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Old February 3rd, 2009, 20:11   #1
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shipping airsoft in Canada

So the guy I bought the Tm G3 SG1 of off tried to ship it to me today, put purolator would not ship it because is an airsoft item. Does anyone know what company will ship the item?
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 20:13   #2
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Where did you buy it from......I hope not from the US
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 20:13   #3
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NO. I bought it from a guy in BC.
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Canada post will ship anything that's not in their ban list...and air soft is not in it. They also wont really ask what it is... they have never asked me what I'm shipping.

Don't forget that you CANNOT ship AEGs on any system that would put it on a plane as this is illegal.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 20:16   #5
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Ok try FedEx or Canada Post
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 20:24   #6
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IMwas getting purolaor ground as it was cheapest. I guess we'll try fedex. I just wasn't sure if there were law about shipping airsoft inside of the country.
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Wrap it up in a brown box and ship it via Canada post
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 20:42   #8
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Does that actually work, the brown box shipping
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Wrap it up in a brown box and ship it via Canada post
That's how WE do it.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 04:30   #10
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Just wrap it well, IIRC there was an incident a few years back with a gun falling out of a ghetto rigged box.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 15:30   #11
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Greyhound also works well enough- next bus out service and often $5 cheaper than CanPost.

There is no law about shipping airsoft, just about shipping replicas... so there is that grey area again. In theory if an airsoft gun is a replica you have to ship it in certain ways (CanPost as I recall) but since you cant legally own a replica that was purchased after 1998 and since (most of us feel that) airsoft is NOT a true replica by definition technically there is no law about shipping it... but as with all things airsoft you run your own risks.

Best bet is to do as Amos said and CanPost- the number of CanPost airsoft guns shipped has a telling success rate (though I know of lots of Greyhound shipped ones too).

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Thanks all for the info. The box was succesfully sent out Feb 4th via purolator. They were concerned that the product was in a rifle case. The guy I bought it from didn't bother to box the case thustly causing the problem. After he brown boxed it there was no problem.
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Greyhound also works well enough- next bus out service and often $5 cheaper than CanPost.

There is no law about shipping airsoft, just about shipping replicas... so there is that grey area again. In theory if an airsoft gun is a replica you have to ship it in certain ways (CanPost as I recall) but [I]since you CAN legally own a replica and [/B]since (most of us that are clueless feel that) airsoft is NOT a true replica by definition technically (if you make up your own rules as you go along) there is no law about shipping it... but as with all things airsoft you run your own risks.

Best bet is to do as Amos said and CanPost- the number of CanPost airsoft guns shipped has a telling success rate (though I know of lots of Greyhound shipped ones too).
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I was damn near interrogated by a CP rep when I shipped a rifle a month ago.

The conversation went like this:

CP: "So what is it you're shipping?"
Me: "A model."
CP: "Oh? What kind of model?"
Me: "An expensive one."
CP: "But what kind? I collect model planes."
Me: "It's a model train."
CP: "So do you work for a store around here?"
Me: "No."
CP: "Oh."

-silence-

And then I left.

The buyer got the model in 3 days. I'm not suggesting you lie, but I believe it's also within your right to not answer the question. Though I may be wrong.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 17:23   #15
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lol what colour is the sky in your world Brian- my post was clearly part opinion, where I indicated, but you seem to have changed some facts as well:
http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/factsheets/airguns_e.asp

section 3:

3. Air guns that are replica firearms

These are air guns that are not powerful enough to cause serious injury or death, but that were designed to resemble a real firearm with near precision. Replica firearms, except for replicas of antique firearms, are classified as prohibited devices.

In particular, some air guns that are commonly called air soft guns may fall into this category. These are devices that have a low muzzle velocity and muzzle energy, and that usually discharge projectiles made out of a substance such as plastic or wax rather than metal or lead.

Although replica firearms are prohibited, you may keep any that you owned on December 1, 1998. You do not need a licence to possess them, and they do not need to be registered. However, as an individual, you cannot import or acquire a replica firearm.
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So if it is a replica then this fellow can not be a legal owner of the gun he JUST purchased. If its a replica it couldnt have been legally imported for sale in canada. Its in that grey area. Yet many of our ASC retailers 'legally' import airsoft guns that are termed as replicas by the RCMP- and several customs officials have let 'replica' status airsoft guns through legally.

The only way a bona fide replica gun can get imported is by certain people with licences (film industry is the most common example) that do NOT grant them the right to sell to the public.

I can understand you wanting to be accurate on the legal issue but lets face it- the legal issue is just as grey as my opinion on how to ship it. Not that you need agree

So thanks for fixing my post but you seem to be overlooking certain facts yourself in your own 'worldview' of airsoft. In my view we are a sport that has slipped into some cracks thanks to the grey area- we are not criminals so long as we dont act like criminals. Whats your take then? I am truly curious, all malice aside though I am sure it reads that way- What parts of the law do you omit... or do you see us as a sport that deals in illegally owned prohibited replica firearms?

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