Absolutely! Buying (and selling) guns online is completely legal as long as you use an FFL dealer. FFL dealers ensure that a firearm transaction is completed according to all state and federal laws and are the reason online firearm sales are even possible.
An FFL dealer is a business or individual with a Federal Firearms License. These licensees are usually gun shops, gunsmiths, and manufacturers, but can also be individuals. FFL dealers have been approved by the ATF to do background checks and take all the other necessary steps to transfer guns to individuals legally. Any firearm being shipped to an individual must be shipped to a local FFL dealer so that its transfer can be processed in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
Because conducting firearm transfers involves work on the dealer's part, including filling out paperwork and doing a background check, FFL dealers typically charge a small fee to conduct firearm transfers. In most parts of the country the transfer fee is around $25 dollars, but the amount of the fee is set by the dealer and is not standardized. You may want to contact a dealer in advance to find out their transfer fee. Some states, like California, have additional fees or requirements that the end recipient will need to be aware of. They should check with their receiving dealer for additional requirements.
Easy! Just have the FFL dealer in question send a copy of their license to FFL@budsgunshop.com. Additionally, an FFL dealer can submit their license through the Contact Us feature on our webpage. Most FFL dealers will be added to our database within 1-2 business days.
We strongly recommend any buyer pay close attention to the item they are buying. In addition, it is extremely important for the buyer to ask any pertinent questions of the seller in relation to the item being sold BEFORE placing a bid to buy the item. Most new firearms will have a warranty from the manufacturer, and some used or aftermarket guns will even carry some sort of warranty from the seller.
If an item arrives in a condition other than what was advertised, please visit our Dispute Resolution Center.
If all attempts have been made between a buyer and seller to rectify a dispute and no resolution can be made, please contact us using our Dispute Resolution Center and we’ll have a representative assist you further.
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The reserve price is set by the seller and is the lowest amount they would accept for the auction to be successfully sold to a bidder. If the bidding on an item does not reach or surpass the seller's reserve price, then the seller is not obligated to sell the item.