure did release on time. $56 EMS vs $108 DHL (3 figures total in the order so it is fairly heavy). Might be a bit too steep for me to go with DHL.


Only about $100 actually, but still bad. Turns out I would need to just wait if I picked the other shipping options. Not really in the mood for that (plus who knows when it clears up) so I swallowed the crap pill. $274 total that originally I had budgeted $220-ish for.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:05 pm 


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Got here fine

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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 10:06 pm 


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This is the tracking for my Airmail Small Packet International from Japan to France :

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05/14/2020 19:30    Arrival at outward office of exchange       OSAKA INT    OSAKA

05/24/2020 16:15    Dispatch from outward office of exchange       OSAKA INT    OSAKA

05/27/2020 12:00    Arrival at inward office of exchange       ROISSY PIAC    FRANCE
 
05/27/2020 21:32    Departure from inward office of exchange       ROISSY COURRIER INTERNATIONAL    FRANCE



Well, apart from that 10 days wait before taking the plane in Osaka, everything works normally.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 2:34 am 


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Well, at least Steamflogger Boss and guigui's packages got delivered, mines hasn't moved since 4/15/20 (its a JP X360) and its still stuck in Osaka with EMS shipping. I know I'm not gonna see that being delivered for a long while until the restictions are lifted.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:09 am 


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All of my economy parcels from Japan were returned to sender but the ones shipped by surface arrived just fine.

My parcels shipped to the US took ages - as many as 40-50 days to deliver when under normal circumstances, it should be 7 to 14 days. My personal recurring joke is that every time a buyer opens an Item Not Received case, the tracking updates shortly after saying "arrived at US". Then I breathe a sigh of relief.

What's the current situation regarding the rioters and USPS post offices? Apparently a Minneapolis post office was torched and a Fed Ex truck elsewhere was invaded and ransacked. I've already blacklisted South America from purchasing, maybe I should add the North too...
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 3:54 pm 


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What's the current situation regarding the rioters and USPS post offices? Apparently a Minneapolis post office was torched and a Fed Ex truck elsewhere was invaded and ransacked. I've already blacklisted South America from purchasing, maybe I should add the North too...


In STL there were multiple delivery trucks looted. One resulted in a reportedly gruesome death when it took off, as you might imagine an 18 wheeler would do to human flesh.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 6:02 pm 


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GaijinPunch wrote:
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What's the current situation regarding the rioters and USPS post offices? Apparently a Minneapolis post office was torched and a Fed Ex truck elsewhere was invaded and ransacked. I've already blacklisted South America from purchasing, maybe I should add the North too...


In STL there were multiple delivery trucks looted. One resulted in a reportedly gruesome death when it took off, as you might imagine an 18 wheeler would do to human flesh.


Ah yes, saw that one on LiveLeak. When a person (e.g. a looter) places oneself between two people-sized wheels, those wheels belonging to a truck driver, who under extreme circumstances (e.g. a riot) decides to hit accelerate to get out of there, and the wheels start turning (with aforementioned person still there)... the end results are darwinally predictable.

Anyway, as (bad) luck would have it, I have one parcel currently heading to Minneapolis and one to St. Louis. Fingers crossed.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:20 am 


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it seems like Japan Post has resumed its services, to Switzerland, at least.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:57 am 


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Well, thanks for the reminder, as of 6/4 to 6/5, my JP X360 has arrived in SoCal, but currently stuck in customs. >.>
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:31 am 



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Imhotep wrote:
it seems like Japan Post has resumed its services, to Switzerland, at least.

Only to Spain and Switzerland: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/infor ... 01_en.html


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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:24 pm 


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The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the United States of America (USA) is being heavily impacted by increased volumes through their facilities and civil unrest in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-me ... pdates#usa

Anyone can shed some more light on the current situation over there? The last time there was a big riot was in '92 which just so happens to be in LA, hmm...
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:33 am 


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Things should be normal now across the board, but even here in San Jose which is one of the most boring cities in America, shops were closing WELL before sun down (and boarding up windows).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:35 pm 


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My JP X360 finally came in after two months of waiting.
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KoF '95 for Saturn with ROM cart finally arrived. I had to wait 5-6 extra days after the package arrived nearby due to the post office sending it to the wrong place, but at least it stayed in MD before it was finally delivered.


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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:01 pm 


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As of the 18th of June, restrictions have been lifted from several European countries (see first post for more details). Hopefully more to come in the near future.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:12 pm 


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I have received my package last week. I had instructed them to ship via EMS 3 weeks ago or so (maybe 4). So it took let's say 2 and a half weeks to get here. Not bad, I'm pretty happy even.
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After 2 straight months of no movement in Atsubetsu (Hokkaido), an order I had placed for a damaged AES joystick has finally begun to make its way across the Pacific.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:58 pm 


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Any more updates from anyone purchasing anything lately?
I want to snag a few things from eBay (shipping from Japan)... what’s the latest word...?
I don’t feel eBay is doing a good enough job communicating wait times...
Sellers must be losing their minds.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:13 am 


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Airmail is still a no go to the us.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:43 am 


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Just received another package from Japan I wasn't expecting.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:11 am 


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I received my Psikyo Artbook that I ordered in early March... even after I had received a refund! There was never an indication that it continued its journey to the states over these long months.
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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:51 am 


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Same deal here. I was under the impression that Puzzle Bobble 2x Saturn was still in the pre-shipment stage when I cancelled it.

Edit: Found out something interesting now that I have both versions. US save data is compatible with the JP version. My default settings and high scores from BAM2 were intact when I booted up the JP version. JP version still has that weak stereo mix where the music is too quiet. Sounds great in mono, though.


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 Post subject: Re: News for importers: Japan Post parcel restrictions
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:41 pm 


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As of the 30th of June, restrictions have been lifted from Italy and New Zealand (see first post for more details).
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I missed the update for Norway (18th). Finally, I have some stuff I need to order without worrying about cancellations.


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