1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

GUN BROKER transactions?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BILL GRILL, Jul 23, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    3,764
    Looking at a gun on gunbroker any good or bad to look out for? Bill
     
  2. dverna

    dverna Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,717
    Many good ones - one bad one.

    Don Verna
     
  3. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    3,764
    Don, Any danger of paying and not getting tyhe gun?
     
  4. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,762
    Look at the feedback of the seller. 100% feedback is always a good sign. JM
     
  5. hollywood

    hollywood TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    12
    If you have a doubt, ask for the sellers phone number and give him a call.
    It helps define a person's character when you can speak with them.
     
  6. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    11,684
    Location:
    West Central Florida
    When you find one, pay through the USPS. If you don't get the gun it's mail fraud and the postmaster will get involed to get your money. Bulge.
     
  7. Citori Shooter

    Citori Shooter TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    211
    Hi,Some sellers are better than others as jm1079 stated check the sellers' feedback.I have made a number of transactions through gunbroker and auctionarms and have always received the gun.I either paid by USPS money order as Barrelbulge recommends or by credit card.I will say one persons excellent may be anothers fine,good may be fair,etc. you are trusting their description and what they want to show you.There is nothing like actually holding the gun yourself and most good sellers will offer a three day no shoot inspection period although I have never sent anything back-yet.Ask any questions or concerns BEFORE you bid,if a seller does not respond to your queries I would not bid.I once was going to bid on a Citori but after talking to the seller the gun went from excellent to good in about five minutes.Good luck!
     
  8. hammer-time

    hammer-time TS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    246
    A couple good ones and one BAD one. Look closely at the feedback. 98% is no longer good enough for me. I got a gun that was supposed to be in good condition with 2 rubs in the stock. Got it and receiver was scratched to hell, stock had 2 dent almost 3/16" deep and another 2 close to that. A couple little catch words in his ad should have made me think otherwise. "AS IS"! Try to get an inspection period!
     
  9. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,605
    Bought one very nice gun on GunMroker which I later sold on GunBroker for a nice profit.

    Bought a vintage Remington 31 and the seller letme return it under the three day return no questions asked policy.

    GunBroker will not make good if the seller skips with your money.

    If the seller does not have a lot of good sales I would ask the seller to ship to your via an FFL who will receive your money before shipping.

    You can check out the shipper FFL and they will play it straight.
     
  10. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    15,649
    Location:
    Green Bay Wisconsin
    Any doubts, Have them ship through an FFL. No dealer wants his ticket punched. Complaints to ATF are taken very seriously.


    HM
     
  11. wdr-NY

    wdr-NY TS Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    581
    I've bought two guns through Gunbroker with no problems. They were both transactions through dealers in other States, one in North Carolina and one in Georgia. I was delighted with both transactions.

    Walker
     
  12. dverna

    dverna Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,717
    Bill

    I never had a problem with paying and not getting gun.

    When I got "burned" a bit the guy listed the gun as 95% and it was closer to 80%.

    I should have asked for more pictures.

    I always buy from someone who has over 50 transactions - unless it is a FTF.

    Don Verna
     
  13. 88oliver

    88oliver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    51
    Never had a problem paying and not getting gun ,did return one shotgun with no problems , ask question if they dont answer them I dont bid , ask questions about photos you dont always get everything that is in photo. I sell some stuff and I have more problems with bidders wanting to back out after they won auction. Gary
     
  14. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    3,764
    Thanks for taking the time to fill me in, greatly appreciated. Bill
     
  15. hoffman06

    hoffman06 Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    482
    Location:
    Marcola Oregon
    I Buy and sell on Gun Broker all the time. I find that most guns that I have bought are a little better than listed as most sellers doen't want any problems. Check feedback and ask for a phone number and call the seller and ask questions.
    Carey
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

brookering gun transaction

,

gun brokerage