Private sales - Texas

Private sales - Texas

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    Private sales - Texas

    Any comments/guidance on conducting a private sale in Texas are welcome.
    This is for a pistol, two ordinary folks, no FFL or other certifications.
    What is required to satisfy all laws? Any reporting requirements?
    No sales tax?
    How can the firearm be shipped?
    What do you think the discount should be off new price, for a barely used pistol?


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    If you don't do a face to face sale the gun has to be shipped to an FFL to do the transfer.In a face to face sale legally all that has to happen is money and gun exchange hands.I would suggest that you get name of seller In case the weapon turns out to be stolen ETC. you can give LEO a lead
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    Like dukalmighty said, how ever (it is not required) but if it was me I would do a bill of sales were both of you sign it and have on there a name, address, and a DL# that way if a crime happens with the pistol you have prof that you sold it and to who it was sold to. That is just what I would do it is not required.
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    Unless you know them very well, I would also require them to sign along with what has been stated above, (name, dob, dl#, address and preferrably a their current phone number) a statement to the effect that they don't have any class a or b misdemeanors or felony convictions. (I have read this in a previous thread somewhere) If they won't sign, then no sale.

    Just keeps you off the hook. You don't want to get caught up in anything if they can't buy a gun legally.

    Just my .02 on it.

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    If you are going to sell to someone you don't know.......I would require they had a current CHL, at least you know they have had a back ground check.
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    Thanks.
    What about this part?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInTexas View Post
    What do you think the discount should be off new price, for a barely used pistol?

    Normally I buy non-gun stuff off ebay at about 60% new if it is used in any way even slightly.
    With guns, the way the market is, I am thinking 100$ off new price ie available for 600, a barely used gun in pristine condition; 500$ What say you?

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    I would think It depends on how desirable the gun is and if there is a backlog/wait time,plus the fact there is no sales tax involved you can always go down but never up
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    Yes, you have to ensure they are legally able to own a handgun...

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    As a buyer...if it was as good as new I would think a fair sale would be everything you payed minus sales tax. $400gun plus 9% means you payed around $440...give or take. I think you could sell it for what you payed for it out the door. Throwing in a holster or something your not going to use can speed the sale too or make them feel like they got a better deal.

    my $.02 and make sure they have valid Texas ID...just cause there in Texas doesn't mean they are a Texas resident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlghthawk View Post
    As a buyer...if it was as good as new I would think a fair sale would be everything you payed minus sales tax. $400gun plus 9% means you payed around $440...give or take. I think you could sell it for what you payed for it out the door. Throwing in a holster or something your not going to use can speed the sale too or make them feel like they got a better deal.

    my $.02 and make sure they have valid Texas ID...just cause there in Texas doesn't mean they are a Texas resident.
    Yep It's Illegal for a non resident to purchase a handgun,long guns are different.Like others said If they won't give you ID that would be a red flag to me
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    Thanks I am the buyer, not the seller.
    The guns are going for $600 nib and are available although not plentiful.
    The private owner is asking $600 for one that has had 700 rds through it, so I feel like it is not quite as good as new.
    I usually sell used stuff for half price but I know the gun is worth more than $300. I kinda feel like 500 would be a pretty fair price but everyone has a different idea of fair!

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    What type of gun is it? Just saying it is $600 NIB does not tell us much and definitely doesn't tell us what it is worth now.
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    Yeah I think 500 should be okay but I ain't paying new price fer a used gun they still make and are available
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Yep It's Illegal for a non resident to purchase a handgun,long guns are different.Like others said If they won't give you ID that would be a red flag to me
    How are long guns different?

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