$20 Transfer Fee

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Re: $20 Transfer Fee

Post by jwperry » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:11 pm

How many folks don't pass? What do you do with their firearms if they don't pass?
weaselfire wrote:
jwperry wrote:
weaselfire wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:37 pm
Loyal customers often get cheaper transfers at many shops. As well as other perks. I hate the guys who ask what a transfer costs then complain about the $5 background check fee and a three day wait.

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It's the "free shipping" paradigm. The shipping cost obviously isn't being paid by the seller, it is being added into the price of the item sold. Many people will only look at items with free shipping or flat rate shipping when making their online purchases even though it will cost more in the long run. Personally, I'd rather FFLs throw in the $5 call in fee as opposed to adding another 'gotcha!' charge on the transfer. There was a dude who did that when I first moved to Auburndale. Not only did he tack on the extra $5 after I called and asked what the out the door price was, he then decided to play the cash only game when I arrived.
It's two separate transactions. First you pay $5, then I run your background check. If you don't pass, you don't get a refund. If you pass, then I do the transfer.

If you'd rather, I can charge $25, none of which is refundable if you don't pass.

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Post by N4KVE » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:12 am

Had this happen to customers when I worked for Palm Beach Shooting Center. 2 choices. Send the gun back to the original seller to give customer a refund. Offer to buy the gun from the customer at a reduced rate. Heck, we once had a Canadian who won a gun at a NRA dinner, who obviously was not allowed to purchase a gun here. The winner had to pick the gun up at the store. He took what we offered in cash. GARY.

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Post by Skoll » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:22 am

N4KVE wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:12 am
Had this happen to customers when I worked for Palm Beach Shooting Center. 2 choices. Send the gun back to the original seller to give customer a refund. Offer to buy the gun from the customer at a reduced rate. Heck, we once had a Canadian who won a gun at a NRA dinner, who obviously was not allowed to purchase a gun here. The winner had to pick the gun up at the store. He took what we offered in cash. GARY.
This is off topic, but can you explain to me why PBSC's AC is ALWAYS broken and why there always seems to be lights out in the range?
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Post by N4KVE » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:08 am

Haven’t worked there in years, but the AC was turned off until people would complain, so then they would turn it on. They had the shortest “time to crime” figures. Time between a purchase, & when gun was used in a crime. Decent place to work, but they did not supply masks to employees who swept up the range at closing time. I had to buy my own. Other employees did not wear masks. Shoot Straight does supply masks to all employees. GARY

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Post by jwperry » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:42 pm

N4KVE wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:12 am
Had this happen to customers when I worked for Palm Beach Shooting Center. 2 choices. Send the gun back to the original seller to give customer a refund. Offer to buy the gun from the customer at a reduced rate. Heck, we once had a Canadian who won a gun at a NRA dinner, who obviously was not allowed to purchase a gun here. The winner had to pick the gun up at the store. He took what we offered in cash. GARY.
Well that would suck. I can't think of many places that take returns on guns.

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Post by N4KVE » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:50 pm

And that’s what happened. The guy called the seller to return the gun, & was told to pound sand. So PBSC bought the gun at a wholesale price. Better than nothing. GARY

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Post by weaselfire » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:49 am

jwperry wrote:How many folks don't pass? What do you do with their firearms if they don't pass?
weaselfire wrote:
jwperry wrote: It's the "free shipping" paradigm. The shipping cost obviously isn't being paid by the seller, it is being added into the price of the item sold. Many people will only look at items with free shipping or flat rate shipping when making their online purchases even though it will cost more in the long run. Personally, I'd rather FFLs throw in the $5 call in fee as opposed to adding another 'gotcha!' charge on the transfer. There was a dude who did that when I first moved to Auburndale. Not only did he tack on the extra $5 after I called and asked what the out the door price was, he then decided to play the cash only game when I arrived.
It's two separate transactions. First you pay $5, then I run your background check. If you don't pass, you don't get a refund. If you pass, then I do the transfer.

If you'd rather, I can charge $25, none of which is refundable if you don't pass.

Jeff

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First, by law, anyone who is denied on a background check cannot legally get a firearm. Second, it's not their firearm until it gets transferred. If it's a transfer from another FFL, it gets returned to them.

A small percentage get denied. But a FFL is not supposed to transfer if they suspect that the customer may not be qualified or if they believe the customer might be a straw purchaser. We can refuse a transfer at any time and return the firearm to the seller.

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