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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:11   #31
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I've had a package from eHobby Asia sitting in customs since Sunday, which is unusually long for anything I order. I hope they're not picking my battery packs apart to make sure there's nothing illegal inside them. That would suck.

On the topic of my mags, the only reason I could think of that they would pick every mag apart is if they were actually looking for drugs or some other contraband being smuggled inside the mags. I can't imagine a customs officer would be stupid enough to have to take all 4 mags apart to make sure they were really airsoft mags.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:13   #32
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Real MP5 mags may be prohibited. IRC mags for pistols that exceeding 10rnd capacity are prohibited so it'd stand to reason that 30rnd mags for prohib machine guns would also be prohibited.

I'm guessing that the disassembly would be to determine if your mags had an actual floor plate under the plastic top and a spring to drive it.
You can get MP5 mags provided they are pinned to 5. HK94s locked to semi are legal (basically an MP5 with a LONG UGLY ass barrel). Although I don't know of anyone who has one...
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:15   #33
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Yes I ordered some chips that where DOA too...

200$ in high powered HEXFETs for micro ESC...

When I called at the customs office, they said they Xray'ed them to see if there was anything else than the chips...

Killed all of them.

Luckily, I had insured the package. The company sent me a new batch with a special mention NOT to Xray the parcel...

fuckers.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:20   #34
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Is there not something we can do about this shit?

Protest?

Some of this stuff sounds practically criminal. And some of the actions taken sound as if they were carried out by highly unevolved apes.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:24   #35
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I had a G15 (which I'm typing on right now BTW) shipped to me from the states and it came through fine. Plus it was quick and easy (3 day shipping from DHL FTW).
That's not gun parts though.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:25   #36
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Why? CBSA, we're paying you money to get our stuff examined and all you do is be inconsiderate and unprofessional.

for my last shipment of BBs, they tore through quite a few bags of BBs when they're cutting the boxes open with their knives. Bastards, you don't deserve my "customs inspections fee".
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:26   #37
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It would be nice that if and when a parcel is opened or examined that it would be required that a sticker be applied to the package that states the name and some form of ID number of the person who did the inspection. Atleast that way we know where and who cluster fucked your item.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:28   #38
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Well, customs duties don't primarily deal with firearms. For the most part they spend most of their time trying to categorize things to figure out how to tax them. Everything thats easily proven permissible for import still has to be categorized and taxed and that takes a shitload of effort. Most of the people in customs do just this and they're not particularly well trained in the handling or identification of firearms components.

Their number one job is categorization and taxation. Number two is interdicting prohibited substances and devices. Number three is permitting things that look prohibited but aren't in a manner which does not damage the thing to be permitted.

I don't mean to understate the frustration in receiving a broken or delayed thing. It's bloody infuriating. It just helps to understand that we import stuff that's just on the good side of legal but looks well into the prohibited side of legal. When I travel with demo hand grenades, I don't bring anything that says grenade and I grind off all the scary words on my demo models so my grenades look like plastic cylinders which are taken apart so they don't look like anything sinister.

Even when assembled, my grenades don't look like real grenades. I just hate the industrial strength laxatives they make you drink and the intense physical and psycological examinations when you do benign but scary looking work.

I've seen a UPS warehouse and the amount of stuff crossing our borders is mind boggling. I can't imagine how a service could be scaled to carefully pick through stuff and never break a thing and also stop prohibited stuff and apply appropriate taxes to said non prohibited things.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:44   #39
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true, and i do understand how many items they have to go through. but still they picked their own job, at least do it right; or is their current performance their base-line standard? There are way more businesses that deals with large volume items daily (cars, fast-food, manufacturing etc.) and you dont see them mess up as much.

However i'm pretty sure you can get reimbursed from them, no?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:56   #40
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However, not only did they open the package, they also took it upon themselves to completely dismantle all 4 of the magazines. Then, they nicely suffed everything back in the package, making no attempt to reassemble them. In the process, they bent the shit out of the guide springs, and one of the pins that holds the top on one of the magazines.
now that sounds like some asshole shit "us" americans would do
they dont give a shit that it greatly inconvieniences you or that they damaged your property
they were probly pissed off because of all that extra work they had to do
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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:14   #41
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The CBSA is Canadian.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

I believe how it works is the CBSA checks incomming from your country, and your border guards would check anything comming from ours.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:18   #42
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i just said it sounded like americans down here
cuz the majority of americans are self centered lazy and flat out assholes
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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:21   #43
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Im not gona argue with you on that point.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:33   #44
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I feel for you Crunch. On another "I hate CBSA" rant, my friends went down to Seattle to visit a family member for the weekend. The US border guards said no problem let them go without so much as a second glance.The Canadian guards had an issue though. There was 4 guys in a car, Honda Accord I believe. Granted it had some work down to it, but they pulled them over, searched the car. Finished the initial search, then proceeded to strip the interior of the car, seats, center console, rear carpet, removed the speaker box. The speaker box instead of removing the speakers to get inside they pry'd off the side with a crowbar destroying the box.
When they completed the search they turned to my friends and handed them a ratchet and said here you go have a good day.
I got called to come down with a couple other guys to help them put it back together, took us about 2 hours to get it drivable again. sucked
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I feel for you Crunch. On another "I hate CBSA" rant, my friends went down to Seattle to visit a family member for the weekend. The US border guards said no problem let them go without so much as a second glance.The Canadian guards had an issue though. There was 4 guys in a car, Honda Accord I believe. Granted it had some work down to it, but they pulled them over, searched the car. Finished the initial search, then proceeded to strip the interior of the car, seats, center console, rear carpet, removed the speaker box. The speaker box instead of removing the speakers to get inside they pry'd off the side with a crowbar destroying the box.
When they completed the search they turned to my friends and handed them a ratchet and said here you go have a good day.
I got called to come down with a couple other guys to help them put it back together, took us about 2 hours to get it drivable again. sucked
I know that can happen but....that's pretty harsh.
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