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Just Ask For References..............

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why not simply ask for references when dealing with a potential seller/trader?

there are many folks who have been on various sites for a year or so, but have little traffic in way of dealing done with other members....

why do i mention this?

if you ask for references this usually flushes out the would be thiefs......

folks who have done deals through FFLs and ftf build a rep and can give you references without hesitation if theyre already not a legit recognized member somewhere.....

i see a few folks getting ripped off now and then on various sites by members who have been a "member for a year or more but have 25-35 postings and no dealings to varify their honesty....but theyll ask you to send your gun or money to them....

i think ive averted two "deals" now since ive asked for some references because the potential transactioner failed to respond at all to the requests......

not evey transaction will be a smooth one, but at the very least it will have a basis of honesty from a legit seller/trader/buyer......

i do not send m.o., i will wait for a check to clear, i like the abilty to trace my checks and can get better fraud inv. if something goes wrong opposed to a m.o., and i send a check only to folks who can verify thier previous good dealing with others....

saa you have to start somewhere? then get some ftf deals under your belt to build a rep for being a square dealer....get established as a regular contributor to posts with some meaningful insight, barring the occasional smart-ass remarks, we all do that sometimes....

meet other g.t. members for an outing or two....

bottom line, its easy not to get cheated on a deal if a little commonscense and caution are allowed to over ride the star glazed look in your eye over a potential gun deal....


happy trading, buying, selling...
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Why not have a "Actual" rating system under a users name so U can "Actually" see what their feedback here is here?:wavey:

Works on other forums, so?:whistling:

Since the upgrade, U can't even see how many posts a member has, U use to be able to see that before the upgrade......:faint:
 

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Why not have a "Actual" rating system under a users name so U can "Actually" see what their feedback here is here?

Works on other forums, so?:whistling:

Since the upgrade, U can't even see how many posts a member has, U use to be able to see that before the upgrade......:faint:

may be U should look to your left..i see post count plain as day!!
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why not simply ask for references when dealing with a potential seller/trader?

there are many folks who have been on various sites for a year or so, but have little traffic in way of dealing done with other members....

why do i mention this?

if you ask for references this usually flushes out the would be thiefs......

folks who have done deals through FFLs and ftf build a rep and can give you references without hesitation if theyre already not a legit recognized member somewhere.....

i see a few folks getting ripped off now and then on various sites by members who have been a "member for a year or more but have 25-35 postings and no dealings to varify their honesty....but theyll ask you to send your gun or money to them....

i think ive averted two "deals" now since ive asked for some references because the potential transactioner failed to respond at all to the requests......

not evey transaction will be a smooth one, but at the very least it will have a basis of honesty from a legit seller/trader/buyer......

i do not send m.o., i will wait for a check to clear, i like the abilty to trace my checks and can get better fraud inv. if something goes wrong opposed to a m.o., and i send a check only to folks who can verify thier previous good dealing with others....

saa you have to start somewhere? then get some ftf deals under your belt to build a rep for being a square dealer....get established as a regular contributor to posts with some meaningful insight, barring the occasional smart-ass remarks, we all do that sometimes....

meet other g.t. members for an outing or two....

bottom line, its easy not to get cheated on a deal if a little commonscense and caution are allowed to over ride the star glazed look in your eye over a potential gun deal....


happy trading, buying, selling...
Good post.

I've passed on pleanty of "deals" because the seller couldn't provide any references....
I'm no bigtime dealer/seller, but I've been on all of the boards long enough to have established a lengthy (and perfect) sales record and if you are a new member looking for my money, please be prepared to provide references.

Either that, or you can ship your item to me first and after I receive it I will then send you the funds.
Funny...some people don't seem to like that idea, wonder why? :dunno:
That's essentially what you are asking me to do.

I personally wouldn't have any problem shipping something I'm selling to a well established member with a good iron-clad record before receiving funds.
But then again, I'm no longer the newbie. :cool:
 
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