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Old February 4th, 2010, 23:23   #1
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Is it legal to ship clearsoft into Canada?

I was wondering if it was legal to ship clear airsoft guns across the border, or will they get confiscated? (if I was to buy a Kraken AK from PyramidAir).
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Old February 4th, 2010, 23:32   #2
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Is it illegal to search for yourself? Nope.

Its supposedly legal, and supposedly not. Depends on the agent that reviews the package when they run it through. Some will consfiscate, some won't.

Why don't you just buy a kraken from within canada?

Or, better yet, save up and get age verified so you're not tossing money down the drain.

Think about it.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 23:41   #3
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This is the best answer anyone can give you:

Maybe.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 23:45   #4
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It is legal to import clearsoft. Chance of confiscation is quite low.

Not sure why you'd want to though, since they are available in Canada. Support Canadian businesses.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 01:00   #5
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It is legal to import clearsoft. Chance of confiscation is quite low.

Not sure why you'd want to though, since they are available in Canada. Support Canadian businesses.
The Kraken in Canada is usually 180$ in Canada, but on Pyramidair it is 140$... I might just go with Canada then.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 04:03   #6
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Convert the USD to CAD, Add shipping then compare the pricing.

You're not saving much at all to be honest.

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Old February 5th, 2010, 04:24   #7
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Convert the USD to CAD, Add shipping then compare the pricing.

You're not saving much at all to be honest.
Don't forget possible duties and GST+PST.

He wouldn't be saving anything at all. He would be spending more.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 04:47   #8
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Don't forget possible duties and GST+PST.

He wouldn't be saving anything at all. He would be spending more.
Exactly. People don't seem to take these factors into considoration for some reason, mainly because i'm thinking they're not old enough to really have much experience with spending outside of their parents wallet.

So, lets do the math here. Its late, and I'm bored.

$140 USD for a kraken, converting that from USD to CAD roughly gets you $148 CAD

Pyramid Air charges 25 bucks USD for standard shipping to Canada. So lets punch this info into this duty calculator : http://www.thefinalcost.com/shipments/calculate/

CAD$ 250.96 for the gun to get here, if it does.

So much for saving.

*Edit*

This got me thinking.

Expect another comic soon.

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Old February 5th, 2010, 08:02   #9
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Not to mention you can find Krakens can sometimes be found for $120-$130 retail price here in Canada.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 12:29   #10
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Brokerage Fees...

Do not forget brokerage fees. In order to import anything into Canada a broker has to clear the product. Depending on the product the brokerage fee can be considerable.

In the cases of some companies they will deliver the package and then send you a bill for the brokerage fees after! UPS did this to me and the cost was close to 20% of the value of the product. Chances are after you factor in shipping and brokerage fees the cost will be pretty close to $180.00...

Trust me on this I have a brokering license...
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Old February 7th, 2010, 15:51   #11
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So the tally adds up.

Long answer short : Order within canada. the US isn't as cheap as you may think.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 02:49   #12
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Do not forget brokerage fees. In order to import anything into Canada a broker has to clear the product. Depending on the product the brokerage fee can be considerable.

In the cases of some companies they will deliver the package and then send you a bill for the brokerage fees after! UPS did this to me and the cost was close to 20% of the value of the product. Chances are after you factor in shipping and brokerage fees the cost will be pretty close to $180.00...

Trust me on this I have a brokering license...
This of course, only applies to private couriers such as UPS.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:40   #13
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i was wondering how and where walmart and canadiantire imported their clearguns?
do they do custom orders if you talk to agents at walmart or canadiantire??
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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:49   #14
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i was wondering how and where walmart and canadiantire imported their clearguns?
do they do custom orders if you talk to agents at walmart or canadiantire??
They receive them through regular shipments from their main suppliers/warehouses in the states. they don't do any custom orders. all products seen on the shelves are dictated by head office.

also there are not high enough profit margins for custom orders.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 19:36   #15
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What about something like this then shipping the other parts such as accessories like the lower frame?
Gun: http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/eac-marui...tom-clear.html
Frame: http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/tokyo-mar...age-green.html
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