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guns for pennies

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BJ99, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. BJ99

    BJ99 TS Member

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    Any info on this site?
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Looks like either a scam, or a huge waste of time. Bid increment is a penny, and resets a 15 second clock with each new bid. There was a kimber on their front page at a little over 50 when I was watching it. At that rate, 27 hours until it reached $1k.
     
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    Look at their closed bids: http://www.guns4pennies.com/auctions/closed

    Sorry, but there's no way I believe that a SigArms P220 sold for $42.80, or a Glock 17 25th Anniversary sold for $28.80. Or that a Bushmaster ACR sold for $2.93.

    Until I hear from anyone who actually won a gun off of this site for one of these beyond ridiculous prices, I'm considering the site to be a scam.
     
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    I don't know about this site but there are some that sound similar where you actually "buy" bids and then you "bid" on an item and each bid goes up by a penny. The bids you "buy" may cost you a dollar a bid (or X number of bids for 10 dollars). So if you bid once the "bid price" only goes up a penny but it costs you a dollar to bid for something that you probably are not going to win anyway.
     
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    frostymans description jives with what I read on another site about guns4pennies. Sounds like a huge waste of time and money to me.
     
  6. rennerize

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    It sounds like the same type of SCAM AS "QUIBIDS".
    Don
     
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    I agree...sounds much like quibids.

    I dunno how'd they sell guns that way - I guess that they'd have to deliver through an FFL.

    But the sites are legit...quibids was charging 65 cents for a bid a while back. So when they say they sold a flat panel TV for $60, they probably did. But that's SIX THOUSAND BIDS to get to $60 - at 65 cents per bid, they took in $3,900 on the 'sale' of the TV. What difference does the $60 make? hell, they could give the TVs away.

    which is, actually, similar to what all those "text xxxxxx to Xxxxxxx" and win a prize are doing. They're getting kickbacks off the text fees...
     
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