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Purchasing a new firearm through an FFL (shipping question)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Weebs, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    I may be purchasing a new rifle through an FFL I know and he's stating that I have to pay $40 for shipping. I have never been charged for shipping by a FFL before and I'm working if this is an attempt by the FFL to obtain additional funds from me.

    If it looks like a fish and smells like a fish...
     
  2. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    It all depends if he figured shipping into the price he gave you. We have places that shipping is included and some that charge for shipping and using plastic, but $40 seems a bit high to me. $20-$25 maybe. Depends what insurance costs him.
     
  3. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    With this particular FFL I have never paid a shipping fee. Thanks Dan, I'm going to ask a couple people who have bought from this guy in the past and see if they've been charged!
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I recently had a rifle shipped UPS ground to me from an FFL in TX to my FFL here and it cost me about $40. FWIW, you pay for shipping on everything you buy one way or the other. It's just that sometimes it's a separate line item and other times it is just rolled in to the price of the item.
     
  5. foothills

    foothills Covington WA New Member

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    Depends on what you're buying too.
    Most long guns ship regular UPS for around $20...Distributors have to ship Handguns by 2nd day air (Federal requirement) and that usually runs around $40 - $45 bucks. Thats why special ordering usually costs more. The dealer has to figure in the additional shipping. If he orders 5 guns from a distributor he can spread that $40 out over the 5 guns.