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buying used guns

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dazzza11, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. dazzza11

    dazzza11 Member

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    I am new to forums so this might be a really sill question but When people advertise on this forum or on ******* how does the transaction take place? will they send it in the post or do you have to pay first or is it face to face only ?
     
  2. Damon

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    Works all sorts of ways but have to say i would only buy face to face.
     
  3. mattyts

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    Usually pay first
     
  4. walker

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    pay first mate. probably best to buy face to face. that way you actually get to have a good eyes on and feel of what your buying.
     
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    As above u pay upfront gun is posted out to u or ay a small deposit till u can collect most on theforum havebeen here a while so aslong. Not a new member 99% the time u can sleep easy
     
  6. dazzza11

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    so i guess face to face is cash and pick up , If its done by post how would you pay? also they would have to be some trust in paying for items to be posted but i noticed a few old posts of people posting goods out .
     
  7. mattyts

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    pay by cheque,PayPal,any method really,there's no,protection in buying,it's all down to trust.
     
  8. Pidlar

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    As Matty quite rightly states there is no protection when buying privately. A face to face deal will result in you getting what you pay for. Not a long box with boots and jeans in it, or something that's been in a shed for 35 years, or even worse nothing at all!
    Regards Stu.
     
  9. JD

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    This forum has a sales feed back system, so if your looking to buy secondhand, go for a member with good feed back.
     
  10. jw74

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    I sold a rifle on here and was asked for a photo of my drivers license.which I sent and thought was a good idea.but yep its a trust thing really!
     
  11. sneakysniper

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    F2F doesn't always work unless you go prepared. The biggest thing i see on FB airgun groups are underpowered/messed up guns being bought.
    This happened to my mate who bought what looked like a nice hw100. Turned out the power was extremely low as they had tampered with it.
    I would suggest F2F but also take a chrono with you and run it through it to check power/consistency.
     
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  12. Clubshot

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    I get several Shooters buying and Selling Air Guns @ my Club - meet customer and try out before purchasing

    Has been interesting - Especially when Chrono comes out - As seem many do like to get very close to Sub 12FP Rule

    Is best when Spending a Few £'s to try before buying

    Had a visitor up this week brought a outfit - after several hours and other help found Gun and Scope was faulty -

    Had a New Member buy a outfit @ Dealer who set it up for him - only to discover that original supplied Scope was Faulty

    So arrived on Ranges with a good working Rifle -

    BOB/R
     
  13. Accuspell

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    The feedback thing is great if you know how to do it....I haven't worked it out yet. So any help on that greatfully received (I was sent instructions, but I didn't understand them....I need a teenager to decipher them for me!)

    If you are looking at buying something from a long standing member, you wil be Ok.Most will offer you to go and have a play with the rifle first anyway. I sold rifles to a chap in Belgium, he paid carriage and everything - got an email back from him when they arrived to confirm all was well. Photographs will often reveal the condition, provided there are several and details are included - anyone who puts pictures of little faults/defects you can be pretty confident about. The way the advert is worded also tells you a lot about the seller, if it is a garbled message I wouldn't even pick up the phone.
     
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    According to a new prohibited items leaflet I picked up, you can send air riffles but you have to at minimum use the parcel force 48 service. That's how I believe I got my 2 riffles from the sales section here. I paid using paypal after reading some good sales feedback about the people I was dealing with.
     
  15. SteveO

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    Although I have advocated for it and advertised in the past for allowing payment via PayPal, I think (1) it is a very risky way to pay for something for the buyer and (2)Very risky to accept payment for something for the seller - unless gift option is chosen, which puts all the risk on the buyer!

    This is hardly fair if something goes wrong with delivery as the contract with the courier is with the seller - if he turns out to be a turd the buyer is left high and dry.

    Saying this, I've just made a healthy sale using bank transfer which is potentially even more precarious for the buyer but I prize my reputation and integrity highly and the seller has no worries because the item is allowed via the courier, it's fully insured and I will make every effort to ensure the buyer is reimbursed via the insurance should anything go wrong.

    Face to face due to the nature of the item you are selling will always be the preferable option - You wouldn't want to sell an air rifle or pistol to someone underage would you! That could be the worst of your worries. :(
     

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