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Jeff H
April 11, 2012, 01:36 PM
I was listening to local talk radio earlier yesterday when a pro-firearms commercial came on (rare, but not unheard of on this station). I was listening to the commercial which was specifically mentioning buying firearms from cheaperthandirt.com and thought it was interesting because we are a long way from Texas. Nowhere in the commercial did they mention finding a local FFL to complete the transfer and what that would cost. The advertising may bring more people to their website, but it will probably annoy quite a few people who try to buy firearms without knowing the laws. I wonder if the commercial will do them more harm than good long term.

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dogtown tom
April 11, 2012, 01:42 PM
Jeff H I was listening to local talk radio earlier yesterday when a pro-firearms commercial came on (rare, but not unheard of on this station). As I was listening to the commercial which was specifically mentioning buying firearms from cheaperthandirt.com. I thought it was interesting because we are a long way from Texas and no where in the commercial did they mention finding a local FFL to complete the transfer and what that would cost. The advertising may bring more people to their website, but it will probably annoy quite a few people who try to buy firearms without knowing the laws. I wonder if the commercial will do them more harm than good long term.
Guns aren't the only thing sold by CTD.

Below every gun listing is the following:
Buying a Firearm Online is Easy!
•Add your selected firearm(s) to your shopping cart and check out. Payment is applied when your order is shipped.
•The firearm(s) will not be reserved until payment and a signed copy of a dealer’s FFL have been received.
•Select a local Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) Dealer that will accept the firearm and complete the transfer. Find a FFL Dealer HERE.
•You or your FFL Dealer sends us a copy of the FFL Dealer's license and your Cheaper Than Dirt's order number by fax, email or postal mail.
•Pick up your firearm from the FFL Dealer (who will need to do a background check). Transfer fees may apply.

Buying Firearms on the Internet
Federal law requires firearms to be shipped to FFL Dealers. For an individual to receive a firearm from Cheaper Than Dirt! it must be shipped to an FFL Dealer in your state. You can pick up the firearm from the local FFL Dealer of your choice. Also, you will need to find an FFL Dealer that will accept the firearm and complete the required paperwork.


Locating a Federal-Firearm License Dealer (FFL) in Your Area
There are thousands of FFL Dealers in the United States. To find a list of FFL Dealers in your area CLICK HERE. An FFL Dealer will usually charge a fee to conduct the transfer. There are duties that the FFL Dealer is required to do during the process. Remember, the FFL Dealer is doing you a favor and the process takes time to complete. Fees can vary so check with the FFL Dealer ahead of time to request a quote on the fees associated with your firearm transfer. The FFL Dealer is in business to make a profit and your internet purchase may be viewed as competition to their retail business. If you feel the fees are too high, then you can search for another FFL Dealer.


Completing the Transaction
Once you place the firearm in your cart and checkout you will receive a confirmation email that has your order number and instructions. You are required to find a FFL Dealer in your area, and either you or the FFL Dealer must send us a copy of the Federal Firearms License (along with Cheaper Than Dirt's issued order number). We will confirm the license and make the FFL Dealer aware that a fulfillment order from Cheaper Than Dirt! will soon be arriving for you. We apply payment to your credit card when we confirm all of the information is correct. Most orders are shipped the same day we receive the FFL license and FFL Dealer information (with the order number). Your firearm will arrive at the FFL Dealer in a few days, but the FFL Dealer will need to process the shipment. It may be an additional day or so before the FFL Dealer is ready to conduct the transfer of the firearm to you. Call the FFL Dealer and set an appointment to confirm that the firearm is ready to be transferred.

Ragnar Danneskjold
April 11, 2012, 01:45 PM
For it to do harm, people who are already CTD customers would have to stop making purchases from them because of the commercial.

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