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    Japan Post to stop shipping to anywhere but US, France and UK

    I got this in an email from Yamatoku:

    We would like to inform you that Japan Post has decided to stop accepting postal items from Japan to most countries by SAL and AIR since 2nd April.
    Even though EMS still seems available on their website, Japan Post told they would not guarantee postal items by EMS would be sent safely to any countries except the United States.
    More info here:
    https://japantoday.com/category/nati...to-coronavirus
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    I was planning to start rebuilding my vidya game collection this month and now I feel like that one Twilight Zone episode everyone knows. So much time for games, no consoles to play em
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Fight!! View Post
    I was planning to start rebuilding my vidya game collection this month and now I feel like that one Twilight Zone episode everyone knows. So much time for games, no consoles to play em
    I feel like if people went to China at this point it would be like the "To Serve Man" episode...

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    Germany isn't on the list, I knew the japanese wouldn't let their BFFs down.

    Also the thread title is bullshit lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shroom View Post
    Also the thread title is bullshit lie.
    Yep, please adjust. Here's the list which countries and shipping methods are affected at the moment:

    https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/in...1_02_01_en.pdf
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    the article talks about incoming mail, while the Yamatoku notification says they won't accept outgoing mail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shroom View Post
    Germany isn't on the list, I knew the japanese wouldn't let their BFFs down.

    Also the thread title is bullshit lie.
    Australia isn't either, I guess they feel guilty for those death marches they put our boys through in South East Asia.

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    Argentina is on the list even though we have very few Roners amongst us.
    No one has any money here but any way, go suck a dick Japan you mother fucker you

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    It's the same the other way around. We in austria for example can still send stuff to the US but not to Canada. Seems nonsense as it's basically the same postal wise. Japan is also on our no-no list...

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    ah crap, i have stuff waiting at buyee.

    edit: actually, it seems they are still shipping to Canada. JOY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shroom View Post
    Germany isn't on the list, I knew the japanese wouldn't let their BFFs down.

    Also the thread title is bullshit lie.
    This is the news and rumors section. The article is the news, the Yamatoku email is the rumor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuri View Post
    ah crap, i have stuff waiting at buyee.

    edit: actually, it seems they are still shipping to Canada. JOY
    I've had an EMS package stuck at the 'Posting/Collection' stage for a week now so it's fair to say it's a mystery on when I'm going to get that. However DHL is still operating everywhere and will probably be quicker so there's that.

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    I'm actually surprised that domestic shipping hasn't really been effected by all of this. I thought I was at last minute ordering stuff from Japan when I did, but that was over a month ago now. Last bits I got in were last week and shipping times have been normal.

    An aside, I'm fairly certain my first ever purchase from Yamatoku was about a month ago, where I won an auction for 1 cent. There is no minimum price to pay to get put on a mailing list I guess.
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    In related news, the JP ebay sellers I normally buy games from have increased shipping costs, even the cheap rate. Now instead of $6 or $8 it is $20 and $25!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripredacus View Post
    In related news, the JP ebay sellers I normally buy games from have increased shipping costs, even the cheap rate. Now instead of $6 or $8 it is $20 and $25!
    Holy shit! I guess I should say bye bye to Japan importing for a while... hopefully everything goes to normal before 2021.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Fight!! View Post
    Holy shit! I guess I should say bye bye to Japan importing for a while... hopefully everything goes to normal before 2021.
    $25 shipping is outrageous huh? Tell me how much would you be spending overall? probably a lot more than $25 right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    $25 shipping is outrageous huh? Tell me how much would you be spending overall? probably a lot more than $25 right?
    Yes, I only buy $1.25 in trinkets per trimester. Have any food to spare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Fight!! View Post
    Yes, I only buy $1.25 in trinkets per trimester. Have any food to spare?
    Living in the great country of Brazil, surely you're accustomed to paying considerable shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Living in the great country of Brazil, surely you're accustomed to paying considerable shipping.
    Yes I do, that's why a 200% increase in shipping rates of the country that used to have one of the cheapest international shipping rates to Brazil (losing only to China) in an economic scenario where 1 USD = 5 BRL makes importing from there less than desirable. These things add up, especially since I usually do smaller separate purchases.

    Plus Japan Post isn't Japan Posting to Brazil right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Fight!! View Post
    Yes I do, that's why a 200% increase in shipping rates of the country that used to have one of the cheapest international shipping rates to Brazil (losing only to China) in an economic scenario where 1 USD = 5 BRL makes importing from there less than desirable. These things add up, especially since I usually do smaller separate purchases.

    Plus Japan Post isn't Japan Posting to Brazil right now...
    Are you talking standard airmail? or EMS? if you guys are getting EMS for under $25 for something like an mvs cart I'd be amazed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Are you talking standard airmail? or EMS? if you guys are getting EMS for under $25 for something like an mvs cart I'd be amazed.
    Airmail, and it's mostly smaller stuff that I buy off japanese ebay sellers (PCE games and such), which they gladly ship for free. Can't imagine it costing more than like $6 on their end, at least not before this price raise... I feel like EMS prices are similar to other countries, though, but I couldn't tell you since I haven't bought anything that substantial in volume from outside the country since forever.
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    I inquired with a Japanese seller about an Apple Pippin, EMS to the US. They didn't want to attempt it as they'd heard about major delays / returned packages. So I think even EMS may be slow these days

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