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GlockComa
07-10-2007, 7:26 AM
How much does your FFL charge to ship rifles?

I recently had to pass up on a good rifle because the sellers FFL was charging $100 to ship the rifle.

Oh by the way the rifle was staying in CA.

Does $100 seem a little to high?

PanzerAce
07-10-2007, 7:29 AM
wait, 100 bucks JUST to ship the rifle? something tells me they won't be around much longer.

Jicko
07-10-2007, 7:30 AM
Everyone can just ship rifles, you don't need to go thru an FFL unless it is an AW or something....

The rifles have to be shipped to a FFL to complete the "transfer" (DROS) tho.

My FFL(receving the firearm & doing the DROS) charges $25 fee + $25 for DROS.

Now, if the original owner or the one selling you the rifle is the FFL(u mentioned in your post), then it is their choice however much they want to charge you. And the options you have are "take it" or "leave it".

GlockComa
07-10-2007, 7:37 AM
Yeah I don't mind paying my FFL dealer fee's and dros fee's.

But to pay $100 just to get a rifle shipped to me is ridiculous.

The most I paid for a rifle to be shipped to me from a person in CA. was $50.

SFV_Dealer
07-10-2007, 7:37 AM
As an FFL dealer, I have been doing transfers for years in Los Angeles county for over 13 years. We currently charge $50 per longarm and $60 per handgun plus $25 State DROS fee.

We feel that this rate is very reasonable considering a lot of other dealers either refuse to transfer or else charge $100+ for a transfer to avoid having customers transfer from outside their "inventory". We feel that the customer should do their shopping around and get the best deal. Even with our fees, if the customer does their homework, he/she can get a better deal than local. We call it the "$100 rule of thumb" which means if you can find it cheaper by over $100 outside a local dealer, then it might be a good buy.

Just a note: Taxes for items purchased from out of state are subject to Use tax which can now be reported on the end user's State FTB 540 form annually which makes my life easier!

Just my 2cents...

Beatone
07-10-2007, 7:38 AM
One of my FFL's just went from $70.00 to $100.00 for DROS. :eek::eek:

GlockComa
07-10-2007, 7:43 AM
SFV_Dealer and Jemaddux are the only FFL's I like to deal with.
They always have fair prices and when something needs to be shipped or received they are always the ones I go to.

Plus I work in the Valley so they're right there.

SemiAutoSam
07-10-2007, 7:46 AM
My FFL's all charge a total of 50-60 for both the DROS and the fee to transfer a weapon to me from another FFL and or individual.

My Reno FFL charges even less all there is there for FEE's is the NICS fee.

In the last 10 years he hasn't charged me a dime to bring any firearm into the state.

Oh I forgot my NFA Transfers cost me 25.00 through him.

PJA
07-10-2007, 10:03 AM
Remember, some FFL's will not recieve from non FFL's.
Pete

hossb7
07-10-2007, 10:05 AM
FFL 1 in my town charges $75 for the transfer, and $25 DROS = $100
FFL 2 in my town charges $100 for the transfer, and $25 DROS = $125

:(

jkasandiego
07-10-2007, 11:04 AM
My last rifle which was shipped from Texas cost me:

Tax : $29.45
Xfer: $40.00
dros : $25.00

Total :$94.45

* The rifle was purchased in Costa Mesa gun show

SemiAutoSam
07-10-2007, 11:14 AM
My last rifle shipped from Colorado cost me :

Tax : $00.00
Xfer: $25.00
dros : $25.00

Its all about who you do business with.

IMHO unless you purchase that rifle directly from the FFL that transfers it to you why did you pay a tax on it.

especially if it was from a private party and not a retailer.




My last rifle which was shipped from Texas cost me:

Tax : $29.45
Xfer: $40.00
dros : $25.00

Total :$94.45

* The rifle was purchased in Costa Mesa gun show

jkasandiego
07-10-2007, 11:26 AM
My last rifle shipped from Colorado cost me :

Tax : $00.00
Xfer: $25.00
dros : $25.00

Its all about who you do business with.

IMHO unless you purchase that rifle directly from the FFL that transfers it to you why did you pay a tax on it.

especially if it was from a private party and not a retailer.

Yes , i purchased the rifle from FFL and paid the sales tax. Was sent to a receiving FFL here in Escondido was taxed again(double wamm):
The seller recommended the receiving FFl and don't have an option.
The rifle is a RRA Saiga and most of the FFL i know don't want to deal with it.

SemiAutoSam
07-10-2007, 11:28 AM
Well Dem's the breaks if we want something bad enough we will pay the asked price unless we can get it cheaper elsewhere.

Im sorry you were bent over twice for the same item.

That really sucks.



Yes , i purchased the rifle from FFL and paid the sales tax. Was sent to a receiving FFL here in Escondido was taxed again(double wamm):
The seller recommended the receiving FFl and don't have an option.
The rifle is a RRA Saiga and most of the FFL i know don't want to deal with it.

jkasandiego
07-10-2007, 11:38 AM
I'll be using Jicko's ffl on my next project..

PIRATE14
07-10-2007, 12:00 PM
I'll be using Jicko's ffl on my next project..

Well history tells us that they all start at 25 for xfer until they get a lot of people that overwhelm them or they get a visit from the ATF or DOJ....:(

You shouldn't have been charged twice for sales tax.......

jkasandiego
07-10-2007, 12:17 PM
Well history tells us that they all start at 25 for xfer until they get a lot of people that overwhelm them or they get a visit from the ATF or DOJ....:(

You shouldn't have been charged twice for sales tax.......

Hector, yes you're right. Don't have a choice. The ffl is the only one i know
that will receive the Saiga RAA here in San Diego.
Any way the .308 is damn accurate.:)