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Old March 5, 2015, 12:38 PM   #1
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Has anyone used shipmygun.com?

www.shipmygun.com

I couldn't find how much they charge,,,
So I signed up for an account an started the process.

Shipping a handgun from my small town in Oklahoma to my state capital came to $39.00,,,
That beats the heck out of the $70.00 that UPS wants to charge me.

Just for the heck of it I also started a shipment to Seattle, WA,,,
The fee was the same $39.00.

Anyways I thought I would toss this out to the members,,,
I have one gun I need to send in to warranty,,,
This will save me $31.00 in shipping.

Aarond

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Old March 5, 2015, 01:51 PM   #2
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aarondhgraham www.shipmygun.com
It's part of Bud's
They are using their Bud's account at UPS to ship your gun.
Note that you still have to ship from a UPS Customer Service Center......you can't use a drop box, pickup, or any third party retailer like a UPS Store.


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Shipping a handgun from my small town in Oklahoma to my state capital came to $39.00,,,
That's if you do not purchase insurance.
I highly advise insuring the firearm for full value.



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Anyways I thought I would toss this out to the members,,,
I have one gun I need to send in to warranty,,,
This will save me $31.00 in shipping.
I can ship your handgun via USPS for less than what shipmygun.com charges.
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Old March 5, 2015, 02:47 PM   #3
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Hello dogtown tom,,,

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I can ship your handgun via USPS for less than what shipmygun.com charges.
Okay.

But will you?

And are you near me?

The last time I tried to ship a handgun,,,
I went to my local UPS Customer Service Center.

Before insurance it was overnight express at exactly $70.00.

My LGS will ship a gun for me but he charges a flat rate of $40.00.

This just seems like a decent deal.

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Old March 5, 2015, 07:37 PM   #4
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I can ship your handgun via USPS for less than what shipmygun.com charges.
Okay.
But will you?
Sure, I do 3-5 every week.




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And are you near me?
I'm in Plano about an hour south of the Red River




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The last time I tried to ship a handgun,,,
I went to my local UPS Customer Service Center.
Before insurance it was overnight express at exactly $70.00
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Yep. That's why I don't ship handguns FedEx/UPS.




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My LGS will ship a gun for me but he charges a flat rate of $40.00.
Is that their fee, or is that transfer, shipping/insurance/adult sig for $40?
If it's everything why would you use Bud's?
If it $40 + shipping/insurance/adult sig........you need a new FFL.
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Old March 7, 2015, 07:46 AM   #5
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Thanks Aarond, for the heads up.
I had to ship a handgun recently for service and was kind of shocked that I couldn't do it easily for a reasonable price. Something near three times the amount over what it costs me to walk into a USPS office and ship a long gun... ridiculous. My preferred LGS simply replied, "I don't do that", when I asked.
Sometimes it can be a difficult situation for some and it's nice to know that there is an easier, more reasonably priced option out there for those of us outside of Plano!
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Old March 9, 2015, 07:32 PM   #6
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I recently bought a pistol on gun broker, it was shipped in a small "if it fits it ships" box, usps, dealer to dealer, for like $4.95, and I paid a $25.00 shipping fee. My question is this on the up and up?
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Old March 9, 2015, 08:25 PM   #7
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Just for the heck of it I also started a shipment to Seattle, WA,,,
The fee was the same $39.00.
It is $39 because that is the default price. Call the people on the list and see what they will ship it for. Most will do it for standard transfer fee + actual shipping which will be USPS priority mail.

So might be able to find $15 transfer + $15 USPS flat rate.
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Old March 9, 2015, 09:00 PM   #8
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Anyways I thought I would toss this out to the members,,,
I have one gun I need to send in to warranty,,,
This will save me $31.00 in shipping.
If it was in warranty, why are YOU paying shipping?
Secondly, as mentioned above, a FFL can use the USPS and ship for less.
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Old March 9, 2015, 09:02 PM   #9
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bhcarl I recently bought a pistol on gun broker, it was shipped in a small "if it fits it ships" box, usps, dealer to dealer, for like $4.95, and I paid a $25.00 shipping fee. My question is this on the up and up?
Perfectly legal.
Many dealers do not use USPS insurance, but use a third party insurer. The price of insurance will not show on the USPS label.
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Old March 9, 2015, 09:03 PM   #10
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If it was in warranty, why are YOU paying shipping?
Secondly, as mentioned above, a FFL can use the USPS and ship for less.
Sometimes the manufacturer refuses to pay shipping back to the warranty depot. It sucks but it does happen.

Either way 90% of the time it i cheaper than UPS or Fed Ex.
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Old March 9, 2015, 09:23 PM   #11
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Sometimes the manufacturer refuses to pay shipping back to the warranty depot. It sucks but it does happen.

Either way 90% of the time it i cheaper than UPS or Fed Ex.
Had this problem with Taurus.
Had to pay them $50 for shipping for warranty work. Went to the LGS where I purchased the gun, he wanted $85 plus a background check (still scratching my head on that one).
FedEx & UPS wanted $100 & I had to drive an hour to a CS location. USPS wouldn't touch it.
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Old March 11, 2015, 04:00 PM   #12
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Hello FITASC,,,

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If it was in warranty, why are YOU paying shipping?
Many times (such as Taurus) the warranty is lifetime,,,
But they cover shipping only for the first year of ownership.

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