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#1 Hanagan

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:10 AM

The title pretty much details my question.

I am a resident of Illinois.

I just ordered a shotgun from Cabela's online and requested it be shipped to Cabela's in Hammond, Indiana to avoid the $25.00 Cook County tax.  Will I have any difficulty when I get notice that the firearm has arrived at the store, and I go there to pick it up ?  I have my FOID card, and have used it to purchase ammo at the Hammond store.

When I ask this question on Google, I see " Illinois may have some restrictions "  However, there is no explanation of what the restrictions are.

I thank you in advance for your help.

 

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:15 AM

Not sure how they will handle the crook county slush (gun) tax. But they will make you fill out a 4473, which they call into the ISP and then wait 24 hours (until 1/1/2019 then 72 hours)


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:22 AM

There should be no reason why you can't pick it up from that FFL. You just can't transfer it to someone in another state without an FFL.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:24 AM

Thank you for the reply.  I do realize that I would need to fill out the proper forms.

Regarding the Cook County tax, I did not have to pay that silly Cook County tax on the ammo I recently purchased at the Hammond store.  Don't know if the same would apply to the purchase of a firearm.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:25 AM

Raw,

 

Thanks.  The shotgun is intended for my personal use.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:28 AM

Thank you for the reply.  I do realize that I would need to fill out the proper forms.

Regarding the Cook County tax, I did not have to pay that silly Cook County tax on the ammo I recently purchased at the Hammond store.  Don't know if the same would apply to the purchase of a firearm.

 

Cook county can't force you to make purchases in Cook County.

 

You're free to make the purchases wherever you choose.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:35 AM

Good point.

Another question comes to my mind.

When I get the e-mail message that the firearm has arrived at the store in Hammond, do I then go there and fill out the paperwork, and wait a day before I can take possession  ?  Bottom line question.  Do I have to drive there twice ?



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:41 AM

You should call the Hammond store gun counter and ask. I would hope you could just pick it up since you already bought it. Let us know what their policy is!
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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:48 AM

Good point.
Another question comes to my mind.
When I get the e-mail message that the firearm has arrived at the store in Hammond, do I then go there and fill out the paperwork, and wait a day before I can take possession  ?  Bottom line question.  Do I have to drive there twice ?

Do you have to? Probably not legally, but like in IL it will most likely depend on their policy. Agree to check with them on how they handle it.
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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:47 AM

I've (regrettably) purchased both of my shotguns from that Cabela's. No problems purchasing a long gun from there at all. I was not charged the Cook County tax either time as they cannot levy a tax from IL on you in IN.


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:52 AM

I'll call the Hammond store later today and learn their policy.. I'll post my findings later.

 

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:04 AM

Good point.

Another question comes to my mind.

When I get the e-mail message that the firearm has arrived at the store in Hammond, do I then go there and fill out the paperwork, and wait a day before I can take possession  ?  Bottom line question.  Do I have to drive there twice ?

 

If you haven't filled out the 4473 yet, it's possible that you'll have to go twice, but you should call them and ask.


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

 

Good point.

Another question comes to my mind.

When I get the e-mail message that the firearm has arrived at the store in Hammond, do I then go there and fill out the paperwork, and wait a day before I can take possession  ?  Bottom line question.  Do I have to drive there twice ?

 

If you haven't filled out the 4473 yet, it's possible that you'll have to go twice, but you should call them and ask.

 

 

Yes, it will require two trips. 


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 09:34 AM

I called Cabela's in Hammond and learned that it will indeed take two trips from Wheaton to Hammond.  On the first trip, I'll fill out the form for a background check, wait 24 hours, and then return to pick up the shotgun.

 

In hindsight, it might have been cheaper to pay the $25.00 Cook County tax.

 

I just proved to myself that it's never too late to learn.  :cry: 

 

Hanagan



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 09:47 AM

 
In hindsight, it might have been cheaper to pay the $25.00 Cook County tax.
 
Hanagan

Or maybe cheaper to order from Mike Losacco in W Chicago, a member here http://mikelosacco.com unless it had to come from Cabelas.

Edited by InterestedBystander, 19 July 2018 - 09:49 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:52 AM

I bought a pistol this spring out of cabelas hammond. Transferred it to an approved list of illinois FFL's they had. IRC $35 dollar transfer fee.

 

 

They picked it up and I did have to go twice to FFL.  1. to fill out 4473 and then 2. to return after mandated waiting period for the final transfer. 

 

No CC sales tax or $25 gun tax  and I saved $100 dollars on pistol with Cabellas price being less than what I could find it in 50 mile traveling radius cook county area. Indiana sales tax wasn't bad ether. 

 

 Illinois FFL was Borderline shooting sports (708) 304-0006 in Crete il.  Small shop.    Looks like they do a lot of transfers like this.  There was no shipping or delivery fee. I think the FFL regularly go's across the border and gets them.

 

  As always call a FFL and warn him you doing a out of state transfer before authorizing it.  Some do not like surprise deliverys



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 11:05 AM

I called Cabela's in Hammond and learned that it will indeed take two trips from Wheaton to Hammond.  On the first trip, I'll fill out the form for a background check, wait 24 hours, and then return to pick up the shotgun.

 

In hindsight, it might have been cheaper to pay the $25.00 Cook County tax.

 

I just proved to myself that it's never too late to learn.  :cry:

 

Hanagan

 

Isn't Wheaton in DuPage county? Like it's the county seat.


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:07 PM

Yes, Wheaton is in DuPage County. ( about 50 miles from the Hammond Cabela's store )

I realize that I could have purchased this shotgun at a lower cost, but I had a reason to go to Cabela's.  I was in the market for a Beretta A 300, 12g shotgun with the synthetic stock.  Cabela's had an exclusive model with a green ( Mallard ) color on the breech.  The standard models are all black and are boring to look at.

I also purchased a Sig Sauer P 320 RX which was a Cabela's exclusive. ( stainless steel slide vs. all black )

Some times it's just not all about money.( especially when you get as old as me )  :laugh:

That's the behind the scenes info.

 

Hanagan



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

I called Cabela's in Hammond and learned that it will indeed take two trips from Wheaton to Hammond.  On the first trip, I'll fill out the form for a background check, wait 24 hours, and then return to pick up the shotgun.

 

In hindsight, it might have been cheaper to pay the $25.00 Cook County tax.

 

I just proved to myself that it's never too late to learn.  :cry:

 

Hanagan

 

 

I have business in the Hammond area at least once a month so I have no problem buying the gun today and picking it up in 2 or 3 weeks.

 

I believe they hold the gun for 30 or 90 days.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 01:08 PM

Thanks to all who have contributed answers to my question.

 

Hanagan



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 01:53 PM

I have to ask this question.  You are in Wheaton.....how much time and gas money would you have saved by going to the Cabela's in Hoffman Estates twice. 

 

And yes, you gotta drive to Cabela's twice.  I had to make that trip (to Hoffman Estates). 



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 03:21 PM

2smartby1/2

Good question.  In the first place, I did not realize that I would need to take two trips.  Second.  I will never ( if I can help it ) pay that Cook County tax, either on firearms or ammo.  Third.  My favorite pizza joint ( John's Pizzeria ), maker of the pizza I grew up with in the 50's , is still located in Munster. ( right next to Hammond )

 

So the bottom line is, I can pick up the gun I want, not pay the tax, and enjoy my favorite pizza. ( twice ) :ike:

 

Hanagan


Edited by Hanagan, 19 July 2018 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:52 PM

I have to ask this question.  You are in Wheaton.....how much time and gas money would you have saved by going to the Cabela's in Hoffman Estates twice. 
 
And yes, you gotta drive to Cabela's twice.  I had to make that trip (to Hoffman Estates).

Depriving Crook County of their stupid tax, however, is priceless.
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Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:48 PM

chislinger

I agree.  I'll never pay that tax !  It's even more unreasonable on ammo, at 5 cents per round.  I'll buy other items at the Hoffman Estates store, but not firearms or ammo.  It's really not their fault.

 

Hanagan


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:12 PM

I have to ask this question.  You are in Wheaton.....how much time and gas money would you have saved by going to the Cabela's in Hoffman Estates twice. 

 

And yes, you gotta drive to Cabela's twice.  I had to make that trip (to Hoffman Estates). 

 

Another consideration would have been to buy the gun at the Bass Pro Shop in Bolingbrook.  Depending on the OP's location in Wheaton, he could be half way between the 2 stores.  Bolingbrook is not in Cook County.  Bass Pro and Cabela's are the same company.  Going south on I355 toward Indiana, the OP would have passed Bass Pro Shop.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:46 PM

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Good suggestion, but I believe you may have missed one point that I mentioned earlier. ( at 1:07 PM today )

 

>>I realize that I could have purchased this shotgun at a lower cost, but I had a reason to go to Cabela's.  I was in the market for a Beretta A 300, 12g shotgun with the synthetic stock.  Cabela's had an exclusive model with a green ( Mallard ) color on the breech. The standard models are all black and are boring to look at.<<

 

That's why I went to Cabela's.  I do like Bass Pro and have given them a lot of business over the years.

 

Thanks for your input.

 

Hanagan



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:14 PM

 
In hindsight, it might have been cheaper to pay the $25.00 Cook County tax.
 
Hanagan

Or maybe cheaper to order from Mike Losacco in W Chicago, a member here http://mikelosacco.com unless it had to come from Cabelas.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:14 PM

chislinger

I agree.  I'll never pay that tax !  It's even more unreasonable on ammo, at 5 cents per round.  I'll buy other items at the Hoffman Estates store, but not firearms or ammo.  It's really not their fault.

 

Hanagan

Yeah, the 5 cents per round thing sucks... I've purchased ammo there once

 

I cannot remember if I was charged a gun tax or not on a stripped lower I got from Cabela's.   If I was, I chalked it up to being the same as an FFL transfer fee.  



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:56 AM

HeavyDuty

Thanks for the information.  I was not aware of Mike Losacco and his local business in West Chicago. When possible, I always like to do business with local, like-minded people.

 

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:53 AM

Maybe you can call Cabala's and see if they will change the shipping to either Bass Pro in Bolingbrook or to the Cabalas in Hoffman. If they have not shipped they could redirect it. 


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