POLL: Online auctions and gun sellers

POLL: Online auctions and gun sellers

This is a discussion on POLL: Online auctions and gun sellers within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; A friend of mine owns a little gun shop in a tiny town and we were talking about buying used guns online... he said that ...

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  • I would never buy a gun online

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  • I have never bought online but am not adverse to it

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  • I have bought online but was disappointed

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  • I have bought online and have been satisfied

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  • I buy online frequently

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    POLL: Online auctions and gun sellers

    A friend of mine owns a little gun shop in a tiny town and we were talking about buying used guns online... he said that he didn't think most gun owners want to order online, new or used, as MOST people will want to look it over "in person"...

    I, on the other hand, have bought several online and have never been disappointed... but I said that I think I have my finger on the pulse of concealed carriers (as a member and voracious reader of DC.com) and I believe that many people have and do order via online sellers and auctions.

    My friend is in a little village of 1500 people, mostly long gun hunters and a few CC'ers. His business is roughly 70% long guns and 30% handguns... he thinks his customers are very "hands-on" people and would never buy online.

    So I told him I would start a poll here and relay the results to him... please, please vote! I'd like to give him a broad sample of opinions and comments!

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    I've bought some great guns off gunbroker, and at great prices.

    Ex: Browning Citori Lightening, like new for $700, Mossberg 500 camo with 2 barrels like new $175, Winchester Supreme Sporting, exc cond. $750.

    Those are the ones I can think of offhand.

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    I try to patronize local gun dealers if their prices are reasonable and their personnel actually know what they are doing. I have purchased many Curio and Relic rifles on Gun Broker and Auction Arms with great success. The on line sites were used because most local gun stores don't have much in the way of quality antique firearms. I have also had success with reloading dies. As far as firearms for self defense, I would buy on line if the price was good and the seller had many previous sales with an outstanding rating, otherwise no way.

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    I do my business 'in person' only. I try to use the same gun shop (they are more than fair with me), and I have someone I trust to make 'fair deals'. I give them a lot of business, and in return they have given me a break on guns, ammo, safes, and other accessories.

    I wouldn't buy a gun on-line (and I'm sure many can find terrific deals), just not my style.

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    I bought my Mauser and my 1911 on Gunbroker for great prices. My AR was pieced together from parts bought online from several vendors. In all likelihood, I'll likely buy my next couple firearms from some online source or another.


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    I bought two guns online, one through Gunbroker.com, the other through another gun board...

    Both were good deals, and worked it through my FFL. To keep it fair, I purchase mags and other accessories (and a few other guns) from my FFL.
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    I've got some good stuff online. A lot of times the prices are jacked up, but you can find reasonable deals. Saves on time and gas money getting things online too. I'm not going to be quitting anytime soon.

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    I've bought two NIB weapons online. No problems, completely satisfied.
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    I try to buy local, but I saved over $100 on the last gun that I bought and $350 on the one before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I do my business 'in person' only. I try to use the same gun shop (they are more than fair with me), and I have someone I trust to make 'fair deals'. I give them a lot of business, and in return they have given me a break on guns, ammo, safes, and other accessories.

    I wouldn't buy a gun on-line (and I'm sure many can find terrific deals), just not my style.

    Stay armed...do it in person...stay safe!
    My sentiments, exactly. I also deal with a local gun shop and want to do what I can to make sure they stay around. They treat me fairly and I give them all of my business.
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    Interesting. No one has had a bad experience buying online. Some just don't want to and that's okay too. I bought online because the stores don't have what I want. I have never been disappointed, although I try to be as careful as possible.

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    I have always bought/sold face to face locally at one of 2 gun shops. They both have treated me fairly at all times. I much prefer to support my local business owner rather than an online seller or a big box store.
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    I will only buy new guns online. I'd rather check the gun out in person if I'm looking at a used gun.

    I have bought new guns from gunbroker.com, buds gun shop, and impact guns. No problems with any of them. My local gun shop has no problems with this either, since he makes $20 every time I do this for the ffl delivery fee.

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    I'm not averse to buying a firearm online, but I have never done it. After the election, I thought it was probably a good time to maybe "stock up" and pursue my HCP. I had an idea about some handguns I was looking for and since the first of the year I had been checking online prices (gunbroker, gunsamerica, buds etc.) and the local pawn shops and gun shops. I was patient and eventually, I bought the 3 handguns I had been considering, locally (2- pawn shop, used, 1- gun shop, new) and after comparing prices and all fees involved in buying online, I realized I couldn't have bought those guns online for the prices I paid locally. I figure between the 3, I saved a good $100 - $200. I consider myself lucky and I think the key to that luck was being patient. I buy alot of things online but to be honest, some things, I really like to see in person. Presently, I am looking locally and online at ARs and they seem pretty expensive everywhere.
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    I buy hard-to-find guns on line. I bought an AMT Custom Shop 10-22 on line for a fair price, and when it arrived, it was mint condition, and serial # 001!
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