This one actually arrived on 19 February 2014, but I got a pickup notice in my mail box that I didn’t see until yesterday. It was sent on 16 December 2013 from Tokyo, together with another package which arrived two days earlier.
Both were untrackable and took about two months to reach Berlin with sea mail.
This package passed customs in Niederaula but was not opened by them.
The content this time: 14 manga volumes and 8 doujinshi, among other stuff.
The shipment list again – in order of arrival:
- Shipment 1 (sea mail, trackable): Sent from Tokyo 6 December 2013, arrived to customs in Hamburg 27 January 2014, arrived to me in Berlin 31 January 2014.
- Shipment 2 (sea mail, printed matter, untrackable): Sent from Tokyo 16 December 2013, arrived in Berlin 17 February 2014 via customs in Niederaula (who might have opened it).
- Shipment 3 (sea mail, printed matter, untrackable): Sent from Tokyo 16 December 2013, arrived in Berlin 19 February 2014 via customs in Niederaula. Not opened by customs.
It’s a bit ironic that the two untrackable packages arrived quickly and unopened (the inner package in shipment 2 was unopened), whereas the two packages I sent with recommended mail have been at customs for one month now – since 23 January 2014.