- Oct 14, 2015
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Yeah, the most expensive from japan was like $350
You're postal system knew slightly more about a knife sent from your country to me. So at least you don't have the USPSWe've got almost no air traffic into/out of Australia currently due to the lockdown (or whatever you want to call it) so most things are now travelling to/from the country via sea, which means you have to wait for enough things to fill the containers to be worth the trip. As a result, you can either be really lucky by having the package lob just as they're ready to ship, or be really unlucky if you just miss a shipment. Either way, the old timeframes have been punted out the window pretty vigorously.
In general, once stuff is in country AusPost/couriers are not too bad, especially when you consider how much internal courier traffic has increased. My (really great) AusPost driver has been working 15hrs/day, six days/week for months, except for a couple of weeks a month or so ago when it slacked off, but the international connection is where the massive bottleneck (potentially) raises its rather ugly head.
It's held up far better than I expected, TBH. And the package load was made (considerably) worse by one of our major courier companies (TOLL) shutting down for several weeks ( a couple of times) as a result of what I was told was a ransomware attack that buggered their computer systems.You're postal system knew slightly more about a knife sent from your country to me. So at least you don't have the USPS
Yeah, or it gets left at the local post office, and can then be picked up with some photo ID. Having said that, most packages down (of value, like when I ship camera lenses, audio gear, and so on) here are shipped with "must sign" which stops stuff going missing, but mail fraud has never been a real issue here anyway, it's just that stuff gets lost - falls off conveyors, out of vans, etc..Sounds better than USPS saying a package has been delivered but wasn't. Aus Post said delivery failed, redelivery the next day. Which happened.
Yeah, our parcel delivery guy (my wife works from home, and we get a lot of augmented communications gear for people with disabilities through here) has been working six days a week, usually 15+ hours a day for months (except for a 2-3 week break a few weeks ago where he was down to 10-12 hours, but then we went back to stage 3 lockdown). He had Easter Friday and Sunday off, but worked Saturday and the Monday public holiday. And that's AFTER Australia Post put on more people. It's nuts.My daughter works for USPS in Baltimore. She’s working six days a week, because she complained that she needed at least ONE day off. Her orientation was 28 consecutive days.
Update: this actually arrived yesterday, way ahead of schedule. Ordered on the 27th, arrived on the 30th. Nagoya > Seattle, three day delivery for $10 DHL Express.Just ordered a knife off JCK a couple days ago, shipped via DHL Express ($10) from Nagoya and is already stateside in Cincinnati waiting to be routed to Seattle. Should be here Monday. Not too bad!
Seriously, have you considered answering any of the (MANY) actual knife questions from the last few days rather than just the inconsequential ones about freight?I have a friend who has a package shipping from Japan Post via sea freight. Surprisingly, there was no delay in sending it (meaning time to send out of Japan, not to arrive at the destination) out from the port, unlike packages sent by air.