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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by hi480volts, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. hi480volts

    hi480volts

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    Hopefully this is in the right place. What is the standard transfer fee in your area? Most guys here are in the $50 range, even a report of $100. That seems a little steep to me. I had one guy tell me if he did 1000 a year at $50 he would break even. I realize they pay for the license and space for the store but $50k a year and break even, Please. I am the one doing all the work filling out the form, all they have to do is file it. Most now have a computer that I type in all the info. I also realize they lose on the sale but most are overpriced in the first place. What gives?
     
  2. raven11

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    my gunshops are $100

    my neighbors house(FFL) -- $30

    i belive the local shops say they charge as much as the profit they would have been making if they sold the pistol/rifle instore

    of course around here it kills the used handgun/rifle market
     

  3. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

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    $20.00 is my FFL Fee. It's not my job the gun business is my hobby.
     
  4. Manofprint

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    They range for me $10 - $45

    I tend to be using the $10 guy:rofl:
     
  5. 2bgop

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    The place I use charges 25 bucks and are super easy to get along with. It's a good deal for both of us, they make 25 bucks and I don't have to pay inflated prices.
     
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    Pawn shops are cheaper than gun stores.
     
  7. 87'vette

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    Way too much. anywhere from $30 to $55.
     
  8. BhamGlock

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    Average of $25 here.
     
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    A few years ago it was $10 and $15. Last I heard they were about $25 to $35.

    One dealer that does a LOT of gun sales told me, a few years ago that during some hard times the $15 transfers kept their head above water.

    The dealer that tried to charge me $50-$100 to take five minutes to log in a gun and fill out a couple lines on a yellow sheet would never see a cent of my business again.
     
  10. Aces and 8s

    Aces and 8s Dead Mans Hand

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    Near me it ranges from 25-100, 50 is the norm though
     
  11. cantuckee

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    Holy mother of God! I guess I am spoiled, I am only charged 5-10 bucks if I do decide to have a transfer, I guess all that BSing with shop owners pays off.
     
  12. tc556guy

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    I charge:
    $15 per long gun.
    $20 per used handgun
    New handguns are an additional $15 each because I have to make a 3 hour round trip to provide a casing to NYSP. If the casing comes with the pistol, which some still do not, I have to mail it certified mail to CoBis.
    I'm required to provide a lock with each gun, and NYs lock law is written in such a way that many of the cheaper locks that used to meet laxer gun lock laws wont pass muster here. I'm not going to eat the cost of that lock.

    Its still mainly a hobby for me, and I charge what I see are minimal fees to recoup my costs. There are no brick and mortar gun stores in my area anymore, and very few of us tabletop dealers left to boot. I would like to have been able to open a store when I retired from my other jobs, but now I'm of the mind that I'll be leaving NY when that happens.

    As for the OPs claim that he does all the work, I've had plenty of customers over the years who wanted a particular gun, didn't have a source in mind, and had me calling all over the country looking for the cheapest possible distributor for their desired product, to the point that the customer would quibble over an extra $5 in shipping cost. So please, son't tell me that you do all the work and the FFL is doing nothing.
     
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    $20. I should take a stack of the forms, and just bring them in prefilled out. Their guns are ALWAYS overpriced by an easy 30%, so I have no issues in not buying from them. Their used guns always have serious holster wear, unknown number of rounds through the piece, and selling for NIB retail prices...
     
  14. Super Trucker

    Super Trucker NRA Endowment Life Member

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    The way I read the OP was that if he bought a gun from somebody and need a transfer, he was doing the work as the FFL only needed to store the papers.

    I did not see that he had a FFL looking for anything.
     
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    The local shops average $25.

    One shop recently went up to $50 and that is getting greedy. I managed this shop for 4 years and know that they were making good profit on the $25 fee. To make it worse the current manager and owner are too lazy to take outgoing transfers a couple hundred yards to the Post Office, so they charge an additional $37 to ship UPS.:steamed:

    So if I want to sell a gun on GT I have to sell it cheap enough to cover $87 worth of shipping.:crying:

    Luckily my gunsmith will still do transfers for $10.:supergrin:
     
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    the guy that I use charges $20
     
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    The guy that I use charges $20.00. But some places in the area I live are charging $35.00-$50. :wow:
     
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    $20 I have heard/seen some $10 guys around but never used them.
     
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    most around here about $25, but there is one good guy at $10.
     
  20. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno

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    I'm at $20.00. If there are multiples I charge $10.00 each on the same 4473