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FFL transfer charges

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Baldnblk, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Baldnblk

    Baldnblk Tillamook,Oregon New Member

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    I'm from Las Vegas and the going rate for shipping a firearm to a FFL HOLDER is $15-25. Why is it 50-70 bucks up here in Tillamook? This is crazy. You find a bargain weapon online and you lose it all with the cost of a transfer....
     
  2. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    Wait until you try to bring one in to Washington state. FFL fee's and sales tax. Most FFL's in these parts are reasonable. It's the state that is out of hand (8.1% to 9.5%).
     
  3. rocky3

    rocky3 oregon coast Active Member

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    Duh, because they can, and I quite agree with you.
     
  4. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    Have them transfered to a beaverton or portland shop 20 to 30 is the average and its not a far drive from tillamook
     
  5. ATB

    ATB Salem, Oregon Member

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    Wow, that is ridiculous! A reasonable fee should be sub $35. We charge $25 and $10 of that goes to the OSP for the BG check.
     
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  6. WoodyK

    WoodyK West End Of The Columbia Gorge Member

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    I have a couple currently being sent to Willamette Valley Arms in Hillsboro. Willamette Valley Arms - Gun Store, Gunsmithing, Safes & Safemoving
    They are charging $25 (includes $10 background) for the first & $15 for each additional. I suppose Tillamook FFL's are few & far between, therefore the ridiculous prices! Search up & down the coast a few miles for another option, or find one in the Portland area & plan to take a drive around the time your guns come in! :) Good luck!
     
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  7. GrpCapMandrake

    GrpCapMandrake Vancouver Active Member

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    That was the shocker to me when I moved up here from Oregon.
     
  8. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Actually it's a "use tax" since you're bringing it into WA. You can avoid it by moving to OR and paying 9% income tax instead.


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    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Simonpie Portland Active Member

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    On Gunbroker there is a function that lets you find an FFL by location. They usually list fees. There are a lot of basement FFLs out there.
     
  11. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    You can use the GB find FFL function near you and the FFL normally list there fees.


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  12. idahoan

    idahoan Boise, Idaho Active Member

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    little town corporate collusion? When I lived in a little town in New Mexico there were 3 FFL's in town, a transfer was $100 from all three. They never got a penny out of me just on principle.
     
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  13. NewInTown

    NewInTown Clackamas Member

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    I'll throw out a good word for Home | GunsRightHere.comGunsRightHere.com, Jon is a great guy and does great business. Good communication, easy to use website, and charges $25. He gets all my FFL business now and a good deal of odds and ends too because his customer service is top notch.
     
  14. pry

    pry pdx Member

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    Yes a lot of the ffl charges around here are high. I ordered 2 blem lowers from PSA for $50 each, so $100 worth of parts, sent them to brightwater ventures because my usual ffl was out of town, got charged $35 per lower + tax. Ended up being close to $90 to transer, almost cost more than the lowers.

    For pistols you have to transfer within the state of residence but for long guns I try to use Oregon ffls when I can.
     
  15. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Shotgun News used to have a list of FFL holders available on their website, might be a local one on there you can use.
     
  16. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow, sounds like an opportunity in the making. Have you considered getting your FFL and starting up your own home-based shop? Heck, if you did transfers for say, $40, you'd beat the other guys, probably get all their business and make some cash on the side. May be worth considering if you're up to the task.
     
  17. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Southwest Washington surplus charges 20 bucks for up to two items. I stopped using it because every time I call in the lady who answers makes it such a hassle. So, now I'm using northwest custom firearms. They charge 20 bucks and they are excellent with communications.

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  18. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Call Mark at Double Barrel Guns in Cannon Beach. He is very reasonable !

    He also runs Cannon beach surf shop, the gun shop is upstairs.. It's kinda hidden away

    503 436 0475
     
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  19. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    It varies.... Some places charge a highish initial fee and a minimal fee for additional items in the same transfer, while others charge a lower fee but will charge the full fee for each item included on the 4473. Some have regular business hours and some are by appointment only; either can be advantageous depending on your schedule I suppose. Best to shop around!
     
  20. jg-rider

    jg-rider Hillsboro OR Member

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    There's a pawn shop in Beaverton / Aloha, called A Cut Above that I used a few times that charges $15.00 for transfers. There at T.V. Hiway & 185