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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:51   #1
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Is the CBSA stopping everything now?

I recently ordered some parts from Ebaybanned and can now see on the Canadapost website that it's been stopped and most likely seized by the CBSA.

I ordered an AK74 RIS, AK74U flash hider, M4 sniper stock and M4 foldable rear sight.

It was previously my understanding that these would be perfectly safe to import because they're not firearms as they are accessories to airsoft guns that can't be used on real firearms in any way. However, I recently read on the FAQ about importing that they can count as prohibited devices because they are used on "replica firearms".

I'm pretty sure I'm boned, but I was wondering if anybody's had this happen before and if there's a way to file an appeal, if that's what it comes down to, that will give me a better chance of getting my stuff back.

Also, I've ordered such things in the past from abroad and had no problems when the CBSA opened up my box. Is this a new development or protocol on their part to stop EVERYTHING?!
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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:54   #2
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Things can take a long time to get through missassagua customs (sometimes a month+) don't freak out untill you get the letter saying its been seized.

If so, dispute it, nothing on that list is illegal to import
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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:55   #3
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what exactly does it say on the tracking that makes you think it was stopped?
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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:56   #4
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What is the precise wording of the current status on the Canada Post site? This would be the first I've heard of if it actually says "stopped and most likely seized by the CBSA."
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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:58   #5
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that's what im sayin, it usually says, "item arrived in canada and will be inspected by customs" and then "item arrived at sortation plant" or whatever
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If it just says something like "Package arrived and awaiting inspection by customs", you just have to wait a few more days. All my packages have been released within a week at the latest.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:59   #7
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He's the quote from Canadapost

"International item arrived in Canada and will be reviewed by Customs"

And that is from July 7th 2009. I'm not freaking out yet, but I just don't see why this is happening if it's not illegal. I've never had them hold anything like this before so I am getting concerned.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:59   #8
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I have had shit at missassagua customs (im assumings that where yours is) for over a month. Sometimes stuff thats not even related to airsoft.
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He's the quote from Canadapost

"International item arrived in Canada and will be reviewed by Customs"

And that is from July 7th 2009. I'm not freaking out yet, but I just don't see why this is happening if it's not illegal. I've never had them hold anything like this before so I am getting concerned.
lol just sit tight, if it was seized you would have gotten a letter by now, its prolly just backed up is all

/crisis averted
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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:01   #10
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lol Ok, I'll sit tight and just wait for it. I guess the CBSA is just really busy and scrutinizing everything now. I hope it gets through.

Thanks guys
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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:03   #11
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It should, and even if it does get siezed don't panic, nothing there is restricted, if you dispute it, you should eventually get it, just might take a few months :P
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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:09   #12
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Well, it's not just you. It happened to me as well, my package has been held almost 1 month and half now. Still haven't gotten any letter yet. I just like getting tired to track it everyday.
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I have had shit at missassagua customs (im assumings that where yours is) for over a month. Sometimes stuff thats not even related to airsoft.
This is widely known, the sorting center there can be very time consuming. When I worked CP I had customers send stuff they knew would hit thier sorting center the fastest most expensive way cuz it COULD NOT make its estimated time and thus a refund for the sender.
And thats moevment inside Canada, international... Ya it'll be a bit.

Oh and KND 1 and a half months, man I feel for ya!
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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:32   #14
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Well, at least this thread help me clear something that I though, my name is on the blacklist of whatever I brought in will getting seized because of some shit happen a while a go.

I'm kinda happy since it's just the custom's issue.
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Well, at least this thread help me clear something that I though, my name is on the blacklist of whatever I brought in will getting seized because of some shit happen a while a go.

I'm kinda happy since it's just the custom's issue.
Good, good, I always post on shipping/customs stuff cuz it is such a mysteriouse world!!!
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