Gizmotech wrote:jou_chan wrote:So we can send stuff ahead of time?? Reading this that was my biggest concern. I have decent sized suitcases and know what I want to bring with me. The biggest thing is the desktop/monitor...I could leave them here, but my laptop has some serious issues right now (needs a new battery, power plug and disc drive). I have NO clue how to put computers together and I would really want to bring it and my laptop (with a new battery) for bringing to school with me. I also will be looking into bringing my 360! I loves me my video games XD
Yes you can ship ahead of time. I sent 2 boxes (winter clothes/boots/books) over about a month before I came, they arrived about 2 months after I got here.
As for your computer, leave the monitor at home. Hell, leave the case and powersupply as well. Just pack up the internals and put it in some carry on luggage. It's safer to bring it over that way than ship it freight (2-3months) and hope for the best. (There is NO reason to ship a PC air, at all.) Once you get here, pick up a case/powersupply off amazon.co.jp and you're good to go.
Wait....so it took 3 months for boxes you shipped from the U.S. to arrive in Japan? That's a little bit longer than I thought it would take.
Did you send the two boxes by freight, then?