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I was wondering what the safety and the speed of the following shipping methods are from Japan to America.
I know sea is the cheapest, but is it safe and is it going to take like months??? Thanks!
It takes ~ 2 months for the items to be shipped for the sea but cheapest. EMS takes about 3-5 days and safest since it gives you tracking code. Most expensive but is not once it gets up to a certain weight. Then, it's same as airmail or even better.
If you are shipping expensive stuff, then send it by EMS or have insurance on it.
Last edited by Waterdroplet; August 11, 2008 at 10:10 PM.
SAL takes longer than air mail, doesn't it? (At least, according to the services I use.) It usually takes a few weeks... a little under a month. In terms of safety, I've used it many times before and it's worked out fine, but it could depend on where you're buying from and where it's being shipped to.