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Unread 07-16-2006, 09:30 PM
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buying guns

is there a method to protect a person buying a gun through a forum such as this, the seller will hold the gun untill he gets paid but whats to stop someone from advertising a rifle getting paid and not shipping it. I only ask as im about to enter a transaction and dont want to get left standing there with that stupid look on my face. any suggestions would be great
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    Unread 07-17-2006, 06:45 AM
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    Re: buying guns

    The bottom line is if you are not comfortable buying a gun this way why are you?
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    Unread 07-17-2006, 07:43 AM
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    Re: buying guns

    just trying to see if there are ways to protect ones self out there that I dont know
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    Unread 07-17-2006, 08:03 AM
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    Re: buying guns

    If your not comfortable then make sure you use a
    Postal Money order and ahve the weapon shipped from FFL to FFL.
    I've only ever had one problem and that was with a scope and I contacted the Postal inspector and the whole deal was taken care of in two weeks.
    Just make sure you have written documation stating a sale , your payment via Postal money order with a carbon copy that has his name written on it so he'll be the only one that can cash it and when you mail it have a delivery confermation number and let it ride , if he stiffs you then you have evidence of theft.
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    Unread 07-17-2006, 09:25 AM
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    Re: buying guns

    One way to safeguard yourself would be to check out some of the past posts from a user. If he's sold a few things w/out incident I'd bet your safe. On the other hand, if his first post is trying to sell someting, I'd be a little wary.
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    Unread 07-17-2006, 10:27 AM
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    Re: buying guns

    Always a Postal Money order This makes it federal.
    Get phone number and do a reverse look up.
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    Unread 07-17-2006, 11:51 AM
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    Re: buying guns

    Postal Order does not make it a Federal case from what I have heard on other forums. It is just a guaranteed check. It is not a guranateed transacton. Keep all emails as proof that there was a contract entered into.


    My advice is twofold. As Blaz says -Find the sellers home address and phone number through the internet browsers to confirm that there is a home there whith that person listed. And then decide whether you are willing to drive to the address and get what is rightfully yours by force if necessary. If you are not a violent person, then too bad.

    Secondly, verify the FFL of the shipper as best you can. Almost any business will be lisxted with the chamber of commerce or something in the town.
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