If you buy off this site your in good shape . Get a phone number and talk to the seller remember trap shooters love to talk trap . If the seller don,t know anything about trap move on . Pictures lots of pictures and good ones . Buy the gun e-mail the seller when you receive the gun the seller would like to know . INJOY
There will be lots of advice to this question, but for a start
1) check out the # of posts the seller has done, see if he established? If it is his first post.....beware, ask us to comment on his "history" here.
2) talk to him/her on a HOME phone, do a White pages search and see if he really exists, and matches the address he has given. Maybe get a work phone # too??
3) Determine terms of the sale including an inspection period (a couple days??)and method of payment.
Await other info that your "friends" here will post which will also be helpful!
Recently a friend bought some stereo equipment on an online forum, all by email, about 7K, used Paypal, the seller showed UPS info and tracking #'s, the stuff arrived a week later, inside the boxes were some dumbells....$$ gone, so far, no way to track it back, the person screwed some other posters on the forum...Police involved, but.....