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Who pays for there gun purchase before BC even if delayed?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Scott, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    I am just curious if you pay for your gun before background check or before you take possession even if delayed?

    Scott

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  2. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    The Gun Broker requires it so I do and so does NW Armory (the two from which I've bought most of my guns that I've gotten through gun shops).
     
  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    The last couple guns I bought from the Cash Connection Pawn Shop in Bend requires it.
     
  4. jfw

    jfw Clackamas county Active Member

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    I have to pay half up front and then the rest when I take possession.
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Northwest Armory never made me do it or Keith's as well never made me do it...

    The reason I asked I had 3 guns and paper work done and they wanted the cash. I said I will give deposit of 500 but not good enough. I am always delayed in WA. First time this happened to me so I said tear it all up, screw this. I am not paying for something I don't have possession of... Just wondering..

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  6. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    Last time I bought a gun from Keith's, they did require it. I suppose it's possible I'm misremembering but that's how I recall.

    On the other hand, Fisherman's required me to pay for the background check ($10) but then the gun was paid for afterwards.

    BTW, what happens here if you fail the background check? Let's say I want to buy a $500 rifle in a gun shop. I pay $500 + $10. BC says "hell no". What happens to the gun at that point? Does the gun store owner smile and say "happy to put it up for you on 50/50 consignment"?

    I suppose it's no different than buying a gun online and having it shipped to your FFL. Though I guess I'm not sure what happens in that case either...if the online seller won't take it back and you can't take possession, do you have to work out something with the FFL to sell it for you?
     
  7. Iceman04503

    Iceman04503 Portland, or Active Member

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    All 6 guns ive bought from NWArmory, ive had to pay for the gun up front in full. Now with the delay in background checks I think its a stupid policy.
     
  8. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, I think it is stupid because it was almost 2 grand they lost... I hate the store but oh well I will get them somewhere else....

    Thanks for the feedback... Plus offering a five hundred dollar deposit and still saying no is beyond stupid......



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  9. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    These days, I don't lay any cash down unless I can walk out the store with it. I'm Washington and don't have to go through the BG check with my cwp.
     
  10. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    The only shop I buy from knows me well enough to just charge me when everything is completed. I guess that's the nice part about being loyal to certain shops...
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    last 6 firearms I have bought from an FFL wouldn't touch my money until the BGC was complete.
     
  12. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    That's what I mean, why pay if you don't have the product. If I can't take it with me I am not paying for it.

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  13. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Never paid for guns until the background is approved - purchased from Gun Broker, Keith's, Discount Guns, Dual Smoking Gunn's (when they were in business), Wholesale Sports, Fisherman's, and other local stores, nor do I ever intend to give them the cash for the gun until the background is approved. I'll give them $10 for the background if they ask for it up front, but not the cost of the gun. If they have a problem with it, I'll take my cash elsewhere. I won't give them money for something and then chance not getting it back should I get a denial for whatever reason (not that I have anything to get a denial over)
     
  14. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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    Wierd. Is this an Oregon thing. I purchase firearms at a half dozen different Seattle area places and have never been asked to pay until the NICS check comes back.
     
  15. ironmike86

    ironmike86 WA Member

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    Not true. You still get a FbI check just not local. I have a Cpl and have been getting delayed because they are so busy. They hve 3 days to respond. If they don't the LGS can let you have it.
     
  16. Dinged

    Dinged Portland, OR Active Member

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    Yup, when I bought my Glock from NW Armory there a few weeks ago, I had to pay upfront before the BC. I was wondering what would happen God forbid I fail the BC. Am I screwed out of $600? I was waiting for about an hour so yes, I thought it about it long and hard lol. When I bought my Glock from The Gun Broker last year I don't really remember but I think the BC was going at the same time I was filling out that stupid form.
     
  17. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Huh. That's funny. Last time I bought a gun I didn't have to go through a BG check. Just showed him my cwp.
     
  18. mud

    mud brush prairie, wa Member

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    i did last time LL Guns doesn't ask you to ,but had the cash knew i'd come up clear.figured if the $ was out of my pocket nothing could come up that required the $(wife and 3 kids stuff comes up alot)went picked it up next am
     
  19. wcarroll19

    wcarroll19 springfield New Member

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    Last guns purchased, not too long ago, paid for BC first then paid for guns. Thought everyone did it that way.
     
  20. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh No "CWP" in WA, it covers pistols only so it's Concealed Pistol License or CPL.