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I watch for bargains on the Armslist website all the time. I have made sales and purchases from dealings on Armslist as well. I ran across this Citori 525 Sporting today and it really seamed too much of a bargain to be real. I checked around and I found another Citori 525 on GunBroker and found THE SAME PICTURES!!!
I want to e-mail Armslist but I can't find an e-mail to alert any one on this. I did flag it as a scam, which is all the website allows. Check it out and watch out for this on the web!

Joe

GunBroker Citori: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=392641983

Armslist Citori: http://www.armslist.com/posts/2676836/milwaukee-wisconsin-shotguns-for-sale--browning-citori-525-sporting-12ga-nib
 

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Yep, pretty common occurrence. My trick is to copy part of their description, and paste it into google. That will typically bring up the original listing that the pics and description were stolen from.
 

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If you want to find the "ammo hoarders" er I mean ammo gougers look no farther then "Armslist"

Funnest one I've seen was a guy in Oregon who couldn't even wait tell he go out of Bi-mart with a cart full of CCI mini mags(took a picture and posted it). He paid $6.89 per 100 and was trying to get $14 per 100!

Then there is the guy on the wet side of WA posting $75 for a box of 25 rounds of 12 gauge shells!!

I've been getting 500 round bricks at our local Bi-mart for under $20, if I get there early enough.

Don't think I'll be buying any "$14 for 100" any time soon!!! LOL!!!
OR $35 for 333 bulk packs!!
 

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I live in Milwaukee so I responded to the ad indicating that I wanted to look at the gun. Odds are he will say he is from elsewhere and just ran the ad in Milwaukee because there are a lot of "serious buyers". I have had that happen a couple times.
 

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I said I would take it and meet him today as I live in Racine. No response yet but I flagged it as a scam too.
 

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Some other clues for armslist scams is they do not list a city. just "Texas, Texas" etc, also will list a gun below the going market value. When confronted with location of the gun or a chance to inspect the gun they disappear. Also you can hit the other items listed for the seller and many times they will have different guns listed in different areas of the country. Always be suspect. Have bought a lot of guns off the internet and have not been burned yet but the scams are getting more common. Have offered to look at two different guns this past week and have gotten the run around. dismised both from consideration david
 

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The phone is your friend! Usually a dead giveaway.
 

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If you want to pin point any given website you are do yourself an injustice. Web scams are everywhere. Remember, If it is too good to be true........
As to gouging whatever, ammo, primer, powder, gasoline, JUST DON'T BUY IT. I see all the ammo I could possibly afford at the gun shows. Prices are crazy but I didn't ask them what they paid to get it. Didn't buy it and with all the reloaders I have don't need it..
 

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Funny I see this post...I was just called by one of my customers that one of my Gunbroker auctions has been used on Armslist as a scam. I flagged it but now am playing with the scammer.... Going to have some fun with this one.. :)
 

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Silver,

Will you have to pay shipping to yourself? I bet the paperwork behind the transfer will be pretty complicated too.

regards,

Todd / Illinois
 
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