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Old April 1, 2013, 09:33 PM   #26
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jag2 All I can tell you is the "sender" is a reasonably large seller that sends out a couple of hundred guns a month (admittedly not all are C&R) and they are always in one of those special one price USPS boxes. Its not like he could fly under the radar so I'm guessing his local post office knows whats going on.
Typically USPS/UPS/FedEx clerks do not know every law, regulation or tariff that is on the books.

Neither do gun dealers.
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Old April 2, 2013, 08:58 AM   #27
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[UPS and FedEx rates have] increased in the last six years, but so has the price of fuel. Not close to "three fold". Remember, UPS/FedEx don't do "Flat Rate' like USPS, their rates are dependent on weight and distance.
FWIW I recently made the mistake of using UPS to ship a C&R handgun. It wound up costing almost double what it cost me to ship a heavier gun about the same distance 3 years ago, and although I don't have the receipt handy, IIRC I got hit with a ~$7 fuel surcharge and a ~$6 "Rural Area Delivery Fee" (or something like that).

This is the last time I ship UPS. If I sell any more C&R handguns, they will be shipped via USPS by Dogtown Tom.
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Old April 2, 2013, 06:49 PM   #28
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This purchase was internet and I never saw what the shipping would be. If I buy again it will be over the phone and shipping prices will be upfront. I'am very happy with the P38, so what the heck.
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