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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 pm 
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Has anyone ordered a air rifle or air pistol from pyramid air in the USA. How much was shipping for a rifle or pistol and was there any problems?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:11 pm 
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I ordered both a rifle and a pistol at the same time, plus a few other incidentals. As long as you see the "ships to Canada" when viewing the gun, you're good to go. When I ordered mine the shipping total came to around US$25. You're expected to pay GST on your order. Since I'm in AB we don't get nailed with provincial sales tax, so I have no idea how that works.
Your only concerns are: poor exchange rate due to a strong US dollar and the possibility of Fedex trying to screw you with brokerage fees AFTER your order has been delivered, something that I was not harassed for. It's almost as though they knew they wouldn't get a dime from me and never bothered trying.

Anyhow when you complete the ordering process and PRIOR to finalizing the transition, you'll be presented with a total including shipping and border rip off taxes. At that point you can still decide to cancel the order or proceed.

Can't speak to others but my shipment cleared customs without issues and arrived in under 2 weeks. Just ensure you don't order a scope or red dot as optics are prohibited from leaving the US but I'm sure Pyramyd would flag it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:13 pm 
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I have my SIG P250 ordered and shipped from PA. Not a very happy experience due to the customs and the longer delivery time. Although it arrived without other problem I don't think I will do it again if I have other choice in the future. (You can search my topic regarding the P250)...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:54 pm 
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I tend to save Pyramyd orders for items I just can't get anywhere else. Otherwise for me, it's not worth it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:16 am 
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agreed~

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:30 am 
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Same. Has to be an item worth dealing with ups. A very short list for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:38 am 
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Mine came via Fedex, which are bad for trying to rip you off with BS brokerage charges but not as bad as UPS. UPS has a license to steal from you, it seems.
PA if serious about selling to Canadians ought to start offering shipments to be sent via USPS. Till then I agree, it isn't worth buying from them. When I did the dollar was at par and the configuration of the P17 I got wasn't being offered in Canada at the time. Maybe it was, but I didn't bother searching high and low for it.

To me it was a smooth transaction but not one I'd consider again. I refuse to deal with any company that only ships through UPS. And the problem goes beyond only trying to steal from you - my Apple computer came via UPS. Didn't expect them to try and rob from me as they do with most other items coming from across the border but it wasn't without a lot of drama either. UPS is simply a horrible company. Too bad Pyramyd isn't interested in listening to Canadian customers. Great incentive to shop locally.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Why not support Canadian :D dealers


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:26 pm 
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Try these guys, ship USPS.

A friend used them, good experience for him.

http://airgunexporter.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:34 pm 
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Joolz wrote:
Mine came via Fedex, which are bad for trying to rip you off with BS brokerage charges but not as bad as UPS. UPS has a license to steal from you, it seems.
PA if serious about selling to Canadians ought to start offering shipments to be sent via USPS. Till then I agree, it isn't worth buying from them. When I did the dollar was at par and the configuration of the P17 I got wasn't being offered in Canada at the time. Maybe it was, but I didn't bother searching high and low for it.

To me it was a smooth transaction but not one I'd consider again. I refuse to deal with any company that only ships through UPS. And the problem goes beyond only trying to steal from you - my Apple computer came via UPS. Didn't expect them to try and rob from me as they do with most other items coming from across the border but it wasn't without a lot of drama either. UPS is simply a horrible company. Too bad Pyramyd isn't interested in listening to Canadian customers. Great incentive to shop locally.


Your computer was shipped to Canada, from Apple Canada.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:22 pm 
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Mail is the only way to be sure of escaping 'brokerage fees'. UPS in the States, will transfer/give the article to UPS Canada, who may/will charge up to 30% of the declared value of the article as "Brokerage Fees". You as a private citizen do not need a broker. Canada Customs & Canada Post are your "brokers".

UPS Canada has tried also to charge brokerage fees after goods have been received, and even mounted on a wall, as was the case with a friend's Marlin. They wanted $1,500 brokerage fees. They did not even ship the "mount", however got the paper work from somewhere and attempted to collect for 'work' they did not provide.

Back in the 80's, a Canada Customs agent here in PG told me UPS Canada barely works within the law - go figure.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:19 pm 
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If you are close to the border it's a whole lot easier/better to ship to a ups store near the border crossing and go get it. Shipping for many retailers is free and no brokerages to pay. Just ensure you declare everything. Ensure you have the appropriate documentation. I suggest you bring a printout of the import laws. Ensure you read the import laws.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:12 pm 
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Daryl wrote:
Mail is the only way to be sure of escaping 'brokerage fees'. UPS in the States, will transfer/give the article to UPS Canada, who may/will charge up to 30% of the declared value of the article as "Brokerage Fees". You as a private citizen do not need a broker. Canada Customs & Canada Post are your "brokers".

UPS Canada has tried also to charge brokerage fees after goods have been received, and even mounted on a wall, as was the case with a friend's Marlin. They wanted $1,500 brokerage fees. They did not even ship the "mount", however got the paper work from somewhere and attempted to collect for 'work' they did not provide.

Back in the 80's, a Canada Customs agent here in PG told me UPS Canada barely works within the law - go figure.


:lol: The fish, I presume - not the firearm.


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