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General Delivery Question

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by lordloverocket71, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. lordloverocket71

    lordloverocket71 Well-Known Member

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    So most website advertise the fact "Guns CANNOT be delivered to your home address and must be collected from one of our stores or a 3rd party registered firearms dealer".

    Ok if you are ordering online from a nearby dealer, but I am not.

    I sort of assumed that I would speak to a sales advisor, give them my address/post code and they would advise that they had an agreement with such and such dealer and would send to there for me to collect, but this isn't the case.

    I have to advise them of my nearest registered firearms dealer, I also then have to contact them to see if they are ok for gun to go there (don't know if I was a supplier would I be happy for a customer to snub me, order online with one of my competitors and then have me hold it till the customer picks up).

    What's the score, is this right?

    How do I find out my nearest registered fire arms dealer that is ok with this?

    Thanks
     
  2. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    Yes,guns can be transferred via RFD to RFD but you have to pay a charge,usually at both ends.

    You'll have to contact both RFDs and ask if the supplier is OK with sending the gun and the receiver is OK with you using them as a 3rd party gun transfer.
     
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  3. Spireiteboy

    Spireiteboy Active Member

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    I bought a TX200 from the Airgun Centre and they sent it to an RFD near my home and just told me which one. When I collected it there was no charge. I didn't have to arrange anything. I suppose it depends on where you shop.

    Ive recently sold the TX as it was too heavy for me, I know wimp right? I replaced it with an SMK B2 and an SMK XS19 and you know what I love em and actually prefer the 19 to the TX. I know I know.
     
  4. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    Ok,ok...I've bitten,why? I can understand the 19 to an extent,good little springers but a B2?! You had what is sometimes thought to be the best springer ever and you changed it for a nice springer and a plank with some steel :p

    Personally I would have gotten something like a HW95,98 or 99 but each to their own I guess.
     
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  5. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    They are normally okay with doing this as they charge you for the privilege. This could be around the £25 mark.
     
  6. jay5488

    jay5488 Donator

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    Oy Matty, I've got a B2, and it's a wonderful piece of Chinese engineering!!!! Ahem!!!!
     
  7. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Of course all this begs the question - why not find your local RFD and order the rifle from them? What is your incentive to shop with a distant supplier as opposed to using / supporting your local shop?

    Fair enough if the item you want isn't supplied by your local shop (a gun from a supplier they don't deal with; a unique or used rifle perhaps), however asking a local RFD to receive a rifle from another dealer (that they could othewise have supplied themselves) is a pretty arse-about-face way of doing things for several reasons:

    1. You'll pay for the shipping from one dealer to another; usually £15-20
    2. You'll pay the second dealer's handling fee - typically around £25
    3. In the event of a warranty claim you'll either have to pay for the rifle to be returned to the first dealer, or pay for the second dealer to handle the return to the manufacturers.

    Ultimately you'll usually find that it's cheaper and far less hassle just to source the gun locally if possible. I've never known a dealer refuse a transfer, but you can understand how they might be a bit narked to handle another dealer's rifle for £25 reward when they could have supplied the gun themselves and pocketed the full margin. On account of this I'm sure you can also understand why they'd be asking for more money to handle any warranty issues that might arise.

    On the other hand, if they can't supply the rifle it is what it is and there shouldn't be an issue / they have no right to get stroppy about handling a transfer from another dealer :)
     
  8. Whistler1

    Whistler1 Donator

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    Over the space of 3 weeks,i did an rfd to rfd transfer,and a pf48 delivery.RFD charged me 20 quid,and pf48 cost me £12.99.
    The rfd was to take delivery of a rifle,it would have cost me more to send.We all know the Parcel Force insurance is crap,but they have never let me down to date,and i have sent more than 12 rifles with them.I am lucky,i get on well with my local RFD,okay it costs me,but a lot just refuse to do transfers for people,others want £50.
     
  9. Spireiteboy

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    Ha ha I know I know. I bought the B2 out of curiosity, that's all, it was 30 quid. As a back yard plinker it's fine but yes it rattles and looks and feels cheap but it does the job for what it's intended. The TX was far far too good for what I needed the rifle for. I know that sounds daft and grad to believe but hey we're all different LOL.
     
  10. mattyts

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    It's got a better trigger than my Th208 ;)
     
  11. Clubshot

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    Surprising enquiry - with Airgun Centre @ Rayleigh only a few miles away and Open on Sunday's

    Most Air Gun Shops have web sites -found on a search engine -

    BOB/R
     
  12. lordloverocket71

    lordloverocket71 Well-Known Member

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    Please explain, what exactly are you surprised about?

    Search Engines do not interest me, Opinions do, I thought I had made this clear in the last thread you had quoted on.

    If you have something to add please do so, but do not keep telling me to go to a search engine.
     

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