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Old November 6th, 2009, 01:43   #16
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That parts list as a whole is pretty much an entire gun minus the internals.
The letter it self is currently only a letter of detention, notifying you that your items are being held. At this time the only thing I can recommend is to go through the appropriate channels and attempt to negotiate the possible return of the receiver back to the company you bought it from with hopes you can get a refund. Hopefully with enough negotiation you will be able to have you parts released sooner or later with out much more issue.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 07:19   #17
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Either way he has been "flagged" in the system. All his future mailed packages no matter how trivial will be given special attention by CBSA.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 07:45   #18
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Agree with panzer... I had the misfortune of getting one of these letters when importing an entire gearbox. (Wasn't even for me...)

Since then on all packages going through customs have been checked. Even the smallest packages..


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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:04   #19
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Either way he has been "flagged" in the system. All his future mailed packages no matter how trivial will be given special attention by CBSA.
As said by others, it's in process
to be properly classified. You
will get a letter in 2 weeks from
the newly assigned agent. Call
him/her, anything not prohibited
will be released, anything else
you can ship back at your expense.

I love that "Flagged" myth. If it
were true I'd be a legend on their
so called magical system. lol.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:51   #20
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I get packages mailed to me from out of the country almost every other day. And not all of it is airsoft obviously.

I ordered 2 world war two style toy hand grenades last month from separate overseas retailers. They were impulse buys for my Hallowe'en costume. One was opened by CBSA and inspected and then mailed to me. The other spooked an airport x ray op at the airport and caused an evacuation apparently.

An officer from the Peel Region Police Airport Division called me about it on a Sunday. I fully disclosed what the items were and my reason for buying them I even told them the tracking # of the one that already in customs. I said "sorry, my mistake" and the officer said "thank you and please don't order another one" and that was the end of that. Needless to say I won't order another one.

On the following Wednesday I received the one grenade and a letter from the CBSA about my other seized grenade. Other than having my $25.00 rubber toy grenade seized I haven't had an issue.

Since then I have received at least 15 items from out of country via Canada Post. Some have been opened but most have not been just as before this incident. But none have been detained or delayed.

Maybe I am just fortunate?

Obviously, I am not trying to tell anyone what to do. I am just explaining what happened to me.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:54   #21
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I love that "Flagged" myth. If it
were true I'd be a legend on their
so called magical system. lol.
Lol, good reply. Smacks of the truth. To think the gov't could have the competence to flag individuals with such minor offences.
$2,000,000,000.00 wasn't enough to flag peeps who own real guns in this tiny population.

The unquoted part of your reply was also excellent.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 13:46   #22
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The awesome thing about this would be if the Customs guys who confiscate all of this stuff have accounts here, and sell off all of the legal-yet-seized stuff in the Classifieds, ha ha!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 13:50   #23
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The awesome thing about this would be if the Customs guys who confiscate all of this stuff have accounts here, and sell off all of the legal-yet-seized stuff in the Classifieds, ha ha!
Don't want to burst your bubble.. but yea.

Customs guys have accounts here... There are also many customs agents with age verified accounts.

The CBSA isn't as dumb as they'd like you to think they are.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 17:37   #24
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Oh, I'm sure they do. I was just reflecting on how funny I think the situation would be if they came here to sell off all of the non-prohibited stuff that they end up seizing from time to time.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 18:01   #25
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Hey, atleast you declared it so if they seize it you are safe from Smuggling in
Yeah at least he declared it, or so it appears he did (hopefully).

If he declared it, yes, it's technically seized, but more likely something called a "enforced abandonment." Basically, if it was lawfully reported, and if the guy pleads ignorance ("dur, i didn't know), then they won't slap him with the seizure penalty and more likely just give him a form that states he's forced to abandoned the prohibited stuff to the crown. However, best bets are he's still in the system and can't plead ignorance again since he's been warned (as with others who have been down this road).
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Old November 6th, 2009, 18:23   #26
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As said by others, it's in process
to be properly classified. You
will get a letter in 2 weeks from
the newly assigned agent. Call
him/her, anything not prohibited
will be released, anything else
you can ship back at your expense.

I love that "Flagged" myth. If it
were true I'd be a legend on their
so called magical system. lol.
Flagging is not a myth
and it does not mean they will open every package you get from abroad
all it means your package traffic will be more carefully scrutinized.
You have been lucky so far, tempting karma could be bad.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 18:30   #27
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Lol, good reply. Smacks of the truth. To think the gov't could have the competence to flag individuals with such minor offences.
$2,000,000,000.00 wasn't enough to flag peeps who own real guns in this tiny population.

The unquoted part of your reply was also excellent.
You obviously have not had the pleasure yet to deal with CBSA.
May change your opinion after the first "face to face"
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Old November 6th, 2009, 19:04   #28
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Lol, good reply. Smacks of the truth. To think the gov't could have the competence to flag individuals with such minor offences.
$2,000,000,000.00 wasn't enough to flag peeps who own real guns in this tiny population.

The unquoted part of your reply was also excellent.
What do you mean wasn't enough? It was more than enough money invested in a dumb bloody system which couldn't stop a single crime..
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Old November 6th, 2009, 20:37   #29
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Old November 6th, 2009, 20:48   #30
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Been there, done that. I bought a metal receiver from Japan and it got seized at the custom here. I asked them if they could return it for a refund, they told me no. Won't do that mistake ever again
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