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Old February 16, 2006, 10:59 PM   #1
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I think it would save people a great deal of time, if you were to require "Listers" to specify the state in which they reside; in at least the title .... when posting to Buy, or Sell a firearm, as most of the other sites do.
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Old February 17, 2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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It is a good idea, but not something we're going to take on as hall monitors. Sellers should know this will assist them in selling.
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Old February 17, 2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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There is a "sticky" thread at the top of each of our Buy, Sell and Trade forums entitled, "A Posting Tip." In it you will read the following:
Selling an item "in-state" will often save both the seller and the buyer money in shipping costs, fees, insurance, etc. Listing your state of residence in the subject line, along with the item you are selling, makes it easier for prospective buyers to zero-in on your listing to take advantage of this savings. The same idea applies if you wish to buy an item in-state. A two-letter abbreviation is recommended.

For example:

AR Mags for sale in AK
(FL) For Sale: Glock 26
WTB: M1 in MI

This should not be construed to mean that these transactions must be carried out "in-state." It is just a recommendation to help our members locate the best possible deal they can get. Don't forget that it is helpful to post "Sold" in your thread when the item is no longer available. As always, all FFL regulations apply to all transactions initiated on The Firing Line.

Your local ATF office can assist you with any questions you may have:
Here's a link to one of these sticky threads.

As far as requiring it - I don't think it would be enforceable without a *lot* of extra time put in by staff.

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