Originally Posted by pomfirearms
I guess paying a transfer fee to someone who has the ability and owns a business that can provide your needed service should not be a problem. I charge $35 for my normal transfers(I think that is fair) and sometimes it is not enough compensation for the time I have involved.
I did a pistol transfer a few months ago and the customer would have saved $100 by buying the pistol from me and I would have made more than $35.
i see it this way, i like my LGS quite a bit as they have good prices and are very fair and treat customers very well. if i needed something that was currently available, i would have them order it if not in stock or something they didn't normally stock. i have done that several times. now if i was looking at used, or something that's been discontinued, i might do a transfer through my LGS. i did a transfer on a Remington M700 action i ordered from Brownell's that i had sent to my LGS for transfer. i know for a fact he didn't charge anything, because i paid for the action and simply filled out the paperwork.