How are deliveries made in Japan? (w/ iPhones, etc.)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by benguild, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    This is my first time receiving an Apple preorder in Japan. My apartment has those semi-secure lockers for packages, but I'm assuming that they won't leave an Apple Watch there. Or will they?

    In general, when you order here, are deliveries left by the postman or carrier if there is a secure place for them? Or are they signature required?
     
  2. mavis macrumors 68040

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    In my experince, Apple deliveries have always required a signature.
     
  3. seong macrumors 65816

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    I second mavis's comment. It has always been a signature for me.
    However, after moving to another place with safe locks that can only be opened with the owner's 'house-identity-card', the delivery person will ask if its ok to leave it there if you are not present, or come again in another time on the same day or next day (if available.)
     
  4. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You mean like, over the phone?
     
  5. seong macrumors 65816

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    yes, over the phone.
    If your japanese isn't really good enough, I'm not sure how that would work out. They usually just leave a note saying at what time they tried to deliver but failed, and have the time written down when they will come again.
     
  6. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, OK. I left the office of my building's number on there, so most likely they can just tell them "yes" to leave it in the locker?
     
  7. seong macrumors 65816

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    yes, something like "ロッカにいれてください" will do!
     

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