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Importing non-firing replica

  • 05-04-2022 2:45pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 14


    Hi,

    Quick question for anyone who's imported replicas from the U.S.

    I just ordered a vintage non-firing replica from an eBay seller in New York. It's actually a rare accessory for a video game console that came out in the 1970s, but in terms of color, size and shape, it's pretty accurate to a rifle.

    So AnPost/AddressPAL are saying that they won't be able to ship it because the TSA could potentially delay the entire pallet of other customers' orders to inspect an X-ray outline of what looks like a rifle (or they might just claim "Shipment contains weapon" and return the entire dispatch of 300-500 parcels back to the AddressPAL warehouse).

    Just wondering if I could get advice from anyone has experience in importing realistic-looking items, or if there are any specialist couriers that would deal with this sort of thing? (the original seller is only able to ship within the U.S.)

    Many thanks



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,949 ✭✭✭✭Grizzly 45


    Can you get this whatever broken down into 2 parcels? Might be the easiest way to do this?

    Or,do you have any relations over whom you could get it mailed and they mail it with USPS and a customs/US mail declaration that this is a non-firing electronic game part?

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