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1rightguy

Active Member
Mar 25, 2009
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I found a great deal on a Hawg 9 on gunbroker.com so I used the "buy it now" option and sent a money order this morning. It's from a private seller who has good feedback, but not a bunch of it. I am feeling like I rolled the dice. Anybody?
 

1rightguy

Active Member
Mar 25, 2009
510
16
I want somebody to assure me that I am not going to be a victim of fraud and that they have made a like purchase and it went well.
 

Bullseye Shooter

Active Member
Apr 28, 2008
510
16
Texas Panhandle
Post the link to the auction. It will show up even if it's closed. Maybe one of us out here has bought something from the seller and can give you some feedback. I have bought and sold on Gunbroker and have not had any problems so far.
 

JKTex

Well-Known
Mar 11, 2008
2,018
38
DFW, North Texas
I want somebody to assure me that I am not going to be a victim.........
If anyone here could do that, there are some Bernie Madoff clients that would pay a great deal more than you will, for that service.

I bought 1 gun from a private seller on GunBroker and it went fine.
 

DCortez

TGT Addict
Jan 28, 2009
6,607
36
Houston, Cy-Fair
If a seller has good feedback, you're probably safe. However, you need the check the sellers feedback. Were they buyers or sellers? If sellers, did they sell high dollar items similar to yours or did they sell a bunch of 79 cent baseball cards?

I saw a very nice Benelli shotgun on Texas Gun Trader. The gun was listed for $700, or so, and usually goes for $1200, or so. The seller had ZERO feedback. I walked away a tad sad but still had my $700.
 

WB5MHA

Member
Feb 4, 2009
149
16
Houston
It's Ok. You responded to my ad. When I get your money order I'll start looking for a gun to send you but that may take me some time..Just sit tight.

Ask Joy Pruitt at Pruitt's Guns and Ammo for the worst Gunbroker story of all. A guy orders a gun from an out of state LEO sending him north of a thousand bucks. LEO uses said gun to kill his ex-wife, then uses it to commit suicide. All that explains whey the costly custom 1911 never showed up at Pruitt's and never will. As a final insult the LEO had sold it to a couple of other guys first. Of course it is now held by police and nobody is capable of figuring out who owns it.

I bet our Houston buyer will not leave a positive feedback.
 

CharlieBear

New Member
Feb 19, 2009
29
6
Corpus Christi
You should be fine, as long as you stick with the "buy it now" format. GunBroker should be able to assist if you get stiffed.

Where you get screwed, is if you are contacted "off line" or "off sight" by the guy selling, when this happens the fraudster is bypassing gunbroker.com for a good reason.
 

GTXXD

New Member
Mar 20, 2009
4
1
Sugar Land
Well I rolled the dice in November on a .308 and took a little while but did get what I paid for. I'm sure that it will work out.
 

hoytinak

Active Member
Mar 5, 2008
660
36
Texas of course
I've bought several guns and other stuff off of GunBroker for years and never had a bad deal. I only buy from people with good feedback though...in fact I just sent a private seller a $970 USPS money order yesterday for another one. (Seecamp .380) ;)
 
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