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    Anyone brought a Nightforce scope back from USA in luggage?

    I'm currently in the states and thinking about bringing a nightforce scope back with me when I return as it will save me around $800. Anyone done this before with a similar scope? It will be in checked baggage. Any issues on either end of customs?

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    We can now get them in NZ
    At very good prices, no more getting fisted.
    https://trademe.co.nz/897489159

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.T. View Post
    Any issues on either end of customs?
    FYI your bag will be opened by TSA. If you lock your bag, your lock will be broken/cut/opened and a nice pamphlet left inside. And that's the start of your . . . challenges. And no, your travel insurance wouldn't cover any travel delays if you ended up missing your flight.

    Mind you, if you're happy to pay the appropriate duty on it on arrival, and you want to go through the hassle of that, prob easier just to purchase in NZ, and deal with the consequences that comes with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    We can now get them in NZ
    At very good prices, no more getting fisted.
    https://trademe.co.nz/897489159
    Who is this guy? Ie is there store, or any history? Or even better has someone brought one off him?
    Not knocking it by any means, just wanting a bit of 'cred'
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Who is this guy? Ie is there store, or any history? Or even better has someone brought one off him?
    Not knocking it by any means, just wanting a bit of 'cred'
    Agree with Beaker. Anyone had dealings with the guy? I think the photo on the auction is of an ATACR, not the NXS which is advertised. Bit misleading. I know a few people have been duped with fake Leupold's online so i'm a bit wary of buying from untrusted sellers. But if they are legit then that is a better price than here in the USA which is great to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Who is this guy? Ie is there store, or any history? Or even better has someone brought one off him?
    Not knocking it by any means, just wanting a bit of 'cred'
    Yes no drama at all. Same scope saved $600 from dead eye dicks which is what I consider a good saving turned up 3 days latter.
    Check out his other listings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Yes no drama at all. Same scope saved $600 from dead eye dicks which is what I consider a good saving turned up 3 days latter.
    Check out his other listings.
    Great stuff then!
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Yes no drama at all. Same scope saved $600 from dead eye dicks which is what I consider a good saving turned up 3 days latter.
    Check out his other listings.
    +1 got a hd5 off him nice fast and easy done better deal again for cash to

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    Got a Bushnell LRHS off them, saved $940 compared to buying NZ based 1 off Trade Me and it arrived within a week. Definitely be buying from them again if I can't get a fair price from the local guys
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    Or how about from aussie? I got one in last week and saved $1000 on DED price and that's after paying gst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    no more getting fisted.
    That news must have broke your heart
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    That news must have broke your heart
    Yes but now I have your sister
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    i went to the states about a year ago and bought back a zeiss scope, range finders, dies, binos etc etc. i came via australia so i declared everything i had and the aussie customs wanted to take the scope from me because it was classes as a firearm part and give it back on my departure, which i managed to avoid. once i got to nz we declared our things as usual then was charged tax on all our bits over $700(i think?). but apart from the extra cost there was no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    Or how about from aussie? I got one in last week and saved $1000 on DED price and that's after paying gst.
    which site?
    #BallisticFists

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