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akiiaaakiiaaIl y a 7 jours
Hey! I was just curious if anyone else is having problems with ems right now? (With Brexit and Tier 5) I can expect a delay, but I haven’t been updated since it left Tokyo which was nearly 3 weeks ago. I just want to make sure my package isn’t lost as it’s never taken this Long before? Has anyone from the uk recently chose ems as their shipping method? Probably a bit stupid on my part to choose ems with everything that’s going on right now, but any help would be appreciated!
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KuromiiIl y a 7 jours#90027348That's great for you - I also have a friend over there who kindly sends things to me occasionally - but the vast majority of people don't do that and do buy from retailers, so this is going to affect the majority.

Okay... that is why I said what I know about personal shoppers, so whoever reads that comment knows so they can use it. I don't understand the problem you have, I'm sorry I'm confused as to where you're issue is with my previous comment.
Besides, this thread is to talk about the delays, which is affecting every shipping method according to the Japan post website, the UK as a whole is delayed regardless of shipment method.
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Heartlessxox1Il y a 7 jours#89992849No, I buy from a personal shopper in Japan, she's a friend so I don't pay a business, I give her the money to buy the stuff and she ships directly to me. Plus personal shoppers aren't registered businesses so it doesn't apply to those who use personal shoppers or who have friends, I don't use a business.
Not everyone uses online retailers to buy their figures, and not everyone will use the same method I use too. Everyone gets their figures differently.

That's great for you - I also have a friend over there who kindly sends things to me occasionally - but the vast majority of people don't do that and do buy from retailers, so this is going to affect the majority.
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I guess there are global delays taking weeks these days and it's normal... Our customs and post offices said that half the staff are almost always on sick leave and there are more packages than ever since people are mostly online shopping during pandemic. I'm guessing it could be generally similar cases for other countries, although work force could vary... But my EMS packages waited in Japan for almost 4 weeks last month and arrived much later than expected. For example, packages I ordered in November with EMS arrived at the very end of December.
So I think all of us should be a bit more patient during this time. :/
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KuromiiIl y a 7 jours#89992732And we are customers buying from businesses, so it affects us and our shipments.

No, I buy from a personal shopper in Japan, she's a friend so I don't pay a business, I give her the money to buy the stuff and she ships directly to me. Plus personal shoppers aren't registered businesses so it doesn't apply to those who use personal shoppers or who have friends, I don't use a business.
Not everyone uses online retailers to buy their figures, and not everyone will use the same method I use too. Everyone gets their figures differently.
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KuromiiIl y a 7 jours#89992612That may be so, but the new charges I mentioned are entirely to do with Brexit.
I am aware of possible changes to charges
See my article thread/17447

The postal delays are not related.

We may get more charges for low priced items but the charges have always been there, the handling fee and vat have been around for at least the last 10 years that i am aware of, the low value items used to just get waived through, really they should have been charged, now they are enforcing charging on all parcels, in theory at least. they say to level the playing field with EU suppliers.

I had one parcel come through recently which had no charge, was not listed as gift and had the price listed as 16000 yen, so it's still luck of the draw as it was before.
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Heartlessxox1Il y a 7 jours#89992632The charges are for buisnesses only, so from person to person the rules have not changed, only for buisnesses to customers or buisnesses to buisness etc. I hope this clears it up a bit :)
And we are customers buying from businesses, so it affects us and our shipments.
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KuromiiIl y a 7 jours#89992612That may be so, but the new charges I mentioned are entirely to do with Brexit.

The charges are for buisnesses only, so from person to person the rules have not changed, only for buisnesses to customers or buisnesses to buisness etc. I hope this clears it up a bit :)
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figuresukiIl y a 7 jours#89992601snipped
That may be so, but the new charges I mentioned are entirely to do with Brexit.
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If it was posted by Japan post (which it mostly likely is) all packages regardless of method of shipment are severely delayed from Japan to the UK due to lack of cargo flights from Japan to the UK and border closures.
I have a package from the 13th of December that's been stuck because of the lack of flights and another package shipped last week, it's because Japan has had another surge in Covid cases therefore they've closed their borders again. It's not clear when packages will be shipped out normally again, they're shipping out whatever they can once essentials have been loaded.
I hope this helps, I thought my package was lost and after speaking with my friend in Japan who spoke to the Japan office, because my japanese isn't quite good enough yet to speak to them yet, they clarified how everything is delayed and it says on their website. I was worried my package was lost too but it's just delayed.
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KuromiiIl y a 7 jours#89992511I had an EMS parcel leave Japan on the 8th and no update since. We can thank Brexit for this, as now we also have to pay VAT (and Parcelforce's £12 handling fee) on everything coming into the country whether its declared under £15 or not.
Parcels leaving Japan are nothing to do with Brexit and all to do with the pandemic

We had gifts sent by friends that have only just arrived even though they were posted in Japan at the beginning of December, also i had a figure arrive that was posted at the beginning of December, no tracking update until it actually arrived.

We have had a few parcels, definitely they are taking longer, some with tracking appearing to sit at the airport for a week or two.

To begin with the delays were not to bad, i would say it's gotten worse the last few months.

A link to royal mail
personal.help.r...
Give some indication of which countries are having problems

Here is one from Germany
www.deutschepos...
Indicates that higher volumes of parcels along with corona virus are causing problems, so expect delays

Here is one from holland
www.postnl.nl/e...
Expect delays from the far east

So it's not just the UK that is being affect

We just have to have a bit more patience at the moment.
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