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Charged for getting denied on a NICS?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by toshbar, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

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    Was in a gun store yesterday in Wilmington, NC that had this picture on the wall:

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    Can they charge you for getting denied? I'd probably laugh and walk out.....
     
  2. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member Silver Member

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    They can post it al they want...
     

  3. dre23

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    Wow! that's F upped! Every shop I have ever purchased it's only been 5 bucks either way. I think I would laugh and walk out myself. What's the difference between an approval and a denial besides a sale. Time and effort with no sale? That is just part of doing business.
     
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    Never been in a gun shop that charged for the check.


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  5. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

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    So you pay for a NICS?

    I've never heard of anyone charging separate for the NICS.
     
  6. TheExplorer

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    Yeah, good luck with that.
     
  7. Drain You

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    They're not charging you for the NICS check, they're charging the dumbass thugs and wannabe bangers that are trying to put guns on lay a way, wasting the business owner's time.

    Btw, they take your $ before the check and don't give it all back. I've seen plenty of pawn shops in the hood with those signs, never anything over $20 though.
     
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    In NJ it's 15 dollars. The state police run it, they check in state then check the federal database. Highway robbery it is.
     
  9. Tango 1Zero

    Tango 1Zero Millennium Member

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    Never heard of anyone charging for the NICS check.
     
  10. Hyksos

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    I've paid for the background check before. $5.
     
  11. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    We all pay........it's just if your gun costed $10 more than mine if our state has the same amount for the fee.
     
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    I didn't have to pay anything when my gun shop did my background check. It would be an annoyance if they did charge, but I'd still pay, if it was a reasonable amount. However, with the denial thing, generally, if you're going to get denied, you already know why. I think it'd be pretty rare for someone to be surprised to find they have a criminal record. Seeing as how you generally have to go to court to get one.
     
  13. toshbar

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    I pay dealer cost + 10% on all my new stuff and a $15 transfer fee on milsurp/used. I don't see why anyone would do that if they're eating $5-$10 on my background check. As far as I know it doesn't cost the dealer anything when they call into the FBI.
     
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    I've never paid or heard of a charge for a NICS check either. The shop I frequent does free transfers as well and only sells guns at 8-10% above cost. It's hard not to buy stuff there.
     
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    Pretty much. I've seen it in a couple of shops. None of them ever collected on it that I saw. It was basically just a way to discourage thugs that don't have a chance in hell of passing the NICS from wasting the clerks time.
     
  16. ammosdad

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    $25.00 for a NICS check in Nevada.
     
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  17. HerrGlock

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    Charging for the check depends on the state. NCIS is free.

    Some states require a state background check as well or the state check includes a NCIS check. They can charge for these and some states actually mandate prices for the state check.

    Some states don't do a state check, just do the NCIS check and don't have a charge for the free check.

    The OP's shop seems to do it one smart way and make questionable people consider it not worth their time and money to "just give it a try" and see if they can pass the check. I'll bet it's working, too.
     
  18. Cali-Glock

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    Sounds fair enough to me... It costs a lot of money to run a business, and the final margins are a lot less than you might think.
     
  19. Jake Starr

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    While we don't do it, I can see the sense in it. Especially when you consider you have to keep the 4473s on file for 15-20 yrs.
     
  20. kiole

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    One shop around here claims to charge 100$ for a denial