This is a discussion on Smart ways to sell guns? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by rico68 The easiest way is to trade it or just sell it outright to a reputable dealer. Gander Mountain was mentioned previously. ...
By the way, (not surprisingly) what they offered was by far higher then any of the mom n pop operations around me would have paid.
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When I sell guns or vehicles, I make copies of both DL's, the buyers CCW (if he has one for a gun purchase), both sign it...file!
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I have purchased quite a few guns from my local store so he has always been fair with me. If I have a popular gun to sell I will use the consignment system where I set the price and the dealer gets 18%. That is not a bad deal since you then create a "credit" with the dealer similar to a car trade in and save the sale tax on that amount for your next gun.
I have always managed to sell in a reasonable amount of time. I usually only sell when I decide I need a new gun and am not 100% happy with that one. Just make sure that the store has serious foot traffic and the owner will push your products since he knows his next sale is moments after he sells yours.
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The FL laws permit private sales. But it is illegal to sell a handgun in a private sale to someone from another state.
I've sold a few long guns on consignment at my local gun shop.
I sold 2 handguns via Gunbroker.
Personally, I would not sell a firearm without going through an FFL. I want to ensure the buyer can pass a NICS check. Yes, it eats into the profit, but I just feel better that way.
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Even so, I still took a good hit - in my case I put value in the ease of it al - walked in, they treated me fairly enough, got the new gun, they made some dough, everybody's happy.
But if getting the best price for your gun is important (and these days it counts to most folks) then private sale is better.
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I sold 2 guns to people I knew from work. ( To buy another, better one at a store which did not do trades)
I copied their drivers license onto a form I made up:
their name address and phone
The date, time, and location of transfer.
Always use a D/L which can be traced to them later. THe gun was "registered" to you when purchased at a dealer (GCA 1968 form). So if the gun later is used in a crime, the above info proves you did legally transfer it to someone else, pervious to the crime.