I have found a very nice deal online on AR-15 lower receivers, and have decided to get 2. the problem is that I do not know any local FFLs who handle transfers from online purchases. Yes I go to some big box sporting goods stores, but one charges $75 and the other charges $96 per transfer! Since the lowers are $50, the transfer fees kill the deal. So I have started shopping outside of my area, as far as an hour and a half away. So far it is more of the same. $45, $65, $35, then I find one. 1hr 25 min away, for $20. Nice. Or not. that still puts me at $77 for the lower, shipping, and transfer, with many gun shows having them for $99 (sometimes less) and giving me the option to inspect them and make sure they are up to standard is the deal really worth it?
I am still holding out on 3 places I have emailed for information, but I'm not too hopeful. I have even considered going on to the FFL register and calling up local people who have private FFLs to see if they are willing to do some transfers since I would have to have to travel so far to get a good deal. Though I have an in with a store about 5 hours away who is willing to do transfers at cost so long as I bring them my business, but to think that there are no small gun shops local who want to build a relationship with their customers is a bit confusing to me, I spend a lot of money on guns and ammo, granted it may not be as much as some people, but it is not such a small amount that a business would want to turn me away.