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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:12   #1
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Systema gearbox stop at the border...

Hi, i've buy a Systema Complete Mechabox (Gearbox) Turbo Set for SR16-M4 on redwolf airsoft and the canadian border send me a letter saying it's a prohibited weapon or device. But on the letter, it's write that I import a MECHA BOX 8 REPLICA RECEIVER... so what can I do ??
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:19   #2
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so is the mechbox the ONLY thing you imported or was it part of an order that had a metal body included.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:25   #3
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no that the thing I don't understand... I only buy the systema gearbox... i send a message to redwolf airsoft for know if the send me the wrong item and they don't answer me at this time...
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:27   #4
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im no expert but i think you can dispute that, since its not a restricted part. what fps was the box, m90, 120, 150??
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:30   #5
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which customs mailing centre did it go through? What's the address of it?
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:32   #6
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It's an M100 spring. But I don't understand why it's write that it's a receiver if it's a gearbox
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:33   #7
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which customs mailing centre did it go through? What's the address of it?
It's 4567 Dixie road, Mississauga, Ontario
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:36   #8
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It's 4567 Dixie road, Mississauga, Ontario
Weird how your item didn't go through QC mailing centre.

But oh well, dispute it, it might take a long time, but you have a valid reason.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:43   #9
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A mechabox is just that.... a mechabox I don't know why it would get stopped. (If there's a new regulation on mechaboxes then I might be in some trouble this summer...)

Try to dispute it. It's not like it's a receiver or prohibited. DONT GET MAD at the customs guys just explain it calmly and in a professional manner. They might be more inclined to let it go if you're professional and polite about it rather than you getting irritated and chewing them out. They're just doing their job even if it was wrong that they confiscated your gearbox.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 19:58   #10
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A mechabox is just that.... a mechabox I don't know why it would get stopped. (If there's a new regulation on mechaboxes then I might be in some trouble this summer...)

Try to dispute it. It's not like it's a receiver or prohibited. DONT GET MAD at the customs guys just explain it calmly and in a professional manner. They might be more inclined to let it go if you're professional and polite about it rather than you getting irritated and chewing them out. They're just doing their job even if it was wrong that they confiscated your gearbox.
ok i will call them tomorrow... and call god to help me!
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Old March 30th, 2009, 20:10   #11
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Unfortunately you can't just call them and have it released. You'll have to go through a bunch of paperwork bullshit most likely.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 20:13   #12
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There is an inspecting agent listed on the seizure notice. You have 30 days to appeal from the date of the notice.

Write an appeal as per the CBSA website, and you should be fine.

But it could take a year or more to get a decision, just be prepared for that.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 20:21   #13
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redwolf says they'll give you back your $ if anything gets siezed (other than guns/recievers if you live in a country like canada) They should refund you if you can't get it through.

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What kinds of guarantee are offered?
Unless airsoft is illegal in your country, we offer a MONEY-BACK guarantee that you will receive your order and that customs does not seize it. If a seizure does occur, we give you your money back or ship a replacement!

We do not offer a guarantee on the products themselves since improper use can break a product very quickly. That's why you should read the instructions carefully before using your product. Should you find damage or problems with your purchase, please contact us within 24 hours for immediate action.

We cannot offer warranty periods beyond that since we cannot control how the gun or accessories are used.

Any problem reports made after 24 hours will not be honored by RedWolf Airsoft.

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Old March 30th, 2009, 20:30   #14
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Customs these days, they are now throwing out seized items at landyard dumps. I saw this on the newspaper. Seized drugs, and weapons prohibited at the dump.. hmm. lol
They're also getting slapped because some weren't trained right.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 20:31   #15
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Yup. Redwolf has a seizure money back guarantee as Sepulcrum just noted. File your appeal with the CBSA anyway, but be prepared to wait a LONG time. At the same time, send a scan / picture of the seizure letter to Redwolf in an email, explaining that they had improperly declared the item as a "receiver" and it got seized. They'll ship you out a replacement at no cost or issue you a refund.

And hey, a year from now you could get lucky and all of a sudden receive your original mechbox in the mail..
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