This post has been edited by G36C: 02 October 2007 - 10:30 AM
can i buy an american A5?
Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:29 AM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:36 AM
an a5 in Canada usually goes for $279.99Cdn without an e-grip or rt it aint cheaper. i haven't seen the price drop at any of the stores around here. i usually see them for like $199.99US on US websites. so it would be like 198.75Cdn + shipping which is like $12 thats alot cheaper.
This post has been edited by G36C: 02 October 2007 - 11:03 AM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:55 AM
Also, keep in mind the amount of money added by Customs. USPS is the cheapest, and they still charge $5 + provincial taxes. I bought a Superstock from ANSGear a few weeks back for $165, and I got pegged with $65 of customs fees from UPS. My Palmerized PMI-1 coming through customs yesterday through USPS got hit with $65 as well.
And a new A-5 from Paintballgear.ca is $259.99. A stock A-5 from Actionvillage is $199.99.
Paintballgear.ca will ship it free to you. Assuming you're in Ontario, that's 296.39. Actionvillage ships it for $219.70. They ship with FedEx. So, tack on about $50-$70 worth of customs fees (Let's say $65, that's about what I paid with my Superstock.). And then provincial taxes. So, that brings your total to $292.99
So, you've saved a whole $4. Whop-ee. Shipping from the states will take longer, especially if they put on the random 3-week hold they put on some paintball guns (My A-5 was held in customs for 3 weeks). Brokerage fees could very well be more. Meanwhile, the Paintballgear.ca A-5 will arrive faster, there's no random fees, no chance of it getting sized in Customs, and you're supporting a Canadian store.
Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:59 AM
This post has been edited by G36C: 02 October 2007 - 11:24 AM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:09 AM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:14 AM
youve been looking in the wrong spots
Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:27 AM
This post has been edited by Dend78: 02 October 2007 - 11:28 AM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:33 AM
A few years ago I won a paintball marker. The free item cost me $40.00 in border fees. Now that $199.99 marker is $239.99 and that still doesn't include shipping costs.
There's also the border delay whcih in some cases can be well over a month.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:53 AM
This post has been edited by G36C: 02 October 2007 - 11:56 AM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:09 PM
This post has been edited by G36C: 02 October 2007 - 12:14 PM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:13 PM
And if you buy a refurb, just get a used one. Used A-5s run about $140 on any forum.
wrong try punisher paintball they shipped usps and i got lil duty fee on it