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How Much Would You Pay for Home Delivery of Brand New Guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CmdrSlander, May 3, 2013.

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  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Member

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    FFL dealers are allowed to conduct transfers outside of their place of business.

    Envision a dealer that receives guns from out of state sellers/the internet as per usual, then drives around in a van taking them to the buyer's doorsteps and conducting the transfer, including NICS check and 4473, right there at the buyer's home. The buyer never leaves their house. Its almost as if the 1968 GCA was never passed.

    How much would you pay for this type of transfer, bearing in mind that most FFLs charge $25 - 40 for in store transfers.
     
  2. Texan Scott

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    I'm honestly not sure why I would do this. The minor inconvenience of driving into town to get to the gunstore is the LEAST troublesome aspect of buying from an FFL, to my mind... plus, I like looking around while I'm there.
     
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    Right now I pay $5 per transfer and it really is not much of an inconvenience at all for me. I wouldn't pay more than $30 for home delivery, and even at that price I would probably say no. 6 times what a transfer would otherwise cost me is still too much.
     
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    Not an additional cent. I have passed on a few good buys online because the S&H plus the FFL transfer fees made it a not very good buy. In my area, the going rate for FFL transfers is $45 or $50.
     
  5. OARNGESI

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    Personally i like window shopping why my ffl does his Job
     
  6. dogtown tom

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    Be prepared to pay enough to cover your dealers legal fees......

    Licensees are only allowed to conduct business at their licensed premises or a special event such as a gun show.

    Envision said dealer losing his FFL because federal law specifically says where the dealer can do business..........and conducting business from a vehicle is expressly forbidden.



     
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    Out here in CA, most of my local FFL's charge around $80. Even that costs way too much. They would have to be equal or less than that price. The DROS fees here in CA are very high to begin with, and that's not counting the dealer's cut. I don't mind driving to the gun store.
     
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    Transfers are $25 in my area and I'm not sure that I care about having them deliver to my door. I just don't see the attraction in that. It's not like having to make a trip to Walmart, going to gunshops is fun!
     
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    As an additional thought wouldn't the liability for this be huge? Imagine someone watching for the van leaving the gunshop and the hijacking it on the way for the firearms. Probably not too likely in the middle of the day but still a concern I would thing. Or someone following it around and noting where it delivers for future burglaries.
     
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    I would also think that gun store owners wouldn't be crazy about this idea, as if they get the customer in the store they have additional opportunities to up-sell the customer ammo and other gear.
     
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    The best part of picking up my gunbroker purchases is fondling new stock while at my LGS.
     
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    The only benefit for me would be IF I could file the paperwork and then have the firearm show up at my house once I'm approved.

    I have a fairly common name that I unfortunately share with at least person nearby who is in a prohibited category. I always get delayed, and that means a second trip to the FFL's location.
     
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    I could see how that would help. Considering my closest ffl is about a hour. But I would rather skip the fee and drive there. I can take the wife out to dinner/lunch. Buy her some jewelry. Then go pick up guns after
     
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    I am close to and love going to gun shops. So I wouldn't pay for or use this service. But if I didn't like shopping or lived more than an hour away from a gun shop I say I'd pay $50 for the service (on top of transfer fee).
     
  15. ball3006

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    I paid 2500 bucks, plus postage, to have my M1D delivered to my house. However, it came from the CMP.....chris3

    Oops, my bad. The rifle cost 1500 bucks. It had not been issued since conversion to a D model. It is built on a 3-43 Springfield receiver.....chris3
     
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    Both my LGS's have a range, so it'd be counterproductive for them to drop a gun off at my house, cause I'd have to drive back there to shoot it anyway!
     
  17. dogtown tom

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    It's illegal people!!!!!!!

    Not to mention that its illegal for a dealer to do "home delivery":rolleyes:

    Neither would the ATF:rolleyes:

    OP's premise is flawed.
    Home delivery by a licensed dealer is ILLEGAL!!!
     
  18. Robert

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    See posts 6 & 17.
     
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