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    Online Leupold no go

    I've had two different American online shops tell me they can't export Leupold scopes or even rings due to a contract with the manufacturer. I previously got that for Swarovski but this week it seems to be more brands. Has anyone else had the same or is it just me ?

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    I was trying a while ago with some various scopes and they all said to contact your local supplier instead. Even the el-cheapo hawkes etc. Same with Leupold.

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    It's basically a warranty issue. They don't want to deal with an overseas customer if something goes wrong. There are a couple of ways around it - the simplest is to sign up with one of the many US reshipping services. As an added bonus, a lot of places offer free shipping within the states, which means the cost of shipping from the reshipper (who of course don't base shipping cost on purchase price) to you may actually be less than getting it shipped directly from the retailer.

    ETA: Just a quick afterthought... Don't even THINK of trying to circumvent US export or kiwi import laws using these companies. They don't like that and your stuff won't leave the US....
    Last edited by BTMO; 10-04-2012 at 08:34 AM.

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    just buy it off the optic zone, who are more than happy to export what ever you want.
    jon is a great guy and will get stuff not on his web site for you, you just need to send an email
    greg

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    Except he won't do NightForce, well he wouldn't some time ago.

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    Disappointing. I really hate the idea of paying our hyper inflated price for optics

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    yea i think the milatary style scopes are prohibited export. but nightforse is owned by lightforce who are aussie. prices were always about the same usd to aud,
    could be easier to get from oz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greghud View Post
    yea i think the milatary style scopes are prohibited export. but nightforse is owned by lightforce who are aussie. prices were always about the same usd to aud,
    could be easier to get from oz?
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    But they're made in the USA so would still full under ITAR?

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    With Nightforce I dont think it has much to do with ITAR resrictions more trying to protect their dealer networks.

    Tracey Short threw his toys a while back about US based retailers selling NXZ's into NZ. It's not so easy to do now.

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    Think this is bullshit have just as 2min ago ordered a mk4 8.5-25x50 for a build from opticzone an went through??

    It never said anything about not been accepted an was easy like normal
    $1399 scope
    $53.55 freight
    $29.07 internationl surcharge

    $1482.61 total easy as 5 min on there site an done

    Unless this hasnt come in yet?

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    Nah shouldn't be a worry, he told me MK4's aren't a problem, just the Nightforce out of what he sells.

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    and you wont get a nightforce out of OZ either now, they cranked down on that a few years ago cause someone kicked up a fuss here in NZ
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Nah shouldn't be a worry, he told me MK4's aren't a problem, just the Nightforce out of what he sells.
    They never did with nightforce anyway??

    Thought this thread way about not sending leupold out of the states?

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    some suppliers in the States just find it a hassle to deal with a little place like NZ, they say no just because its easier.

    Jon from Optic Zone is by far the best guy to deal with, I must of got 10+ scope through them without an issue.
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    I emailed Optics Planet over why a lot of their products were listed as falling under ITAR regulations, as I found it very odd with some things, they told me that they have agreements with some manufacturers not to sell their products overseas, so I guess they just use the ITAR label on anything they won't ship.

 

 

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