BEFORE WE DO ANY BUSINESS AT
PLEASE READ THIS.
Buying, selling, warrantees & all that stuff in VERY plain English.
My Sales Policy.
I know the blunt and abrupt wording of what follows makes me seem a
bit of an
arrogant, unapproachable old bugger but I believe in being up front and transparent
with people from the very start and not ignore them or hide
behind "fine print" if there's a problem.
I'm also from the very old, politically incorrect school so
common sense and courtesy are never an option.
If you play it straight with me, Ill always play it straight with you...
If you cannot agree in full with what I have written
below or are some how offended by it,
I suggest you do business elsewhere.
If you purchase sell or trade any item with RPG you
are in full agreement with all my sales policies.
Please remember, my shop, my rules...
99% of people are great and really easy to do business with and I will do my
best for you to get everything you want quickly and at a fair price!
What follows is mostly for the other 1%
"I AM NOT MY BROTHERS KEEPER!"
Just as car manufacturers and dealers have no control how you drive,
I have no control how a firearm is used once it leaves my care, therefore;
"RPG Estate Firearms will take no responsibility for any damage or injury
incurred by misuse, either deliberate or by accident!"
Lets get this absolutely straight from the outset. I will not accept liability for others stupidity, irresponsibility, negligence,
criminal intent, lack of skill or bad luck! RPG Estate firearms has no control how you or others handle firearms or
their accessories or how they are cleaned, stored, carried, transported, assembled, dismantled, modified or repaired etc.
For example, if you clean your firearm and leave oil in the barrel and blow it up or damage its barrel when you next fire it.
If you incorrectly set up or use a scope so it hits your eye on recoil, use smokeless powder in a black powder firearm,
try to shoot an antique firearm, dismantle the gun and not reassemble it correctly or break or lose parts,
modify the gun in any way, make unsafe reloads or shoot ammunition you know nothing about or even if
you only fire factory ammo etc, etc, etc, whether I supplied the firearm and/or ammunition or not, if you have a blow-up
or other disaster or shoot or injure yourself or someone/thing you didn't intend to then it's your problem and responsibility
and you are the one who is fully liable not RPG Estate Firearms!
YOU TAKE ON FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND FULL LIABILITY
EVERY TIME YOU PULL THE TRIGGER, NOT RPG ESTATE FIREARMS!
In purchasing any item from RPG you are accepting this sales policy in its entirety!
If we do business together,
Please copy this page and file it.
your responsibility to
give me 100%
correct contact, postage and banking details!
I'm not a mind reader unfortunately.
If I can't get in touch with you because you didn't give me your correct
contact or banking details I won't be able to pay you or let you know your guns arrived etc!
If you haven't given me full and correct postal details of your dealer or club armour then your items
could end up anywhere in the country and might not surface for months if at all!
This is your responsibility not mine so be please be 100% accurate.
Firearms With RPG:
Not only do I promote your gun on my web site till its sold, but I also place it on OZGUNSALES.com as well!
1. I like to settle all my accounts and pay people what I owe them immediately and to this end when I sell your guns or accessories, you will receive a phone call advising you of the sale and to confirm your address or banking details, you will then have your money electronically deposited into your account or a check posted to you immediately!
In this way I can sleep at night, and not have to come up with fairy tales or un-truths if challenged, "OK sport! Where's my
gun or where's my money!"
Make sure you give me your correct banking details, if your BSB or Account numbers are wrong your money
may well end up in someone else's account!
If you prefer to be paid by check,
PLEASE BANK IT IMMEDIATELY!
AS IT WILL BE CANCELLED AFTER 30 DAYS AND WILL NOT BE RE-WRITTEN!
Sorry, but if I can send your money to you straight away, please have the courtesy to bank it!
It's your responsibility to give me 100% correct banking details, if your money goes to someone else because you gave me incorrect information it's your problem and not mine and you can negotiate
with the bank to to try get your money back!
2. I try to look at items through a prospective customers eyes and so will always
try to give a fair and realistic appraisal of the
items you'd like me to take on, so let's be serious, just because some website or some one somewhere says your guns worth
a fortune doesn't mean it's necessarily so! Something's only worth as much as someone's willing to pay for it and insisting on
trying to get top dollar will only mean it will take a whole lot longer to sell and I am in the business of selling guns not storing
Unfortunately, "commemorative" firearms maybe lots of fun to collect but they rarely if ever hold their value and believe me,
I have yet to come across this mystical "Collector" with the cavernously deep pockets who is prepared to pay a
fortune for everything that passes under his nose...
You know that clapped out single shot .22 that's been in the chook shed for years or the Winchester commemorative you invested in,
well sorry, but their highly unlikely to be worth the $250 or $3000 you want for them.
N.B. Please bear in mind, if I need to come and collect your guns from your residence of from another gun shop
or Police station this will be reflected in the amount I will offer you and/or the price I will try to sell them for
because Ill need to recoup my time and petrol etc.
3. If you give me a firearm please tell me if there have been any problems with it...
If I find there are faults with the piece I will send it back to you or have it repaired, all at your expense!
If I can be upfront with you, you can be upfront with me...
I register all guns to my books. Legally they become the property of
I take on the responsibility of
safekeeping and all the other headaches etc. Morally and financially they are always yours and you will be paid the
full amount you wanted, even if the item has taken a while to sell.
I won't be springing any nasty little surprises on you, such as, "Ok I sold your gun for $300 but Ill have to deduct $40 for the transfer into my books, $150 storage fee for the 18 months it's been in the shop (Your gun's should ether be for sale or in storage, not both!)
and another $50 for the two times I took it to the gun show plus $80 to cover advertising and another $40 to do the paper
work for the sale. You owe me $60 thanks, but we'll call it even."
Don't laugh, this does happen, and if the terms and conditions of sale haven't been spelt out to you in writing* before
handing over you firearms, I suggest you accept nothing from the dealer, contact your local department of consumer
affairs and your states Firearms registry and put in a formal complaint!
Your rights as a consumer are laid down in law!
Be assured, no matter what they say, suggest or threaten, you're not going to be in any trouble,
so don't let the scoundrels get away with it!
5. If you happen to find a buyer for your gun/s or would like another dealer to take over the sale a flat $50 transfer/return
fee will apply per gun as well as courier or postal fee if necessary.
6. If you change your mind and want you gun/s back be aware that you will need to get a "Permit to acquire" (PTA) per gun
from your firearms registry and the $50 transfer/return fee will apply per gun.
7. If you want to send me a firearm to sell on your behalf, you must have it sent by another dealer or club armour, you
cannot post it direct to me. Please make sure you put your full contact details and instructions in with the gun, my Psychic powers
aren't what they use to be...
*If we do business together,
Please copy this page and file it.
Buying Firearms, Etc From RPG:
I source all my NEW firearms from the recognized Australian agents who can offer factory warranties etc.
I do not deal with dodgy "Gray" importers!
1. I will always try to better or equal any NEW gun price but not to the point of stupidity.
I don't believe in making $10 or $20 on a firearm and then try to make a living on turnover and tacking on inflated postage and handling fees, I could very easily do this but I feel this can be ultimately self destructive and not good for the industry.
My price is my "Best price" and includes post to your dealer or club armour...
2. Once I quote you a price, that's all you'll pay! I don't tack on any extras like paperwork or postage fees and I'll
send your guns free of charge to your dealer or licensed club armour anywhere in Australia! Ill even store your gun/s at
no cost till you get your permit to acquire (PTA) or licence etc organized!
If however you want overnight express or your items need to go by a courier, a minimum fee of $65 will apply, larger
items may cost more, also RPG cannot grantee that your goods will still reach you when you want them or in the condition
they were originally packed and will not be held responsible as such...
Once they leave my care it's in hands of Australia post/courier and the receiving dealer.
3. I do up to thirty plus quotes a week and I can loose track of people and what they wanted over time, so when contacting
me via phone or e-mail just refresh my memory of your full name, what you were after and how much I quoted you.
Please don't play silly games... I don't want to make any embarrassing blunders by telling you the item may cost more
than before and have you thinking I'm just trying to rip you off.
I also get cryptic e-mails and phone calls that consist of nothing more than,
"What's the deal with the 9mm on your site?!" or "How much is a scope?"
How long is a piece of string!? A little more information please, my psychic powers aren't what they used to be!
Try to be specific and give me clear make and model numbers etc so I can give you an accurate price.
Sorry but I won't respond to a shopping list containing 10-20 bits and pieces or SMS messages!
4. "NEW" Prices subject to change without notice.
My NEW gun prices are fairly accurate but because of the fluctuating dollar (and sometimes my clumsiness) it's always
a good idea to get an updated quote.
I try to be fair and up-to-date with all my prices, but sometimes I need to change them without notice.
Prices may also go up and down from the importers end before I can adjust my list as well, you know the drill...
5. There are usually no problems posting guns etc, all I need are your details and the full and correct address, licence and
phone number of your dealer or club armour, this is your responsibility so all information must be 100% accurate or
your gun could get lost in the mail for months or for good and this will be your problem and not mine.
I only send firearms to licensed gun dealers, club armorers or Police stations THAT IS THE LAW!
I do not send firearms for "appraisal" before perches.
I cover the post to your nominated dealer but will charge a fee if I need to use a courier or if you want overnight delivery.
I do not cover any transfer fees between you and your receiving dealer.
I only post and store firearms free of charge, not scopes, presses and other accessories.
I don't export outside Australia (Sorry)
6. If you don't see what you want, I can usually get it in.
If you are after something and it is available now, best we put a back order on it or risk missing out.
Remember that what may be in stock now might not be in stock in six weeks time when your PTA arrives or at the same
price and be aware that what is available on overseas web sights might not be available here or at the same price also...
Once an order has been placed I usually receive your gun a week or so once it's been paid for.
If the importer is waiting for stock from overseas there maybe a 6-10 week or more delay...
We are at the mercy of the manufacturers, importers and customs agencies both here and abroad...
For custom made firearms we can be cooling your heels for many, many months...
Australia is unfortunately the low man on the Totem pole when it comes to firearms and accessories so remember,
Save yourself some money and don't apply for a PTA till you are 100% certain that your new gun is ready for
collection from your dealer.
Just because you put a PTA in doesn't mean the gun will arrive before it expires.
(If you are a NSW resident I can get your PTA extended for about another month but I will need to be contacted
at least 7 days before it expires.
Be 100% certain you know what you want and can afford it!
If you have ordered a 6" barreled S&W 686 revolver etc and I get it in for you please don't
change you mind and ask for a 4" one instead, exchanging a gun once it's here isn't that easy!
To change an order that has been already delivered to me will cost you a minimum of $100
I will always try to offer the best possible, personal serves, however, though it may be a simple matter for you to
change you mind it costs me and the importer time, money and paperwork!
When ordering a custom made gun be 100%
sure you know what you want. I will place the order using your
so if the gun arrives and it's not how you thought it would be, sorry, tough luck no refunds!
8. Make sure your licensed to own the firearm you are buying and that it's legal in your state and Ok to use at your
clubs range and is approved for the matches you wish to shoot.
Don't contact me wanting you money back and bitching that the cops won't let you have the thing or your club
wont let you use it! You won't be getting a refund as it's your responsibility to make sure its Ok to possess and use not mine!
10. I prefer not to take deposits with orders as there can sometimes can have a very long wait for guns to arrive
and I don't like having other peoples money in my bank account...
If an importer insists on a deposit but ultimately cannot supply the firearm, you will get a refund.
If you have paid a deposit but decide you don't want the gun after all, you will not get a refund.
11. Instructions for Internet Deposits
If you have guns stored with me or have a fully paid NEW or used gun I am holding for you, you have 6 months to collect
it unless we have made long term storage arrangements such as in the case of you waiting on a PTA or licence approval etc,
otherwise a storage fee of $10 per gun per week will apply.
If another 6 months passes and it hasn't been collected and you have not contacted me and I have been unable to contact you,
I can only assume you have "abandoned" the item (a legal term) and you do not want it after all, and after I have tried to contact
you one last time, I will put it up for sale and your money will not be refunded!
If you change your contact details or are having trouble getting or renewing your licence or your home storage
approved etc please keep me informed and Ill always try to help.
This is your responsibility, so please keep in touch with me or you could loose your gun.
I'm very sorry but I do not do lay-buy or accept part payments or holding deposits.
Once I receive the invoice from the importer I will contact you and require full payment within seven days unless
we have made other arrangements, pleas do not wait for your PTA etc before paying. I do not do lay-buys, sorry.
If you don't pay or speak to me within seven days of me contacting you I can only assume you no longer require
the firearm and your order will be cancelled and the gun sold to some one else or returned to the importer etc.
Please remember, even tough I may have sent you an invoice, the gun is not secured or yours until it's fully paid for.
When you order a gun be it new or second hand, kindly be prepared to pay for it when the time comes.
Please, don't mess me around!
If there'll be a delay in payment just tell me, there's no problem, I fully understand these things happen and
I'm happy to help out if I can... Just don't bullshit me!!!
If you tell me you are going to do a deposit or send a check then please do it when you said you would and not in a
weeks time or so!
If payment is not made within seven days Ill assume your just stringing me along and stuffing about and
Ill simply move the gun on to someone else.
If you change your mind and don't want it after all that's fine but have the courtesy to contact me so I can cancel the order etc.
If you have paid for the item but change your mind and you don't want it after all, please don't ask for a refund
because, "I can easily sell it on to someone else," it's not always that simple so, all sales are final.
Sorry but I will not be put out of pocket for any reason!
I'm happy to store your gun/s at no charge for about 6 month while you are waiting for your PTA or licence etc but
only if it has been paid for.
If you are sending me a letter by mail with payment and/or instructions etc write legibly!
I accept direct bank or internet deposits, check and money orders, sorry I no longer accept credit card.
Instructions for Internet and Banking Deposits:
Do not make payments till you have spoken to me first and then please make the
deposit ASAP as items may be out of stock if you leave it for a week or so or wait for your PTA.
Just because you've paid doesn't mean I have the item in stock, please call me first to make sure.
(02) 99705872 or 0413996795
National Australia Bank:
Account name: RPG
BSB: 082294 ACC: 284437940
Please put your surname and the item you have ordered when you make the
deposit from your internet bank. E.G. Fred Smith, Colt Python .357
Even if we have done business before please send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the banks conformation number* your name and phone number and the item/s you have
ordered as well as the full details of the dealer I will be sending your gun etc to as well as any instructions you may have.
*If you don't supply the banks deposit confirmation I won't send your goods!
I love getting large sums of money as much as the next guy but I have received deposits and
even full payments for items and had no idea who sent it or what it was even for so PLEASE communicate clearly
and precisely as my clairvoyant powers are waning with my advancing years!
Please pay ASAP and not several days or weeks later as the items you may have wanted may be
sold or just not available when you finally get around to paying for them...
Prices are in Australian dollars.
Sending Firearms to RPG:
If you are a NSW resident you can send your guns direct to me preferably with there
If you live outside NSW it will need to be sent by a firearms dealer or club armour, please include
full contact details and what you would like me to do with the item.
In 2007 I was sent a Mauser 98 direct to me with no accompanying information what so ever!
In 2008, after twelve months with no contact from the sender, I sold it!
Need I say more...
Also, sending items back to me for warranty etc will be at your expense.
of firearms malfunction due to age, ammunition or "operator error..."
In general I handle new and used warrantee issues in this manner:
Repair first. Replace like for like if repair is not possible. Give complete refund if
repair or replacement is not possible.*
This is fair and according to the law and 100% non negotiable!
As stated before,
"In purchasing any item from RPG you are in full agreement with this sales policy!"
*Now to the nitty gritty.
1. I inspect every item before I post it and will never knowingly send you a damaged of faulty firearm as it will just come
back to haunt me, but once it leaves my care I can take no further responsibility for what happens to it after that.
Also, I try to be as accurate and fair as possible with my descriptions of second hand guns, however, what I think is
"VERY GOOD" or "AS NEW" etc condition others may disagree with, it is a matter of opinion and all I can say is I try to do my best.
2. NEW Firearms: Unlike some dealers I take all warranty issues very seriously and will never deliberately leave you in
the lurch or try to fob you off if you have a problem, so please, to get things fixed up as fast as possible if I ask you to take some photographs for an importer or take the gun to a smith for repair or appraisal or if it needs to be posted back to me, please do so
ASAP and not sit on it for weeks or months before getting around to it. Once I respond to your request for help pleas get back
to me within seven (7) days, if you don't I will consider you don't want to proceed and the matter is closed.
I want to solve the problem for you as soon as possible and the sooner we action things, the sooner you can get back to shooting.
3. I only acquire "NEW" firearms from the manufactures official Australian agents and they will be fully backed
up with factory or agent warrantees.
4. Most manufactures and importers NEW gun warranty policies usually go as stated above:
Repair first, replace if repair is not possible and then refund if all else fails.
N.B. If you modify or attempt repair your NEW gun in any way yourself you will almost certainly void it's warranty!
2nd Hand Firearms: Though I am not a gunsmith
I will always try to ensure that 2nd hand firearms are in good,
safe working order. As I said earlier, I will never knowingly sell a faulty firearm.
Be aware that 2nd hand firearms as well as obsolete or discontinued models do not come with a factory warranty and
parts and spares are often very difficult to find if at all, however, Ill always try to help though I am under no obligation to do so.
If you find a problem with your 2nd hand firearm within 6 months of receipt (faulty or broken parts, frailer to fire but not trigger
adjustments, cleaning or bedding or if you just don't like it etc) take the gun to a licensed gunsmith (not club armour or club mate!)
and have them send me a written report (at your expense) on their business letterhead and a quote for repairs and I'll deal with it ASAP.
Be aware I may require the original importers gunsmith inspect it as well to verify the quote.
Once the repairs are done the gunsmith now takes full responsibility for their workmanship and any future warranty
issues must be taken up with them and not RPG.
N.B. Postage from you or your dealer/gunsmith to me will be paid by you and I will cover the return post.
6. Damage caused by ammunition be it reloaded or factory is not covered by any warranty or liability and once you have
fired the gun any subsequent damage you my find will be your responsibility to repair not RPG.
Ammunition quality can vary greatly with even the best quality factory ammo or carefully hand loaded ammo being known to have catastrophic failures and destroying or damaging guns or injuring shooters, therefore as I (RPG Estate Firearms) have no control over what is loaded into your gun any damage or injury caused by ammunition failure be it factory or reloaded etc is not covered by any
new or used warrantee or liability as this is a problem with the ammunition and its manufacturer and not with the gun.
Also, some firearms prefer one type of ammunition over another, so reliability and accuracy may vary greatly so you may need to experiment with different brands and/or loads to get top performance; this is particularly true with the more expensive "top end" firearms, especially semi-auto pistols of all calibers. That old box of .22 hunting ammo is unlikely to perform well in your new
Walther SSP or Pardini SP rapid fire and cheap 9mm will probably be unreliable in your top shelf SIG, STI or Tanfoglio...
Also, if you pull your gun apart and are then unable to reassemble it correctly or tinker with it and it no longer shoots,
please don't try to bullshit me and say the gun's crap and you want your money back, it's not really broken, you messed
with it, therefore it's not covered by any warranty so kindly take responsibility for your own mistakes!
Every club seems to have a resident know it all or "Expert" or a member who was once an, "Police/armed forces armour etc."
This is all very nice but if he isn't a licensed gun smith with a registered business and ABN and if he can not
furnish a written report on his business letterhead, I'm not going to be able to help. Sorry.
If you have had the 2nd hand gun for over 6 months or have put a couple of hundred rounds through it and
you then discover a fault, sorry but I really can't be expected to help.
7. The trigger systems on second hand firearms with electronic triggers are not covered by any warranty.
Electronic triggers are similar to ammunition failures in that if wrong battery is installed or the unit is over charged etc
the gun can be damaged and rendered inoperable and this is out of my control, mechanical faults will be covered as usual.
8. I usually send guns by registered mail, wrapped in bubble wrap and card board
etc to protect them
with my return address
and phone number written on the back. Smaller, non firearm items usually aren't registered.
Be aware some guns may need to be dismantled and or the box they came in trimmed down so Australia post will
accept them for postage.
If an article goes missing in the mail I will do my very best to help track it down but a replacement or refund is highly unlikely.
REMEMBER, It's your responsibility to give me the correct address etc.
9. I inspect all firearms (NEW and used) and accessories before dispatch and give them a bit of a clean up and to make sure
they are complete and in good condition. I rarely if ever test fire a gun and remember I am not a gunsmith
and I may miss some defects.
Be aware that all NEW firearms are proof tested at the factory and rarely if ever cleaned before dispatch, so when looking
down the barrel of your new gun for the first time please don't think I'm trying to rip you off by representing a second
hand firearm as a new one.
If I say it's NEW then it's NEW! If it's second hand it's second hand! I don't play silly games
that will come back to haunt me!
Once they leave my care I can take no responsibility for any damage that may happen in transit, or from unauthorized
fiddling around or "test" firing from your receiving dealer!
Yes, this sometimes happens and they usually try to blame me, Australia post or the importer for sending damaged goods!
Items sent back to me for warranty etc will be at your expense.
10. If you change your mind or you find the gun isn't legal in your state or wasn't what you thought it would be
or you just don't like it after all and want your money back, I'm sorry but the best I can do is put up for sale on my
site and remember it will be a second hand gun (fired or not) and depending what it is you will receive about
$450-$550 less than you paid for it in the first place.
Lets be honest, I'm not K-Mart and firearms are not cloths that don't fit or a DVD that doesn't work... If you purchased a
car and decided you didn't like it the next day there's no way the dealer will give you all your money back...!
Do your own research and be 100% cretin that the gun you buy is the one you want and can legally have in your possession!
Ex-military firearms are often made up of
mixed parts with different numbers and I make this known in my
description of the gun if it has matching numbers or not, but as I don't possess x-ray vision, magnifying glasses for eyes
or a Cyclopedic brain of every make, model, proof mark and part of every firearm ever made and I will sometimes
miss small nuances that an expert may spot immediately.
Also pleas be aware that many markings are often worn down or are missing through the passage of time, politics
and use and this is often reflected in its price.
I will never deliberately misrepresent the make or model of a firearm and as stated I freely admit I am not an authority on
all the types of military and sporting guns so unless I'm 100% certain, I usually describe the new or second hand guns
I have in stock by what is on their registration paper or importers invoice.
Now you might be one of those very scholarly types that know all the subtle differences between an Lithgow SMLE No1 Mk3*
and a Lithgow SMLE No1 Mk3** and you might even know the maiden name of the proof masters second wife from the
Birmingham Proof House from 1928-1932; but I don't; so demanding you money back because you German K98 was made
by Mauser AG Oberndorf as opposed to Mauser AG Borsigwalde or something along these of lines will get you nowhere...
one thing I can't and wont guarantee is your ability to hit the target...
I know this seems a little flippant but I have had people try to get refunds because they expected their new Olympic
quality pistol or high precision varmint/target rifle to deliver the goods without setting up the gun properly, using the correct ammunition or doing there bit behind the butt. Most firearms will have a preference for one load over another and you will
need to do some research to find out what combination achieves the best in accuracy and reliability and lastly, to be very blunt,
if you can't shoot straight that's your problem not mine!
Remember, a firearm is only as accurate or as dangerous as the person pulling the trigger!
If you are still dissatisfied with my efforts to remedy warranty
issues (and in over nineteen years of trade
I've always done
the right and fair thing by my customers) and wish to take legal action then it must be through your states "Department of fair trading."
I will acknowledge none other!
Click on this link to for details.
14. "Is the customer always right?"
Mostly, but only if you doesn't try to bullshit me, deliberately waste my time or have an overbearing sense of self entitlement.
In a nut shell, if your up front and honest with me I will always try to help you, lie to me in any way and your on your own!
Remember, though I will always try to offer the best and fairest personal service possible, it's still, my shop, my rules
and as stated above, common sense, courtesy and honesty are never an option when dealing with RPG.
Yes I know, I'm an arrogant prick but that's just the way it is but at least you know who your dealing with.
If we do business together,
Please copy this page and file it.
If on the very rare occasion we have made an appointment please try to be on time or at least have
the courtesy to let me know if you will be delayed.
A gentlemen made arrangements to come up from Wollongong (about 130Km away from me) to collect a firearm
at 12.30pm but decided to take in the sights and have lunch and coffees along the way and couldn't be contacted
as he'd switched off his mobile phone...
He ultimately arrived at 3.40...
I was long gone on other business!
If you are considering trying to import firearms from overseas, do your research thoroughly before you commit to much
time, effort or money to the project.
If you come across that collectors peace or custom gun you can't possibly live without then its probably worth your
while, if your just trying to save a few bucks on a firearm that is already imported then I suggest you give the idea
a miss as you will only go through a lot of stuffing around and expense, e.g. import and export duties, shipping
fees, Australian dealers fee and postage etc etc and at the end of the day you'll probably only save a few
dollars at best or even be out of pocket.
Remember a gun you bring in may not even be covered by a factory warranty that an importer will have and if your overseas dealer sells you a lemon you'll have no one to turn to and it's not as if you can put it back in it's box and "return to sender!"
If you are determined to bring something in this is what you need to know.
1: If your gun/s fail the customs safety test it will need to be taken to a gunsmith for repair before they will release it. It will
need to be collected from customs, taken to a gunsmith and then returned to customs for inspection this will cost a lot of money.
2: What your states Firearms registry says is ok and what your states customs department will allow and what
the Attorney Generals department will permit, can be three different things and can vary widely from state to state.
Dot every "I" and cross every "T" and have approval from all concerned IN WRITING!
3: WARNING: Don't even consider trying to import items that are illegal or try to build up a prohibited weapon
from parts a little bit at a time as you will eventually get a visit from the police asking difficult questions like,
"Hay mate, can we see the AK47 you've been building up, it must almost be finished by now..."
Don't laugh this does happen.
4: I do not import...
I'm happy to put guns aside for you for about a week but not forever...
If you pay for a NEW or used gun or put a deposit on one you have 6 months to collect it, otherwise a storage fee
of $10 per gun per week will apply, if another 6 month passes and it hasn't been collected I can only assume you
no longer want it and I will put it back up for sale and your money will not be refunded!
The same applies to guns that are stored.
How long will I have them in my possession? It's $10 per gun per week, if you just dump them with me and forget
about them you may well rack up a storage bill greater then the items replacement value. Also, I will store your gun
but not maintain it; In other words I will take all care but no responsibility. I will not chase you up, Ill just present you
with a whopping great bill or sell your guns if things have gone on to long...
If you are having trouble, renewing your licence or getting your home storage approved etc please keep me
informed and Ill always help if I can.
It's your responsibility, so keep in touch with me.
If you have a new or used gun sent to me from
another dealer, you have two weeks to pick it up before
Ill start charging storage fee!
The Law Of The Land!
I DO NOT SELL OR SHOW FIREARMS TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE AN UP TO DATE SHOOTERS
LICENCE OR THE CORRECT POLICE PAPERWORK!
I ONLY SEND FIREARMS TO A LICENSED GUN DEALER, CLUB ARMOUR OR POLICE STATION,
THAT IS THE LAW!
All transactions for firearms and there parts are bound by the
relevant state and commonwealth laws.
If you are interested in taking up the sport or need some advice or have an unregistered gun of any type, (category C or D etc) you don't know what to do with, by all means call me and I'll happily and confidentially point you in the right direction.
If you try to obtain or "fence" a firearm, parts, accessories or ammunition illegally be warned,
I log those calls and e-mails and pass them onto the Police immediately!
And yet, after the above warning, posted on the front page, in red so that even the biggest pin headed idiot can't miss it,
I still get e-mails like this!!!
"Hello, I'm looking for a 38. snub nose, registered or not.. obviously i have no license but i think we can sort something out for the right $$.. reply ASAP please. in dire need."
Or how about this genius,
"Hey mate I really want to buy a high power gun for my dads Christmas present but i do not have a
license would you still sell to me if i paid you extra ; )"
What about this clown!
"Hi Mate, I would like to buy your gun. I do not have the required license. Are you still able to sell it to me? top dollars
will be paid. or let me know if you know someone who might be able to sell me one. I need it for my personal safety.
SMS if you are able to assist on 0--------6 I would appreciate your help."
But truly this imbecile is the undisputed Napoleon of pin-headed retards and the best so far...
"I've read you warning about asking for unregistered guns, but would you still have a little automatic pistol
or a .22 auto rifle I can cut down that's off the radar?"
These e-mails and phone numbers were forwarded to the police,
they were investigated and ultimately charged!
Yes, you can still be prosecuted even if you just inquire about getting a firearm illegally...
Putting it simply, I've invested to much into this business to risk it all for a few crooked bucks!
Transferring New & Used
Guns With RPG:
Unless I know you personally I no longer accept transfers from other dealers or witness the transfer of firearms between shooters.
For people I do know, I charge a flat $50 transfer fee only for NEW guns and $10 storage per week if the firearm has
come in from another dealer.
I fully understand you can sometimes find the "gun of your dreams" cheaper from another dealer, but gosh darn it you could still have bought it from me! ; )
Importers and suppliers
When I place an order with your company for firearms, accessories or services and once I've received your invoice
via fax 02-99706223 or e-mail email@example.com your bill will be paid immediately with either a check or a
direct deposit into your businesses account.
They'll be no messing around chasing me up for your money, simple as that!
Once I've been paid by the customer I like to have other peoples dollars out of my hair ASAP!
(I bet you'd like to have more clients like me!)
I'm also happy to take firearms etc on consignment. They will remain your property until sold.
I will promote them on my site, display them at gun shows etc and if need be, sent back or sent on to another dealer etc.
All The Other Stuff:
1. Every one is welcome to use my photos for educational purposes, however please give credit where its due. (Link To RPG)
If you need them for commercial reasons please ask permission first! A flat $25 fee applies per picture.
2. Pictures of "NEW" guns are examples only and there may be variations in finish, sights, grips and accessories etc.
3. When mailing items to me please provide a covering letter written legibly with your full details and instructions. I have received checks, scopes and even firearms in the mail with no idea who they were from or what I am supposed to do with them!
As I said before, my psychic powers just aren't what they used to be...
4. Office hours are, MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM
5. In purchasing any item from RPG you are in full agreement with all of the above!
Please copy this page and file it.
I have now mentioned this four (4) times. Please don't say you haven't been told.
Before you E-MAIL
PLEASE READ OR YOU PROBABLY WON'T GET AN ANSWER.
I don't like using E-MAIL and I won't respond to SMS. The reason being is that I can't spell to save myself, I have
Dyslex-Dissle-Diisslexear (Bugger!) you know, that thing that stops you from spelling properly and my spell-check
seems to be permanently stuck on Swahili...
So, keep it VERY short and to the point, if it's to long and rambling I probably won't read it...
1: If you want a quote on more than 3 items its better to phone me as I won't respond to a shopping list containing
10-20 bits and pieces or SMS messages!
2: YES! Everything I have for sale is on the site I have nothing tucked away!
3: I won't respond to rambling technical questions or open-ended enquiries such as, "What sort of .22s are around?"
Do your own research please!
Go to the Links page for manufactures and importers details.
I also need the make and model number of the items you want or I can't do an accurate quote.
4: If you want extra photos of specific guns etc I will need to go to the warehouse to take them, this is a time
consuming task so it's $5 each with a minimum charge of $50 (credit card only.)
5: If I don't answer within 24 hours or so it usually means I'm waiting for a response
from an importer.
6: I do not accept orders for firearms/accessories via e-mail, phone me.
7: Sorry I don't export outside Australia.
If you E-mail me on Friday or on the weekend it may be Monday or Tuesday till I can have
an answer for you.
I try to answer my mail within 12 to 24 hours unless me or the computer goes "PHUTTTTTT!"
Be aware that some e-mails may get stopped by my Virus protection, and Ill never see them;
If you don't get an answer within 48 hours please phone me.
PHONE: (02) 99705872
N.B. I do not respond to SMS
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
9.00 AM - 6.00 PM
So there you have it, my sales
policy spelt out plain and simple.
Now if you are a bullshit artist or one of those wankers with an overbearing sense of self
entitlement who believe the customer is, "always right" no matter what and are offended by the above,
tough luck sport I suggest you piss off and annoy someone else who will
put up with your shit because you'll will get no joy from me!
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