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Who has bought from Bud's gunshop or CDNN?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by wjv, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    How does it work?

    lets say I see a gun for $300 with no shipping charges.

    Does your local gun store add some % for markup/profit?

    When you walk into a gun store and ask them to order a gun for you from Buds or CDNN do they give you grief about doing so?


    I realize that they want/need to make a profit, so if they mark it up, what is a reasonable %?

    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  2. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    I'm about to. Best deal I can find on a pink 10/22 for my daughter's upcoming 10th Bday.

  3. elliotb33


    Sep 2, 2011
    Most likely just a FFL fee to transfer the gun to you, round here 15-25 bucks. I bought my Glock on gunbroker they sent it to my FFL and it cost 20 bucks to transfer it to me.
  4. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    My LGS indulges me on that and I have done it frequently. They will order for me and I usually check with them first to see if they have other orders going in but if I see a "must have now" item, I can call CDNN and put it on my card and my shop can then call them to confirm shipping to the shop.

    I won't mention the minimal fee the shop used to charge me for using their services. Of course the State background fee still applies.

    My shop figures it balances out when I go in and say "I want one of "XXX", here is my budget, can you make it happen?"

    Also some of the wholesalers don't list their real "Dealer Price" so there may be a markup for the dealer in the deal anyway. (don't tell anyone i said that)
  5. nope as long as they dont mind doing the FFL you get the gun for $300+ what ever they charge for the FFL fee/paperwork and thats it.

    I will say though some places just wont do the FFL stuff on a item they also carry just because you can get it less through make sure that who ever you use will do it first.

    My local shop would NOT do a deal from buds on one of those M&P .22 rimfire M4 looking guns because they carried the same thing but theirs was almost $50 more..

    But they DID do a AK 74 as they dint have a single AK in the store they only charged $20 for the FFL/paperwork for that.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  6. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    I have cruised GunsAmerica, and found my Glock and S12 there. Instead of doing an internet order, I just called the seller's shop, and they ship it right out to my local pawn star. Perfect.
  7. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

    Feb 28, 2005
    DFW TX
    Bought from both before. No hassles at all just give them an FFL. I use a local guy, not a gun shop.

    GRIMLET Deceased

    Dec 29, 2011
    I used CDNN. Good folks and I would use them again.
  9. gocubs6


    Aug 16, 2010
    I bought a Sig 228 CPO from Buds a couple months ago. Great price. I simply ordered it online, paid w/ my credit card (I don't buy anything like that w/ anything else), entered my FFL dealer, and received it in 3 days. I paid the $25 at the FFL to transfer the firearm w/ BC and that was that.

    I was happy with my service.
  10. Bought a CZ from Bud's. Easy as could be. A LGS with $20 transfers was already listed with them (FFL on record). I called Bud's and ordered, called the LGS to let them know and they called back 3 days later. $20 and out the door (free State, no waiting period).
  11. GLOCK17DB9


    Dec 30, 2011
    Troy, MI
    I bought Trijicon night sights and had no problem but I would assume that you will need tp pay some sort of FFL handling fee at your LGS unless your tight with them and they wave the fee. Good Luck. One note on Bud's that I didn't like is that they quote you a price online then when you go to pay for it they hit you for an increased price for credit, you only get the quoted price for cash. Reminds me of the gas stations and I always avoid any gas station that has two different prices, one for cash and one for credit.:dunno:
  12. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    1. Find an FFL who'll do a transfer - for me I've had good dealings with pawn shops.

    2. Pay for the weapon including shipping.

    3. Have FFL send copy of license.

    4. Wait for FFL to call with good news

    5. Drive to FFL.

    6. Inspect weapon before filling out any paperwork. If no issues found do paperwork and pay transfer fee.

    7. Be happy!:cool:

    You pay for weapon + shipping and transfer fees and thats it. No mark up.

    It's been my experience that if an LGS does a special order, they mark it up - at least cost + 10%.

    I've had a few gun shops go absolutely ape poop for simply asking about transfers. I had one tell me that he charges $50 for a transfer, $100 if it's a firearm he can get. Whatever. That's why I use pawnshops. I pay $16.02.

    Edit: CDNN and Bud's are great!!!
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  13. glockin-45


    Feb 24, 2009
    North Carolina
    +1 Buds was great, my shop was on their FFL list. I bought it from Buds, stopped by the shop and told them
    it was coming, no problem. I expected to pay around 20 dollars, and was shocked when they said they were charging me 10 dollar transfer fee. NO tax, no shipping.:cool:
  14. Gregoire G

    Gregoire G Silver Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I had a similar experience with Bud's that the other folks had. I bought an AR and used a local dealer that, in my case, was not listed with them as a preferred dealer but had no issues using them. I paid no shipping charge and only paid the $30 fee my dealer charges. I have a TX CHL so no NICS check.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  15. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
  16. Cdoggsizzle


    Mar 26, 2012
    Midlothian, VA
    When you buy from Bud's, they show a list of preferred FFL dealers. You find one close to yourself and have it shipped there. It may be worth the time to call around to the LGSs you see on the list from Bud's, around me prices for transfer can be all over the board.
  17. jr05


    Jun 9, 2007
    I have bought one gun from CDNN and had a great experience. The initial gun I got had some extractor issues, so I contacted them and they took the gun back and sent me a new one, no questions asked. The second gun has worked flawlessly.

    I would not hesitate to buy from them again.

    I have not bought anything from Bud's so I can't comment on them. I am sure plenty of others will.
  18. stopatrain

    stopatrain Lifetime Member

    Aug 28, 2005
    Buds has been good for me.
  19. Don't forget Summit Gun Broker too.
  20. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I've bought several guns from Buds. Very good transactions.