View Full Version : Gonna try to open up a business
05-08-2012, 05:42 PM
At least I want to anyway, but this time its for being a resaler instead of a manufacturer (I'm thinking of several different business avenues as you can tell by now). The plan is to get an importers license and a business license from city hall and open up a resale business that doesnt deal in complete guns, only parts and parts kits (I wont need to get an 01 FFL for that but I will if I decide to import complete guns for resale). Getting the importers license isnt hard but then what? Getting in contact with the overseas suppliers and hoping that they speak english is gonna be hard/bad enough but do the parts that I want to get from overseas have to go to some holding warehouse or something for inspection by the government and sit for a few months before they'll let me have them? If so do I have to provide the warehouse or do they keep the stuff in their own warehouses until its time to be released? Has anybody else out there done something similar? If so what problems did you encounter?
05-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Normaly customs has secure warehousing on the docks, or a brokerage firm will.
But your stuff can't stay their indeffinatly (you hope! Lol).
In the beginning you could use a broker, but you would deffinatly want to get away
from that as soon as possible. As far as english goes most places will speak english,
at least someone you need to deal with, although it's never to late to learn a new
language and might even get you a little further ahead, and earn some respect.
And I might point out, you may want to leave the flamethrower behind. :small_gri
05-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Greek, you're not gonna like it but there is a reason there are only a handfull of actual importers that bring in gun kits and parts. It's not who you know, it's who you know and how much money for bribes you can afford. A guy over on Gunco, 4thIDVET wanted to import parts kits from SE Asia a while back. Surprisingly, ATF was very helpful in telling him what all he needed to do on this end. The problem begins when you go to the big warehouse run by somebody's Uncle who is a General in the tinpot Army of Whaterverstan. First, they have the Internet and know an AK kit goes for $400 here, they want to sell it to you for $350. So they show you thousands of AKs and you finally get them down to $200 each. Then you find out half are Russian and Chinese with no way of proving they have been there over 5 years or whatever ATF requires to eliminate the ban on parts kits from those countries. So you make your deal, then you have to truck them to the docks, have them loaded on ships, and sent to the USA where they can be held up in Customs for simple paperwork errors. Every step along the way, every traffic checkpoint, every dock there is someone who is somebody's cousin with their hand held out for some "grease money" from the Rich American Arms Dealer. No Grease, no move kits past GO..
I suggest you at least read his misadventures on Gunco, maybe even talk with the guy as he has "been there, couldn't do that" already.
05-11-2012, 04:58 PM
Here's an old post on the subject.
05-11-2012, 05:14 PM
You might also try calling Don who runs Omega Weapons Systems. He's been down this road.
05-17-2012, 01:01 PM
They are gona see a sucker like you coming from a mile away.:tongue_sm
I say go for it and don't forget the pics:rofl_smal
06-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Importing from Finland should be no problem...no shady legal issues, been there for at least 20 years, transfer should be smooth without "grease monkey" because you're not dealing with 3rd world countries and associated people. Not to mention they are very willing to let them go whenever it is they decide that.
06-03-2012, 04:28 PM
Greek, if you need customers, I will be in line first for fair prices!
06-04-2012, 12:57 AM
I've read elsewhere that you need to import massive amounts of guns worth millions before they will even talk to you.
06-04-2012, 01:49 AM
If its that bad then it isnt worth getting into I guess. I'm still thinking about getting an 07 FFL and becoming a manufacturer though because I know that I can compete and do well in that game....
06-04-2012, 05:54 AM
I may have a middle man for you.
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