Today I went to pick up some transfers from the guy I deal with. To be exact there were 7 guns waiting for me. Might seem excessive to some, but they were all inexpensive guns imported from foreign lands (by another importer moons ago) and I like to save on shipping. Six of them came from one company (SOG) and the other one a smaller operation. In any regard I walk in the door of his shop, which is actually another business all together (not a gun shop per se, but it is his premises address on his FFL), and the first thing he says is i'm done with transfers (or I'm not doing any more transfers, I don't remember verbatim, but you get the gist). I didn't really say much, but he proceeded to tell me these were just too much work and too complicated and weren't worth it. (again not verbatim, but the general concept of what he said). He said he had to do a lot of research to figure out the manufacturers for the paperwork. He might have had to do some research I don't doubt that, but I can't figure it was too hard. I could have given him the information he spent time looking for had he only asked. Heck most of them were from Radom in Poland, FEG in Hungary, or places like that. He also had to fill out the extra ATF form for multiple sales (which he didn't complain about or mention), but when you are charging per gun on the transfer and filling out only a single 4473, I don't really see the 3310 as being an additional burden because you are being compensated for each gun in the transfer, yet still only filling out two forms. (again I'm not saying I have problem with the per gun fee) I didn't really say much or get argumentative about it and filled out the paperwork and he did the call in. He was real casual and friendly about everything as usual. Today he randomly charged me $20/gun, whereas in the past it has been $15. It was $10 when I started with him. I'm not complaining about the price. I have no issue with increased rates as I know everything goes up in price. It was just sort of the way it happened today on this one (and final) transfer that caught me off guard I guess. So today he made what I thought was a fairly easy $140, but I guess he didn't see it that way. I've always gotten along well with him (I thought) and nothing ever really went bad, I guess he just doesn't want to mess with it any more? It's not that I'm taking away from his sales because he doesn't carry inventory (that I know of) and has never tried to sell me anything directly. He operates out of a different type of business all together. To me if he thought it was too much work he could just increase rates to compensate for additional time/labor, but instead I'm just cut off. In most cases I had been sending out his FFL to the people I was buying from myself (with his permission), so that was one less thing he had to do himself. I have to wonder if he thought I was "flipping" guns or something? He didn't say anything to that effect or give me any reason to think that, but I guess I'm just trying to figure out why besides "it's not worth it" which just doesn't add up to me. Of the seven guns I picked up today, none were duplicates. They were all military or police side arms of foreign nations. Typical transfers he does for me involves one to three guns. I have bought a lot of guns in my short lifetime, but in looking at my records I've only sold 25% of the guns I've ever bought. I have retained 75% of them in my collection. Anything I sold was sold because I lost interest, found a better specimen, ended up with a duplicate, or just didn't end up liking it if it was a non-collectible/defense gun. Most of the guns I've sold I have had at least a couple years prior to sale. An exception would be the rare gun I get that I just can't warm up to and move on. Now I have to find another FFL, which isn't the end of the world. There is another one nearby that charges $30, which to most people is still probably cheap, but I like $15 or $20 more. I once had a guy (moved away) that would do 3 or 4 guns on one transfer for his single fee of $10. Sometimes I'd pay him extra because I know there was work involved. What's your take on it?