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    Can't buy from SWFA

    It seems as of late there has been a few threads in this section snout buying stuff from the US, so thought I'd post this here.

    Last week I tried to buy a Harris bipod from SWFA.com. I knew they didn't ship too NZ, but I'd hoped to have it shipped o my NZ post Youshop account.
    I processed the whole order, but the next day had an email saying my card had declined and O needed to ring them.
    When I phoned they told me I had to use an American based credit card. So sadly they couldn't process my order.

    If anyone has found a way around this, then I'm all ears.
    Other wise it would seem we can't buy anything from SWFA sadly. They were even going to do their 110% price guarantee, as I'd found a cheaper price on Amazon.
    But looks as though I'll have to buy from somewhere else.

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    Do they use something like paypal? That might get around it?

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    There is an NZ distributor now I think. Don't know why they don't ship overseas.

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    Get a travel card from your bank... one of the ones that you can load up with overseas currencies. Put whatever your youshop address is for billing address when you pay - apparently when they run the card it doesn't have a address to check it against like a 'proper' card. Worked for me last couple of years now.
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    SWFA , they use to ship to NZ , no problems , that was along time ago , back in the late 90s , before the 911 crap , I brought my super snipers from them , so I think its been over 10 years that they will not ship scopes to NZ , always a shame as they had some sharp prices and good shotshow deals etc .

    Its a load of rubbish , as guys get their friends to buy & ship to them , Opps , yeap , cannot stop that , also do they think for a nano sec that stopping a scope actually made in Germany ( S& B ) , from a dealer in the US ( that has a good price on them globably ) , stops the Germans shipping to S&Bs to any where on the planet .
    The US , cannot control products made out side their country at ALL , to think they can is so stupid its beyond belief .
    Its about time the US , grew the F%$& up .

    Later Chris
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    Beetroot you could also use a virtual credit card service like Shop Shield where vendor can't see your card details. Does cost but might work for you - scratch that, it does say on web site that credit cards need to be address verifiable so that counts that option out
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    Air NZ One Smart card or Paypal will work.

    Paypal is the better option for most of the US now. This say there require a US card on there websites, but flick them an email and it should be OK. Just got a B&C stock for a mates Tikka in from Red Hawk Rifles. Great service for these guys and cheap then Stockys.

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    Don't forget though a few mail forwarding companies will not ship firearms parts. Payment is one thing, shipping another, customs the 3rd.... sometimes it is easier and quicker to walk into a shop, pay and walk out.

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    I've brought scopes and rings and the like from other websites, just haven't tried SWFA before.
    I'll try the Paypal option I think. But from memory there was no option to pay with PayPal, but I send them an email.

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    Swfa are really difficult. They enforce their policy strictly, and get quite anti if you raise the export issue on their forum.

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    Well I never ended up emailing SWFA, but I ended up looking on Amazon and the Harris's there were dirt cheap, 88USD.
    So I've got one of them on the way to my Youshop. Its so far 112NZD + whatever the Youshop will charge.

    I mainly wanted to get a Versapod adapter huflungy, that should fit my Versapod copy, and turn it into a 52 series Versapod.
    Somehow I got from that too a Harris as well, so they are both on the way.
    I'll update with the Youshop costs, for anyone interested.

    Oh, I've also found a Nikon scope on Ebay I want. Seems to be a discontinued Buckmaster which is quite cheap.
    So I may have some scope importing info for you folk too.

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    Beetroot, versapod will sell to you direct. i bought a fitting frm them last year and they were very good to deal with.

 

 

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