Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by gunsavy, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. gunsavy

    gunsavy New Member

    Just wondering if anyone has bought anything from them I'm looking for a s&w 4506 not a fan of buying guns online but I can't find one in a local shop
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    Yup, I've bought a couple from GB. Really examine the seller's feedback - if it's not perfect or near perfect - run away. The danger is you will not get to see and hold the gun until after you plunk down the cash - not for the faint of heart...

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

    Have you tried looking a Bud's Guns online? They are an actual dealer, not an auction house. Just a thought.
  4. R-BOLT

    R-BOLT New Member

    Like anything on line or any auction - You can find great buys with research and a lot of patience. I have bought new and used both off of GunBroker and have had nothing but good buys so far.
  5. Car54

    Car54 New Member

    I bought new from a dealer on gunbroker...worked out great.
  6. jimbobpissypants

    jimbobpissypants New Member

    I've done it. In order to get good buys, I do about 50 bids before I actually win an auction. Takes time. In the last 2 years, I have bought 2 guns this way. Both were used. Both times I was nervous. I am very satisfied with one purchase. The other I am moderately satisfied with.
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Have done business on GB and on Auction Arms. Look at the feedback from a seller- not just the numbers, but responses to feedback. I have bought a few dozen guns thru the 2 sites. When looking at what you are willing to bid, be sure to consider shipping costs, AND cost of paying a transfer dealer at your end. If a deal looks too good to be true, it usually is. One advantage to there is a "3 day no-shoot return for any reason you pay shipping" policy on ALL firearms.
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    I haven't done anything on either. My dad on he other hand has done a lot of business on GB and Guns America. He always called the seller first and talks to them. Then he buys or bids and it has always worked out good for him.
  9. superc

    superc Member

    I'll make a ridiculously low bid very early in an auction then forget about it. In a week or so I either get an email telling me I was outbid (most usually) or a wonderful email telling me I won. The second is rare, but it has happened and I have made some fabulous acquisitions that way. As stated by others, you take a risk. Most of the sellers do not allow disassembly during an inspection period and you really want to confine your purchase offers to sellers with immaculate ratings. It is a lot like bidding on Ebay and the same buyer beware rules apply. Understand that if the seller says the gun is a little rough with some pitting, this probably means the previous owner stored it in the bottom of his fish tank. "With a little tuning and TLC," usually means weeks at the gunsmith. Etc. Look for the ads without a reserve price, enter your bid, then don't go back. If you won, you will be notified, if not, bid on another..