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Buying A Glock Through A Internet Dealer

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by NITE SITE 53, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. NITE SITE 53

    NITE SITE 53

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    Made my decision to get a Glock 19 through a internet site. Prices seem really good but I have only bought once before through a seller on Gunbroker and that was years ago. Has anyone had dealings with the following and would you let me know the experience that you had with them:

    Shooters Plus
    Gunbuyer.com
    Firearms For You
    Centerfire
    Grabagun
     
  2. TheExplorer

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    The thing about buying guns on the net is the FFL paperwork fee charged by your local dealer. Many dealers now charge so much it defeats the purpose.
     

  3. NITE SITE 53

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    Thanks, Have some FFL holders that are listed close by. I will give them a call to see what they are charging. The cheapest online price I found was at $478.00 with free shipping.
     
  4. TheExplorer

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    In that case it might be cheaper to go your dealer. Mine charges $509 for G3 and $529 for G4. They have a $40 paperwork fee if you buy online. Plus your local dealer will usually install accessories for free if you buy from them.
     
  5. poodleplumber

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    Definitely include the cost of the FFL transfer in the total price of buying online, but also include sales tax on the total price of buying local. For me, they even out on a $500 purchase.
     
  6. Glock40man

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    My LGS charges $25 for a transfer, he is not as bad as some.
     
  7. edellson

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    Just ordered a g19 from shooters plus. Fast easy transaction.
     
  8. clarkz71

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    My LGS in south Florida quoted me $489 out the door
    for a new G3 G23.
     
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  9. nraman

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    No experience with any of them, I bought one from Cheaper than Dirt and several from the Gunbroker, including a G26 a few days ago.
    I use two FFLs, one charges me $10 the other $15.
     
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  10. Cowboy1629

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    I usually try to give my LGS my business first for easy to get items but for custom guns or harder to get items I buy on the internet. My LGS doesn't charge me for the paperwork since I always give him first shot at my business but I still tip him 10 bucks or so.

    I know if you can get a good deal on the internet with free shipping even paying $25 FFL fee you can usually come out cheaper than buying locally and paying sales tax.
     
  11. WarEagle 1

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    Same here which is why I buy the majority of mine online.
     
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    I want to buy a G26 which on line site would be best to try? Where have you guys found the best prices? I would like to get USA made if possible any ideas?
     
  14. JDennis

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    Since buying guns online seems to have become popular, my local FFL only keeps a few in stock and will order what you want. She has mainly directed her business towards ammo and accessories since it is tough to compete with online retailers. She only charges 15 for transfers and has done very well with cheap transfer charges since many of us now are loyal to her for other things we need which are very competatively priced.
     
  15. PVolk

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    In my experience, the FFL fee is cheaper than state sales tax when buying anything priced at $420 or more.

    On my more recent Glock purchased, I saved exactly $98 by buying online, paying shipping, and paying my FFL as apposed to buying it locally. The only difference is waiting a week VS. instant gratification. But for almost a hundred bucks, I'll wait. :)
     
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    check around for pricing but for customer service i highly suggest Jet Guns for online purchase. i have ordered several guns from them.
     
  17. mdlott

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    I just bought an AMD65 from Centerfire. It was priced well and shipped quickly. My FFL charges $40 for the transfer, but it was overall a smooth transaction. (For a sight unseen purchase)
     
  18. kodiakpb

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    When buying online like GB:

    Figure in CC fees (ie 3%)
    Shipping
    Insurance
    Transfer Fees

    If it comes out to a lot less then what it's available locally go for it.
     
  19. PVolk

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    Or mail a money order to avoid the 3%.
     
  20. kodiakpb

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    Yep you can do that