Originally Posted by CrankTheBoost
I'm looking at having some items shipped to North Dakota, then driving down to pick them up and clear customs myself. Has anyone had experience doing this?
I'm sure the battery + charger won't be an issue, but I'm also looking at getting two mags (without fake bullets) and I highly doubt "but the internet says it's okay" will fly with the customs agent.
That's perfectly fine, but it's also perfectly fine to have them shipped across the border. You're not saving money traveling south to pick it up. If you're worried about clearing/ brokerage fees, just ask the shipping company if you can clear the item yourself. Then it's just a matter of driving to the company, picking up some paperwork, going to customs, paying a small fee and getting some paperwork, then going back to the shipping company for your items.