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FFL Transfer $$$$

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by birdv, Feb 19, 2007.

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What is your PAIN limit on FFL fees?

  1. No more than $10

    6.7%
  2. No more than $25

    74.2%
  3. No more than $50

    18.3%
  4. No more than $100

    0.8%
  5. I will pay over $100 for an FFL Transfer

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  1. birdv

    birdv Member

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    FFL Transfer $$$$
    I understand that Gun Stores are in the business of making money. However at what point do you feel PAIN when transferring a firearm?

    At what point would you consider getting your FFL?
     
  2. fog

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    i posted this under the transfer thread first

    ok so i read this whole thread and here is my 2 cents worth
    i live in a very small town in the midwest
    i got tired of getting treated like crap at the big town gun shop and how they knew more than i did and they knew what i wanted better than i did
    so......
    i got my OWN FFL !!
    i started my own little part time gun shop no inventory of guns but i do carry some ammo and cleaning supplies and i do take a trade every now and again
    my best customers are guys who dont want to go to the big city to get stuff
    i usually try and get a group order to gether so we all can save on shipping

    by the way i charge $25 over actual cost as my profit per gun(gun shipping & tax)
    i charge $25 for transfers too. it costs here in illinois $2 a background check
    so now i am making enough money selling and transfering guns to support my gun buying
    just a different angle for some of you
     
  3. benelli12

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    I know EXACTLY how you feel. When I first started purchasing handguns I would go into the shop knowing EXACTLY what I wanted, and I would leave confused, and without a new gun.:fire:

    I would then go home, get on the computer, and research the suggestions they made.

    I now know to go on my own instinks when purchasing a weapon I am confident I want, and never turn back.;)
     
  4. hotpig

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    I'm in the same area as fog and have my FFL for the same reaon. In our area 25.00 is the high side. I would not try to get more than that.
     
  5. thumper723

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    I will pay up to $25. I realize that if they are busy, it is time they could be spending helping other customers.

    However, I am a gauranteed $25 for their time for a transfer.

    That being said, I get mine done right now for $10, which is nice.
     
  6. 10 Ring Tao

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    I feel fortunate to have a good home based guy a few minutes away who does them for $15, in addition to high quality AK builds.

    I'm also jealous of the guys getting them for $10.
     
  7. thexrayboy

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    I understand a FFL needs to make a living. I know some that do it flat rate.
    I also know of some that do it by percent. A 25$ fee for transferring a $135 CZ is a bit much. Makes the deal not such a deal. And a percentage transfer can also sour the deal. Some have asked for 10%, thats a good deal when transferring a Mosin but would really suck for say a $2400 Serbu. But it's a free market economy. I shop around and try to get the best deal if I have to.
     
  8. BlkHawk73

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    For me I guess it would dependon the firearm being transferred. usually I'll pay 10% of the cost so it's not too bad. I can see it could get expensive though.
     
  9. illini52

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    $30 is the most i'll do.


    You in East Central IL fog?
     
  10. hotpig

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    I think he is west central. I'm right on the west central/SW line.
     
  11. vis-à-vis

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    $25 is the most I will do. Anymore and a customer has been lost.
     
  12. Neo-Luddite

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    25.00 is more than fair for a straigtforward deal.

    BTW--why does it seem that there are so many people from Illinois (myself included) on THR?
    Any insights?
     
  13. hotpig

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    We are the fifth largest state by population and 25 by size.
     
  14. Neo-Luddite

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    I didn't realize in terms of population. We have more gun nuts than one might think for all the onerous media and politics in this state.
     
  15. hotpig

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    I do not understand why it should cost so much to simply move some paperwork and do a simple transfer.
     
  17. SSN Vet

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    I was paying $25 and driving 25 min. but found a local guy through the directory on Gun Broker and now I only pay $10 and go a block out of my way on the ride home for work.

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
     
  18. hotpig

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    If all I had to do is move some paperwork without paying a fee or risk of fines or incarceration if something is not right. I would do it for free.
     
  19. MudPuppy

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    I miss the $5 guy. Please come home!
     
  20. wooderson

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    $25, if for no other reason than there are more than a dozen FFLs within 30mins of my house, not counting pawn shops.

    That's what my friendly dealer would charge me, but so far he's managed to order anything I want for less than the Internet cost+shipping+transfer. Works out well for both of us.
     
  21. hexidismal

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    I voted for "no more than 25" as that would be my preference. Unfortunately the only game in town here is $40 transfers, and an FFL that's awfully picky about what he transfers even for that. ( I.E. If he can get it and sell it from his shop, he won't do the transfer ). I'd love to say he lost me as a customer , but it's him or Gander Mtn., and that's all the choices I've got unless I want to make a ridiculous # of trips back and forth to somewhere further (with New York policies on buying and picking up and such )
     
  22. Roccobro

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    I voted $50, because it costs that much already IF you can find an FFL to do a transfer around here (places like Turners most of the time won't do an out of state transfer either). DROS is $35 already on top of that. :mad:

    Justin
     
  23. jayhway

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    I pay $55 for transfers and this includes the $35 DROS fee in CA. So I guess I'm only paying a $20 transfer fee.
     
  24. waterhouse

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    I'm trying to get back that way some time in May probably. It is fun work down here but very stressful.

    It's good to be missed.
     
  25. GreenFurniture

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    When all the gunshops have shut down because they can't afford to keep the doors open any more I wonder how many gun owners will quietly be happy.
     
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