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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #99 on: April 19, 2017, 08:11:04 PM »
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Pulled it from his Facebook page: posted 6 hours ago. No comments.


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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #100 on: April 19, 2017, 10:07:23 PM »
Reads like state of CT DMV fees!
$60 used firearm, $80 new, $200 pre-ban ?????
I would never do business with such a rip off!
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Some FFLs I deal with don't even charge me anything.
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« Reply #101 on: April 19, 2017, 10:07:51 PM »
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I will just leave this here. Welcome to Fairfield County!




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« Reply #102 on: April 19, 2017, 10:14:21 PM »
malloy is the ceo of this stamford tactical?  ;D

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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #103 on: April 20, 2017, 09:38:57 AM »
I had a customer that never purchased online before and needed help finding an FFL in his area (Upstate NY). One of the dealers I called for him said their "new gun" transfer fee would be equal to 12.5% of whatever MSRP was on the item.
860 Firearms, LLC - FFL in Enfield, CT
$25 transfers ($20 for CTGT members)
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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #104 on: April 20, 2017, 11:39:38 AM »
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To all the Knuckleheads who have too much time on your hands and spend your life on these Gun Talk sites, this message is for you regarding my transfer fees: I re-build Pre Bans from soup to nuts to make a profit and give my customers a custom rifle of there choice. Owning a store front, there is no profit on transfers to support a brick and mortar shop. There are plenty of other shops that will do transfer so please don’t throw me under the bus. If you have a problem with me, come say it to my face and not behind your Lap Top.


That's the latest post this morning.
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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #105 on: April 20, 2017, 11:59:53 AM »
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 there is no profit on transfers to support a brick and mortar shop.

That's the latest post this morning.
I don't agree with this at all. It takes all of 5-10 min to do a transfer. The only expense is the long distance phone call to the state and that is iffy with cell service. To me this is money for nothing, 30 bucks for 10 min with a customer is $180.00 an hour. It also gets people in the shop where they might buy some accessories (where the real profit margin is) or ammo. Or maybe come back for an over the counter gun sale or maybe tell their friends about how cool you are. Maybe you do not make a killing but it drives traffic through the door where you might be able to make a sale. These people may not come in for any other reason. Also unreasonable transfer fees will drive them away. The thought is if your transfer fees are high you will be high on everything.

But that is just my line of thought. Your business your choice.

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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2017, 01:05:08 PM »
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I don't agree with this at all. It takes all of 5-10 min to do a transfer. The only expense is the long distance phone call to the state and that is iffy with cell service. To me this is money for nothing, 30 bucks for 10 min with a customer is $180.00 an hour. It also gets people in the shop where they might buy some accessories (where the real profit margin is) or ammo. Or maybe come back for an over the counter gun sale or maybe tell their friends about how cool you are. Maybe you do not make a killing but it drives traffic through the door where you might be able to make a sale. These people may not come in for any other reason. Also unreasonable transfer fees will drive them away. The thought is if your transfer fees are high you will be high on everything.

But that is just my line of thought. Your business your choice.

I totally agree. Also, I was planning on checking out Stamford Tactical soon since it's near me, but if they're going to screw people over transfer fees I'll take my business else where....

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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2017, 01:08:06 PM »
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To all the Knuckleheads who have too much time on your hands and spend your life on these Gun Talk sites, this message is for you regarding my transfer fees: I re-build Pre Bans from soup to nuts to make a profit and give my customers a custom rifle of there choice. Owning a store front, there is no profit on transfers to support a brick and mortar shop. There are plenty of other shops that will do transfer so please don’t throw me under the bus. If you have a problem with me, come say it to my face and not behind your Lap Top.


That's the latest post this morning.

Definitely call your potential customers, "Knuckleheads".

I own a small business on the side and I price services that are comparable and competitive with my peers. There's no way I would inflate a service fee by 10x just because I want a new way to profit. I'm not even clear what this guy's justification is- my existing revenue streams don't make any money, so I'm just going to add this massive service fee?

Free country, free enterprise, do what thou wilt- if you have the demand, but three things suck here:

1) sets the precedent for other competitors to up their FFL transfer fees.
2) most common people would not know this is a rip-off.
3) continues to make getting into firearms increasingly cost-prohibitive for new people, which increasingly excludes those who don't have a lot of extra hobby money.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 02:21:39 PM by M1A_All_Day »
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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2017, 02:16:13 PM »
Price is not always the factor. I am in Wallingford and the big local gunshop charges less than me and my hours are not even that good. However they can't be to out of line with the surrounding businesses. But I still have people drive an hour plus to have me do their transfers. You can getaway with a price that is a bit higher but there has to be some service or other factor involved to bring them in.
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Re: Transfer fees? *STICKY*
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2017, 08:54:47 PM »
Joel- Absolutely understand and do not disagree. My side business (a farm) is low volume, high value services.
But you're hopefully not jumping to $200 transfers... You should plug your shop in your signature line.
Admittedly I use said other big shop in Wallingford, wouldn't mind checking out somewhere else.
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