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#1 Speeddemon02

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 08:39 PM

I have read that the NFA branch to help speed things along and get the backlog under control is doing some type of batch approvals.  Like if someone has a form 4 pending from Sept and another from Dec both will be approved when the Sept one comes up.  I say heard as others from other forums has said that they have had it happen to them, but not many and was curious what others have heard or experienced?


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#2 michaelkih

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:25 PM

Yes. I just had all 13 forms come back for one customer. They were all mailed out 5-11 months ago.
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Posted 27 May 2019 - 08:47 AM

Ive got 9 in the pipeline

I have 0 hope

Seen this posted a few times. Doesnt sound like a new standard operating procedure. I have 0 hope

Reason why I have 0 hope? Its the government and it makes sense

I dont know if the nfa considers 10 months a backlog. I think its by design

Edited by huggytree, 27 May 2019 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 12:46 PM

Its a great idea if true. You take the full ride on one stamp and that one triggers approval of the others you have pending.
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Posted 27 May 2019 - 06:27 PM

We should be so lucky.

Meanwhile the problem is they still take 10+ months to get to the first one.

I'm more hopeful than Huggy but I'm not holding my breath.


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:25 PM

Ive got one coming within a week or 2. Plus another right after. Ill report if 9 stamps show up :)
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Posted 28 May 2019 - 12:54 AM

Ive got one coming within a week or 2. Plus another right after. Ill report if 9 stamps show up :)

 

Like I said, 13 showed up for one of my customers all at once that were mailed out by us 6-7 months apart from each other, so it is happening.  Hopefully you get lucky too.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:05 AM

I had a batch come in a couple weeks back.  Longest one was ~13 months, shortest one was ~6 months.  It was like 7 or 8 stamps total from several different examiners, submitted months apart, paper form 1, form 4, and efile form 1.  Most of the approved forms showed up within a couple days of each other.  The efile came back a week later.

 

Even though the "approved" dates range from April 15 to May 13, the stamps all showed up closer together than that.  Maybe the mail room is saving them up and batching them out as well?  :D The 5/13 stamp was the efile one which didn't have to get a stamp licked and stuck to the paper and then mailed back to me, so that probably saved it a couple weeks.

 

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 12:05 PM

I have small groups spread out from July to April, hoping this is even remotely true for me and get lucky.  My longest is currently over 10 months so would be nice if my shortest was a month.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:59 PM

Ive got a Form 4 pending from Aug 2018 and another from Jan 2019.  If they sweep up the January one in the process of clearing the August one, I will not complain


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:53 PM

got a stamp today.....excited as i expected it to be 9 stamps :)

 

nope just 1  :angry2:

 

 

7 more chances to be a bulk stamp situation....my luck it WILL happen on my last 2 stamps(my last 2 were the same week check cashed)

 

current wait time was 10 months 3 weeks for me


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:59 PM

Just a thought: are they batching by transferee or by transferor?  If it's by transferor, it's going to have very little impact on any given individual but will help out the bigger dealers immeasurably


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 04:00 AM

Just a thought: are they batching by transferee or by transferor?  If it's by transferor, it's going to have very little impact on any given individual but will help out the bigger dealers immeasurably


We have gotten them back by transferee. One guy got 13 back at once, another guy 7 and another guy 5. Stamps for the same people mailed out originally 6 months apart! Been great getting inventory out so fast.
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:35 PM

Like huggytree, I had 5 stamps outstanding and received just one 2 weeks ago. No batching for me!


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:23 AM

I just got my eForm 1 approved in less than a month. Don’t know if batching had anything to do with it, but I’ll take it with no complaints.
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