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    Buying through Gunbroker.com

    Just wondering if anyone has purchased through Gunbroker.com, and maybe Osage County Guns, a gunbroker dealer. I was going to join Gunbroker, but they require a credit card on file just to join. Seems strange to me. I'm looking for a Springfield EMP, and I can't find one anywhere, so I thought I'd try Gunbroker. What has been your experience?
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    You don't need to join Gunbroker to do a search. Here's a result or two for you...

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SearchResults.aspx
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    I have not tried gunbroker but have purchased two through gunsamerica.

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    I've made several successful purchases through GB. Check the seller's ratings first and do your homework! Read the seller's terms too and follow them.
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    I have used Gunbroker on several occasions to purchase firearms. Each transaction went smoothly, and with no problems at all.
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    I've purchased 2 handguns & 2K+ rounds of ammo collectively over time, no problems. Just make sure the seller you are considering has a reasonable # of feedbacks (not a newbie) with 99% or better rating, with fair S/H fees. Read ALL the fine print & "Snipe On".

    I didn't have to use a credit card to create an account to purchase, but you do need to provide credit card info if you're going to use your account as a seller, which will incurs fees ... but that was over a year ago, may have changed since. Check it out again strictly as a buyer, not a seller.

    As noted above, you can search the site without setting up an account, or logging in. Years ago, I was an eBay power seller, so I kinda dig the auction process, but it's not for everyone. Lotta great deals out there if you do your homework & are patient.
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    Do they still have to send it to a local dealer for pick up?
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    I purchased 3 firearms from GB in the past 10 months without any problems. I second all advise given by others.

    Make sure that you take into account the shipping and ffl charges, which may not make the deal worth it for you if you can find the desired gun locally for about the same price.

    The other thing is making sure that the seller is not in the same state as you because you will have to pay any applicable local taxes on top of everything else.

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    I too have used gun broker, if you follow the above advice you should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarplayer View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has purchased through Gunbroker.com, and maybe Osage County Guns, a gunbroker dealer. I was going to join Gunbroker, but they require a credit card on file just to join. Seems strange to me. I'm looking for a Springfield EMP, and I can't find one anywhere, so I thought I'd try Gunbroker. What has been your experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by REVMAN View Post
    Do they still have to send it to a local dealer for pick up?

    Yes, any legit seller must & will insist on shipping only to your local FFL.

    S/H charges + FFL fees on an auction purchase negates the sales tax on a retail purchase from a local retailer.

    Avg. s/h fee is $25, some lower, some higher. I have a local FFL that charges $10, so when budgeting an on-line purchase, I add $35-$40 to my purchase price to cover these 2 costs.

    If I were to purchase a $500 firearm from Bass Pro, 8.25% local sales tax is $41. To me it's a wash on $500, so now you're down to just the price of the equivalent gun on-line, vs. local retail. A $900 gun is $72 in sales tax, but still $40 in S/H & FLL fees. So the higher the gun is above $500, the greater the differential between the 2 scenarios.

    As noted above, just be sure you're not paying both s/h, FLL fees, AND sales tax on your on-line purchase from an in-state seller, unless the deal is so good that it's still worth it.
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    I bought a rifle on gunbroker. No problems at all. Think of it just like you would think of ebay, which is to say, check the seller's ratings and if they have high ratings you should be fine.

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    I have used gunbroker and have had 0 problems
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    My Gunbroker transactions have been universally successful. I just keep getting exactly what I want at a price I'm willing to pay without the b.s. involved with gunstore purchases.

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    I havent seen any really great deals on Gunbroker. By the time you pay transfer fees and shipping not much cheaper than local gun stores. I guess its good for a gun you cant find though.
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