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Driver licence and provided shipping address different for ammo purchace

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  1. CZ-75BD

    CZ-75BD Member

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    Hello,

    I have a question.
    I sold ammo on online site and noticed that shipping address provided on site is not the same as on license that buyer sent me.
    Is it legal for me to ship and to which address? Buyer lives in Maryland.

    Thank you
     
  2. MachIVshooter

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    Legal? Yes. Possible case of credit card fraud? Yes. But many states will have you fill out a change of address sticker on the back side of the license. Was the billing address the same as shipping?

    Now, if you're a licensed dealer, of course, you have to verify eligibility to purchase based on age. Presumably that was the purpose of the DL, though.
     
  3. CZ-75BD

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    Age is fine, over 40 years old, I'm not a dealer, just getting rid of unneeded calibers ammo.
    Buyer replayed that he has two residences, I think it should be OK to ship to his DL address
     
  4. Crawdad1

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    That's what I would do but tell the guy before you mail it that you can only send it to his DL listed address and then wait to hear back from him.

    Your buyer shouldn't have a problem with that.
     
  5. dogtown tom

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    But the Postal Service will.;)
     
  6. Speedo66

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    Perhaps there are local restrictions at one address, for instance maybe a Baltimore address would have a problem, whereas his other address does not. Maybe one is a vacation place where he keeps his guns.

    If he seems legit I wouldn't have a problem.
     
  7. CZ-75BD

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    What do you mean by that? I'm planning to use FedEx or UPS when getting paid.
     
  8. dogtown tom

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    Because Crawdad1 wrote "That's what I would do but tell the guy before you mail it that....".
    It's a violation of postal regulations to mail ammunition.
     
  9. Crawdad1

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    Oh. yes it is. I should be more careful using those generic terms. Should have said "send it."
     
  10. the Real Alpo

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    Back before I retired, I had EVERYTHING I ordered sent to my work address.

    I remember, before starting that, coming home to find a box with a 3600 dollar piece of test equipment leaning up against my front door. That woulda hurt, if it had walked off.

    Graf and Sons had no problem shipping to a different address than was on the drivers license they had on file, or the billing address for the credit card.

    Pluses for shipping to work were, as a "commercial" address, shipping was frequently cheaper. And there was ALWAYS someone there to sign for it.

    Unfortunately someone got nosy about the HazMat sticker on one box and opened it. Seeing the six cans of gunpowder in there, an executive decission was made - "no more personal packages delivered here".

    Ah well.
     
  11. Legionnaire
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    Roger that. I work in education. There are some things I can have shipped to work; others, not so much ...
     
  12. rodregier

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    A credit card holder can have an alternate shipping address listed with the card issuer.
    I've done that.

    The big online retailers can check that and will only use an alternate ship-to address that passes that test.

    I'm also a big fan of having orders delivered to my work address.
    (My household staff seems to be on permanent holidays and so can't sign for anything :)
    The alternative is to play "chase the parcel".

    For Canadian readers, alas Canadian residents can only have ammunition orders delivered
    to their residence of record on their firearm license. (or buy retail).
    No issues with propellant, primers or projectiles being delivered to an alternate address - they fall under different regulations.
     
  13. Steel Horse Rider

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    What Alpo said. I have ammo bought online shipped to my business office address rather than my home because the shipping is less because my office is on a commercial delivery route.
     
  14. KansasSasquatch

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    I moved a couple years ago and I believe my state law gives 60 or 90 days to do a change of address on licenses. My new address was different than my shipping address because 90% of my small town, including me, has P.O. boxes. And I hate having packages shipped to the P.O. box because packages don't typically fit the box. So you have to pick up the package during "business hours" even though you can access the P.O. boxes 24/7. The problem gets worse because my post office has shortened business hours and closes 2-3 hours before most people get off work. So I have packages mailed/shipped to my parents' house. UPS won't even deliver to my house, they drop everything off at the post office. And until I changed my license it had my old address, then I had my new address, a P.O. box for normal mail, and a shipping address for packages.

    Long story short, just because someone has 2, or more, addresses does not mean they're not honest.

    My biggest concern would be whether or not Maryland allows online ammo purchases and if there are any legal stipulations that they put on such purchases. It's not really a gun friendly state.
     
  15. swede4198

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    I split my time between my "official" residence and my farm where I have a range and do most of my shooting. I often have ammo and gun parts sent to my farm because it can sit on my porch for a week and no one would ever touch it. The farm is safe enough that my neighbor has a new track hoe and a four year old skid loader with the keys in them sitting in a field next to some woods were we are taking out ash trees in our spare time. My house is where I vote and my paper bills are sent because I get a tax break on that property but would loose it if my farm was my actual residence. The farm also has an ag tax break so it would be a net loss to me.
     
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