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Old July 18th, 2013, 20:00   #16
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True story, if I order anything from the US I make sure it's not shipped via UPS. If it is I prepare my wallet for a good old fasion pounding by a large brown man wearing shorts.
For the service fee, the large brown man wearing shorts (along with his buddies in the processing center) usually give the package a good pounding before it's actually delivered, also.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 22:40   #17
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Whats the best way to ship? USPS?
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Old July 18th, 2013, 22:42   #18
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Whats the best way to ship? USPS?
yup.
though AirsoftGi and a few other retailers refuse to list it as an option.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 23:12   #19
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Canada Post, USPS, and HK Airmail are your best bets when it comes to shipping. They're cheap and reliable (HK Airmail mostly ships free).

As for imports, I say just order from Canadian retailers. Trying to import an AEG into the country is not only risky, but you worry about your shipment every day, and that's not good for your blood pressure.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 23:22   #20
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For the service fee, the large brown man wearing shorts (along with his buddies in the processing center) usually give the package a good pounding before it's actually delivered, also.
Don't forget that packages marked as fragile get thrown faster & farther.

One site that has added USPS as an option to cater to Canadian customers is Airsoft Outlet NW. (I've used them a few times for some hard to find/ out of stock parts) It's nice not to have to pay over $100.00 for your $20.00 part.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go track down a hooker.....
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Old July 19th, 2013, 00:23   #21
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I generally email US vendors before putting an order in to see if they will ship usps. Most smaller ones will.... but most smaller ones also dont' know or care about the import laws.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 03:46   #22
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Not totally related but I refuse to deal with Motorcycle Superstore because they only deal with UPS for international orders, whereas a company like Revzilla gives the option of USPS for international orders so my money goes to them.

Note that if it's EMS that's good. EMS is basically the "National couriers" that have made a courier network so USPS, HK Post, Singapore Post, whatever will be turned over to CanPost when it hits customs and deliveries will be made by CanPost.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 10:07   #23
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True story, if I order anything from the US I make sure it's not shipped via UPS. If it is I prepare my wallet for a good old fasion pounding by a large brown man wearing shorts.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 11:41   #24
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Not totally related but I refuse to deal with Motorcycle Superstore because they only deal with UPS for international orders, whereas a company like Revzilla gives the option of USPS for international orders so my money goes to them.

Note that if it's EMS that's good. EMS is basically the "National couriers" that have made a courier network so USPS, HK Post, Singapore Post, whatever will be turned over to CanPost when it hits customs and deliveries will be made by CanPost.
I made that mistake before with Motorcycle Superstore, they were great to order from when I ship to the US and pick it up, but if it's coming to canada revzilla is the way to go.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 13:14   #25
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I made that mistake before with Motorcycle Superstore, they were great to order from when I ship to the US and pick it up, but if it's coming to canada revzilla is the way to go.
Yeah, Point Roberts is only a hop skip and a jump away but then I need to deal with driving down there and it's like a 45 minute drive plus time to get over the border and then pay duties because you're there for less than 24 hours and really the only reason why you go to Point Roberts is to pick up packages so Customs is more stringent on duties and stuff.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 13:40   #26
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Yeah, Point Roberts is only a hop skip and a jump away but then I need to deal with driving down there and it's like a 45 minute drive plus time to get over the border and then pay duties because you're there for less than 24 hours and really the only reason why you go to Point Roberts is to pick up packages so Customs is more stringent on duties and stuff.
I use Hagen's of Blaine, just across the peace arch border. The border wait is a bit longer though. Lately I've just ordered to canada, not really worth the hassle...
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Old August 4th, 2013, 00:07   #27
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I have read the "No you CANNOT import guns" thread but that was made long time ago and times have changed.

You can import guns between 366-500fps but I don't know if you can import full metal ones.

I just ordered a full metal one from ASGI, so... will it will be seized by customs?
So did you received your gun?
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Old August 4th, 2013, 00:12   #28
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True story, if I order anything from the US I make sure it's not shipped via UPS. If it is I prepare my wallet for a good old fasion pounding by a large brown man wearing shorts.
true that!!!
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Old August 5th, 2013, 03:07   #29
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So did you received your gun?
I had some payment issues, so I had to delay it by a week.

So I ordered it last week Tuesday. And the UPS estimation says it will be delivered this Tuesday, tomorrow.

Here's the UPS tracking, did it get through customs? (Started from the bottom)

Windsor, ON, Canada 08/02/2013 10:42 P.M. Departure Scan

08/02/2013 3:27 A.M. Import Scan

08/02/2013 2:56 A.M. Arrival Scan

Detroit, MI, United States 08/02/2013 1:27 A.M. Arrival Scan

Windsor, ON, Canada 08/02/2013 12:16 A.M. Package data processed by brokerage. Waiting for clearance. / Receiver's customs broker has been assigned. The shipment is now released to move in transit.

08/02/2013 12:14 A.M. Package data processed by brokerage. Waiting for clearance.

Maumee, OH, United States 08/02/2013 12:05 A.M. Departure Scan

Maumee, OH, United States 08/01/2013 7:28 P.M. Arrival Scan

Hodgkins, IN, United States 08/01/2013 3:06 P.M. Departure Scan

08/01/2013 1:58 P.M. Arrival Scan

Windsor, ON, Canada 07/30/2013 2:49 P.M. Registered with Clearing Agency. Shipment release pending Clearing Agency review. / Shipment submitted to Clearing Agency, awaiting final release.

07/30/2013 2:49 P.M. Registered with Clearing Agency. Shipment release pending Clearing Agency review. / Released by Clearing Agency. Now in-transit

Vernon, CA, United States 07/30/2013 3:57 A.M. Departure Scan

07/30/2013 3:37 A.M. Arrival Scan

Los Angeles, CA, United States 07/30/2013 3:08 A.M. Departure Scan

Los Angeles, CA, United States 07/29/2013 11:10 P.M. Arrival Scan

Baldwin Park, CA, United States 07/29/2013 10:40 P.M. Departure Scan

07/29/2013 10:11 P.M. Origin Scan

07/29/2013 5:11 P.M. Pickup Scan

United States 07/29/2013 8:26 P.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

So hopefully this means it got through customs... now I just have to worry about the brokerage fees...
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Old August 6th, 2013, 19:17   #30
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Yaaaaay! I got it! Brokerage fees were $35 though...
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