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Moving Out of Japan. Shipping Your Stuff Cheaply???

 
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Black_Beer_Man



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject: Moving Out of Japan. Shipping Your Stuff Cheaply??? Reply with quote

For those who move out of Japan, are there other cheaper alternatives for moving your stuff than Japan Post sea mail?
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TokyoLiz



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the two cheapest ways to move your stuff are by JP https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/service/i_parcel_en.html or simply pay an extra fee per bag when you fly home.

The advantage of JP is that they can pick up at your door. I sent books from Japan to Canada by surface mail before at a discounted rate through JP, and they took months to arrive. But they arrived.

I checked some airlines. Extra bag or overweight bag charge (even up to 45 kg) ranges from Y3000-10,000 depending on the airline and destination.
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to ask yourself what you really need and if it is cheaper to just sell what you have and buy it again at your next destination.
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rxk22



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have moved away and to Japan. I had a great but a bit costly experience , where they moved my iMac and everything went smoothly.
Had another one where it was cheaper, but they basically broke anything that could be broken, including ruining books.

I'll find the details later
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timothypfox



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JP surface mail (fune de). Takes about 2 to 3 months to deliver
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Terrisko



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timothypfox wrote:
JP surface mail (fune de). Takes about 2 to 3 months to deliver
I think if you have enough time, then the wait pays off. One should rather wait a bit, than to buy everything new. Slower means safer in this case.
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