Gunbroker.com buyer problem- Please Help!

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  1. Colt 70

    Colt 70 New Member

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    I bought a Maadi Ak-47 off gunbroker in December, paid within a week and have not yet recieved it. Could someone please tell me what are my options? The seller is in Ohio and I'm in Houston. How would small claims court case work?

    I paid for it using money order and sent it certified to him in December I currently have all receipts.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. :1zhelp:
     


  2. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    What's his story? Is he a regular seller or a dealer? Have you contacted GunBroker. Has he contacted your FFL for shipment or at least a copy of their FFL?
     
  3. Vellcrow

    Vellcrow Active Member

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    I had a similar situation several years back (non Gunbroker though). I called the seller's hometown PD, talked to a real nice detective who said he would swing by the guy's house. Next thing I know, I got a call from the seller giving me a whole lot of BS excuses, but in the end, he sent the item and gave me the tracking number.

    Might help.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Active Member

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    If you sent the payment via the US mail, this is likely a mail fraud situation the Postmaster's office will investigate. you may need to make a report through your local LE agency who will forward it to the Postmaster.

    I can guarantee that no one wants any Federal investigator crawling up his hind end probing around. The threat of 5 years in Leavenworth having his hemmoroids smoothed out will change his tune.
     
  5. glockrocker

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  6. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    As others mentioned, USPS is one avenue. Another may well be the boys at BATF - since the money was paid on a firearm, they'd likely have jurisdiction - and those boys do NOT play.
     
  7. Colt 70

    Colt 70 New Member

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    The seller received the FFL transfer info with the payment. I called him in mid January and he gave me an excuse and said it would be shipped in a couple of days, since then, I have emailed him three times and called twice with no answer or response.

    Thanks for the info guys, I'll let y'all know what happens.
     
  8. chevydeerhunter

    chevydeerhunter Well-Known

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    How did you pay for the rifle? Did you use USPS for any part of the transaction?
     
  9. kville79

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    Let the admins on GB know whats up, and then like everyone else is saying, call out the dogs.
     
  10. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    In addition to everything everyone else mentioned, I would recommend this. First off, are you even able to contact the guy or is he not responding? Either way, I would recommend contacting him and simply say that you are at your wits end, and if he doesn't contact you immediately and get the gun sent out immediately with tracking info that you are contacting the BATF. That is usually enough to scare pretty much anyone straight.
     

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