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How whould ya'll handle this situation?
I recently turned over a gun to a local gun shop to try and sell it on consignment with the agreement that if the shop owner sold the gun there would be a 10% commission few. I then asked him, if I sell the gun what happens then. He specifically told me that there would be no charge especially since I would be using the funds from the sale to have a custom gun built by him. The shop owner told he that the purchaser would still have to come to his shop and fill out the federal forms to legally release the to him. Well today I called the shop and told them I had a sale for the gun and the buyer would be driving to his shop to pick up the gun. I was asked how much I sold the gun for and was told that he would still get his 10% off of my sale. Now I completely understand if someone walked in off of the street into his shop and bought my gun, I would need to pay the commission, but after our verbal agreement and the fact that I made the sale, why should he except any commission. This is the first time I've done a consignment deal, so I'm not sure if this is SOP. Am I wrong or is the shop owner wrong for crawfishing on our agreement?
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gunshop?
i would go somewhere else and get my custom gun built!! be careful on what deal he makes u on the custom gun!!! it could change when u pick it up!!!
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Go Elsewhere
I would take my business elsewhere. A person that doesn't honor an agreement cannot to be trusted. A lesson to be learned is that business agreements are just that, put it down in writing and have both parties sign it. If someone won't sign a mutual business agreement, walk away.
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Elswhere
Not only get your custom gun built elswhere, but make sure that shop owner knows he lost your business.
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gun
I would have told him i changed my mind, i want my gun back. You dont need a FFL person to sell a gun.
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Gunshop
If you don't think you'll get sued, could you tell us the name of the place so we don't make the mistake of giving him our business?
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Consignment
I've sold a lot of guns by consignment and this is pretty much standard from what I understand. What I know is that once a gun store takes your gun in he has to log it in his FFL inventory. If you decide to get your own gun out of consignment then you have to fill out the background check and transfer info to be called in, you can't just go in and take your gun. Any shop I've ever used has never charged anything besides 10% of selling price on guns sold, but if gun doesn't sell and you have to get it out most charge a 25-40$ transfer fee. Hope this helps.
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Loupgarou- He did take the gun and we did the federal form and all of that, buthe specifically said that he would not charge me if I sold the gun, or if I came to get the gun since I would be spending money having a custom gune built with him. It's not that the 10% fee bother me if HE would have sold it, but he didn't and now his story changed. I plan on going there this week to discuss it with him in detail, and hopefully resolve it nicely, I would still like to have my custom gun built by him, but not if this is how he does business.

Shadrig- I would like to hold off naming names until it is resolved one way or another. I'm hoping that when he sees me he will remember our agreement, its hard to go and speak with him though cuz his business hours suck.
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Sign
One of the very first places I worked right out of school had a large sign hanging over the dooor in the warehouse office that said:

If it ain't written down, it ain't never happened!

I still stick by that rule today. It's a shame that he won't honor the agreement, but without it in writing, it's going to be hard to prove. I also agree with the others that I would take my business elsewhere if he refuses to honor the deal y'all made.
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Gunshop
Keep us posted Rooster. I realize taking a man for his word these days is risky but if his word's no good I don't want to do business with him whether it's on paper or not.
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