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Old 02-17-2014, 3:54 PM
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I recently purchased a handgun from a local dealer. I looked at the receipt after I brought it home and noticed that I was charged a $ 10.00 "storage fee". No big deal as the price for the pistol was much less than anywhere else I looked. The thing is that I was never told about this fee before hand. It was brand new, not a used gun.

Is this "fee" standard now or what ? This is my first handgun purchase in 13 years.

I also hear from a friend that his friend tried to consign a gun at this same shop and was told there would be a $25.00 "storage fee". He took his gun home with him.
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Old 02-17-2014, 3:57 PM
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seems like if california requires them holding the gun for 10 days a person shouldn't have to pay of course if you leave it there for 20 days i see no problem with the fee
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Old 02-17-2014, 3:58 PM
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you should have known about it up front, Was the total price what they told you it would be?
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Old 02-17-2014, 4:22 PM
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If they didn't disclose the fee up front, or have readily placed, legible signs posted, than I would say that is a bad business practice. Not illegal, but defiantly something to complain to the management about, nicely. Unless of course it IS plainly posted, then you're SOL.
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Pet peeve time: it is Definitely not Defiantly

I keep seeing this mistake done more and more, what gives?
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Old 02-17-2014, 4:32 PM
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I will Defiantly keep using Defiantly, and I could care less if it bothers you.
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Old 02-17-2014, 5:55 PM
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How about posting the stores name, so I know where not to shop...
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Old 02-17-2014, 8:01 PM
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It's just extra, added, supplemental, profit. I had the same $10 last time I dealt with an FFL.
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Old 02-17-2014, 8:18 PM
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you should have known about it up front, Was the total price what they told you it would be?
As far as the price of the gun itself - yes it was as advertised. I bought some other stuff the day I did the paperwork plus had to pay for DROS and test fees. With tax and everything it sounded right. I didn't look at the receipt again until after I picked up the gun and noticed the extra $10 charge. It's officially listed as "Dealer Storage/Insurance" fee. I would have had no problem paying it, but they could have told me about it first.
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Old 02-17-2014, 8:25 PM
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Would not go back. Ten dollars for storage? Just a way to get some money.
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In answer to your question, no I do not believe it is a "standard charge." I occasionally hear horror stories about dealers charging extra "storage fees" in connection with private party transactions. But I've never heard of a dealer gouging a customer like that on a gun bought directly from a dealer. At the least, they should have disclosed it to you up front.

I encourage you to disclose the name of the dealer on this forum. Many will not elect to do business there. Perhaps if enough people complain, they will change their policy.
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I will defiantly use definite terms in all future determinations.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:44 PM
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Personally, I'd complain about having to pay a "storage fee" on a NEW handgun that wasn't STORED at their establishment at my request. Sounds more like the almost countless ways that our government gets every single penny out of us through added "luxury" taxes, "surcharges", taxes on license/registration fees, etc.

While it may not be illegal to add such a fee, I've never heard of it being added to the sale price of new firearms.
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I wouldn't pay a storage fee for a gun I bought from them.
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Name the shop please.
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Reeds adds some bs charge to their new gun sales but I don't remember it being called a storage fee.
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Any fees should be added to the price of the gun. Dealer fees, storage fees, paperwork fees, whatever, all go into the sale price. Fees that go to other places, like DROS fees and sales tax, do not get rolled into the price of the gun.

If you say you are charging 500 dollars and you really charge 510, you are lying about the price of the firearm. It's just like if you advertised a gun as being 100 dollars, then charged a 400 dollar stocking fee on top of that. More extreme, yes, but the same concept.
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Defiantly sounds like a chintzy way to scrounge more money out of you. They should have just jacked their prices up ten bucks, and not made it a seperate fee.
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HA! I shoulda guessed.

They pulled similar BS with me a few years ago. They also forced me in to buying a $10 lock from them, even though I met the statutory requirement of having a lock which was purchased within the last 30 days. Far as I can figure, that's a form of extortion. Holding my lawfully purchased property until I purchase an overpriced and not required item from their inventory? Eff those guys.

I haven't been back since.
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Old 02-18-2014, 5:37 PM
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ah yea those guys nickel and dime ya to death its a big store i guess they need more for rent
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