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Old 06-04-2019, 10:55 AM
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Default any experience with gunbroker.com?

Good? Bad? anything to be aware of?

I'm looking to buy a couple of guns, and maybe some rifle in the near future.
I end up in www.gunbroker.com and they have several options for the 2 pistols I'm looking at.

Anyone here that have used them before?
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:16 AM
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I bought a revolver using gunbroker a few years ago. It was seamless. Had to provide info on my local FFL. But, there's lots of dealers on there, so "Gunbroker" is just the facilitator, like ebay.

I have purchased a half dozen guns through Buds online. Prices seem better and include shipping. I think that's the biggest online retailer. They also have a brick and mortar store(s).
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:19 AM
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Purchased several firearms through them, all great transactions and I liked being able to shop thousands of different options in one spot looking for exactly what I wanted at the best price. Just have to ship to your local FFL if you're not one.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:24 AM
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Done several transactions through them. At least be familiar with your chosen FFL before bidding/buying. The FFL search tool on there isnít the most up to date which can create some delays if the one you choose hasnít kept their info updated
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Done several transactions through them. At least be familiar with your chosen FFL before bidding/buying. The FFL search tool on there isnít the most up to date which can create some delays if the one you choose hasnít kept their info updated
Same here, the local FFL down the street charges 50 dollars to accept transfers. Go in to your local gunshop and ask them if they accept transfers, they will probably give you a card with their FFL # on it. Do this before bidding or purchasing. Its worked fine for me in the past.
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Originally Posted by mwgoldman View Post
Same here, the local FFL down the street charges 50 dollars to accept transfers.

Holy poo balls I charge $25....need to up my game

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Bought & sold over the years. Never any issues, no complaints here.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:46 AM
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Same as everyone else here. Ive bought a few guns there and use the local FFL to transfer. Generally I only buy guns that Im specifically looking for and know my regular LGS isnt going to carry.
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be sure to search the SKU of your desired models on this website to make sure you don't overpay. and find a good FFL. mine does FFL transfers for $10 cash, and will do them for free if I buy $50+ worth of ammo and stuff

https://gun.deals/
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I have had good success using gun-broker, as stated your local FFL can charge anywhere from $25 to $50 for the transfer so find one that does it for $25. Most of what I buy is used and older stuff (Colts and Winchesters) that is hard to find in stores. GB is a great place to search for that.

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No issues, pretty much like eBay check the feedback of the seller you are considering buying from.
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Originally Posted by HTJ View Post
Holy poo balls I charge $25....need to up my game
Local shop here does $25 if they know you $35 if they don't. Most of the time I can tell them what I am looking at and they can do better than I can + the transfer.

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One good experience, one bad.

Bad experience: Bought a new Beretta A350 Xtrema at a good price from a dealer (brick and mortar shop, out of state). Sent them payment, copy of FFL, etc. 2-3 days go by. No shipping notification. On the 4th day, I call. "Ummm...ermm...hmm. Looks like this gun was never in stock..." After a couple minutes of back and forth I tell them I want my money refunded immediately. Baffling how they list a gun for sale that's out of stock.

Good experience: Found another seller for the same gun. Once again, brand new. Did everything I did above and had the gun in hands within 4-5 days if i recall correctly.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:38 PM
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I had an issue selling firearms. I auctioned a weapon and a person asked a couple of questions and then bought it but never paid. I contacted that person asking for payment and he said he had no idea what I was talking about. The bottom line is the "buyer" says this is some kind of fraud because he doesn't own weapons and wouldn't be buying any. Gunbroker was no help and in fact just told me I had to work it out. I followed their instructions to cancel the transaction and "void the fees". They have a process to re-list it and that included changing the listing ID number. I noticed the fee was never cancelled. The weapon was then sold, paid for and delivered but Gun Broker claimed I sold 2 guns. They flat refused to remove the first selling fee claiming that I did sell the gun and I was now selling another gun. I tried everything to work with them but finally had to dispute it on my CC. I won the dispute of course but it was a month of arguing with Gun Broker.

On another note, there are some things that go on on that site that I am wary of. I tried to buy a weapon but kept losing the bid, yet the exact gun with the exact seller would reappear a few days later. I bid on it a few times in a few different auctions and each time I was out bid by a bidder on his first bid. Yet the gun would repeatedly show back up available a couple of days later. I quit following it but it looked fishy to me.
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
On another note, there are some things that go on on that site that I am wary of. I tried to buy a weapon but kept losing the bid, yet the exact gun with the exact seller would reappear a few days later. I bid on it a few times in a few different auctions and each time I was out bid by a bidder on his first bid. Yet the gun would repeatedly show back up available a couple of days later. I quit following it but it looked fishy to me.
Similar problem with the auctions every time I tried to buy bulk ammo, large bricks of 5.7 which aren't that common. Outbid at last minute literally and same deal would pop up a couple days later. Local shops get all my business now.
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Similar problem with the auctions every time I tried to buy bulk ammo, large bricks of 5.7 which aren't that common. Outbid at last minute literally and same deal would pop up a couple days later. Local shops get all my business now.
Its the same issue on eBay. Seller has another account or friend bid it up.
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Originally Posted by mwgoldman View Post
Same here, the local FFL down the street charges 50 dollars to accept transfers. Go in to your local gunshop and ask them if they accept transfers, they will probably give you a card with their FFL # on it. Do this before bidding or purchasing. Its worked fine for me in the past.
yep. I also try to verify which method of communication they prefer, and if there is a particular contact person that they ship from FFYL needs to speak to. The FFL I typically use has an email address set up just for such.

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Holy poo balls I charge $25....need to up my game
$25-35 is about average around here. Mine even gives a $10 discount for anyone with a CWP, as there is no need to call in a background check. Just copy the CWP and DL, fill out the 4473, and walk out the door. Small shop, and they get most of my business.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
Local shop here does $25 if they know you $35 if they don't. Most of the time I can tell them what I am looking at and they can do better than I can + the transfer.


This is a great point. With the exception of scarce items that sell out as soon as they are posted, I always do better ordering through my FFL than from an online seller, for new guns.

I use the online sites pretty much exclusively for used/collectible guns.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:47 AM
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Bought quite a few off there but never sold one. Never had an issue. Make sure your FFL gets the seller any required info if itís not one the seller has on file.
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just drive to Indiana and buy the gun off the street! apparently its perfectly legal!
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