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North Carolina FFL's over-priced?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Der Stro, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. Der Stro

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    Hello all,

    While trying to shop for an FFL in NC for a transfer, the cheapest one I found was $30! Is this the norm in the state, or should I do more digging? I remember in Pennsylvania the going rate for a transfer was around $10.

    Also, does anyone have a resource (list) of FFLs? I tried both googling and searching the forums, but didn't come up with much.
     
  2. Carter

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    Yeah seems about normal. Hyatt in Charlotte charges atleast twice that, probably 3 times more.

    My local shop charges $30. I just buy from them though, never ordered a firearm off the internet.
     
  3. wrs840

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    My local (Iredell / Alexander Co.) FFLs that I use, both home-shop and Independent storefronts, all charge $25 for transfers.

    Les
     
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    The cheapest I've ever come upon is $25. Most run around $30 - $50 in NC. I've seen one as high as $65.
     
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    That is about normal.

    Around here most shops are in line with what I charge

    $25 for rifles and handguns with Carry permit.

    $35 for Handguns without carry permit.

    Cheers
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  7. Hanzo581

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    Yeah that seems like a pretty normal price.
     
  8. wrs840

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    Seems like a good incentive for folks to get a carry permit. If that's part of your intention, good on you!

    Les
     
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    California averages $125 for an FFL transfer

    And then you have 10% sales tax on the price of the gun.
     
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    Good Gawd - I know Cali has some jacked-up & complicated gun laws, but that's obscene. :barf:
     
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    Ozark guns, here in Gastonia only charges $15.00. :what::neener::what::neener:
     
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  13. youngda9

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    My FFL charges $25, $30 seems reasonable.
     
  14. pro2

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    What is worse is all the FFL's who refuse to receive firearms from non-FFL. I actually had as FFL send a rifle back to shipper without notifying me, because a hand inked license was not included in the box. Apparently, the FFL that was e-mailed to him "could have been faked."

    Then there are the places that charge "X" + percentage of the firearm value.

    I will NEVER spend a dime in an establishment that will not receive a firearm from a private party, or decides a transfer fee based upon the value of firearm. They make up their own rules, I choose where to spend my $$$. No big deal.

    With some digging, you may find an establishment that has common sense and charges reasonable fees... but they are becoming harder and harder to find. $30 is at the upper end of reasonable. If you are a veteran, currently serving, or LEO, be sure to let the FFL know. You will likely receive a well earned discount.
     
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  15. MikeNice

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    The two closest to me Charge $50 and $60 respectively. So, $30 isn't bad at all.
     
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    And it could have been.

    And the -first- time he gets burned by something like that with the BATFE it will, at the very least cost him is license/business. It could also cost him fines. jail time, and a felony conviction.

    Gee ... I can't think of a single reason why he wouldn't be will to risk that for $30.
     
  17. pro2

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    mgkdrgn, your joking, right?

    First of all, IT IS WAS NOT AGAINST THE LAW FOR A CIVILIAN TO SHIP A RIFLE AN FFL HOLDER (at least not in any of the states where I resided).

    Second, even if the FFL requires the firearm to be shipped from another FFL, it takes 20 seconds to check the license on the BATFE website. A hand inked license does not prove that the license itself has not been revoked.

    As a non-FFL holder, before I ship a firearm to an FFL, I check the e-mailed license against the BATFE website. If the name, address jive and the license has not expired, I ship. That is why the BATFE website exists.

    What is that so difficult, and where is the risk???

    Like I stated before, an establishment which makes up their own rules which retard my ability to purchase a firearm, or attempts to rip me off, I WILL NOT receive a dime from me. There are plenty of honest FFL holders with common sense who would be HAPPY to receive my patronage.
     
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    :) My FFL charges $20 for transfer and there is a $10 back ground check. Not bad. Don
     
  19. Enachos

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    Here in Salisbury and throughout the concord/kannapolis area there are FFL's that charge between $15-$20... not too bad IMO.
     
  20. c5_nc

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    Use the gunbroker list. You didn't post your location and its about a 8hr drive from one end of our state to the next. In eastern NC I used a home based dealer that charges $10. It was free up until a couple years ago, when they had to start making long distance calls on some of the messy transfers. Often pawn shops charge reasonable fees. I checked with 6-7 local dealers and the transfers ranged from $10-25.
     
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    In tallahassee they were around $15.

    In Fort Lauderdale its around $30.
     
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    There's one just North of Atlanta that doesn't charge anything for incoming transfers.

    It has worked out well for them Their customers appreciate it and tend to spend more than they would pay for a transfer on extra ammo or accessories.
     
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    Seems to me, an independent business has it fully within their prerogative to transfer only pink muskets with surrey-fringe if they so chose, so long as they're not violating the race/creed/color/etc. laws. Why do you think the "owe" you a service delivered in the fashion you imagine? Seems like an odd way of understanding the nature of voluntary exchange and the relationship between you and a business. Correct me if I'm wrong, but having an FFL doesn' require the holder to do transfers for you, just like having a CWP doesn't compel one to carry.

    Les
     
  24. pro2

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    As I stated before, I also have the right to spend my money elsewhere. I also have the right NOT to recommend the establishment to my peers within the firearms community.

    Call me crazy, but I find it counter-intuitive for a seller of firearms to create new rules which further restrict my ability to purchase a firearm as a lawful citizen.

    I will support an FFL who supports me as a lawful firearm owner. They will receive my patronage. I will refer my peers to them. It is that simple! ;)
     
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  25. Snowdog

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    Around 5 years ago, my local pawn shop charged $10. It jumped to $30 recently, supposedly after he found he was "undercharging" clients.

    So it looks like $30 is the norm.
     
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