Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.

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  1. grosspustule

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    Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.
    I just ordered another standard size figure from Manda and they quoted my 1,300 yen for DHL Express, surprised it was even cheaper then my last order (which I already thought was a good deal!) I hope this shipping price continues whenever EMS starts back up... might just stick with DHL if it does
     
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    Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.
    Finally my package is in Cali!

    ...and now it’s stuck in customs.
    Hey, major progress from before!
     
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    Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.
    is ems to the US starting up again? last i checked on the website it was still suspended
     
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    No, I don’t think it has yet ☹️
     
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    Interesting to hear the comparisons for DHL for international destinations, as I think I only had a single occurrence of when it was - slightly - cheaper than other methods. Honestly, if this is/was the case, I really wish they would tell you. Lately the shipping rates have been going through the roof, and I have always opted for the new Air SP registered because of this. :( The hits have been hard though. If DHL is faster.... and it turns out cheaper too, that would be unfortunate.

    In terms of delivery times, I've noticed it totally depends on where it's coming from. I think stuff from Tokyo still arrives in almost normal times, whereas some of the other areas of Japan seem to be weeks delayed. I am still waiting for a package that was returned once, and hope it hasn't gone awry. Further interesting point of note, a package I received as Air SP actually has SAL labels on it (but definitely cost me much more), so yeah, who really understands it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Ok, so I placed an Order with Mandarake, got a decent DHL rate and.....
    Found out my bank "doesn't do" Verified by Visa authentication.
    I think I've paid by Paypal before, but there's no option for that now.
    Have I become obsolete?
     
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    Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.
    @meanmistert this just recently happened to me. I had to call my bank and have them manually authorize it, took 30+ mins and was a pain in the ass. Hoping it gave future authorization to the card for future purchases.
     
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    I placed an order with mandarake Wednesday and was able to pay with PayPal as usual. Weird.
     
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    @Kerk1 the 1st rep i got on the phone assured me she was going thru the process for 15 minutes before disconnecting. The next rep immediately said "oh we don't offer that."

    Thanks fellas, I'm sure the big M will sort out a way to take my money.
     
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    Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.
    If you've selected credit card payment on the order, but that is not working (not sure if you mean Visa through PP or not), you can drop them a line in reply to your order and ask them to change the payment method. They'll send you a new invoice with Paypal as the method, and when you click on complete payment it should take you right into the log in screen - and incidentally will still allow you to select Visa on Paypal if you have it linked to your account.
     
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    Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.
    What's hit me is that the big R/C Godzilla that has been coming out in 'magazine' format 2x a month that I've been getting via Amazon Japan suddenly stopped being shipped via DHL and no longer is coming to the states. I had to get one shipped to my Tenso account and that is being slow boated to me, hopefully it'll show up within the 2 month frame they gave me as even one issue missing means that the entire thing is a bust. Luckily I've got a good friend in Osaka who is willing to take the shipments in and then mail them to me at a later time. What sucks is that I'm still able to get a lot of other items from Amazon Japan using DHL (I just received a Kamen Rider Build drive belt in 2 days) but not all.
     
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    Doug, have you looked for the Godzilla magazine at HLJ or Big Bad Toy Store?
     
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    My Package from April 14th has finally moved!!! Processed through facility! Woo just another month now! 8)
     
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    Mine from March 25th finally went back to Mandarake and they reshipped it DHL. On a side note my most recent order from them had about 5 small to medium figures in it and was only about 1300 yen for shipping with DHL
     
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    Good news ( I guess). March 25 feels like years ago :lol:
     
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    Wow. Ok. So every day I have checked the tracking on my EMS package for the past few months. Only yesterday did it progress past the dropped off at facility stage. IT SHOWED UP TODAY!!!!!
    WTF.
    I’m a happy camper right now.
     
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    Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.

    So what did you get??
     
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    Japan Post announces EMS and SAL temporarily suspended for some places.
    Meanwhile the order I placed this past Sunday from the Shibuya Mandarake arrived today (Thursday) in New Jersey. They sent on Monday DHL. It was only about 1300 yen postage
     
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    Check the New Bullmark
    Just posted a pic in the New Bullmark/Marusan thread but....

    If double posts are not cool someone can delete this. I’m not thinking clearly now. :?
     
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    Double? No, no. That's a triple posting :lol: Happy for you though ;)

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    Three posts but two different pics! Make it four then when i unbag him.
     
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    keep ‘em coming. This place can use all the posts it can get!
     
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    Haha, I know, I know, but why stop there? You still have: "Face Nook", "Taken from behind!", "it's time for your close-up", "Pairing Up", "No reason whatsoever" etc. etc.

    Seriously though, I really don't mind either. I second Phil; keep 'em coming! Didn't mean to troll you.
     
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    In total agreement with @hellopike, as well! I sometimes take the same photos across several threads, not only because they’re applicable, but because some eyes will see photos in one thread, but not another. I don’t always check the vintage threads, but I’ll see some pretty sweet OG scores in “What You Just Got in the Mail”!

    For what it’s worth, I saw it more as a lighthearted poke than a troll. ;)
     
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    ^ Good, glad to hear it, as it was intended :)

    EDIT: But now I am sorry for spamming this thread with my rambling
     
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