Re: Suggestions Needed Regarding Auction Delivery Problem
While I would prefer to do a 'face to face' deal, with a 'non dealer', I have bought a gun or two from those in other states, with unique, and undervalued products; I have a local dealer, who will take them across his book, for $20, US, and this is an acceptable number, for me; I've paid what I consider exhorbitant freight charges, in the recent past,out of the notion by UPS, and others, that firearms must go at air/ next day delivery, rates, but these were not the seller's doing.
A Swenson M-1911 pistol recently showed up at cost of nearly a grand, to my hands, out of a $750 selling price; a lot of 'frills' to be sure, but cheap, even after all of that, for the goods!
Seller told me up front, about the freight, and 'handling', and I thought it a good deal, all considered, so bought, anyhow!
Had you a friend, inthe state where you bought the arm, or lived in a contioguous state, the educational expense might have been less; but, dealing with an auction company is usually an expensive event,what with 'buyer's premium' charges, and all the rest; freight is just their idea of a 'final kiss', for money!
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry