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Posted: 1/26/2002 1:49:18 PM EDT
I was contimplating the acquisition of an FFL. Please clue me in on the actual draw backs of this maneuver. Not worth the exposer or good way to make some extra cash?
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 2:01:01 PM EDT
making cash may depend on your local zoning & ability to keep your costs down.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 2:06:48 PM EDT
Are you up for the rectal exam?
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 4:14:49 PM EDT
I'll pass on the rectal. I can get a business license for $25. Just want to do internet sales and get the write off for the pc and dsl. My knowledge of small business affairs is zero at this time so I have a lot of reading and research to do. I was planning to stay with non-FFL req. merchandise, but it seems that most manufacturers want the FFL# to give out dealer info/pricing.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 9:59:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TeufelHunden: I'll pass on the rectal. I can get a business license for $25. Just want to do internet sales and get the write off for the pc and dsl.
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Stick to buying shit at Walmart and putting it on Ebay.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:10:42 PM EDT
only two problems with that 1. shit IS what you get at WalMart 2. I hate EGay Might as well move to Washington and open up a Starbucks. Point taken Thug. Big CON.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:14:36 PM EDT
I'm not sure what they are, but if you can wait a month or two I'll tell ya after I get mine.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:20:01 PM EDT
I have been thinking about this myself and have about talked myself into it. I always wanted to run a gun shop, but the reality of life is a bite in the ass. I figured I could keep my job, sell a few guns on the side, build a reputation, and if all works out, I can open full time when I retire. Kinda asked around and alot of people around here are looking for someone to do things as simple as transfers. Let me know what you decide to do and good luck.
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 6:03:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2002 6:05:04 AM EDT by JThompson]
How much does an FFL cost and is it worth it to have simply for your own purchases, or are you expected to have an actual place of business?
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 6:53:58 AM EDT
I'm an FFL along with a partner. We had to go about 40 miles outside Dallas to get reasonable rent for a gun shop. We do all the gun shows in Texas. We've been doing this for about three years now. We both still have our day jobs. The ATF frowns on 'kitchen table' dealers, but so what? They frown on dealers generally! It's a lotta hassle, I can tell you that! And if you really want to talk about hassles, go ahead and get the SOT license to go along with your FFL, in order to deal with Class III weaponry. Eric The([u]Nothing[/u]IsThatMuchFun!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 5:32:32 PM EDT
I'm going to contact the ATF on Monday and get an FFL application form sent. For some reason they won't post it on their website. I'll report back with cost, etc. Semper Fi
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