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Good afternoon

Is it possible to you to sell a rifle scope for a client in Portugal?

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Not from us.

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Brady,

 What is the possibility to sell binoculars.

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SWFA, Inc.s Export Policy

SWFA, Inc. only does business within the United States of America and will not directly or indirectly export or assist in exporting any product(s) purchased through SWFA, Inc. 

 

SWFA, Inc. has decided to cease all international sales due to credit card fraud and the majority of the products

 

SWFA, Inc. offers, being restricted and prohibited for export by the United States government.

 

A list of prohibited products, debarred, denied, and embargoed countries; entities and or persons can be found by contacting: 

 

U.S. Department of State
International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Office of Defense Trade Control
Tel.: (202) 663 2714
Website: http://www.state.gov

 

U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
Office of Exporter Services
Tel.: (202) 482-4811
Website: http://www.bis.doc.gov 

 

Sale or transfer of items listed is prohibited to entities on the list of debarred parties, denied persons and embargoed countries.  It is the buyers responsibility to be aware of these lists and to obey the law.  These restrictions are enforced and the penalties are severe.

 

We will only ship to United States addresses and only accept payment from credit cards having United States (verifiable) billing addresses, personal checks / cahiers checks from banks presiding in the United States and United States Postal money orders. 

 

SWFA, Inc.s export policy is not negotiable in any manor.

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 Please remember guys .... we don't want top of the line equipt. used against our boys in Iraq .... don't sell to other countries .... I'm talking to private sellers now .... not SWFA . I know some buyers have asked sellers to package and ship in fraudulent packaging and details of contents on ebay and private sales .
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Better then Scmidt and Bender, Steiner, Zeis.
How about Sako Sniper Rifles, AK47, Heym, Steyr, Heckler and Koch.  and the list goes on.
I know your Govt has their reasons to restrict firearm sales in big volumes.
But come on guys, all we are looking for is the cheap American prices.
I bought a Remington from America, but had to do it via my local dealer and pay 3 times the going price. But I still got it._
 
I am not asking anyone to break the law and sell or mail stuff. I am merely asking for a little sympathy towards fellow hunters and optics users. 


Edited by 8shots - April/25/2008 at 08:34
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yes,............. I don't think that Javali is a Threat to America's National Security!!!  Big%20Smile
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Mr. mercenary 1947 you are sick.
If you do not have a map i give you one to see were is my country.
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

yes,............. I don't think that Javali is a Threat to America's National Security!!!  Big%20Smile
 
He has been a member in good standing here for over two years. His posts have always been welcome.
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The warning of mr. mercenary about the informations that i asked on this forum is an insult to me.
 
 
 
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Until a few weeks back this post had been dead for two years. I know you understood why SWFA has their policy and it was left at that.
I wouldn't worry to much about the comments posted. We know who you and 8Shots are and value input from you guys. It is always a pleasure to hear from folks that are in other areas of the world.
 
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Doug,
 
Thank you for your words.
 
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I think it's a pitty that SWFA doesn't ship to other countries. Many US firms do it and do it legaly as that is fully possible.
It is quite comic when a European hunter is regarded by the American government as beeing a terrorist for wanting to purchase a Zeiss rifle scope from the US, a scope which can be found in any European hunting store. If he were a terrorist, he will probably not risc getting on the FBI list for purchasing stuff in the US when he can do it without a problem in Germany, England, France or any other European country.
The reson european hunters buy their items in the US is because they are much cheaper. In other words a Zeiss scope is being produced in Germany, exported to the US (where custom fees and VAT are applied), then bought by a European hunter who pays extra shipping and custom fees+VAT again when introducing the scope into Europe and it is still a better deal for the poor hunter. Can you imagine the rip off prices that European Hunters are supposed to pay? These ones would come in thousands to buy from you.
 
The fraud problem with the credit cards exists all over the world but it is easily solved by the firms credit card checks. Then there are plenty of other payment methods which work quite well, such as bank transfer etc.
 
A lot of American firms have revised their policy on shipping abroad during the last year and I guess, it shouldn't be so difficult for SWFA to do the same. People who want the stuff will eventually get it somewhere else while you guys are missing out on a lot of proffits. You have a strong internationally established brand name and I am sure that could result in many interested clients.
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A lot depends if the seller is also a supplier to the military as SWFA is. Government contracts contain a lot of restrictive clauses. Thunbs Up I applaud SWFA for taking all efforts to keep weapons from our enemy's.
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It is more on your own governments than it is on ours. Due to the strict enforcement by those governments of importation of sporting goods designed to enable firearms efficiency, or ability. They have certain dealers they allow, so that they can keep records and recieve pay offs as well. Because of this, our own government has to put international trade laws in place. these laws affect most businesses here. licensing for international web based business would be steep and sales would be too weak to warrant the expense and hassle.
It is completely on your own governments. It is their wishes and desires to hold some control over you. Do not blame us here. It won't solve your problems.
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i may get someone pi$$ed over this but here goes  F**K the parts of the world its high time we start taking care of are own, b4 do everybody else. there is far more things going on here that needs are help and its LONG OVER DUE
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It is a pity that you don't export to other parts of the world. here in Australia we are committed to Afghanistan and Iraq and are still there after many other countrys have pulled out. We have treatys with the USA and enjoy and promote democracy and free enterprise and trade.
 
It is a pity that sporting scopes can not be sold to us as well. I can understand our Portuguese friends frustration and I don't enjoy being treated as a second class ally
 
Payments can also be made other than by credit card.
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Tophet1   did you miss seeing the info on all those guys at the shot show who were arrested for attempting to sell firearms and related equipment to people outside the U.S.



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I doubt they MISSED anything... Most people outside of the US are so used to blaming us for everything, they refuse to acknowledge their own ountry's faults in any regard, especially when it involves them not getting something they want from a US Source.
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I lived in South Africa for a year , and yes we got ridiculed for Vietnam etc  by some folks ,and when I mentioned RSA's involvement in Rhodesia ,etc .. I was hit with near violent outbursts that they were right to do so because....well, just because ...
Not by everybody , but by a minority -- albeit very vocal though.. but most folks figured it was none of their concern..
 
As far as selling / shipping scopes overseas .. it is what it is .. If SWFA can and wants to ship them -- fine ..but if they don't ...well then they don't - It's their business and the choice is theirs --pure and simple
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There is a genuine problem with high tech items and tactical rifles and tactical scopes being sold in the U.S. and within a matter of weeks being resold at huge profits and winding up in action against U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  There is particularly a problem regarding 50 BMG rifles and if you deal in or buy a 50 BMG right now you become a person of interest to investigative federal agencies.   U. S. sources refusing to sell tactical gear overseas is simply being responsible.  I'd rather you have hurt feelings and not like us than have my soldiers killed because there is no way for us to know what kind of person you are and there are a lot of people with no conscience looking to make a profit any way they can - so knock off  the -- offended cry baby attitude, and realize there is more at stake than your pleasure.
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I am not speaking about rifles, fire guns or stuff like that. I just find weird that SWFA and other companies cannot ship rifle scopes such as Bushnell, Leupold, Zeiss, Vortex, Trijicon, Swarovski, Weaver etc etc to other countries. Not even to allied NATO-countries.
I am not speaking about any nuclear bomb, but about rifle scopes that fill the shelves of all European, Asian, African, Australian and South-American hunting stores. So whatever terrorist wants to use a Trijicon to shoot at Americans in Afghanistan or Irak, would have no problem in purchasing these scopes legally in any other part of the world. He would have to pay some extra dollars but that is not an issue for these guys.

It is however an issue for a regular Portuguese, French, British or Polish hunter who'd have to pay three times the price of an Elite 3200.  This is what I am talking about. You do not need to get patriotic about it as it has nothing to do with it.

Now, my point was that, considering the fact that there are many American firms who already legally export these scopes, after purchasing the necessary licenses, it is a pity that  SWFA, which has good prices and good renown, chose not to do it on the bases of credit card frauds, which are quite easy to detect or prevent.

Or, let me put it the other way around:
If you, as American hunters, would find out that you could purchase the same rifle scopes you have in America, in Europe for 1/3 of the price, taxes included, and would want to save some bucks and buy them here, would the Europeans be unpatriotic if they sold them to you? I guess you would find that as being quite bizarre, wouldn't you?
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nope not bizarre at all. Its a tax and hassle thing.  Not only are foreign companies the #1 sourse of CC fraud in the US, doing all the paper work that is required to send scopes over seas wouldn't be worth the headache for SWFA.  Most credit card companies will not "protect" a merchant in the US from a foreign based card, visa included.  Why should they worry with it?  I really hate that the prices on things like this are so much in other countries but its your governments to blame not SWFA.
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Plus again it is a tax avoidance problem from your Countries perspective. By the time it could be legalized to ship it to you, it would cost the same as if you bought it there anyways.
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