So I had some mail arrive today from a recent purchase....
I managed to find not one but 2 Pulce 40's for sale from the one person (a non Fett related seller).
Well to say purchasing them and getting them shipped to me down here in Oz was difficult would be an understatement!!!! The seller was in New Zealand and after asking if he would post to Australia he said no. Well given I knew these would sell for a steal I didn't give up. I established a private mail box in New Zealand and after being the successful purchaser had them couriered there.
That's when the fun and games began. The private mail box wouldn't forward them by regular mail as NZ post refuse to take such an item (it's considered a weapon). I confirmed with NZ customs as well as Aussie customs that spear guns are not a restricted or prohibited item so they wouldn't have a problem with them at the border. Yet finding a carrier that would ship them was the issue. I was continually told they would be scanned and then when they saw what they were they would be stopped. Everyone from Fedex to DHL to any other name I could think of refused to ship them. I know crazy!! I could put it in my checked baggage if I was flying to or from NZ, but no postage/courier place wanted to touch them.
Anyhow, I ended up taking a chance after all my options were exhausted. I got my private mailbox to ditch the spears that also came with it then declare the items as "used scuba parts", I then used their courier service. I found out that many shippers don't have mandatory scanning of goods from corporates that already have an account with them. The reason is they have already been verified from an ID point of view and it speeds up shipping. I thought this was a safe bet to take and fortunately the girl at my private mail box was happy to do this plus make the declaration. The goods successfully arrived.
They look good, the only issue with the second pulce is that it is missing the trigger plus the red safety. Otherwise I think they look great. You could probably get a replica made of the trigger I'm guessing?
Special thanks to NZ TDH member "TheZeroEffect" for helping me save some dollars and assisting with getting the payment to the seller. That was one less hassle to deal with.
One of these will be used for my ESB build that I am doing - I really need to get around to starting a thread on my build...