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WDE91
04-04-2012, 7:33 AM
I recently bought this Wingmaster from another location
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=547435

This morning I was going over carefully my receipt and noticed an odd charge

I was under the impression that $25 is the max allowable for DROS
Am I off base??

The fee in question is the DROS handeling fee
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd301/bjkearns/f0ee6b20.jpg

bronco77
04-04-2012, 7:46 AM
Hopefully Turners will jump in on this question. I'm interested as well.

From what turners has said in the past they were looking into doing something on this for Calguns members. Basically get rid of the charge for us. But it hasn't happened as of yet.

SemperFlexibus
04-04-2012, 7:49 AM
How much is the Dealer's Record of Sale (DROS) fee?
The State's DROS fee is $19.00 which covers the costs of the background checks and transfer registry. There is also a required $1.00 Firearms Safety Testing fee and a $5.00 Safety and Enforcement fee. If the transaction being processed is a dealer sale, consignment return, or return from pawn, the dealer may impose other charges as long as this amount is clearly shown as a "dealer fee" and not misrepresented as a state fee. In the event of a private party transfer, the firearms dealer may additionally charge a fee of $10 per firearm transferred.

When settling on the purchase price of a firearm and before completing the transaction, you may want to ask the dealer to disclose and identify any and all fees he/she is charging to complete the transaction.

(PC Sections 12076, 12082, and 12806)

http://oag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs#13

ke6guj
04-04-2012, 7:50 AM
Its legal.

What fees can I charge in addition to the DROS?
In addition to the State's $19.00 DROS fee, you must also charge a $1.00 Firearms Safety Testing fee and a $5.00 Safety and Enforcement fee. If the transaction being processed is a dealer sale, consignment return, or return from pawn, you may impose other charges as long as this amount is clearly shown as a "dealer fee" and not misrepresented as a State fee.

(PC sections 12071(b)(11), (12))
http://oag.ca.gov/firearms/dlrfaqs#17G


why they don't just raise the price of the guns $5 and drop the "hidden" $5 "tax", I dunno. But most of us that are previous Turner's customers know that there is a hidden $5 markup and price accordingly.

WDE91
04-04-2012, 8:00 AM
How lovely
Completely legal but pretty much on par with what a rental car company does

Fees like this make me as a customer not overly happy
If you guys were to do away with or if that $5 was going to BK the company add it onto the gun price

SemperFlexibus
04-04-2012, 8:25 AM
another reason to DROS multiple dealer sale long guns at a time, which would save $30.00/each addtional long gun...

WDE91
04-05-2012, 8:20 AM
Chirp chirp chirp....

monkeylice
04-05-2012, 8:42 AM
why they don't just raise the price of the guns $5 and drop the "hidden" $5 "tax", I dunno.

It's only applied once per transaction, so if you DROS multiple guns there is still only one $5 fee. It would get confusing to alter the base price of the guns accordingly.

ptgarcia
04-05-2012, 9:54 AM
There are hidden taxes like this everywhere these days. Just take a look at your cell phone bill or other utility bill. The worst offender I have seen is Ticketmaster.

bronco77
04-05-2012, 1:22 PM
There are hidden taxes like this everywhere these days. Just take a look at your cell phone bill or other utility bill. The worst offender I have seen is Ticketmaster.

Or the 20 dollar "resort" fees that get tacked on at many Vegas hotels now.