Fountain Firearms Ripoff $85.00 transfer

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

  1. 45tex

    45tex Well-Known

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    Another case of unintended consequences. The government makes life tough on the little FFL's that do transfers. The big guys decide to take some of the profit out of Internet buys by ripping off the buyer on transfer fees. The buyers hopefully learn who is fair on transfers and gives them their accessory and ammo business. Let Fountain and the others die on the vine. It's all the buyers can do. As most big firearms companies and FFL's have proven, they will gouge our eyes out when it's a sellers market. That means we owe them nothing when the Trump slump makes it a buyers market. I'll drive quite a ways to do a transfer that's fair. And not feel bad about calling out the gougers online. My thanks to the OP.
     


  2. Shady

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    meh its time for us to unite and get a ffl in each area for all of us to use and split the cost and pay the guy doing the paperwork 10-15 bucks a xfer.
     
  3. acorneau

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    Lone Star Defense in Spring Branch is only $15 per transfer. Works for me.
     
  4. vanguard

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    that is nuts.
     
  5. AustinN4

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    Our new site sponsor E-Arms in Austin (Howard Lane area by appointment only) advertises $15 transfers on his web site.
     
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  6. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    Even Big Tex pawn shop here in Odessa, whom I think have inflated prices, told me they would only charge $25.
     
  7. Jakashh

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    Ive never had any bad experiences with them any time I’ve gone in there, only bought one gun from them and a few years later a sling, only have had good experiences.

    $85 is a high FFL transfer fee indeed, but it’s to encourage people to buy guns from them rather than online. I don’t like that idea at all, but it’s their business lol. Gander used to charge $85-$90 for FFL transfers, and people used to agree to it too.


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  8. BigBoss0311

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  9. majormadmax

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    A great way to drive customers away! I understand the competition with online vendors is tough, but there is still a lot of profit to be made through accessories and ammo. However, screw over a customer by overcharging for a simple transfer and they're highly unlikely to ever set foot in that shop again!

    The market is rough at the moment, and bad publicity is a killer. It is pretty stupid of them to be so myopic.
     
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  10. ed308

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    $85 is CA prices. Ridiculous. My FFL Plano (Hart Sports) charges only $10 is you have your CHL.
     


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