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Posted: 7/28/2003 6:06:36 PM EDT
What do you guys normally pay for using your dealers FFL. I was calling around town today, to see who I could order by RRA lower from Sable through, and out of the six dealers I called 4 said that they didn't do transfers and the other 2 quoted me $40 and $50 respectively. The stripped lowers is only $95, so I hate to pay almost 50% as a fee. I don't mind coughing up a couple of bucks, $40 and $50 sound a bit high. Am I wrong? Thanks!
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 6:24:18 PM EDT
Keep looking... Some FFL's seem to think they need to make big bux for writing that serial number down in their book, some do it for $15-20 bux... watch out for the jerks that try and charge you sales tax as well on the price you paid for the lower... Check [url]www.gunbroker.com/user/DealerNetwork.asp[/url] They maintain a listing of dealers who do internet transfers... My local dealer charges $30 a transfer, but after I made an instore purchase he started doing them for free... good luck...
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 6:35:01 PM EDT
my dealer charges 25.0 for a transfer. go to the next gun show and buy a lower,they will be cheaper than or the same price since you have to pay the transfer fee. my .02
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 6:39:44 PM EDT
Darkstar... Thanks a ton!! 2 seconds worth of looking and I found 2 dealers withing 10 miles of my house that do transfers for $20, half the price of the cheapest quote I had all day, and one of the dealers wasn't even listed in the phonebook here! At one dealer/range that I visit almost weekly, I asked one of the salesmen (whom I grew up with) and they told me they do it sometimes for special things but would do it for me (even for a fee), and the one that quoted me $40, I've bought 2 pistols from (totaling $1300) and sent numerous friends to! Shows what kind of customer appreciation they have!
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 9:02:24 PM EDT
I looked into the transfer fees a few years ago when I bought a pistol off of the internet. One dealer, the one I have purchased every gun I have ever bought locally from, wanted $50!!! I found another shop here in town that only charged $20. Guess which one I went with and who I'll be dealing with from now on...
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 2:51:30 AM EDT
Mine charges $15 because I have my CCW and therefore no NICS check. Otherwise, it would be $20.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 6:23:26 AM EDT
I have bought over $1500 worth of guns from my local dealer and i had to pay $140 for a $90 lower I had them transfer.... I dont have a lot of choice of gun shops in the Florida keys.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 6:35:26 AM EDT
Mine use to charge me $15 but last time she dropped it to $10!
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 6:40:14 AM EDT
I pay $20...not bad, but I'd rather pay nothing lol.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 7:40:32 AM EDT
My FFL charges $45 for paper work and then $15 fr NICs, I have no choice of dealers.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 7:54:09 AM EDT
I have two dealers that I use. One charges $15 and the other charges $20. The $20 dealer is much closer to my house, but won't handle any AR related transfers since he sells them himself and would rather you buy his offerings. The $15 dealer is quite a bit farther away, but will transfer anything. I use them both faily often. Just depends on what I'm buying.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 8:36:20 AM EDT
My FFL charges $60, $40 for transfer & $20 for the Feds, each, even if theres more than one on the same form. And thats a deal, most dealers in this area want the $60 plus 10% of the transaction.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 11:11:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2003 11:13:53 AM EDT by Fenian]
Originally Posted By notack: My FFL charges $60, $40 for transfer & $20 for the Feds, each, even if theres more than one on the same form. And thats a deal, most dealers in this area want the $60 plus 10% of the transaction.
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that is absolute usury!! What is this "$20 for the Feds", bribes? I'm aware of NO $20 fee that needs to go to any Federal agency for a simple transfer. Is there something I don't know. In VA, the NICS is $2 and is included in the $20 fee. Man, sorry to hear this...I'll never bitch about the paltry $20 I gotta pay again.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 1:24:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fenian: What is this "$20 for the Feds", bribes?
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He lives in the PRK. The $20 goes to pay down the $300M deficit.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 3:25:42 PM EDT
I will always try to buy from the local dealer as long as he is within reason and I will never ask him to do a transfer without first giving him the opportunity to sell me what it is I need. I have to go about 40 miles to get RRA lowers for $119 and do so willingly as he has them in stock no waiting.That's worth $20 to me. I would not pay 50% of the value of the purchase as a service fee unless I was VERY motivated. I understand and appreciate the fact that operating a store front is an expensive proposition and commands a reasonable premium for the convenience. That being said if some dealer ATTEMPTED to charge me $50+ for a simple transfer I would leave him for good,he would get none of my money EVER .Reasonable profits are one thing piracy is another. I think that $20-$25 is "reasonable and customary" out side of that would require special circumstances and additional consideration.YMMV
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 5:09:04 PM EDT
Here's another good one. I have this gunsmith/FFL I used to deal with. His shop is 10 minutes from Numerich Gun parts (I think THE Largest supplier of gun parts) and he goes there twice a week. I aksed him to get me a lower receiver from there the next time he went. I wanted an Eagle Arms but they don't carry them some unknown "brand" but mil-spec. He said for $35 he would get me one. Then I started to talk to him about the Eagle Arms (I really wanted one) He said he WOULD NOT do a transfer for me if I ordered from Quantico or anyone else(at $100 who could beat Quantico). He then said he could order but it would be on backorder for 30-60 days and he wanted $160. So I said go ahead and get one from Numerich, he said sure for $50 instead of $35. Needless to say I won't go back to him.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 5:10:45 PM EDT
So now I ordered a bunch of raw forgings and I am going to machine my own.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 12:46:17 AM EDT
Found a pawn shop in town that does them for $10!
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 2:23:07 PM EDT
$25 for a transfer. No argument there.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 3:51:50 PM EDT
E-mail me, I know an FFL holder in the Lexington, SC area who is into AR's and he charges a flat $25 PER ORDER, not per weapon etc, just $25 Per order. He has a nice little shop as well. He only charged me $25 to recieve a Colt HBAR and 4 MEGA lowers. Bowhntr6pt@aol.com
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 4:53:26 PM EDT
My brother-in-law has a freind who does them for nothing. I bought my brohter-in-law a stripped RRA, "US PROPERTY" marked lower the last time I had something shipped to him. That time it cost me $125 in FFL fees for a $125 receiver (I bought 2). On average it's probably about 2-3 bucks, not counting shipping.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 6:36:32 PM EDT
Guess I can't complain. My transfer fee is usually lunch with my 01 who is a good friend. And lunch is usually at Luby's so it is cheep.
Link Posted: 8/2/2003 9:46:24 PM EDT
One case of Coke. All I can say is, it pays to make a few phonecalls guys.[;D]
Link Posted: 8/2/2003 11:27:41 PM EDT
Darkstar - Wow!! What a great link! That just saved me a ton of time and phone calls. I've asked several of the gun stores I've been to here in DFW, and they have all been $35-$50. When I was in Austin a friend put me in touch with an old guy that only charged $11.
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 12:01:34 PM EDT
What's an inter net transfer reguarding ffl transfers?
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