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Old 12-25-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Where is the best place to go for the best deal on guns for resale?

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Zanders, Jerry's sports center, CDNN are few I use.

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Besides Jerry's and J&G, you might check out Southern Ohio Gun, and AIM.

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Zanders, Jerry's sports center, CDNN are few I use.
Thanks guys but what about buying direct from the company and cutting out the middle man. Is this possible? Just want to get the lowest price possible so I can have a decent mark up.
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Most of the manufacturers have a distributor, but if you are an 01FFL, it would not hurt to drop emails to the customer service depts at the makers.

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Thanks guys but what about buying direct from the company and cutting out the middle man. Is this possible? Just want to get the lowest price possible so I can have a decent mark up.
I have found that some will not deal direct. Unless you are a chain store (think Wally World, Academy Sports, Dick's, etc...)
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Jerrys has the highest shipping in my experience. Sports South and RSR ship cheap! Sometimes makes a difference..

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FFLTrader.com is still new a small but it is a place for FFLs to unload unwanted inventory. It is not available to the public so we can buy and sell at a discount without "whoring" up the market. And there are no fees for selling!

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So far, I have accounts with close to 10 distributors. Zanders and Williams are by far the cheapest, relatively speaking. MGE Wholesale also has decent prices. All three have good shipping rates. I try to buy through these three distributors before I fall back to RSR or Lipsey's or the others simply to fill an order for a customer. Lipsey's is the first distributor I got an account with when I opened for business and they turned out to be one of the most expensive in the end.

I like S. Ohio Gun for their selection of European military stuff which is in some demand. They also seem to represent their surplus stock pretty well. I bought a PA63 Polish police pistol for a customer from SOG and it showed up in new condition. He was thrilled.

From what I have seen, buying factory direct is hard unless you do a pretty good volume business. Some of the distributors have dropped Sig Sauer because they are fed up with their business practices. I have on good authority that they track what retailers buy what and how much of their guns and then contact the big sellers and offer to cut out the distributors. Right now, I believe I only have two that handle Sig because of this. Maybe three.

I have a factory direct with Bond Arms for the two shot models they sell and SCCY. I met a Bond rep at the NRA convention here last year and it didn't take much to get set up with them. SCCY I hooked up with them over the phone after they contacted me about getting familiar with their pistols, which I already was. That shows that some will do business direct with retailers, even real small ones like myself. I wouldn't count on ones like Beretta or S&W, though.

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