I sold a pistol 2 weeks ago on gunsamerica. I gave it to a trusted FFL He shipped it on MONDAY THE 23 RD PRIORITY MAIL. The buyer has not received it yet. I went to the post office today and ran a trace on it, nothing showed up It was scanned in at the origin post office and that is the only trace they have of it. I did insure it, The guy I sold it to has been patient but is threating to call the ATF I am legal but do not wont the red tape or loss of time that involving the ATF will bring. I am hoping that it will show up at the destination post office this Monday. If it does not I am going to go thought the post office and try and find out what has happened . I guess if anyone has any info on what I should do next please let me know.
Priority mail is about useless. you get a scan when you drop it off and then when it's delivered. There is no other tracking. I learned that as an eBay seller. If something is lost or stolen you have no idea where it was.
That sucks! I've had good luck using the postal service for ebay stuff, but I think something of the dollar amount of a handgun I would have to use FedEx so I would have a tracking number. I don't know why the guy would want to get the ATF involved? If it don't show up just refund his money, you may have to pay his FFL transfer fee to make him happy, then file a claim and hope they pay.
I've thought about this a while and I'm too at a loss as to why the ATF even really has a dog in the fight. I mean. you have the scan on your end that you started the process. Figuring out where it dropped off the radar will be the tricky thing. you would think the USPS would want to keep track of something like a firearm being shipped but it is the government and all. I do wish you the best and the weapon shows up somewhere. It seems a little goofy that even a postal worker would put his job and freedom on the line for a free gun. I do hope the best for ya though. Maybe this will work out for the best yet.
Yeah, I can't see why the ATF would be involved. You went to the FFL and shipped it properly. It's not like you put it in a box and dropped it in a mail box. The Post Office is who should be answering questions as to the disappearance of the gun.
I assume that since you shipped through your FFL, you have the other guy's FFL info as well. Since the post office is notorious for thier tracking being horrible, I suggest a quick call to the guy's FFL to to verfy that they truly didn't get it and this guy is not trying to sucker you. It's a long shot, but as I am not a trusting individual, it is one option I'd say at least deserves a cursory look.