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buyers beware

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by smartarze, Jun 28, 2014.

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  1. smartarze

    smartarze Active Member

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    Sorry admin for posting about another website on this forum but I thought it best to let fellow shooters know about a problem I had. I purchased a rifle from a website called guntrader. I'd been chatting to someone about a rifle I was interested in all last week, He was very helpful and answered every question I asked about the rifle. We agreed on a price and I sent him the money via bank transfer (BIG MISTAKE) I was told he would package the rifle that night and it would be sent next day delivery. The day arrived, I took the day off work to be home to sign for the rifle.....guess what! It never arrived. I emailed the guy back....No reply. Sent another email....No reply! I emailed guntrader to let them know of my problem, They rung me within 10 mins. I didn't even have to say which rifle it was as he had other complaints that day about the same seller. Seems the rifle had been sold multiple times and no one received it! Alexander from gun trader was very apologetic and said its only the 3rd case of this happening in 10 years! He is doing everything he can to get it sorted out his end involving the police! I set up a new email address and emailed the seller again asking if rifle was still for sale......got a reply within 5 mins saying yes it is so he is still out to catch more people out! I have contacted my bank but there is nothing they can do to get my money back!!!

    I'm not trying to put anybody off using this website just do not pay via bank transfer as you are not covered if anything goes wrong. something which I didn't realise.
     
  2. Nige4927

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    Orry to hear of plight mate, however some good news is, because you did pay via bank transfer, it is very simple for the police to trace the culprit through the bank account to transfered the money to. Getting your money back is another matter..

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    Cheers for the head's-up - closing this as it's an issue for Guntrader but a warning nonetheless to be vigilant folks; there's crooks out there so watch yourselves & your wallets ;)
     
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