You're NOT getting the point.
IT DOESN'T MATTER IF CUSTOMS OR CANADA POST HAS THE ITEMS.
He fulfilled his end of the bargain by sending you all the requested items.
When I spoke to Canada Customs, they said that there was a trigger set and trigger guard in the package, and hence, why the package was sent to the prohibited importations unit. The CPIU eventually CLEARED those items and sent them back to the Canadian Border Services Agency who forwarded them BACK to Canada Post for transport to you.
In other words, NOTHING WAS SEIZED. Had Canada Customs actually seized any goods, you would have received a letter about 3 weeks ago. DID YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE OF SEIZURE? If you did, please scan it and post it online for us to see. If you did not receive a letter, then nothing was seized. Just because the item is not in the package (that's covered with customs tape) does not mean that anything was seized.
If you still have questions, call the CBSA directly for clarification. The number is posted on page 4 of this thread, as well as the inventory tracking number that I acquired for you. SPEAK TO THEM and they will describe all the parts in the package to you as they did to me.
CBSA claims they released all items back to Canada Post. If that is the case, then Canada Post is responsible for refunding the cost of all missing goods to you.
NOBODY here is saying you're an outright liar. You're just misinformed on the situation and shafting Spitfire by not fulfilling your end of the bargain.
AS AN IMPORTER OF ANY GOODS ON CANADIAN SOIL, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CUSTOMS ISSUES. It has NOTHING to do with the exporter. READ the Canadian importation information available on their site. They don't give you that much information if it's all up to the exporter. It NEVER is.
Don't take my information as coming from someone who doesn't know what he's talking about. I DO. I have been importing goods at least once a month and have dealt directly with Canada customs on many occassions for years. Specifically, I have been importing airsoft goods since 2002 on an almost monthly basis. I am familiar with how the system works, especially in regards to airsoft. If your goods are truly seized, the decision can always be appealed.
With all that said, the point and fact STILL remains: Spitfire fulfilled his end of the bargain. It is YOUR DUTY to fulfill YOUR end of the bargain by paying him for what he sent to you. It's NOT his job to contact Canada Customs or Canada Post to issue you the refund/claim. That's YOUR job to recoup your costs AFTER you have paid Spitfire back.
Spitfire put GOOD FAITH in you that you would be able to clear your items and pay him the money. You haven't fulfilled your end of the bargain and Spitfire has to take your slack? That's not very fair on your part and it DEFINITELY doesn't look good for international relations.
COMPLETE YOUR END OF THE DEAL.
Until that happens, consider your age verification status revoked as well as your field bans in place.