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what do you think of gunbroker.com?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Glock22-007, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Glock22-007

    Glock22-007

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    hey gun enthusiests out there do you think gunbroker.com is a good idea for purchasing a new firearm or just dealing with an ffl dealer directly?
     
  2. Rancher

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    I have got some great deal there. Only delt with a business and never a private sale. Always fast shipping. Northern Firearms is a good seller there.

    A good place on-line to buy is Bud's, they have great prices but don't be in any hurry to get what you buy. Have had an order in their shipping department since last Thursday, made the purchase the week before. Very hard to beat their prices, easy to beat their service but would still buy from them.

    Rancher
     


  3. sourdough44

    sourdough44

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    If you deal with a reputable seller you should be fine, especially on a new gun.
     
  4. I've had very good luck with Gunbroker. Mostly I bought used and new-old stock muzzleloaders; probably over a dozen transactions. Only one was less than I'd hoped and the seller made it up to me.

    Only gotcha is that 'real' firearms should be transferred FFL to FFL and some of the sellers do not have the license. Thus you can end up paying FFL transfer fees on both ends. This isn't an issue with muzzleloaders.

    GB can give you access to virtually every gun model ever made along with a reasonable gauge for pricing. Hard not to like that.
     
  5. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    I agree, I have had good experiences for the most part, I had a few shady buyers on items I was selling. Just becareful and know the laws in case someone asks you to do something illegal. The items I bought were usually from people who had business and good ratings. In mays ways its like ebay.





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  6. HAMMERHEAD

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    I've had good luck for the most part. Got ripped off once by a well known seller of S&W revolvers in KY with over 4,000 sales on GB. They sold me a S&W 624 that had serious issues with the lock work. The problem was obvious, impossible to miss. Had to send it to S&W for repairs on my dollar.
     
  7. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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    I have bought 2 long guns and one pistol. Long guns from a FFL holder and the pistol from a individual, I worried some about buying from the individual but everything worked out OK.
     
  8. JDSTG58

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  9. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Gunbroker has a useful feature: it allows searching by individual state. If you search within your home state, and the seller is agreeable, you can bypass the whole FFL exchange if your state allows private transactions.
     
  10. craig19

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    I've had good luck so far, bought a few guns, all from sellers with a lot of positive feedback, never from someone with 0 feedback.
     
  11. bac1023

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    I've purchased about 2 dozen guns on GB. Love it.
     
  12. waynokarider01

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    I agree with what has been said already. I would first choose a local FFL that will treat me good on the transfer of any firearms I purchase. I have heard too many people sat that they have to pay $50 or even more for a transfer. A bad experience on a transfer can ruin a good deal. I may be lucky, but I have a few dealers that I use. One charges me $5, but is very busy and far out of my way. Another shop that I like charges $20 but is only 5 minutes out of my way. Another charges $10, but told me not to order anything until I give him the model number and let him give me a price quote. Sure enough, he beat the best price I found, ordered it himself, then sold it to me with no transfer fee. That said, any new firearms I want will come from him. I would still use GB for used, or otherwise unobtainable purchases.
     
  13. bikerdog

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    Ive used GB about 25 times now. And of that 8 were gun transfers. Only had one bad experience and that was on a magazine from a dealer. Over all i really like gun broker and will continue to check with them before i buy anything local


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  14. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    I use Gun Broker quite a bit and have been very happy with my purchases. But I use Auction Arms more.
     
  15. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    I have nothing but good things to say about Gunbroker.com
     
  16. dukeguy

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    I just ordered a Browning Buckmark from Northern Firearms, a Gunbroker dealer. Got a great price that included shipping, and even when you factor in the FFL fee, it was still a better deal than anywhere else I could find one.
     
  17. wrenrj1

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    It's all about knowing what things are worth, the cost of the transfer, and trust. If they add up to savings on your end then so be it. I haven't found a deal that I would take over the internet for a firearm IMHO that would save me a few bucks.
     
  18. ctfireman

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    I only deal with sellers from my home state so i can see the item in person before bidding. But the site itself is good.
     
  19. stopatrain

    stopatrain Lifetime Member

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    I've bought and sold several with no problems. I'am careful to deal with reputable sellers, everybody seems to have an A+ rating but can have several negative feedbacks.