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    Us optic websites

    What are your go to sites for optics. Binos and scopes.
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    EuroOptic in the US. Roy has most of the good stuff.
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    What is import like these days?
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    Not bad.... have sent 2 in as many months.... longer postal times ,but both have been received


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    ... Optics Planet..... hard to beat their prices
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    I guess you might want to save the trouble to export from US especially for scope, not sure about binoculars. Unless the retailer can help you on the ITAR.

    From what I know normally business charge 200USD for the first item, not sure if additional item would be less. And you need a import permit for it come into NZ I believe.

    What are you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    ... Optics Planet..... hard to beat their prices
    They were good. Last time I tried them they came back with " the manufacturer has asked us to stop exporting to ...... to protect their local agent" type shit.
    I was after a brand stocked by a chain so go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaohan View Post
    I guess you might want to save the trouble to export from US especially for scope, not sure about binoculars. Unless the retailer can help you on the ITAR.

    From what I know normally business charge 200USD for the first item, not sure if additional item would be less. And you need a import permit for it come into NZ I believe.

    What are you looking for?
    Most scopes are non ITAR restricted but a lot of retailers won't/can't ship products here due to commercial agreements.

    Scopes haven't needed import permits in the past but hwrd to know with the current caos in this country.

    There are quite a few retailers who do ship to NZ, its just a matter of looking on their website or ask just them.
    I don't list them on this forum as NZ retailers in the past have gotten upset they are missing their cut and have gotten restrictions put on from the US end, Leupold are well known for having done this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    Most scopes are non ITAR restricted but a lot of retailers won't/can't ship products here due to commercial agreements.

    Scopes haven't needed import permits in the past but hwrd to know with the current caos in this country.

    There are quite a few retailers who do ship to NZ, its just a matter of looking on their website or ask just them.
    I don't list them on this forum as NZ retailers in the past have gotten upset they are missing their cut and have gotten restrictions put on from the US end, Leupold are well known for having done this.
    Really? Every time I look up on optics planet for scope, red dot etc. They all have this ITAR warning below the description, e.g. this S&B PM2
    "By adding to cart, I understand, acknowledge, and agree to the Export Policy. I am a U.S. Person, and I do not intend to export this product."
    https://www.opticsplanet.com/schmidt...d-edition.html

    Cause from my understanding, pretty much anything you can put on a firearm is classified as ITAR restricted. But you can find the same item from retailers in other countries, just higher price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve123 View Post
    They were good. Last time I tried them they came back with " the manufacturer has asked us to stop exporting to ...... to protect their local agent" type shit.
    I was after a brand stocked by a chain so go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaohan View Post
    Really? Every time I look up on optics planet for scope, red dot etc. They all have this ITAR warning below the description, e.g. this S&B PM2
    "By adding to cart, I understand, acknowledge, and agree to the Export Policy. I am a U.S. Person, and I do not intend to export this product."
    https://www.opticsplanet.com/schmidt...d-edition.html

    Cause from my understanding, pretty much anything you can put on a firearm is classified as ITAR restricted. But you can find the same item from retailers in other countries, just higher price.
    Optics planet is just a pain in the arse is all.
    There are plenty that will ship, if you are in Canada it should be even easier.

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    Quote....Optics planet is just a pain in the arse is all.

    Yes mate... as of late they have taken the overseas situations “green”....... read my above post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    Optics planet is just a pain in the arse is all.
    There are plenty that will ship, if you are in Canada it should be even easier.
    I know. But certain product they have the lowest price or only they have it.
    I was looking for Meprolight MX3-F, they sell it for 220USD when it's in special, but in here 600CAD+ is the cheapest I can find.

    I end up buying stuff from Euro Optics, Aranchy Outdoors, Evike, Optics-trade and other retailers instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    Quote....Optics planet is just a pain in the arse is all.

    Yes mate... as of late they have taken the overseas situations “green”....... read my above post
    I would guess it might be only certain non critical parts or accessories.

    From my experience, they check your IP, your billing address and ask you to answer a bunch of questions and fill a declaration form if the order has any ITAR item. These are all recent experience in the past few months.

    Ironically, I got a large nanuk rifle case from them for half of the price than the one I ordered from Montreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaohan View Post
    I would guess it might be only certain non critical parts or accessories.

    From my experience, they check your IP, your billing address and ask you to answer a bunch of questions and fill a declaration form if the order has any ITAR item. These are all recent experience in the past few months.

    Ironically, I got a large nanuk rifle case from them for half of the price than the one I ordered from Montreal.
    You are in Canada. What you see is completely different from what we see.
    “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.” John Maynard Keynes

 

 

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