I finally bit the bullet and bought my long desired M&P9c. I waited too long and Buds took it off sale, but even so they were still cheaper than any of my local shops or any other online store I could find. I asked 2 of my local shops if they could/would match and they declined. I also tried to contact other online sites about lowering their price but nobody would or they did not reply. I even tried to contact Buds but $503 was as low as they would go. In the end I paid $503 for the gun, 3% credit card fee ($15), $6 shipping insurance and found a local FFL for $20. In the end I saved $35 over the cheapest local dealer. Had that dealer had one in stock maybe I would have bought from them anyway but they were not even sure how soon they could get one in, Buds has them in stock.
"You may choose Buds Gun Shop in Paris, KY as your FFL dealer. Buds Gun Shop retail store DOES NOT charge customers for transferring a firearm in the store. However, all in-store pick-ups will be subject to the 6% Kentucky state sales tax."
Just wondering why they would bother putting up a notice if they were referring to guns they sold...
If you buy from Bud's (or any online dealer) and have the gun shipped out of state, you do not pay sales tax but will pay FFL fees to your local dealer.
This is why you will often times see a list of states where online companies are based. If they have an office or business location in your state, then you must pay sales tax. If they are shipping to a state where they do not technically conduct business (read: do not have a physical presence) then no sales tax needs to be paid on the purchase.
ETA: Todd beats me to it again!
Makes sense, thanks for the info, Todd and Jeff.
This is a good topic. I've been really interested in this, too. I've gone to a few different gun shops within about an hour of my house as well as Cabela's. I had my (almost) 2 year old son with me and one of the shops told me to let him down and let him play. Their 4 year old daughter came out and the kids colored together and the mom watched the kids while I picked the owners brain about different guns for my wife and myself. He took as much time with me as he needed to to satisfy my curiosity and I decided there that I would do my best to buy exclusively from his shop. $999 isn't too much for a Glock 26 is it? It has night sights.
This sounds like an excellent shop and owner, except that price tag is outrageous. I want to say that you're joking, but for some reason I don't think you are. $999 is way too much for a G26, no matter what kind of sights it has on it. www.budsgunshop.com is always a good website to use as a guide (don't forget to add FFL fees with online price comparison).Originally Posted by ruining
Oops. Sorry guys. That was a joke. He wants $499. I should have said $2200 to make it more obvious. I don't have my CCW license yet so I'm going to buy it in the next day or so to hopefully have it before Christmas.