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www.GunBidder.co.uk - New Gun Auction Site!

Discussion in 'Links' started by milegajo, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. milegajo

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    Hi all.

    I've developed a new auction site called www.GunBidder.co.uk specifically for auctioning guns. It's still rather new, so do please report any bugs if you find any. At present, it is currently fee free including featured listings. There are no extra charges whatsoever.

    If any of you feel like supporting a new venture, do please visit GunBidder and have a go at buying/selling.

    Thank you.
     
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    Can i ask what is to stop someone from pulling the add if they have not reached their reserve, as the buy it now is not always the same ? and if they sell it privately?
     
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    A very good point, But once a bid is placed, that's it. Editing function also disappears and only the admin can alter or pull any listings. So only list if you intend to sell i guess is the answer. I don't want to say that the admin could pull the listing as that'd upset the bidders and I don't think that fair.

    Lets say you also have an ad elsewhere, the acceptable method would be to direct a buyer to place a bid/ make an offer through gunbidder.
     
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    Looks interesting, a kind of flea bay for guns, but what kind of protection do you have when spending a fair amount of money through it as it does not have the kind of cover you get on the bay or via paypal?

    James
     
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    hello, thats a good thought!!!
     
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    hello, looks a good up and coming bidding site but i did not see how to pay?,
     
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    What measures do you have in place should a seller refuse to sell the gun at the price it has achieved?

    Would the seller be banned from listing in the future as a non performing seller?
     
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    This is REALLY thought provoking when it comes to guns.

    Here's what I want and have got in place and in mind to activate;

    By using an e-wallet/virtual currency system, users can elect to pay via an escrow system whereby gunbidder.co.uk will act as a third party fiduciary agent only releasing the funds to the seller when gun is received.

    I.e "The escrow system works with e-wallet/credits balance. Same way as you would pay directly, but lets say user1 posts an airgun for sale. Then user2 will buy the air gun, and pay the credits into escrow. This means that user1 wont get the money until the user1 has sent the gun.After receiving the gun, user2 will release the escrow money, and user1 will be able to request withdrawal for their money. That's pretty much it"

    I imagine there will be a charge to the buyer owing to the added administration this will incur. Either a flat fee or 3%

    Why is this not in place? PAYPAL!!!

    Despite many people claiming to dislike PayPal, it has to be admitted, it is a widely accepted and weirdly trusted payment gateway (I say weird due to the fact they withhold funds and freeze accounts for nonsensical reasons to presumably gain interest!....but that's a separate topic!) and most people it can be presumed would wish to pay into the escrow service using paypal. But paypal won't allow this. It is against their terms of use for one party to hold funds on behalf of another. Soooo...

    That means another payment gateway that does allow such practice. Well, there are lots out there Payza is one rival, Skrill/Moneybookers another, trouble is people don't like having to sign up to new systems they aren't used to especially payment sites.


    Of course, the simplest answer would be to say, buyer and seller use paypal between each other and like ebay, gunbidder.co.uk has nothing to do with the transaction once the auction ends, but I think a secure system like an escrow service would really boost confidence and give a market edge.
     
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    When you win a listing, the payment options are presented.:up:
     
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    I'd place that in the same sort of category as a buyer who bids but doesn't pay up. Negative feedback is one deterrent, you would ban repeat offenders, even i.p addresses if needs be.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Paypal do not sanction their use for Air Guns, or do not give any protection if you do use them and something goes wrong? This is not a problem for a retailer as you have other rights, but for a private transaction it does leave a big problem of fraud if you don't get what you pay for or claim it was not delivered.

    The escrow thing sounds right, but rather than have another 3rd party to sign up to, can you simply just not use a credit or debit card, which everyone has?

    James
     
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    From what I hear, you're correct about them not covering airguns which sort of negates using them. You may as well literally send cash. BUT it is the convenience.

    As you suggest, you could require people to use something like authorize.net or similar and manually enter card details each transaction, but ideally it would be something as secure but more convenient. It could simply be a case of use gunbidder.co.uk use payza. same as ebay coerced people to use paypal.
     
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    Website has been radically overhauled including the addition of a 'Swap Offer' feature check it out!
     
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    A seller near Banbury, Oxon has listed a LOAD of interesting air rifles. From BSA S10 & HW100 to match rifles to boxed webley pistols from the 1950's.

    Well worth checking out.
     
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    hello, i think once you sort out a good payment system it would do ok
     
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    Looks good.
     
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    Website supports both PayPal and moneybookers/skril. Though sellers choose what methods they'll accept.
     
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    Not a bad looking site mate :up:
     

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