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    Hi I bought 2 x grilles in Japan through someone long story
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    Size: 150cm long x 112cm all the way around, so about 30 cm a side. It weighs 13kg.

    I was quoted US$270 for shipping it to OZ Land

    is that cheap or expensive?

    PLEASE HELP ME OUT IF YOU KNOW A CHEAPER COMPANY
    or anyone doing bulk shipment or container shipment from Japan to Australia

    Hey Lachlan do you know of a cheaper company, cos I know you get some stuff from Japan too.

    Cheers

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    Rob, my stuff was all sent through just normal post - "EMS" Shipping for any large parts like that.

    Don't get it sent yet - it does sound tad expensive. Do you have someone in Japan who's willing to take care of a bit of paperwork for you?

    What are the grilles Rob? Got a GT-R grille???

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    I know someone who lives in Okinawa and I just met him in datsun1200 forum
    I bought 1 GTR Grille and 1 GTX grille
    and Im still awaiting for my badges to arrive been a month now...
    Do you wanna get something in Japan as well?

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    Hi Rob,
    Sorry I didn't reply earlier... I got a quote for EMS shipping of your 150cmx30cmx30cm at 13kg box. It should be 17,300Yen (Insured at 20,000Yen). So yes, a fair bit cheaper than with the shipping company. Although, this price does not include customs payments once it arrives in Australia and you'll have to deal with the guys at customs (very simple, all I had to do was fax an invoice proving the value).

    Ahh! Is it a FRP GT-R grille or the steel one do you know? Why did you buy a GTX grille??

    I've got pretty much everything I want from Japan now, except ONE centre cap, and those darn red GT badges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor
    and 1 GTX grill?
    There is one of those in the riverstone wreckers yard, square headlight type

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    I know...it was like a package with the GTR grille
    Thanks Lachlan!!! will tell the guy.

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    hey Lachlan the guy i know from Japan told me that he already checked that out and they actually have a maximum length of 105cm not 150cm
    any other company??? anyone

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    Are you sure that's EMS, and not Regular Parcel Post? I don't pretend to know the details, but I got my grille shipped over and it wasn't with a shipping company!!

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    I dont understand, you used EMS or different company or normal post?
    this guy is ****ing me around....
    he said he sent the 1st parcel like a month ago normally takes over a month
    and I still havent received it.

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    Rob, I don't completely understand how it works either so I'm sorry if I am confusing!!

    The way I understand it is there is regular parcel post, EMS, or you can use a shipping company (perhaps EMS is a shipping company, I do not know).

    Over a certain size, regular parcel post will not work. This usually takes 6-8 weeks to arrive as it all comes by boat - the guy might not be ****ing you around!

    EMS as I understand is by plane, usually takes 1-2 weeks. Much more expensive though.

    I had my (FRP!) grille sent via this service (EMS) and it was 8,950 Yen IIRC.

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    maybe I should just dump the GTX grile as its not important to me
    might save me a few $$$

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    I would do that (and I have done it too!) - have you picked up your grille recently?? They are not light!!

    It will still need to be shipped by a method other than regular parcel post, though.

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    he said EMS only takes a maximum 105cm
    so told him you've use them already with the same item.
    the stock 240K grille is sooo heavy cos I took mine off to polish.
    still awaiting for my Skyline badge the one on the rear panel and GT badges
    also rear spoiler

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    Try asking for a fast-delivery service - AirMail perhaps?

    You're collecting quite a few parts I see!! Good Have you got the flares from the Melbourne people yet?

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    no, I kept calling them but they kept telling me they will get back to me
    I stopped calling them
    might give them a ring...
    my 240K needs rebuilding i think, its been in the garage for a while now...
    needs valve seals maybe pistion rings as well
    maybe headgasket? as its blowing white smoke just recently

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    I'm just saving the parts till I'm ready for my project to start
    maybe early next year....
    i just bought another car
    stock mazda 1300
    will swap to 32/36 weber sometime soon as I just scored a free weber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfadog
    The way I understand it is there is regular parcel post, EMS, or you can use a shipping company (perhaps EMS is a shipping company, I do not know).
    EMS is the Japanese side of the INTERNATIONAL DATAPOST service, an international link-up of national postal services that offers the fastest ( and most expensive! ) international Air postal delivery.

    You can send larger items by normal "Surface" mail ( it travels most of the way by sea ) - which obviously takes a long time, and can be risky with regard to damage and loss in my experience.

    How about trying "SAL" level postal service from the Japanese Post Office? "SAL" stands for "Surface, Air Lift" - which means that the journey is split between sea and air services. Its not as fast as EMS and not as slow as surface, its fairly safe, and is priced very reasonably. It also has a higher maximum size / weight limit than EMS.

    I've had very good success with both EMS and SAL service level post over the years.

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    thanks for that will try to get a quote

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