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How do they do it?!?!

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mdfd, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. mdfd

    mdfd

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    Very often I see in forum sales listings from individual (non FFL) sellers charging only $20 for shipping a handgun. I am in the process of selling a handgun and there is no way I can ship for just $20, what am I missing?:dunno:
     
  2. hatidua

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    rifles can go via ground from an individual. If they are not an FFL and shipping a handgun for only $20, they are either A) eating the cost themselves, or B) shipping it via ground (which is a no-no).
     

  3. ronin.45

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    Just because they are an individual selling it doesn't mean they won't ship it through an FFL. My buddy only charges $10 to ship my guns for me and it only costs him like $10-12 to ship it. In total it's around $20.
     
  4. oldnoob

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    Maybe they decide to take the risk and not ship overnight. Overnight firearm is UPS and FedEx's store policy, not federal law. So a seller can ship 3 day ground to the FFL, to cut cost.
     
  5. BadAndy

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    That's one way and seems to be quite common.

    My local UPS hub has shipped handguns for me via 2nd day air instead of next day air, which is around $25. I've only had one problem shipping myself instead of through an FFL but that was because the FFL I was shipping to said they accepted transfers from individuals but when they got the gun, they "all of a sudden" decided not to accept it. It was a big hassle for the buyer.