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    Airmail vs EMS whats rhe difference

    Can someone tell me the difference between EMS and Airmail, I thought they bot used planes.
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    EMS from FromJapan, if that's where you are buying from, insures the goods for you and the simple airmail does not.

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    I'm not an expert on this but I think EMS is rush delivery normally about 3 to 7 days from say japan to the US then it could get stuck in customs Normally just airmail could be 2 1/2 weeks based on some members posts I have read. Also I have read members say next time they would pay for the quicker shipping


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    Re: Airmail vs EMS whats rhe difference

    Quote Originally Posted by JERSTERCA View Post
    I'm not an expert on this but I think EMS is rush delivery normally about 3 to 7 days from say japan to the US then it could get stuck in customs Normally just airmail could be 2 1/2 weeks based on some members posts I have read. Also I have read members say next time they would pay for the quicker shipping

    I think youve hit the nail on the head. I won an auction for a watch on the 4th of April and now I think my item is stuck in Cutoms. Usually when I get model railroad items from Japan the only shipping method is EMS, which makes sense why I got it in a week.
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    Yes EMS stand for express mail service and for having use it ,its pretty fast.....its gets from japan to canada in 2 days but they cannot be blame for the customs....its takes like 4 more days to get to my door....

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    Alright I just have to throw this out the title of this thread keeps bringing back fond memories of Duke Nukem 3d! Anyone who played probably knows what I am getting at. I wish I could find a copy of the side-scroller that came out a few years back..it was a good'n!
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    When someone sends a watch my way, I beg him not to use EMS as it is ALWAYS goes through the customs
    When I get things with "regular" international shipping, 99% of the time
    it goes "below the radar" and lands at my local mail office with no drama or customs tax, and if it's not from the Philippines,
    it usually takes one or two days more than EMS.
    So I think you CAN blame the EMS if your package got stuck in there.

    It's like the race of the Rabbit and the turtle.
    EMS runs faster, but stands a long time in when the turtle goes around and gets before, and without any taxes.
    JMHO, according to about 30 packages I've recieved over the last two years.

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    Re: Airmail vs EMS whats rhe difference

    So you are still waiting for your blue GA-100 to arrive!

    Yes EMS is airmail but EMS is a standardized service that is International which means that it works the same way in any country and that it is trackable all over the world. Also EMS packages always go in separate mailing bags and cages and are always put on high priority, which means that it will leave the country with the first available flight in the respective country it passes trough.

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    Re: Airmail vs EMS whats rhe difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Joakim Agren View Post
    So you are still waiting for your blue GA-100 to arrive!

    Yes EMS is airmail but EMS is a standardized service that is International which means that it works the same way in any country and that it is trackable all over the world. Also EMS packages always go in separate mailing bags and cages and are always put on high priority, which means that it will leave the country with the first available flight in the respective country it passes trough.
    Yup still waiting for my GA-100 to show up, I figure its held up ion customs. Joakim & Galpo thanks for you explanations of EMS & Airmail.
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    Re: Airmail vs EMS whats rhe difference

    i was going to say about 2 weeks

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