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Old September 26th, 2011, 18:45   #16
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Despite all the valid and reasonable points in this thread the price disparity is still ridiculous but that's how it is. You will have the same price levels until there is enough volume supply and demand, competition to justify lower prices.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 18:46   #17
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Or.... You could get guns shipped from the US provided the box includes all the relevant customs docs.. some companies will do that upon request.
Relevant customs documents do not guarantee anything, unless those docs include a license to import prohibited items.

End of story.

Do not import from the US.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 18:49   #18
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US companies are not responsible if the gun is seized you have no recourse.
Gun gone Money gone

and it happens all the time to people who are willing to risk $400 to save $100
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Old September 26th, 2011, 18:53   #19
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Same reason an ounce of pot cost $500 in NYC. Or that a hooker will only run you 100 pesos in Mexico.

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Old September 26th, 2011, 19:49   #20
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When all is said and done, if you're serious about the hobby, have done your research, and have a mature, long term view on things then you can certainly afford another $200-300. There is a huge, huge spectrum of costs to the overall picture of airsoft.

It's important to have some perspective... Here's how I see it:

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Old September 26th, 2011, 21:14   #21
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I know our market is smaller and all the rules but i still think, if you take the example of the car, that a 20 000$ usa car don't cost 35 000 in canada..
Actually this is almost true..

Acura RL
US - 47,200
Canada - 64,690

BMW 528i
US - 46,700
Canada - 54,500
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Old September 26th, 2011, 21:24   #22
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Let's put it this way. I've made a couple of orders, every one of them were opened at the border, yet, I've received them all with a couple of extra days tacked on to shipping. I'm NOT going to name the companies as I do believe in the AV system we have and I'm not about to help circumvent that. They do exist however and even without an import license I can walk them across the border IF I have the proper paperwork.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 21:38   #23
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No one is forcing you to buy from Canadian retailers, just giving you their experience so you won't make the same mistakes. Say it's $700 for the gun you want in Canada and $300 in the US. It would cost $800ish shipped, taxed and it comes to your door within a couple weeks. Or you could spend $400 from the US with shipping, wait a month, get blacklisted, lose the gun and still have to spend $800 to get in Canada.

I'm not really a great example of this because I'm still new, but this is what I've seen from months of reading on this forum.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 00:50   #24
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I am not the one that brought that caparaison and i think it is absolutely not the same situation.

And on top of that i juste wanted to be sure that the price i am going to pay is just "right". Thats my point

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If you want to compare, here's what has to be looked at:

Starting to get it? Oh, and don't use the car analogy, or the TV analogy. Want to know why? Those are BILLION dollar a year industries that move tons of product into Canada. Companies selling those products order hundreds if not thousands of a single item. Not one of the airsoft importers in this country has anywhere near that ability.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 00:57   #25
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No one is forcing you to buy from Canadian retailers, just giving you their experience so you won't make the same mistakes. Say it's $700 for the gun you want in Canada and $300 in the US. It would cost $800ish shipped, taxed and it comes to your door within a couple weeks. Or you could spend $400 from the US with shipping, wait a month, get blacklisted, lose the gun and still have to spend $800 to get in Canada.

I'm not really a great example of this because I'm still new, but this is what I've seen from months of reading on this forum.
I am not looking to import, I've read and i know!! I juste want to be sure for the Canadian price is right, and, I just wanted a simple answer of why people think they are less expensive in states = # of people and demand.

Iv'e been answered, and no I AM NOT THINKING ABOUT IMPORTING AGAIN AND AGAIN!! :P I juste wanted to know WHY? and if the Canadian price are justified and they are
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Old September 27th, 2011, 04:11   #26
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Like Brian said, sometimes they just charge what they know they can get away with.
The very first CA249 MKII in manitoba sold for $600, and the guy who bought it thought the price was high at the time. What happened between then and later when the CA249s were selling for $1200?
Well I know the answer, but it wasn't anything legitimately increasing the cost for the importer lol
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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:24   #27
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I think the OP got his answer about 20 posts ago.

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