I just had a transaction in the marketplace involving an APO address.
The Japan post refused to send it with the original code I was given and instead said it would begin with a 9.
I took it to two other post offices after the correction and they pretended not to understand me until I left, frustrated.
Finally I brought it back to the original office that turned me away across town and they called tech support again. This time my number was right, but the very light 280 yen package was apparently only sendable at yuu-pack to Tokyo rate. Now a yuu pack is a domestic flat rate package for like... 5 freaking POUNDS.
They charged me 800 yen.
With the exchange rate - 10 bucks!!!!
This on a $50+ shirt that I sold for about $15 with shipping included.
Now I have no choice but to look rude to a customer (it's already late) or eat the charge.
Is APO rate supposed to cost so much? If so, does the US military really consider APO a discount service??? Do military members have... regular addresses, too? Or do you have no choice but to use APO even if you live in the same country? O-o;;;
I'm just really horrified by what a mess this has been.
I will not send to APO addresses again.
Screw you, Japan Post!
(They ALWAYS insist that US postal codes MUST have 9 numbers, too. Even after I've explained to them multiple times that practically no one in the USA knows theirs....)
Last edited by kiratsukai : 11-02-2010 at 03:21 AM.