Online gun shoping

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Dantheman0616, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Dantheman0616

    Dantheman0616 New Member

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    I was looking for lever action gun and the only place I can find is online. I found it on gunsamerica.com. I am a little sketchy on it. Has anyone shoped there before? Also I was woundering what are some good websites to shop on?
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    personally i didn't have any good luck with the people who listed themselves as "gun dealers". most had some really decent prices on what they advertised for sale, and when inquiring about buying they said they were out of stock or just wouldn't answer an email or sometimes got a wrong number. i am sure there are some reputable dealers on there, but the ones i tried to get a hold of where probably home based FFL dealers. i have heard much better things about GunBroker.Com and have a friend who has used them a few times in the past with much better results. just relaying my past experiance and my opinion is not all inclusive and i hope others have had better luck than i did.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Most transfers I do come from either Gunbroker or Bud's
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Gallery of Guns.com is a good site. You don't necessarily buy the gun from the site, but it helps you find the dealer closest to you from which to purchase the gun. Go to www.galleryofguns.com - Buy guns online, top brands, best price, best service, best warranty; all types of guns: revolvers, rifles, pistols and shotguns. and click on the Gun Genie logo.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I use both gunbroker.com and auctionarms.com. Both are auction sites- you are not buying from the site, but sellers that register on the site.

    With both, you can look at the feedback sellers have had from other customers- if a seller has 100 positives, 1 negative, odds are pretty good that I would be happy with the sale. auctionarms has a mandatory 3 day, no firing, right of return on any gun.

    With any auction site, remember you will ALSO pay shipping, and pay the fee to the local dealer you have it shipped TO.
     
  6. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    Buds or gunbroker never tried gunsamerica.
     
  7. fatmidgets

    fatmidgets New Member

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    Buds has free shipping, but you do have to pay the person It's shipped to.
     
  8. TRAPPER1

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    Sako

    Hi i WISH TO PURCHASE A Sako 85 Varmint Laminated Stainless 223 cal. been on a waiting list now for 2 years . I live in Halifax N.S. Canada .anyone know where I can purchase one? and does anybody have any Info. on this Rifle ? thank you Trapper1
     
  9. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    I actually use auction sites to find guns near me.
    Gunbroker has a state by state listing...so you can see what's available near you.
    And quite often, when you are in person and have Cash, you can haggle a better price for the gun you want.
    Most gun dealers would rather do an on-site sale than an online one...less hassle & saves them time & effort.

    I also scour the local papers, the Shopper, the Thrifty Nickel...stuff like that.
    I've found some AWESOME deals out there!!

    I have a list of every gun I want/need...and several decades worth of Gun Trader Guides (different guns each year) that go everywhere with me.
    Check prices with your laptop if ya don't already know 'em by heart so you don't get the shaft.

    If you want great deals, you have to do the research...
    it also helps to have a background in sales, makes hagglin a LOT easier when you can read the person ;)
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Trapper- will be glad to respond, but please start a thread. If you have trouble, please send me a private message.
     
  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    I agree that lever guns are getting increasingly hard to find. I just bought a 30-30 Marlin lever action after a loooooooong search! I ended up purchasing used in a face-to-face transaction that was listed on a local gun forum known for its classifieds.

    I would treat any auction site like any eBay transaction...that is to treat each seller as someone that needs to prove themselves reliable and responsible before I do business. Being listed on GunsAmerica or GunBroker is easy. Following through on promises and communicating well is what separates the wheat from the chaff!
     
  12. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I have bought guns on almost every online auction site without any problems,and have sold several on Gunbroker and AuctionArms.I have purchased 2-3 rifles on GunsofAmerica,and each transaction went smoothly.
    People generally post truthfully on these sites,and a lot of them are dealers.They don't ever want to get a bad reputation for being dishonest,nor take on the legal aspects dealing with selling firearms online.
    Always make sure that the seller will ship your item with insurance,they are not responsible for any damage that occurs in shipping,and it doesn't cost much to insure any gun.
     
  13. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

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    Used GunBroker or Bud's
     
  14. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    Y don't you get a henry ? I'm sure they would send ya a catalog or just order off there web page it's heneryrifles.com or heneryrepeating.com . I plan on getting a 22 from them when tax time comes around. Not trying to sound like a tool but I played with marlin levers, new and used. Along with henrys at the lgs and the henrys have alot smoother action. thats comparing a few used marlins to a brand new henry. They didn't have any used ones.
     
  15. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I have been looking at Cheaper than Dirt site.
     
  16. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Gunbroker won't even let me sign up. The E-mail that is supposed to activate your account tells me that it doesn't like some of my info. Twice. An E-mail to gun broker w/ phone # does not get returned. I simply WON'T give them the additional info they request. (Utility bill, driver's license.)
     
  17. TRAPPER1

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    H Sorry what do you mean buy a thread?Trapper1