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Did I do something wrong?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by whosyourdaddy, Sep 10, 2012.

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  1. whosyourdaddy

    whosyourdaddy Member

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    Had a few $100 guns listed on a local website. Received an inquiry from a guy wanting to buy one. Sent him my cell number, he called me, said he would call the next day to arrange a pick up time. Same guy emails me a week later saying he still wants the gun and will call me later that day to arrange a time to pick it up. Another week goes by and I get a voicemail from this guys wife saying she wants to pick up the gun for her husband. I sent her a text saying I was not comfortable with that type of sale as it kinda resembled a straw purchase. Told her to have her husband call me to arrange pickup. Within minutes I receive a nasty email from this guy telling me he is an FFL dealer and I was ignorant and rude to his wife. I realize her picking up the gun may not have been considered a straw purchase, but I was not comfortable with the sale. Is that rude?
     
  2. birdogs

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    No, only cautious AND conscientious. Good for you.
     
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    I would not sell it to him. And it might not hurt to come up with a neutral location besides your personal residence to make the transaction. In fact if someone is giving you that bad feeling I would just ask the local law enforcement if you could make the transaction at their office. That way you have peace of mind the purchaser is not a convicted felon. Just tell the guy the transaction is pending law enforcement approval after a criminal history check. If the guy gets all upset; just sell it to someone else who you feel comfortable with.
     
  4. DaveXT

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    They are your guns. Sell them under the terms that make you comfortable.

    Dave
     
  5. whosyourdaddy

    whosyourdaddy Member

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    I appreciate the responses. I usually turn these clunkers in at gun buy backs, but there were some pretty decent guns in this bunch and I just couldn't bring myself to turn these in, hoping someone would have a use for them. The smile on a kids face is priceless when Dad buys them their first gun. Thanks again guys, I was hoping I wasn't being paranoid.
     
  6. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    I think you showed proper reserve given the guy's weird behavior.
     
  7. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Tell him you need to see a copy of his FFL.
     
  8. erock_germany

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    Tell him he was rude for the no shows, contact BATF and say there are fishy things going on and send him an e mail that the guns will not be sod to him and to kis your a**

    If you say you will do something, you do it. Full stop. Reliability is a key virtue of an honest person.
     
  9. XP100

    XP100 Well-Known Member

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    Tell him to send copy of FFL and MO for the gun & shippng if he is having a hard time meeting up with you, Then ship the gun to him.
     
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