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  • Axxe55

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    Prohibited people gladley pay the inflated prices.

    While I have used it to sell a lot of guns many years ago. I have not even gone to the site in a few years as the scammer vs actual real people ratio wasn't worth view pages.
    Many new to guns will pay inflated prices because they just don't know any different. Very easy for some to take advantage of those less informed about guns and ammo.
     

    Tarosean

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    Many new to guns will pay inflated prices because they just don't know any different. Very easy for some to take advantage of those less informed about guns and ammo.
    Yes I am aware that some people pay MSRP + and try and get that on the used market. That said, it doesnt eliminate the "no questions asked" market.
     

    Axxe55

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    Yes I am aware that some people pay MSRP + and try and get that on the used market. That said, it doesnt eliminate the "no questions asked" market.
    Never said it did, and I'm sure many prohibited persons buy firearms from private sellers, simply because money talks. I'm also fairly sure some sellers care very little as long as the money is green as well.
     

    Texasjack

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    Hey, I need some help in understanding a potential scam on Tx Gun Trader. Guy contacts me and says he wants to buy a pistol, asks a couple of questions about the condition, then says he is an FFL (in Florida) and wants the pistol shipped to him (from my local FFL), after I get paid "of course".

    My scam radar is going off big time - something's not quite right - but on the surface it seems to be legit. What's the scam?
     

    glenbo

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    Hey, I need some help in understanding a potential scam on Tx Gun Trader. Guy contacts me and says he wants to buy a pistol, asks a couple of questions about the condition, then says he is an FFL (in Florida) and wants the pistol shipped to him (from my local FFL), after I get paid "of course".

    My scam radar is going off big time - something's not quite right - but on the surface it seems to be legit. What's the scam?
    How is he proposing to pay you?
     

    Tarosean

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    Hey, I need some help in understanding a potential scam on Tx Gun Trader. Guy contacts me and says he wants to buy a pistol, asks a couple of questions about the condition, then says he is an FFL (in Florida) and wants the pistol shipped to him (from my local FFL), after I get paid "of course".

    My scam radar is going off big time - something's not quite right - but on the surface it seems to be legit. What's the scam?


    Without being privy to more information.
    Is it a rare hard to find gun? Why would an FFL from FL want what you're selling?


    Typically the scam is It could be fake check Money/Order/etc. You deposit it then send them the gun.. It bounces a while later. You have no money or gun now. Another is disputing Vemo, Zelle, PP charges.. All of which dont like gun purchases so your already one leg tied behind your back.
     

    seacam

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    Really have to weed thru the scams over there. Recently had a guy offer tomeet me and even sent me a copy of an ffl that didn’t match what he was selling me. Be careful.
     

    ftw13

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    Prohibited people gladley pay the inflated prices.

    While I have used it to sell a lot of guns many years ago. I have not even gone to the site in a few years as the scammer vs actual real people ratio wasn't worth view pages.
    Yeah I kind of figured they were trying to sell to felons or just listing it so high it wouldn’t sell so they could tell their wives they tried. I think many noobs just overpaid panic buying and are now trying to recoup funds. I’ve been on there since 2009 and only had two no shows in all that time. Fast forward to this year and I’ve had two in the last month, I don’t think a lot of guys on there can actually afford the guns. My sneaking suspicion is they’ll say they want it and set a time all the while trying to sell something to get the funds. When it falls through they don’t have the balls to tell you.
     

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