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    Question online auction

    have you ever bought from an online auction ?
    "You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life" Winston Churchill

    "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use" Galileo Galilei

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    yep lots of stuff gun and none gun related.\

    Ebay for some


    Also bought 2 colts gunbroker not something i do often but couldn't resist price

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    I voted

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    yep, ebay and gunbroker.

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    Yes For Many Many Years

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    Gunbroker & Ebay

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    Ebay yes, GunBroker no.
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

    "They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper

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    I meant guns..sorry

    wondered if anybody had had any bad experiences

    I know they have to ship it to your local FFL holder but I was wondering if you were stuck with it if it was misrepresented
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowshoes
    I meant guns..sorry

    wondered if anybody had had any bad experiences

    I know they have to ship it to your local FFL holder but I was wondering if you were stuck with it if it was misrepresented
    Only the 2 Colts and all worked out well

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    Not many but used BG some ways back - I think actually I got my P95 from there, and a Mini-14. That's about all there.

    I have tho aquired many thru folks selling on THR over the years. No bum deals at all as such - just that my (late) P12-45 was when I got it playing up with extraction - it took me ages to realize it was needing a new/better extractor - duh!
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    Nah, if I want something special my local FFL + someone on this board can get it for me.

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    I've never bought a gun online, but I did sell one. Didn't I Chris?
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    I've brokered six figure NFA deals for a particular local client who likes to remain anonymous to the purchaser, all online.

    None have gone badly.

    Neither have any of the online orders we've done for the shop, save a single order from a clueless outlet in California who sent us a registered LEO only full-auto M16 by mistake instead of the Colt semi for a local officer.
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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    Question

    anybody have any regrets about online deals ?
    "You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life" Winston Churchill

    "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use" Galileo Galilei

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    Risk

    There is always some risk buying anyting without having it directly in front of you and "in hand"
    Check the seller feedback profile & if there is an inspection period offered.

    You might want to think about contacting forum member CLASS3NH if there is a specific firearm that you're seriously looking for as he can "function check' it out for you first...& he knows his firearms. I personally would trust him to pick a firearm for me.
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    but I did sell one. Didn't I Chris?
    Indeed Bob - and very satisfactory deal Sir
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