First time buying outside a gun shop - *************

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  1. spooky_pitboss

    spooky_pitboss XDTalk 100 Member

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    Hi, i'm brand new here, hopefully this is in the right area, feel free to move it.

    I have my XDM 9mm 4.5" sor sale/trade on ************* I want to sell, and re-buy the same gun in the 3.8" compact version for easier concealment. I got interest from someone, who says they hold an FFL and is out of my homestate of WI. I agreed to the deal of trading mine, towards his +$100. Is there any way to verify if someone is legit that holds an FFL? I emailed him asking for reassurance on this whole process, and also asked if he has a storefront or anything.

    I just get a funny feeling sending someone $100, and then shipping out my $600 gun. Any help or direction would be appreciated!
     
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    Have him send his ffl info to you. Why are you sending him 100$? If anything it should be an even trade.

    I think there is a site where you can search for ffls
     
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    Having an FFL holder supply a copy of their license is standard operating procedure for transfers. If he balks at all at providing a copy of his FFL, I'd pass.
     
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    P.S. Stealing a firearm is a federal felony

    Get it in writing before ANY money exchanges hands, and yes...thru a FFL (with a little FFL payment for shipping) is the best way

    You give your gun to FFL, he gives his gun to FFL, guns get shipped and document trail, then you go sign for pistol, if he is the FFL...get his credentials first
     
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    That makes sense.
     
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    You can also get a listing of all FFLs in a state directly from the ATF. My post count isn't high enough to allow the inclusion of a URL, so please add the missing period and paste this into your browser.

    www atf.gov/about/foia/ffl-list.html
     
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    spooky_pitboss XDTalk 100 Member

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    Thanks for all the info here, it's appreciated. I only ask all this, because i've never bought a firearm outside a shop before.

    So if I look over his FFL credentials, i have a good chance that it's all legit? Should I still do some sort of bill of sale as well, or is that overkill since i'm going through said FFL.

    Also, if he's a legit FFL holder, should I find a local FFL in my area to take my current gun to, and to receive my new gun from?

    Again, thanks for the help here!!
     
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    I've had my listing at my local car club, on *************, and a few other places with ZERO interest in trading equal for my 4.5". The local shops, after all is said and done, trading in my less than 20 rounds fired and purchased earlier this year XDM, I would need to cough up around $220. Which I completely understand that local shops need to make money too. I figured $100 is fair for the same gun, with about the same very light usage.

    Unless someone on here is in the same boat as me and would like to trade?:roll: Feel free to PM me.
     
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    IMO a BOS is worthless in any situation.
    and I would take it to an ffl to send to him.
    and yes he will send his gun to an ffl for you to pick up.
     
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    I would do staight up trade gun for gun you each cover your own shipping costs
     
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    spooky_pitboss XDTalk 100 Member

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    Ok, so FFL, to him (FFL).

    So far earlier today, the first 4-5 FFL's I "found" locally on FFL gun dealers either have an out of service phone number, or no one picks up the phone. One guy said he charges $41 including the $12 WI BG check.

    Is that kinda high? Keep calling around?
     
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    seems a little high, but that may be the going rate up there..My FFl is $20 flat.
     
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    I know, but I have had no luck for a solid month now looking for people who will trade straight up, or for less that $100.

    I'm hoping to talk him down, if this is all legit and his FFL checks out, to $100 including shipping and FFL on his end.
     
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    GLWT.
     
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    XDMs of any size are selling like hotcakes right now. I don't know where you're going and looking but

    1. have you put an ad in the Classified on this site?

    2. have you tried a straight up sale on GunBroker?

    Be sure you're shipping to the address on the license and be sure he ships to your ffl. If it were me I'd arrange with your FFL to receive his gun and then ship yours to him. He can confirm with your FFL that your gun is there and ready to ship on arrival of his gun.

    Just a thought.

    I've made quite a few online deals and ffl charges have run from $30.00 to $78.00

    Have you contacted Sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore about a trade in?
     
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    My ffl is $5...and im in chicago....surprises me too...but I try hard to be his top customer...

    "ya know the favorite saying around here "play stupid games win stupid prizes"? once someone does something, they have a whole lot of personal responsibility they need to eat. sometimes its lead flavored with a thin copper shell."
     
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    spooky_pitboss XDTalk 100 Member

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    I can't post on here yet, since i'm new and have to wait 30 days I believe.

    I'll try on gunbroker.com in a bit, have to verify my account yet.

    I'll email Sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore as well, but I can't imagine they would trade me a new gun, for my like new, but used gun for under $100.
     
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    I normally dont like doing trades like these myself. When I do I place the ad and if somebody replies I will not ship my item until I have already recieved theres.

    It's no different in my eyes if somebody is paying with cash, a MO, or a pistol....I want payment before I'm going to ship to some random guy on the internet. He replied to your post, if he does not agree to those terms then he can find a pistol elsewhere.
     
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    I completely understand that from both perspectives.
     

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