I don’t know if you are talking to me but I don’t live in Japan.
I am in England and the way it works here is after my delivery, 6 to 8 weeks later I would get this huge tax bill from Fed Ex which is the company Biotest uses.
The delivery is speedy because they pay for the goods to be released at the borders quickly and then I pay them for paying for me. In addition to the duty tax I think I also pay Fed Ex for ‘administration’ charges for paper work and passing my goods fast through customs which can take up to 2 weeks to a month to clear when done via other posts.
I wish I had an option, to be honest, since these are not life and death supplements.
At the end of the day, how many companies/people am I paying just to get my goods in?
Be cheaper to catch a cheap flight to New York for a weekend break, buy 6 months worth of goods and bring it back myself.
Sorry if I seem to be overreacting but when everyone starts wanting to make a buck to deliver to you it makes you want to go and get it yourself.
Besides, the British government is notorious for heavily taxing anything that is imported from American companies. There is some political economical issues there which a shop owner who stocked American supplements told me ( since the government was making it difficult for him to import US goods ) but I have not been interested in it.
As a result, we have little variety and low quality garbage that is sold here.
Lucozade is still the number one energy drink in this country, for CS.
They are all for preserving English tradition at the expanse of change, I guess.
I blame that muppet, the Queen.
It costs us a lot of money to keep her sitting on her imaginary throne - she rules nothing.