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Old 21st September 2016, 09:23 AM
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Hi everybody. Well this is my first post, and to be honest I should have done it prior to the mess I now find myself in.
Even though Im in my 40s Ive only just been bitten by the air gun bug after my youngest joined a target club.
On a whim, I purchased a HW100 sub 12 ft/lb air rifle from Balistas in Czech Rep.
To be honest I really couldnt afford this, but the 100 off made me treat myself.
The company I work for has distributors all over Europe, so I had the rifle delivered to our distributor in CZ. I thought I could use our companies discounted carrier account to get it back to the UK at a discounted rate and save myself another 20/30 euro.
What a mistake. After my distributors carrier refused to take it, I then looked up and found you cannot get anybody to take them anymore.

While on hindsight I realize how stupid I have been I just assumed that if websites can ship into the UK, then I would also.

So heres the question, any suggestions how I can get the HW100T into the UK from Czech Republic?
Any carriers or methods? Im about all out of ideas, save getting in car and driving there.
I did get a quote from a UK RFD, but they want 400.
Any help or suggestions me out would really help
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Old 21st September 2016, 10:47 AM
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See if you can get a refund and buy one here. I would think 400 is going to be close to driving there.

Euro tunnel/ferry plus at least one motel, probably 2, and a 1500 mile round trip (from London)

Could always pick up some pellets from JSB while you are over there. Probably 1/2 the price of here.
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Old 23rd September 2016, 03:59 PM
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Thanks Rob. I think your right. I'll have to try for a refund.
Thanks for your input.

A lesson learnt!!
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Bit of a long shot but a guy called Caco on ************.com shipped his 9003 custom to me from Slovakia. Not sure which courier he used but he got it here safely for around 12 euros - that was a year and a half back!
or alternatively jason goldsmith on same forum may have an idea, mega collector and gets guns from all over Europe etc shipped. That said he does buy a lot new so shipping is not as bad. But as I said may be worth a message to pick his brains.
It is getting harder I think to transport and sending to Europe from UK seems to be impossible now!
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Bit of a long shot but a guy called Caco on ************.com shipped his 9003 custom to me from Slovakia. Not sure which courier he used but he got it here safely for around 12 euros - that was a year and a half back!
or alternatively jason goldsmith on same forum may have an idea, mega collector and gets guns from all over Europe etc shipped. That said he does buy a lot new so shipping is not as bad. But as I said may be worth a message to pick his brains.
It is getting harder I think to transport and sending to Europe from UK seems to be impossible now!
not sure why forum was x'd out pm me for details if you want!!
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Old 30th September 2016, 01:12 PM
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Sorry, I've been a while. I've been working and not had chance to reply, plus I forgot to check the email notification box on my last post.
Fingers crossed, I may have sorted it. I googled shipping agent in Prague and then send 30 or so emails to everybody listed.
It's in transit, so fingers crossed I should have it on Monday or Tuesday. Downside is that it cost 190, so all money save on the gun has gone (and more).

Its going to be a long weekend waiting to see if it appears!
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