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airguns from america

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by simply james, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    can we still order sub 12lb ,guns from the states or can we not thanks
     
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    If you have them sent to a RFD, I think you can.

    Legally I would say no to being able to get a home delivery, but I guess there would be some dealers over there not fully clued up on UK law... hardly worth the risk though
     
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    The VCR act is only within the UK, you can buy airguns from outside as long as they are sub 12ft/lbs unless something has changed I don't know about.
     
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    thanks for that Andy mate, they have some nice guns on their web sites over the good sub12, and nice styles as well
     
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    what have you been looking at James?. the ones I have seen are a bit on the "acquired taste" side of things for me.
     
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    Have you seen some of the russian guns Norris?
    Some of their stocks are just plain weird??.
    Horses for courses mate;), just not my cup of tea.
     
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    I've done it,but i got one of the American members on one of the other forums to by it for me then send it to me as a gift,in return i got him something for his MFR that he can't get in the states and sent it to him.So it might be worthwhile if you can find a willing member in the USA that wants to do a little deal like me.Good luck
     
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    yep thats a good idea springboy thanks

    ---------- Post added at 10:49 ---------- Previous post was at 10:48 ----------

    norris theres a few i like on there sites mate ,some nice benjemins,that ive not seen stocked over here mate
     
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    The problem is USA legislation post 9/11 makes exporting guns a difficult process so very few suppliers are now willing to ship to the UK.
     
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    What about tax? surely if you get pulled for that, what started as a good deal could turn out to be a nightmare!
     
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    Even with Tax it's still normally cheaper than buying in good old blighty. :(
    I got a laser range finder £150 cheaper from the US than UK price. :eek:
     
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    A little while ago I wanted to get a Benjamin pump rifle from Pyramyd Air, the gun was really good value working out at about £75 (!!!) but the shipping costs were the same again so it wasn't really worth it. Plus I wasn't that clued up on importing guns, and I didn't want it taken at the border.
     
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    I was talking to a lad at the range this afternoon, he's just had one sent from America and he says you must ask them what the shipping charges are for the item first, he's had a good few scopes from America and saved over £190 and that's with shipping charges added, we always get ripped off in England don't we?
     
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    England's the rip off capital of the world mate :(
     
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    I once imported a 6-24x40 Bushnell Elite 4200 sidewheeler when they first came out. UK price = £600+. I paid £265 including the shipping, import taxes and VAT etc.
     
  16. simply james

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    was it a straightforward transaction mate, or were there any hidden nightmares behind it
     
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    Well I stand corrected on being able to import from the states, the only worry I could see could be import tax maybe
     
  18. simply james

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    surely that wouldnt be too much would it?
     
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    I didn't pay any tax, I think because the gun was only $60 it was below the threshold for duty.The only setback was when it reached UK customs they wanted proof that it was below 12ft1b, I nearly said its a Crossman its bound to be below 12ft1b:D.All I did was emailed them to explain any info they needed would be inside the package. Once they were happy with the info they sent it to me. A little bit of advice, when possible get the sender to put in with the gun proof that the gun will not exceed 12ft1b. It just saves a lot of time when it reaches the UK.
     
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    thanks for that tip mate,i will do that when i order,how long did it take for your gun to come,from time of ordering
     

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