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POsting an ad for a pistol

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by HKUSP40, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. HKUSP40

    HKUSP40 Wayne County Ohio Member

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    I would like to put an ad up for my HK, but all I see are ads from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Am I even permitted to post an ad since I'm from Ohio? I read SOME of the forum rules...but they go on forever and I decided it would just be easier to ask...
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yes it would be Ok but your buyer is going to have to deal with a LOT of expenses

    Your FFL shipping the handgun over night to a FFL here then the cost of the BGC and in WA the taxes.

    your looking at a sale from Ohio to Oregon costing

    FFL on your end at least 20.00
    Shipping via overnight UPS or FEDEX 85.00 for a 3lb package
    FFL on buyer end at least $20.00
    Back ground check $10.00

    so a buyer from Oregon is going to have to spend at least $135.00 just to get the pistol here


    That makes it hard to sell a hand gun across the country person to person
     
  3. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I do not think the shipping has to over night. I just purchased a pistol from Florida and shipping was 30 bucks. 2 day priority I think.

    Mark is right on all the other stuff though. FFL on both ends and yes tax in WA it sucks.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ah I could be wrong that it only has to be Overnight if the shipper is a private party.
     
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  5. HKUSP40

    HKUSP40 Wayne County Ohio Member

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    So tax is more out there? I have never shipped a pistol FROM an FFL, but always TO an FFL.
    Here in Ohio the majority of us ship 2nd day, some even ship regular ground....I hear....I don't know. I've shipped guns to other states, and don't recall much in the way of excessive costs in shipping or taxes.....at least nothing that the buyer complained about.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You need to make sure exactly what the law says before shipping. I know no one is allowed to ship a handgun via ground across state lines.
     
  7. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Edit:

    Oops, missed a word that made my most of my post invalid! Sorry.:)

    An FFL can ship a handgun to another FFL and it does not have to go overnight. If the transfer fees are reasonable, the lower shipping costs will offset some of that.

    Anyway, unless it's a great deal on a more expensive handgun, it doesn't usually pencil out.
     
  8. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    You are right it has to be overnight.
     
  9. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

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    besides, not all FFL's will receive from a NON FFL, ie. Private Party.
     
  10. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Not true. I just had a pistol shipped FFL to FFL and it is going priority. If this was the case almost all the FFLs on Gun Broker would be breaking the law. Every auction I see is for priority mail. If you are a private party shipping to a FFL I think you are required to overnight it. And yes some FFLs will not accept from a Private Party.

    Ok just did a little more reading. UPS/Fed Ex require overnight shipping of a handgun. Not the law it is there policy. As for USPS they will ship them but only from one FFL to another FFL. They will not accept a pistol from a Private Party.