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Buying on Guns America?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Jim S., Aug 13, 2011.

  1. I was just wondering if anyone has ever bought a gun on Guns America.
    I recently made my first on-line purchase of a gun on Guns America and found it to be sort of not very user friendly.
    I had to contact the seller on my own and finish the transaction and I can't seem to post my feedback comments.

    Oh well.
    I did however buy a Stainless Springfield Mil-Spec at a great price and everything went very smooth.
    It is a "NM" serial numbered Mil-Spec (NIB) and I am very happy with my first on-line purchase.

    I was hesitant at first because the seller did not have any previous sells on the G.A. site but after talking to the owner I was confident that all would be ok.

    It was.

    Not sure if I can plug the store on this forum but hopefully it will be aceptable because I want to tell all of my fellow 1911 forum members that this store out of Nevada has great prices and they are some very nice people who are running a good honest business.

    If you ever see "Big Guns Enterprises" on an on-line auction, do not hesitate to make a purchase from them.

    I was very satisfied and will be looking for them in the future.

    Sorry about not having pictures but I haven't taken any and still do not know how to post pictures here. :supergrin:
     
  2. scorpio2011

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    i have bought from several people with no feedback score on on-line auction sites
    everyone has to start at zero!
    as long as they were confirmed i would bid
     

  3. bac1023

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    Eh, I've bought a couple, but I'm no fan of Gunsamerica.

    I much prefer the live auction sites.
     
  4. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    Sir, would you please elaborate on that? What sites are you referring to?

    Thank you.
     
  5. +1....

    What sites would those be Brian?
     
  6. djackson

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    Im more of a gunbroker or web forum kind of buyer
     
  7. bac1023

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    Mainly...

    http://www.gunbroker.com/
     
  8. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    same here. i've bought a few off GB.
     
  9. Kegs

    Kegs Ol 8 fingers ;)

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    I personally would only deal through gunbrok*r. I have nothing good to say about the other outfit, so I'll keep it unsaid.
     
  10. bac1023

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    I just checked my log.

    I've bought over 30 handguns on GB over the last five years. I'm happy to say that I never had one bad experience in doing so. :wavey:
     
  11. djackson

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    Im not at 30 per say, but I have purchased roughly 14 or so off GB and have gotten exactly what was described. :thumbsup:
     
  12. dnuggett

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    Never had a bad experience yet on either. When I am looking for something I hardly ever check gunsamerica, unless Google sends me there.
     
  13. CDW4ME

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    I agree the GunsAmerica feedback system needs improvement.

    I've purchased two pistols on GunsAmerica:

    1st was my Les Baer UTC, the same seller had it on Gunbroker for $10 more and had positive feedback on both sites; naturally, I went through GunsAmerica and bought it at the cheaper price, same $ as opening bid on GB.

    2nd was my Dan Wesson Valor stainless, again it was listed on both sites, but this time for the same price; on GunsAmerica I did not have to bid and bought it for the same as opening bid on GB.

    Both of the sellers were great to work with, but I have not left feedback for either; when I tried to leave feedback, I got a message that the transaction has to be completed by both parties before feedback can be left. Uh, I've got the pistol, had it for a few days when I tried to leave feedback. Both times the seller knew I had it and I was happy. :dunno:
     
  14. RMA

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    I have purchased from GA several times in the past & never had an issue. I was always hesitant myself if not purchasing from a dealer but all went smooth with speedy shipping as well.
     
  15. bac1023

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    The only gun I ever purchased off Gunsamerica was my Norinco 1911.
     
  16. xdmikey

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    i tried to buy a trp operator from a dealer on GA. he gave the first bidder(?)more than two weeks to get his ffl & cash to him so i missed out.
    not a site issue but a dealer issue!
    so, actually i have NO experience w/GA but none w/GB either.

    i need coffee.