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A Cut Above Pawn FFL Raising Transfer Fees to $25

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jimboshooter, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. jimboshooter

    jimboshooter West Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Today I was in A Cut Above Pawn in Beaverton. They had a sign notifying everyone that they are raising thier inbound transfer fees from $10 to $25. I beleive 2nd items are at $15. Effective 01/01/13.
     
  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    That's a shame. Might as well go to your local firearms dealers shop at that rate.
     
  3. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    Or go to Willamette Valley Arms or Little Bear Gun shop in Hillsboro where the transfer fees are $10 background + $10 transfer.
     
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  4. irierider

    irierider PDX Member

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    i thought it was 20 otd.. then called they said 20 is their fee, and 10$ gov fee per firearms...
    if you are local, go to Burt Christopherson of Christopherson Gunsmithing Services, in his home just east of downtown portland... 25$ otd 1st firearm 10$ everyone after... he is a good guy and always good with the firearms...
    tell em Chase sent you maybe he will give me a deal on my vepr chop job im doing soon
     
  5. jimboshooter

    jimboshooter West Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Thier website says : Buying a gun online? Need to have it shipped to a licensed dealer? We can help. We charge $25.00 for dealer-to-dealer transfers. If you are having a gun sent to us, the $10.00 background check fee is included in that price. If you are receiving multiple guns from the same dealer, we charge $25.00 for the first gun, and $10.00 for each additional gun.

    Transfers | Willamette Valley Arms

    I might start going there. I liked A Cut Above because they had regular hours, were cheap and consistent. I have not tried Willamette Valley Arms. I may start. I think I hear they have good service there.
     
  6. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    I just did one transfer with them. They were exteremly nice and enjoyed going their. I changed over to threat dynamics this last time. Alot closer and I want to support them as I try and go there alot. They charge 30
     
  7. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    According to their website, Willamette Valley Arms charges $25
    Transfers
    Buying a gun online? Need to have it shipped to a licensed dealer? We can help. We charge $25.00 for dealer-to-dealer transfers. If you are having a gun sent to us, the $10.00 background check fee is included in that price. If you are receiving multiple guns from the same dealer, we charge $25.00 for the first gun, and $10.00 for each additional gun.​
    Which still isn't a bad deal.

    Ryan Judy charges $10 + $10 Ryan Judy Sports | Firearms & Accessories
     
  8. FireArm

    FireArm Beavercreek 97004 Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Sounds like " A Cut Below Pawn" ...
     
  9. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    That's cheap. If you find someone for $25 around here you treat them like the unicorn they are.
     
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  10. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Yes, I was in there a couple days ago and asked them about the sign. Basically, the fee is going up five bucks.
     
  11. jimboshooter

    jimboshooter West Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    I thought it was $25 for the transfer fee and the $10 background check. I will have to call them to confirm. If the $25 includes the background, then it is not a big change and still probably the cheapest place around.
     
  12. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Burt is a good guy and a great gunsmith. I'll gladly give him my business for future transactions.

    I used to use Cut Above Pawn for my FFL transactions, but haven't been there since they moved to their new location.
     
  13. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    You people are all spoiled. ;) The cheapest anywhere near me is $29.
     
  14. rsmccsman

    rsmccsman Hillsboro Go Blazers!

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    A cut above Pawn is under new ownership, I just did a transfer there a month ago 3 guns for $20 plus $10 state fee. I am sorry to hear that they are raising their rates. They were great to do business with.
     
  15. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I did not know this. Is Dave not the owner? Ive seen him at the new location a few times, the most recent being the last time I was in about a week ago. Maybe he's still training the new people? I noticed they hired a couple new people and I asked if they let anyone go and they said no. They didnt mention anything about new ownership.

    Anyone know of another FFL in the Beaverton/Tigard area? Ive done probably 15 or so transfers there over the last couple years, but my loyalty ends when new ownership increases fees. Strangely, I was fine with the increase up until now.
     
  16. rsmccsman

    rsmccsman Hillsboro Go Blazers!

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    Yeah Dave is still around once in a while to consult only. He is a personal friend of mine and one of the best people I know. His wife still works there, but Dave is officially out of the Pawn shop business. My primary reason for going there was Dave and I would have gladly continued to patronize them because they have given me great service and cheap transfers. I got some amazing deals on jewelry for my wife there too. Under the new owner I even got a great deal on a really nice Glock cheaper than I could have got here on NWFA. So this surprises me. I think losing transfer business with higher fees will drive traffic away from the store. I would always look around and sometimes buy something when doing a transfer. I think I might email Dave and put a bug in his ear that the new owner might lose a lot of business.
     
  17. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    I haven't paid less than $25 for a transfer in the past ten years. Must be a Seattle and north thing.


     
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  18. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Probably. The last transfer I did was around $35 or so which I thought was a good deal. Because I normally go through mom 'n' pop FFLs for stuff like that, I don't mind chipping in a couple extra bucks for small business. Places like Discount Guns charge around $50 or so, but then again they think MSRP is where you start and go up from there.

    I found a couple smaller shops that are looking for a 460V for me right now. If one of the indy FFLs finds it I'll probably lean that route (within reason.) We'll see what pops up over the next two weeks, though.
     
  19. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Ive always gotten great service from Dave, his wife, and the younger tall and skinny guy (their son?), but poor service from anyone else. Well, the older guy with glasses (maybe a brother?) was always a nice guy, just not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
     
  20. Jombie

    Jombie Aloha New Member

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    I think there is some misunderstanding here. Our fees are raising only $5. Currently our fee for inbound transfers is $20 (includes the background check) and as of January 1st it will be $25 (still includes the background check) due to increase in staffing, rent, etc. Each additional gun on the same transfer is currently $10 and as of January 1st it will be $15.

    ** PLEASE call us if this isn't clear. We do welcome your business and hope most will understand that this is only a $5 increase! **