View Poll Results: What are typical dealer transfer fees in your area?

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Thread: Dealer Fees

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    How much are people paying for transfer fees?

    In my area we expect from $15-$25so was a bit shocked whensomeone threw out $40-$60 on another thread. Is it really that variable?

    I also see some people mention NCISchecks in a manner which makes me wonder if some dealers are tryingcharginga separate fee over and above the price of the gun.

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    I bought a blued Ruger P95 off of Budsgunshop.com for $300 delivered and used a guy that works gunshows and has a FFL and it only cost me $20 to transfer it. $320 isn't bad when a local gun shop had a stainless version for $400 on display.

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    Yes, it's basically whatever the shop or FFL dealer wants to charge for it.

    Buds sells hundreds of guns a day (200+). There is an article about it someplace. They sell in volume and they have a low overhead.
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    Most places $25 brady if you buy a gun from them

    $35 fee plus the $25 bradyif shipped from somewhere else

    so that one gun if i buy on gun broker will be $450 plus $25 shipping and the $60 when it gets to my local dealer

    I think its better i buy the gun off him locally


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    I only know about one local store, John's Guns, which is $25.

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    So far I am seeing what I expected, within the $10-25 range.

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    my favorite shop charges $25 flat. no other fees involved.


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    $25-30 in NoVA. I found a guy in Richmond who said he charged $15 but then he tried to collect sales tax, saying "that's how I make my money". No, not after being reported to the state you won't, buddy.

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    If I was quoted more than $15, I'd just walk out. It's basically free money for nothing.
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    Strangest one I ever ran across, they actually charged more if you bought
    the gun from them, but charged less for a transfer from someone else.

    My local shop is $12 if I ever need to get registered.
    Never hurts to have all the prices before you find the rimfire 22 short single
    shot canon of your dreams then find out you need to pay the DC FFL fees in
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    Here in Detroit everyone charges $10-25 for transfers...except for one place that demands $75. Then again they're the same folks that charge MSRP for their fiearms, have a 10% markup on all ammo and all the while act like they're doing you a favour.

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    Here in Pierce County WA, the lowest transfer fee I have seen is $25 ($35 for long guns) from surplus ammo and arms in Lakewood WA. Most places I see are usually $35-50 This includes "The Marksman" in puyallup "Discount Firearms" in federal way, Marys Pistols in tacoma, and Welchers gun shop in tacoma.

    I think when I lived in Spokane WA I was paying $35 from "General Store" which is like a gunshop/outfitter store.
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    In NC, it's typically $25-$35, and I don't think I've ever seen anywhere less than $20 or more than $40.
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    well,,

    Quote Originally Posted by sultan62 View Post
    In NC, it's typically $25-$35, and I don't think I've ever seen anywhere less than $20 or more than $40.
    just paid 15$ each for a pair of draco pistols,,, port orchard, washington..
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    I have my guns sent to an FFL that works out of his house. I pay $27. $25 for the transfer, $2 for the background check.
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    One of our local swat guys is a basement FFL. He charges $15 per pickup... It's just an incentive to buy more guns (at least to my practical side )

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    $15 from a home-based FFL. Love it.

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