posted 20 Apr 2020 10:04, edited 20 Apr 2020 10:04
Over the last 15 years I've had loads of high ticket items (some over £1k) proxied from Japan using EMS (delivered by Parcel Force here in the UK), all declared with values of no more than £20, and have had no experience with damaged/missing items.
It is a risk, but because it's tracked at every point, little chance of it going missing, and even if it does, it should be relatively easy to trace.
20 Apr 2020 10:06
they charge a £12 fee right away don’t they? Handling fee? Mind one time my parcel was just over and got charged 90p customs and had to pay £12.90 load of shite.
posted 6 May 2020 11:45, edited 6 May 2020 11:45
If I order through a Proxy ( hesitating between Zenmarket and Stylistics….I’m buying from an individual not a shop so imagine Stylistics has a better chance of succeeding no?) and mark down the value for customs but pay with PayPal goods, am I covered by PayPal in case of a lost package?
posted 6 May 2020 14:32, edited 6 May 2020 14:32
If you mark the value low for customs then it’s your risk, if it gets lost that’s what Stylistics or whoever is proxying would be able to claim back from the shipping company and what you would be refunded
Can’t really expect the Proxy to foot the loss if a parcel goes missing, even if paid through PayPal goods
I’ve never had any problems with shipping from Japan or had any parcels lost, I always use EMS
6 May 2020 19:56
I got a big order coming ems from japan sent today wonder how long it’ll take. Usually 3-4 days.
6 May 2020 20:05
Received a parcel via stylistics/ems today, arrived in good time, no noticable delay.
7 May 2020 10:07
My proxy is still not shipping EMS right now either. Yeah for about 2 weeks now. They're giving free storage but.
7 May 2020 18:02
Have Japan put more restrictions in past few days to include UK?
7 May 2020 19:21
Think EMS is still okay to the UK at the minute? I know they recently suspended services to the US according to the last update on there website
posted 7 May 2020 20:38, edited 7 May 2020 20:38
Had a package sent via EMS last Friday & arrived yesterday so no discernible difference in delivery times. Value was marked low so no customs hold up
8 May 2020 16:32
Stylistics offline. Site says he’s looking for shipping alternatives.
8 May 2020 20:10
Yeah I’ve had a parcel dispatched with EMS this morning to the UK so all good at the min
9 May 2020 00:08
yeah looks like USA/Aus is still gonna be EMS from Japan no go for a while now..