Opinions & Responses in Louisiana
How whould ya'll handle this situation?
I recently turned over a gun to a local gun shop to try and sell it on consignment with the agreement that if the shop owner sold the gun there would be a 10% commission few. I then asked him, if I sell the gun what happens then. He specifically told me that there would be no charge especially since I would be using the funds from the sale to have a custom gun built by him. The shop owner told he that the purchaser would still have to come to his shop and fill out the federal forms to legally release the to him. Well today I called the shop and told them I had a sale for the gun and the buyer would be driving to his shop to pick up the gun. I was asked how much I sold the gun for and was told that he would still get his 10% off of my sale. Now I completely understand if someone walked in off of the street into his shop and bought my gun, I would need to pay the commission, but after our verbal agreement and the fact that I made the sale, why should he except any commission. This is the first time I've done a consignment deal, so I'm not sure if this is SOP. Am I wrong or is the shop owner wrong for crawfishing on our agreement?