FedEx rates for sending guns

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by 270 Petload, May 16, 2020.

  1. 270 Petload

    270 Petload Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sold a pistol using *********. Went to FedEx to send the pistol to buyer and WOW! FedEx charged me $95 to send a 3# package from Texas to Florida. Seems that ********* is not the way to go when selling guns. Nobody is going to want to pay $95 just to have a weapon sent to them. Anyone out there know of a less expensive method for selling/sending a weapon?
     
  2. Empty_Holster

    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Find a local FFL who will ship it for you. FFL's can use the postal service where you can't.
    Least expensive way to go.

    Move guvment 'rules' to squeeze money out of the people.
     

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    Given my horrid experiences with FedEx for the last year, I am convinced they hire only the severely retarded as drivers. I expect similar "quality" of their office staff and management. UPS and USPS snail have their own problems, but to the point RetardEx does.
     
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    270 Petload Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hello Empty_Holster. Thanks for the tip. I was going to eeek out a very small amount but lost it all and then some with the obscene charge by FedEx.
     
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    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    FEDEX and UPS used to charge lower fees and take a few days longer; however, it was "reported" their employees were STEALING so many firearms they both went to Next Day Air and raised prices to OMG that is high. I guarantee you that I have no first hand knowledge........
     
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    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's not true. They are required to ship firearms P-1 by the government. If you ship to an FFL you can ship the cheapest they offer. I worked for FedEx for 20 years and just retired. My daughter is a Courier there now. They don't steal guns or anything for that matter.
     
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    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Just repeating what I was told when they changed their rules and tripled their prices. I'm certain I don't KNOW anything.
     
  8. 270 Petload

    270 Petload Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hello gwv3. Thank you for your comments. Something must be wrong at the FedEx store I used. I told him that I HAD TO ship the handgun to an FFL. He insisted on the $95 fee. Feeling that I had no choice I went ahead and sent the weapon. Is there a way I can get some of that $ back? Thank you.
     
  9. tuckerd1

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    Last pistol I shipped was through my LGS. He charged me USPS Priority Mail flat rate. It was less than $20.
     
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    270 Petload Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you !
     
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    tuckerd1 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Even if your LGS charges you a transfer fee, it should be less than half what FED-EX charged.
     
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    I always use the FFL at my LGS. If it disappears, it's on them
     
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    Of the three, the U. S. Snail has screwed me over the least.
    FedEx needs to go belly up.
     
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    Handguns by law have to be shipped P-1 by FedEx and UPS. Very expensive. Your best bet is have an FFL ship it for you. They can use the post office. Some people don't tell them its a handgun and use regular rates. It's should be cheaper to go to a gun store and get them to transfer it to the other FFL as their shipping cost is under $20.

    I am sorry but I have to disagree with that.
     
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