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Old December 27th, 2012, 14:45   #2
Can't do math
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Toronto
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Well they claim this ... might be possible, not sure if I'd risk it though.

Plus the fact is, airsoft guns at the retailers in Canada are already cheap enough, that shipping will eat up your savings quick if you can pick up locally.

Toronto Airsoft lists the Dboys Full Metal RAS II CQB for $220, they list it for $165, for example, and their free/cheap shipping is only for US Customers.

Based on USPS charges for a 40x10x5 box (roughly a AEG) shipping charges end up being $65 dollars from the US to Ontario, your cheaper gun just ate away its entire "cheaper price" margin and then some.

As for HST, I find any big package I've ever sent across, or had mailed to me, got dinged with Duty and HST. So American site or not, I'd expect to pay it when I'd pick it up at the post office.

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