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?
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.
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.
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.
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)