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Old 08-28-2019, 09:15 AM   #1
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Still debating selling the .357 SP. It's the only gun I have that uses .38 Special. I have 1500 rounds of it, 1200 is Federal factory box, 300 is Hornady XTP in plastic Plano boxes. Best I can calculate all 1500 would weigh about 48 pounds.

I'd guess the only place online to sell it is GunBroker? I have no idea what they charge, the best way to ship, or the cost of that. I'm kind of stuck on getting payment because PayPal won't deal with ammunition.

Anybody here ever sell and ship ammo?

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Old 08-28-2019, 11:22 AM   #2
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Gunbroker charges 6% final value fee on up to $250--3.5% above that. Best payment is post office money orders. Best shipping is probably UPS ground. If you sign up for an account you can get your stuff picked up and get a slightly better price. If you take it there it has to go to a main hub, not a UPS store All ammo shipping is kind of expensive, so you might get more money by selling locally. (Yes, you're going to have a buyer pay for shipping on Gunbroker, but they're going to figure in the cost when they bid) Be aware of the proper shipping labels you'll need if shipping ammo.
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I have a UPS hub about a mile away. I finally deciphered some of their website, and found that ammo ships Ground (only way ammo ships) at same price as anything else. But......48 pounds from here to Denver, just as a what if, is about 80 bucks. Is somebody going to pay that much? I plan to discount it quite a bit, but $80 is going to add it right back up.

I did read up on the required packing and markings.

I can understand that LGS won't deal with it, and they don't want a notice on their bulletin board, competing with their ammo stock.
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As Shaky mentioned, selling the ammo locally is a good option. I’ve sold alot of ammo locally by placing a “FREE AD" on Armslist.com. All of my transactions were conducted face to face with a local buyer. You and buyer just work out a place/time to meet, and complete the transaction.
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But......48 pounds from here to Denver, just as a what if, is about 80 bucks. Is somebody going to pay that much? I plan to discount it quite a bit, but $ 80 is going to add it right back up.
As I mentioned, if you're signed in with an account your rate should be a bit less. But it's going to be expensive no matter what you do. if it says $80 figure maybe $60-$65. What I've seen from FedEx is that they run about the same, and of course the PO won't take it at all. Ammo prices are not high now. Figure shipping and GB fees are going to eat around 30%, so selling locally might be the way to go.
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