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    Is anyone charging additional fees when you sell a firearm?
    Background check or other?

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    Not sure what you are asking........

    In most states(if not all) one is allowed to sell a firearm to another person living in that state without a background check..... If they sell it to someone out of state the firearm must be transferred(sold) through a FFL holder and normally there will be a fee and paperwork......
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    Michigan doesn't charge a background check fee.

    Some dealers I know have a sales price and then an additional fee for doing the paperwork as a way to make more money. I think it's stupid, but if that works for them, whatever.
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    $25 bucks, flat rate. Coming or going.

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    When I sell it FTF, no dealer's involved, hence no fees beyond the selling price I get for the item.

    When I buy/sell at an FFL dealer, I've typically paid $15-25 for a background check (typically on the low end of that scale), with a few instances of a $10 "frequent flier" fee at an FFL I've used a lot. No other "ups & extras," beyond whatever fee is charged by the dealer for the NICS check and covering the time/effort of the dealer doing that.
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    No fees just the proper credentials for buying a firearm i.e. handgun permit or Concealed Handgun License.

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    In S.C. if you buy from an FFL,and you have a CCP,they use it,they don't run a background ck.If you don't have a CCP,i don't think, they charge you,but,since i've had my permit a few yrs,i've used it,so,i don't know.

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    I charge $25.00 to transfer a typical firearm. No background check fees, processing fees etc. I do know some other dealers that charge $12.00 for a background check and a so-called $10.00 processing fee. If you are a customer who is buying a firearm from me (as a dealer) there is no transfer fee.
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    If I'm transferring a firearm from another dealer than I charge a fee on depending what type of firearm it is. For handguns I charge $20, Long Rifles $35. If they do not pick it up within 2 weeks I tack in a storage fee.

    Also doing a NICS check is free and does not cost you a cent if that's what you're asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaFirearms View Post
    If I'm transferring a firearm from another dealer than I charge a fee on depending what type of firearm it is. For handguns I charge $20, Long Rifles $35. If they do not pick it up within 2 weeks I tack in a storage fee.

    Also doing a NICS check is free and does not cost you a cent if that's what you're asking.
    What's your logic in charging a different fee for a different type gun?

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    I can only fit 16 long guns in a single safe compared to 80+ handguns in the same safe. I also have to save the retail packaging which takes a lot of space in my shop.
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    I assume you are talking about background checks.

    Most places in my area charge $10-25. My FFL does transfers out of his basement. My price, $2.
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    No one here charges the seller a thing.... only the buyer, for the background check.

    If they sell their gun for you, then a consignment fee or a % , based upon your agreement with them.
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    When I do an inbound transfer, I charge the recipient a $25 fee, which includes the background check.
    For outbound shipments - $25 plus whatever shipping costs.
    I have a few frequent fliers that get much lower fees.
    I also believe in the barter system. I have a few customers that we swap services for. I have one who reloads for me for cost. I do his transfers free. I also pass along wholesale pricing to him.
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    In Florida, the State gets $5 for the background check, which has to be collected by the FFL. Otherwise, any fees are up to the FFL for transfer, etc.

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