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    Good news import experience

    After reading about difficulties people were having with imports , I was expecting the same.
    Got the import permit for 2 tikka extended mags, this took a week. Did brownells purchase that day.
    Parcel dispatched on the 7th November, and in my letterbox today, no drama with nz post or customs go figure . Being an RD address may have helped or perhaps customs missed this one, it was clearly identified as magazines.

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    They probably thought porno magazines!
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    About 35 years ago I imported a large quantity of assorted rifle and pistol magazines from Triple K in the US. My Dad called in to visit the same day I was notified of their arrival at Ch-Ch Customs so I gave him a blank cheque and asked him to collect them on his way home. That evening I picked up the 3 foot square by a foot deep carton that was still factory sealed, and he gave me my cheque back. He grinned and said the Customs Officer said there was no duty on books!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    About 35 years ago I imported a large quantity of assorted rifle and pistol magazines from Triple K in the US. My Dad called in to visit the same day I was notified of their arrival at Ch-Ch Customs so I gave him a blank cheque and asked him to collect them on his way home. That evening I picked up the 3 foot square by a foot deep carton that was still factory sealed, and he gave me my cheque back. He grinned and said the Customs Officer said there was no duty on books!
    No detector dogs or xray machines. Or paranoid customs officers.
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    Different ball game then, different PM, different Minister of Police, different Police Association boss plus different people allowed to arrive here and obtain NZ Firearm licence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PTK View Post
    After reading about difficulties people were having with imports , I was expecting the same.
    Got the import permit for 2 tikka extended mags, this took a week. Did brownells purchase that day.
    Parcel dispatched on the 7th November, and in my letterbox today, no drama with nz post or customs go figure . Being an RD address may have helped or perhaps customs missed this one, it was clearly identified as magazines.
    You got lucky it still happens from time to time

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    The import permit issue time varies. It seems parts/scopes takes 2-4 weeks, the receiver/firearm took me waiting for at least two month to process.

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    I bought a scope in from overseas three months back and it was here within two weeks.

    I bought another scope 2 weeks later & that took four weeks to arrive so I guess that one got held up at customs.

    As for GST... Ive never been lucky enough to not avoid it... a mate of mine I swear is made of Teflon as he never gets stung with duties!

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    well i got a permit to bring back 4 10/22 magazines, got to usa and the gunshop where i was going to purchase them was closed on mondays and tuesdays, the bass pro price was ridiculous so i returned to nz without magazines.
    i did bring back a nice new buck knife and thought i would be questioned at customs though, up to the quarantine officer and i declared the food products we were bringing in and that we had visited deserts and agricultural areas but made sure our footwear was well cleaned.
    he thanked us for our honesty and put us in the green line so we never went thru customs !!

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    @gonetropo I always found declaring something usually got you straight through.
    Mainly coming to and from aussie/nz. Always declared food coming back into oz. They would look at it and go "Sweeet" and you would head straight through bypassing the big line
    Could've had anything in there.

 

 

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