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#1 User is offline   G36C 

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:29 AM

i am Canadian and i want to buy a new or used A5 from the US? i know some airsoft guns can not cross the boarder even if their brand new going from an online store to a customer. so what about an A5? can i buy one from the states or will customs just sieze it?

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:33 AM

Yes, you should have no problem.

However, finding an A-5 in Canada is easy and cheaper, since prices have dropped relative to US prices and shipping and customs are cheaper. Try TDotBallers, Paintball Canada or Flagswipe Paintball.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:36 AM

thanks, hopefully i wont have any problems.

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.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:55 AM

Buy used, there's no reason to add to the price.

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.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:59 AM

thats y u dont ship with fedex or ups lol. and i was thinking of getting a refibished one from tippmannparts.com for $178. do u know of a canadian site were i can get a rampage board for the a5 cheap?

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:01 AM

Most places won't ship with USPS, because they can't insure.

And if you buy a refurb, just get a used one. Used A-5s run about $140 on any forum.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:09 AM

ya ive been looking for a used one but everyone seems to want $200 for it.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:14 AM

View PostG36C, on Oct 2 2007, 02:09 PM, said:

ya ive been looking for a used one but everyone seems to want $200 for it.



http://forum.special...howtopic=128728

youve been looking in the wrong spots :ghillie:
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:18 AM

He's trying to find one in Canada.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:27 AM

yeah i know i saw that as well, which i dont blame him cheaper on his end, but hey why not give myself a free plug :ghillie:

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:33 AM

You do realize that by ordering from the US that $199.99 price tag isn't that cheap?
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

i suppose i could just cross the boarder and buy one if i could find a paintball store on the other side. or would they not let me cross with it. anyone no of a paintball store in niagra falls on the us side?

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:07 PM

I'm in Ontario and thinking of selling mine it's just sitting in my closet collecting dust how much are you looking to spend?
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:09 PM

how much are you lookin to sell it for? im just lookin for a stock a5. but depending on what ups are on it id consider it

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:13 PM

View PostMarauder_Pilot, on Oct 2 2007, 10:01 AM, said:

Most places won't ship with USPS, because they can't insure.

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
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