Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

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Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby Niner » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:52 am

I'm thinking of listing a gun or two to see how the selling thing works on Gun Broker. Any experiences? Any advice?
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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby Miller Tyme » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:11 pm

Niner wrote:I'm thinking of listing a gun or two to see how the selling thing works on Gun Broker. Any experiences? Any advice?




I've sold a couple on Gunbroker Robert, all have been good sales with zero hassles, the devil is in the details though. Take good pictures, good pictures will get you your money and possibly more. Set your starting price at the least you will be comfortable taking. Spell out exactly how the sale is to be transacted and always insist on USPS Money Orders as they are about as safe a form of payment you can get.

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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby ArchFluffy » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:39 pm

Yes.

It was two or three years ago so things might have changed. But I'd say:

Take lots of pics to post. I don't remember how many post for free but I maxed it. I took the pics in natural light. Pics of dents and the bolt, everything.

Figure out how you want to ship it before you post it on gunbroker. If you are mailing it out yourself find out a carrier that's good for it. Find a shipping box with padding. And remember to say in the gunbroker listing that you are a private person and that they buyer's FFL needs to be okay with that. Or whatever you are, I'm not an expert on the rules. But I went another way. Since I didn't have a box and didn't know about the shipping rules or carrier to use I asked my FFL at the pawn shop if he'd pack and ship it for me. He's always getting firearms shipped in and so he has boxes and packing supplies and knows what works best. I figured it would be a good way to go. I think he did it for $20 over the shipping cost but peace of mind for me was worth it. Tell him to get tracking and insurance and all. Buyers love tracking! I know I do!

If you pack it yourself and it's a bolt action rifle consider shipping it with the bolt removed. I've seen boxes arrive at the pawn shop with the bolt sticking out of the box. Pack the whole rifle like every projecting part and each end is a battering ram. Do secure the bolt so it won't go all over in the box in shipping. Cleaning rods get bent so maybe pack it separately in the box too. Be sure to label the parts you pack like this though so they aren't discarded as extra packing. I nearly lost a scope that way. "Were's the scope?" " Huh?" so we dug through a pile of old packing that was going into the dumpster to find my optics.

I think I'm a magnet for weirdos or something, but I got a bunch of messages about my rifle. "You want too much, I'll give you 27.50" "is it really 7x57mm?" "I want a discount." "Do you consider trades?" "Will you hold it for me?" "Will you take an installment plan?" "will you take credit or a personal check?" "I got hit over the head with a canoe paddle. " "Will you sell face to face"

When the guy asked me to do installments I offered to just pull the listing and repost in a month. Then a month later they guy wanted 10% off. After that I became hard ArchFluffy. Postal money order or nothing! No face to face! The number one rule is : I RULE!

After it sells stay in touch with the buyer. "Okay, payment is through. It goes in the mail tomorrow." "It just shipped here is the tracking info." "I packed these parts separate, keep an eye open for them."

It took 4 months to sell but It still sold. Yay!


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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby PeterN2 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:32 pm

If that rifle had been on the Guntrader site in the UK it wouldn't have taken four months to sell. I would have been in contact straight away assuming the price was not unreasonable. That is a great looking rifle.

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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby Niner » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:47 pm

Good information. Thanks for the responses. The next thing is getting some boxes. Where do you get your boxes? I did a Google and here's one that came up.

http://www.uline.com/Product/AdvSearchR ... alSearch=Y
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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby Miller Tyme » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:49 pm

Niner wrote:Good information. Thanks for the responses. The next thing is getting some boxes. Where do you get your boxes? I did a Google and here's one that came up.

http://www.uline.com/Product/AdvSearchR ... alSearch=Y



I have about a dozen boxes in my basement from other purchases I have made on line. Also local gun stores are a good source since they just throw them away. Also when shipping i perfer USPS, but they always ask me for the copy of the FFL of the person recieving the rifle. I always have a copy of both theres and mine and I leave it with them. Fed-Ex and UPS are a pain to ship because you have to ship from there listed customer service centers which is 30+ miles from my house. USPS is also usually cheaper, but there tracking system leaves a lot to be desired.



Also Robert if you are planing on doing any handguns you need to check out shipping for them as it is my understanding all 3 require "next day air" to ship any handgun so your shipping costs are very high. Me. I don't sell handguns on line.

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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby Niner » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:02 pm

I was thinking of selling some of my doubles in long rifles. I think I'll hang on to all of my handguns. In the past I've had experience with UPS and generally think they are more trustworthy. But only somewhat so. I wonder how often the post office guy gets out of the truck and gets a signature. I'd suspect they would have to get a signature...officially.

One time the UPS handled a rifle sent to me , C&R to my door, and it ended up at a gun dealers store for some reason. The driver left it there by mistake. The gun dealer called me and said I could come get my shipment for their usual transfer fee after looking me up by the address on the box. Needless to say... I told them what they could do with their fee since they took a shipment that wasn't theirs.
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Postby ArchFluffy » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:40 pm

Thank you for the love, Peter. I moved it for $850. When I bought the rifle it was covered in grease. After removing the stuff from inside and out (it was all over the metal) I didn't think it had ever been used at all. "Too nice for me. I might put a scratch on it. Maybe someone else wants it." I know it sounds silly but I kind of like my milsurps where I can take them out and not worry about if I should have gloves on or not. Maybe I'll buy a nice but not super example some day.

Niner, do try gun places for a used box. Or get creative and say "Rifle will come in a rifle case" and put the rifle in one of those cheap plastic ones with the padding inside from walmart. Maybe the box the case comes in would also do for mailing. Or maybe not. I don't know. Just an idea. Some old long guns can be pretty long too.

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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby Niner » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:50 am

I'm really going to give it a try in listing something in the next day or two. Just haven't found the answer to one question. The question is... If the highest bidder at the end doesn't send me a money order what happens? And if they know or don't know that the buyer doesn't pay, does Gun Broker take their fee regardless? This no pay has happened to me on ebay a couple of times and ebay knows that the deal didn't go through and I'm credited back the fee. It looks like Gun Broker would have no way of knowing that deal wasn't completed.
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Postby Niner Delta » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:44 pm

I see where Gunbroker is raising their fees, don't know how much or exact dates,
you might want to read these.........


http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread. ... 2018-03-18


https://support.gunbroker.com/hc/en-us/ ... 0001749293


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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby Niner » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:58 am

They want a copy of my drivers license and a copy of a utility bill besides the credit card so they can collect their fees. I figured on the credit card but the other.....the copy of a drivers license and the utility bill. The utility bill particularly rankles. Back in the car business days that was the kind of stuff we asked of marginal credit people so we could shop some high interest financing for totally risky clients. I'm used to ebay which doesn't ask for more than an address and a means of paying. When I bought the rifle all Century needed was a credit card payment, my O3 license, and address to send it to. I'll think about this for bit. Maybe they just want firm hold of a seller in case the seller is some kind of felon or shady dealing character. Still put me off and more inclined now to the let the local shooting range sell on consignment or rent a table at a gun show. I'll think on it.
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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby Niner » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Well.......after thinking about it I've come to some conclusions. It's a commercial site. If I were to follow through, Gun Broker would have my..Name.. DOB.... address.... phone number....copy of my drivers license....copy of a utility bill... and my credit card information. Perhaps all important on their side for safeguarding against fraudulent sales. However, what if all of that information could be hacked from their stored information on me? It would leave me open to all sorts of bad things done mirroring me by bad actors with that much linked important information to use in doing it. Way too much private information to entrust a website with is my conclusion.


I'm over it. No Gun Brokers for me. Too risky.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:05 pm

You would have more fun at a local gun fair anyway AND you would probably get your payment up front PLUS you don't need to send it anywhere so no boxes either.
If you sold through the local range you would have to pay a commission same as Gun Broker but I doubt with all the paperwork..........
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Postby Miller Tyme » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Niner wrote:They want a copy of my drivers license and a copy of a utility bill besides the credit card so they can collect their fees. I figured on the credit card but the other.....the copy of a drivers license and the utility bill. The utility bill particularly rankles. Back in the car business days that was the kind of stuff we asked of marginal credit people so we could shop some high interest financing for totally risky clients. I'm used to ebay which doesn't ask for more than an address and a means of paying. When I bought the rifle all Century needed was a credit card payment, my O3 license, and address to send it to. I'll think about this for bit. Maybe they just want firm hold of a seller in case the seller is some kind of felon or shady dealing character. Still put me off and more inclined now to the let the local shooting range sell on consignment or rent a table at a gun show. I'll think on it.



Boy that is way more than they asked for when I set mine up about 8 years ago, back then all they wanted was a valid Credit Card,(preferably your own) and a pulse. :lol:
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Postby Niner Delta » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:19 pm

Not really surprised about the driver's license, one of the online ammo sellers won't sell to anyone
without a copy of your driver's license, don't remember which one. But the utility bill, that's a new
one on me.
Maybe with the way things are going about guns in this country, Gunbroker is circling the wagons and
really trying to cover their ass concerning liability??
I'm afraid it's going to get worse before it gets better.......if it ever does...... :shock:


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Postby Niner » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:24 pm

They didn't ask if I had a FFL or not. Most ammo selling places online would take a FFL O3 license instead of a drivers license as sufficient. When I bought the gun I would have attempted to sell Century didn't need a drivers license or a copy of a utility bill. Gun Broker's needs and my comfort are two different things.

Whatever.... I'm not pressed to sell anything and have no need to do something I feel the least bit uncomfortable about.
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Postby Niner Delta » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:30 pm

I have bought ammo online at several places and only one wanted a Driver's license, the rest
just ship it after you check the box that you are at least 18.
That is another thing, online ammo sales, that the gun banners want stopped....... :roll:


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Postby Miller Tyme » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:55 pm

Niner Delta wrote:Not really surprised about the driver's license, one of the online ammo sellers won't sell to anyone
without a copy of your driver's license, don't remember which one. But the utility bill, that's a new
one on me.
Maybe with the way things are going about guns in this country, Gunbroker is circling the wagons and
really trying to cover their ass concerning liability??
I'm afraid it's going to get worse before it gets better.......if it ever does...... :shock:


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Reminds me of when the wife and I where going to refy the house back in 2010, after 3 hours of filling out paperwork and Fedex'ing it to them we received another stack of papers even larger, and this time they also asked for copies of our passports!
What in the hell did they think we where going to do, pack up and move our house to Romania :roll:

Needless to say we told them to shove it all up there asses, wasn't worth it to drop our rate from 4% to 3.15% :lol:
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Re: Anybody sell anything on Gun Broker?

Postby ArchFluffy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:37 pm

Niner,

I'm sorry that Gunbroker turned into such a pain. Things have changed a lot since I used it for selling.

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