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Scope from the UK

  • 03-06-2019 10:26am
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    Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ BillBen


    Just wondering if anyone has used parcel motel or an post address pal to get a scope in from the UK and if so did you have any issues. Cheers


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    In the last 6 months both my mate and I used on post to ship scopes in from UK, with no issues.

    Previously, 6-7 years back I got hit with VAT shipping a scope from US to here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ BillBen


    Did you use a virtual address. Cheers


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    No straight to the door, the extra cost of posting direct was negligible when you factored in time taken and handling charge of Parcelmotel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ BillBen


    Cheers. The scope I want is over 9 power and the shop won't ship outside the Uk so I need to use a virtual address. I might use the an post one seeing that you didn't encounter any problem with them.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    BillBen wrote: »
    Cheers. The scope I want is over 9 power and the shop won't ship outside the Uk so I need to use a virtual address. .
    That is odd. The UK is still part of the EU and in the last 7 years i've shipped in 5 scopes from the UK all over 9 power. All i done was fill in an end user agreement, send it back to the UK dealer, wait two weeks for the UK police to ok the export and i had the scope within 3 to 4 days of the end user clearing.

    Good thing about the end user is you can add on as many scopes as you like whether you intend to buy or not. The end user stays "live" for 2 years after you complete it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 800 ✭✭✭ Wadi14


    As Cass has mentioned , there should be no problem getting a scope of any mag shipped from the UK, once end user agreement is signed.

    Try another UK dealer, or if you have any friends in the North have it sent there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ BillBen


    I honestly don't know if they are really bothered if I buy of not. The scope is only £500 not a high-end one. I'll give send them a mail and see if I can't that route.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    What are you looking at?


  • Registered Users Posts: 800 ✭✭✭ Wadi14


    Yes that is the only reason why they wont send the scope, there not bothered, they are not worried about the consumer
    That's why I wouldn't be buying of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ BillBen


    Looking at the Bushnell nitro 6-24x50. Can't seem to see anyone here that sells them


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    The reason I asked is there are plenty of secound hand Big Name scopes knocking around over there in your price range.
    If you want a bit of Mag but smaller objective look here :

    http://rmacleod.co.uk/Category/Optics/Riflescopes#&&page=list


  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ BillBen


    Cheers I'll have a look


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,389 ✭✭✭ Kat1170


    BillBen wrote: »
    I honestly don't know if they are really bothered if I buy of not. The scope is only £500 not a high-end one. I'll give send them a mail and see if I can't that route.

    May not be a lot compared to some scopes, but still coming out of your pocket. Move on to somewhere different that appreciates your custom would be my advice. Somewhere like that would probably be a nightmare if anything goes wrong.

    Also don't think any of the virtual addresses will insure for anything near that should it get damaged or lost.


  • Registered Users Posts: 601 ✭✭✭ rsole1


    BillBen wrote: »
    Did you use a virtual address. Cheers

    Have used Parcelmotel twice for scopes no problems, use the Belfast address. Only slight worry is the standard insurance is only €100. You can increase it for a small fee €500 is €3.50, €1000 is €7.00 and max is €1500 cover for €10.50


  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭ BillBen


    Cherrs.


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