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Dase And Balistas

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hamza, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Jimmypie

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    @badgerginger good for you mate !

    Can I just ask though , you’ve nade no mention of the retailers input , did that mean as the importer it was all on you? You had to do all the leg work ? could the retailer have done anything even if he wanted to ?
     
  2. hamza

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    Thanks that's very helpful to all I'm sure
     
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    I contacted David at balistas and he was as gutted as myself, anyway I asked him if he could send me a statement with the power setting as at this time I did not know why the mutant had been seized and wanted to make sure I provided all the relevant info that border force may need. He sorted it out for me but to be honest Border Force were only dealing with me and he was not involved in their investigations at that time, all I can say is if you have dealings with the border force, be honest and stay polite and calm no matter how unfair you think life is, atb tim.
     
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    So I think the conclusion you can take from this thread is that ballistas have not gotten any better in regards to sending out overpowered air rifles.
    Buy of them if it's a factory sub12 but not if it's a factory fac, not worth the agro!!
     
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  5. Air arms boy

    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    Ordered a CZ S200 GREEN from balistas ;)

    no stupid anti tamper crap
    Longer cylinder
    Accessory rail
    Adjustable cheek

    no brainer imo been chatting to them about various things including delivery and they have assured me it will be fine will let you know how I get on:thumb:
     
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    When did you order? Be interesting to hear your experience.

    Does the order email state it's a sub 16J gun?

    I'm kind of tempted to place an order for a Lelya and a couple of pistols...
     
  7. Air arms boy

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    16j yes (balistas have been great best to phone them like I did)..great English so don’t worry

    do it mate be a maverick :thumb:
     
  8. Air arms boy

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    Monday ...
     
  9. hamza

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    Very tempting.... is the CZ200 a sub 12 gun as standard, Im guessing not?

    Might wait for yours to turn up first...
     
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    Any updates? Did yours turn up ok?
     
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    So to close off on this a little, I decided to place an order with Balistas and ordered on the 26th of Nov.

    Given some of the negative experiences on this thread I was a little apprehensive, but the savings were enough to tempt me coupled with the fact that there wasn't anyone in the UK that wanted to sell me a Lelya at a reasonable price (all were asking about £100 over RRP eventually when you added in either fees or other services they wanted to sell with it).

    It was about £300 cheaper than RRP from Balistas and since I was placing an order anyway I figured I'd order a few bits to make the most of the free postage that I would otherwise never buy from them as they postage would be prohibitive.

    So the final order ended up being the following:

    EDgun Lelya
    Crossman 2240
    Sig Sauer X5
    about 12 tins of pellets
    couple of pistol cases
    Ballistol

    The Crossman and the Sig were silly cheap for new prices (about £50 and £150 instead of about £80 and £225) but the postage if buying just these would have meant its not worthwhile.

    The order confirmation email from Balistas does not state they are sub 12ftlb. However the website does and I emailed the separately first to get confirmation of that in writing too, just in case.

    I was little worried about the Sig in the order too given the experience earlier in this thread with the gun being held due it being a replica or something along those lines.

    The order was delivered on the 3rd Dec (so about a week later) to my door by UPS and I didn't hear anything from border control or customs or anything.

    Pretty smooth transaction all in all.

    I have yet to fire any of the items but they look fine and came well packaged.
     
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