Question about shipping?

Question about shipping?

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    Question about shipping?

    I've sold a few handguns in the past and have never had a problem going down to ups and overnighting the gun to the buyers ffl. But I've recently sold one that I am getting ready to ship next week and was told that the buyers ffl will not accept the gun if I ship it via ups, that I must have a ffl ship it to them. Is there any real reason for this other than their preference? It's not illegal for me to ship to them right?
    I have no problem bringing it to my ffl to ship, but he wants $25.00 on top of what UPS charges (about $50.00).


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    No, it is not illegal at all but some ffl's will not accept a handgun shipment from an individual. If you use your ffl it should be about the same as they can usually ship them usps priority for about $20-$25 and he/she will add a fee on top of that of between $15-$25. So really worse case you are still within your $50.00 ups shipment charge. An ffl does not have to overnight a handgun like we do.


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    If that doesn't work, you should charge the $25 fee to the buyer. It's his ffl that set the rules of only accepting from ffl's, knowing that ffl's usually charge a fee for stuff like this.

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    Cool

    Agree with what TiCarry has to say.

    If it comes down to that you have to send it, either charge the buyer the extra $25.- or have the buyer find an FFL that will accept from a non-FFL.
    Good luck.


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    It's up to the receiving FFL and most of them are going this route to cover themselves a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Carry View Post
    An ffl does not have to overnight a handgun like we do.

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    The one time I had purchased a handgun that was not in stock they stated it had to be overnighted. Long guns can be regular ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glock21guy View Post
    The one time I had purchased a handgun that was not in stock they stated it had to be overnighted. Long guns can be regular ground.
    Maybe so in that case or they had no clue what they were talking about, but..... An ffl DOES NOT HAVE TO OVER NIGHT A HAND GUN like we do and can use usps while we cannot!

    Feel free to prove me wrong if you can.


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    There's no law that say we have to overnite. It's the darn shipping companies rules to supposedly protect from theft. The USPS thing, yes that's a law!

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