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I bought a firearm from a forum member and we did the transfer paperwork here. The transaction was very fast and painless and only $25 including the background check fee.
I also asked for advice on selling an unusual and expensive gun. Rather than giving me a lowball offer they gave good advice on value and suggested selling it at auction, even offering to handle the shipping and transfer for a reasonable fee.
I met a forum member at Cut Above yesterday to do a private party transfer, and was pleasantly surprised to find so many knowledgable people working the counter. I was the buyer, and my total time at the counter to take care of business was only 10 minutes or so, even though there were several other customers also at the counter. I will gladly make the drive from Corvallis again next time I want to meet a buyer in the Beaverton/Aloha/Hillsboro area.
Favorite place to receive firearms and do private party transfers
One of the cheapest FFL costs; Very friendly staff
Been having guns sent here for FFL transfers for me for a few years. Staff is great and the cost is one of the lowest in the Metro area. Great place for private party transfers. The guns they have are in good shape and of good quality.
Friendly and helpful employees, good selection of guns, good prices
This is my first impression of A CUT ABOVE PAWN.
Yesterday, I stopped by after work just to check it out since I live in the area. I had no intention of getting anything but if I saw something I liked it would be a bonus. I was politely greeted and asked if I needed any help. I said it was my first time in the shop and wanted to look around. They had a good selection of guns and I had an interest in their shotguns. Most had good to reasonable prices. I could see almost every item was in good condition. No flea market junk here, at least not any I could see.
I was asked again if I wanted to look at anything in particular and I asked some basic questions about the shotguns. The employee (James - I think) came over and I said I was looking for a 20 gauge shotgun since I accidentally bought some 20 gauge shells. I figured I should just get a 20 gauge shotgun. Problem solved. He agreed.
He handed me the only 20 gauge they had to look over despite me initially refusing since my hands were hot and sweaty from work. As I looked over the shotgun he immediately offered to reduce the price if I was interested in buying it. I was hesitant at first because I really didn't plan to buy anything that day. We discussed whether I should get it or wait another day.
He did what I consider is reasonable. He tried to sell me the shotgun but it wasn't pressure sales at all. I got the impression he understood and respected my reasons and didn't pressure me at all. That was very cool. How often does that happen these days?
We negotiated a little more and I ended up buying the shotgun. I'm just waiting for my background check to clear before I go pick it up. Overall, I was pleased to shop there because I was treated with courtesy and respect. I was also given a great deal on a shotgun!
I can't speak for everyone but they earned my business that day. There are other items on my shopping list so I intend to return. Would I recommend this shop? Yes. Do I feel they are honest, fair, and helpful? Yes.
They seem like pretty decent people working there so if you have an unpleasant experience, go back another day and give them a chance to give you a better experience. We all have bad days. I know I have. I've also been treated terribly at other stores at one time or another so I realize it happens. I won't pretend it doesn't. I have a feeling this store is a place I'll do my shopping again because I tend to return to places that treat me right. They treated me right.