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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by vince24L, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. vince24L

    vince24L Member

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    so ive been calling everyplace around pittsburgh for the last 2 days and i cant find a Walther p99c AS anywhere. one place said they could order me it for $625 but thats all.

    I noticed buds gun shop has it for $523 but this will be my first gun and im not exactly sure how you go about doing the whole online part. any help or suggestions. i know u can have it shipped to a store near you but the only one near me is not only shady but i already tried to get one through them and they kept trying to get me to go with the QA trigger so i figured they'd get pissed if i asked to get one shipped off a site.

    help me out here..
     
  2. Abby

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    Hmmm...sounds like you need another dealer near you. I believe gunsamerica.com has a searchable list of FFLs, so you can try to find one that's a little easier to work with.

    You can also call Bud's and see if they have a dealer on file in your area they've shipped to before.

    You may have to call a couple of different dealers. Most of them should do transfers. Since you'd be getting a firearm shipped from another dealer, there should be no problems there (if you're getting one from an individual make DOUBLE sure your dealer will do that transfer - some are a little weird about that).

    When you ask them what they'll charge for the transfer, make sure they give you the whole price. I had one guy near me offer to do one for $35 PLUS a $13 fee "for the call-in." :what:

    Buying online isn't hard - particularly from a real store. Buying from an individual takes some trust, and a willingness to exercise some good humor when working through issues. Best to try to nail everything down before you commit to a purchase (are you going to send me this firearm wrapped loosely in brown paper if I don't send you an extra $10 for a hard plastic case??? - that type of thing).

    And I always do the math - price locally plus 7% for the state of Florida vs. price online + maybe $50 for shipping and the transfer.

    Good luck!
     
  3. GunNut

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    First off, buying on line is simple and can become very addictive.....

    Next, it would help if people knew where you were located. A lot of us are more than willing to help, but we don't know your location and what restrictions you are living under.


    You can check out this link, it will help you find a local dealer to do the transfer using your area code.


     
  4. vince24L

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    I said im in pittsburgh, not specific enough? didnt know how much info i should give out. also i saw that site n i saw a few i visited but i was just wondering how i do it. do i go to the store and tell them i want this gun from this site, they charge more for transfer n such. pay it and it comes or what? once again this is my first gun so i dont know much. sorry.
     
  5. ugaarguy

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    Vince, I'll try to help. First, call around and ask your local dealers what they charge for a transfer, $20-25 is the norm. Go talk to the dealer and tell them you're ordering a handgun and would like to transfer it thru them. They should give you a signed in ink copy of their FFL to send to the dealer you plan to order from, or will send it for you. Once the dealer you're ordering from has your local dealers signed FFL they can ship the gun. You usually pay the dealer you're ordering from for the gun and shipping, and pay the local dealer for the transfer. If you order from an out of state dealer you also avoid sales tax as your local dealer charges only for the service of the transfer and you're not actually buying the gun from them. Hopefully that helps it to make sense. Please ask here or send me a PM if you need more help.
     
  6. GunNut

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    That's not always true. Here in Washington most of the dealers i know of, collect the sales tax on the whole purchase. I don't use any of these guys. :D
     
  7. StephenT

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    Vince,

    I buy most of my guns online nowadays and have never had a problem. If you know the going price for guns, it's a good way to get a great deal sometimes. I usually run a search on gunbroker.com and focus on the auctions with no reserve (as long as the starting price is reasonable).

    1- Contact the seller for his/her address. Ask for preferred method of payment. If the seller accepts a credit card for no extra charge, then great -- nothing to mail.

    2- Contact an FFL in your area. Shop around for the best price on a transfer. I prefer to use individuals with FFLs (hobbiests or gun enthusiasts) rather than stores. I pay $20 for my transfers through an individual FFL, while some stores have quoted me $50 or more for the same service. Tell the FFL how to contact you when the gun comes in (email, phone, etc.)

    3- Give the gun seller's address to the FFL, who will either send a fax or a copy of his FFL by snail mail. Also give him the gunbroker auction # for reference. The seller needs to receive a copy of the FFL before he/she can ship.

    4- Wait for that call from the FFL.

    5- Fill out the required paperwork (background check), pay the transfer fee and walk out the door with your new toy.

    You should be able to provide the FFL with all necessary info by phone or by email -- no need to drive all the way to the store or FFL's home.

    If you're ordering a new gun, the risk of getting a lemon or a gun in less than nice condition is minimal. Bud's gun store in Kentucky seems to have a good reputation, so I would order with confidence from them. I've had great luck with used guns as well -- never a problem.

    And last but not least, don't forget to check CDNN's catalog -- tons of guns at great prices in there!
     
  8. Chuck Perry

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    Try Island Firearms on Neville Island. I've used him to receive guns in the past. Think he charged me $20-25 bucks.
     
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