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$50 for a transfer

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by joken, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    PLUS 10 Bucks for the state. Geesch! Life must be real good right now for some of these dealers. There is another one here locally that will only accept from another FFL. That's why I try to purchase FTF. Ken in Corvallis.
     
  2. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    I have seen dealers that won't accept transfers on guns they sell either but I've only bought and sold new or FTF anyway.
     
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Vote with you feet and go someplace else. Obviously they don't want to bother with it if they don't make the profit on the sale.

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  4. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    tell them to pack sand. There are many FFL's out there that charge less. Don't give them your money.
     
  5. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    My Dealer in Everett charges $15 for long guns and $25 for pistols. $50 is way over the top.
     
  6. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Look for yellow page or something and call around.
     
  7. B-Towner

    B-Towner Western Washington Member

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    I'm paying $30 here in south Seattle. I believe I could find someplace cheaper, but I know and trust these guys now.
     
  8. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Small gun shops are disappearing. Trying doing a transfer at your local Wal-mart, Bi Mart, Fred Myers or fill-in-the-blank box store. I bet of you did repeat business with your local shop I bet that fee would be less.

    SF-
     
  9. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I actually transfer with a small gun shop and the fee is 20 bucks. 10 for the state and 10 for the owner. I just mentioned the $50 because I felt it was so out of line. I called a shop for a price on a Sig and the $50 came up in small talk. I'll never buy a thing from them.
     
  10. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    The shop I deal with in springfield does it for 30.00. 20 plus 10 for bgc. Plus he'll receive guns sent to him from private partys.
    Services
     
  11. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Some people are just out for your money (no surprise there). I tried to ask about a transfer with Hole-In-The-Wall in Kennewick...they said the transfer fee is 10% of the cost of the firearm.

    WHAT?!!!

    So if I buy a rifle for $100 I only have to pay $10, but if I buy a rifle for $1,000 I have to pay $100?!

    W-T-F OVER?!
     
  12. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I just ship to my club. 25 for members.
     
  13. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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    neal is pretty good that way, will always use him for transfers.
     
  14. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy at $30. Any more and I feel taken advantage of. If I have several firearms on the same form, I expect some sort of deal. I have never paid more than $75, no matter how many I've transferred at one time. I've transferred up to six at one time (estate)...
     
  15. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I pay $10 for transfer..... u got taken advantage of lol..... eh but you learned something.
     
  16. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    So who does $25 (or less) transfers in Salem?
     
  17. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    WAY too much. Tell them to pack it up their collective asses.
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Devil's advocate

    So I was at the gun shop and the guy had a sweet little 357 blackhawk 3 screw he just bought for $250.Said he would sellit to me right now for $300
    Feels bad if he don't make at least $50 on a sale....

    See where I'm going with this?
    What does the gun shop care? You already took money out of their pockets by buying the gun some place else.
    And they want to make money.
    How much is your time worth? How long does it take to do all the paper work of a transfer?

    Sure $25 is great,but where can you find any shop of any kind that only charges $50hr for anything?
    Now is the shop owner selling anything while he is messing around with the gun YOU BOUGHT FROM SOMEONE ELSE? Nope

    Kind of like the employees complaining about how much the owner makes

    Get your own FFL and open a shop,get the bonding and loans and start your own business and see what things really cost

    Or quit complaining.
     
  19. svarterwyrd

    svarterwyrd Ellensburg, Wa New Member

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    It's only $20 here in Ellensburg
     
  20. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i really hate to see this transfer "gig" getting out of hand --believe it or not i'v two guys here in prineville that i worked with for 25 yrs. NO CHARGE EVER !!!!!!!!--and both will receive from non ffl's--
    it's not just gun shops that maintain ffl's ! their are a lot of private people out their that have their ffl's -- post ad on craig's list for ffl's and see what you come up with ---- competiton could get tough !!

    my thoughts only .....steven