Fountain Firearms Ripoff $85.00 transfer

Discussion in 'Houston' started by IXLR8, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. IXLR8

    IXLR8 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I made a pretty good deal online on Good Friday. Fountain Firearms in west Houston was on the list of FFL's. I thought why not, they are not too far away and I have been going into their store more than 20 years.

    So I went in and identified myself, and he pulled out my shipment. I filled out the 4473 and went to pay him. I handed him $40.00 expecting a standard $35.00 transfer. He said no sir that will be $85.00!!

    They must be associated with cheaper than dirt in their outrageous fees.
    They will never see me in there again.
     


  2. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    That's outrageous.


    That said, I've only had a couple firearms shipped to an FFL and always called to ask there fee before doing so.
     
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  3. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yeah, that's at least $60 to much.
     
  4. BRD@66

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    ^ What these guys said. But thank you for the heads-up.
     
  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Fountain hasn't been worth a flip since the old man passed away over 10 yrs ago.
     
  6. AustinN4

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    This
    And this!
     
  7. Southpaw

    Southpaw SUPER OWNER TGT Supporter

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    What? That's only .0045 BTC. :p
     
  8. IXLR8

    IXLR8 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I agree that I should have checked the transfer fee. When you use the Gallery of Guns, Gun Genie, it says that Fountain Firearms fee is $15.00. However I did not purchase from them.

    I would have been ok with anything up to $35.00 without a second thought.

    I just thought everyone should be aware.
     
  9. AustinN4

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    And we appreciate it. I know I do.
     
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  10. V-Tach

    V-Tach Well-Known Forum Sponsor

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    A gentleman came in the other day...said he went to the gun shops in Corpus and with the exception of one, said they would not do a transfer from out of state from a private individual. The one shop that said they would told him it would be $90.00.

    Granted this is what he says happened. We charge $25.00 for transfers, and I know some folks think that is too high too. We did the transfer for him. I'm hearing transfers in San Antonio are $40.00 and up from some customers also. Seems transfer fees are on the rise and vary greatly from shop to shop.
     


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