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J. PUPSTER

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Just got an email from CDJapan about EMS service to restart on June 1st.

Japan Post announced to resume shipping with EMS for the U.S.from June 1, 2021.
Due to rising transportation costs, Japan Post will introduce additional fees for EMS addressed to the U.S. effective of June 1. These additional shipping fees will take effect with CDJapan's shipping fees as well.
Note that a large increase in EMS items are expected immediately upon resuming its service and delivery may be subject to delays for the time being.
Following this update, these additional EMS fees will also apply to packages addressed to Zone 2.

[Zone 2]
North America
Oceania
Europe
Central America
Middle East


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*On matters of the USPS here; I've noticed some major changes in the last couple months. There are at least 2-3 days a week that I don't get any mail at all from the USPS, which is highly unusual, we normally get at least junk mail. I almost feel like they are holding mail and delivering when they have more to deliver. Or, it could just be the Covid-19 crisis has decimated so many businesses that not nearly as many ads etc. are being produced now. :unsure:
 

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Just got an email from CDJapan about EMS service to restart on June 1st.

Japan Post announced to resume shipping with EMS for the U.S.from June 1, 2021.
Due to rising transportation costs, Japan Post will introduce additional fees for EMS addressed to the U.S. effective of June 1. These additional shipping fees will take effect with CDJapan's shipping fees as well.
Note that a large increase in EMS items are expected immediately upon resuming its service and delivery may be subject to delays for the time being.
Following this update, these additional EMS fees will also apply to packages addressed to Zone 2.

[Zone 2]
North America
Oceania
Europe
Central America
Middle East


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*On matters of the USPS here; I've noticed some major changes in the last couple months. There are at least 2-3 days a week that I don't get any mail at all from the USPS, which is highly unusual, we normally get at least junk mail. I almost feel like they are holding mail and delivering when they have more to deliver. Or, it could just be the Covid-19 crisis has decimated so many businesses that not nearly as many ads etc. are being produced now. :unsure:
I received the same e~mail, JP. I ordered from CDJapan on a 'fairly' regular business until U.S. Company, ImportCD started to carry the exact same items for prices on parity with CDJapan without the hassle/expense of DHL s/h which added considerably to the cost.

As for the USPS service ... yes, there are days when my mailbox is empty but I still get junk mail/flyers on a pretty regular basis. The current administration is in the process of firing Trump appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy who as we ALL know wreaked havoc with the U.S. Postal service by eliminating sorting machines, postal boxes, etc. so hopefully, things will get back to normal ... and yes, Covid 19 has also impacted the postal service in the form of personnel shortages and hopefully that, too, will soon be rectified.
 

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*On matters of the USPS here; I've noticed some major changes in the last couple months. There are at least 2-3 days a week that I don't get any mail at all from the USPS, which is highly unusual, we normally get at least junk mail. I almost feel like they are holding mail and delivering when they have more to deliver. Or, it could just be the Covid-19 crisis has decimated so many businesses that not nearly as many ads etc. are being produced now. :unsure:
Same on this side of the pond, it can be a week without any post. Everything has gone on line whether we like it or not, then you get asked for proof of identity/address and they demand physical paper bills, madness abounds!
 

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Well, in the U.S. we used to live by this CREED which sadly has been 'tested' in recent years:

United States Postal Service creed
The words "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" have long been associated with the American postal worker. Though not an official creed or motto of the United States Postal Service, the Postal Service acknowledges it as an informal motto along with Charles W. Eliot's poem "The Letter".
 

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Yeah, I got the same notice from CDJapan. None of the Japan shipment issues matters in my situation until more Quad titles gets re-released, like Santana 3. But I’m sure it’s no fun for those who buy a lot from overseas. Hopefully, these supply chain issues will be resolved everywhere in the not too distant future.
 
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