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commygun
March 9, 2011, 10:49 PM
This may be a lame idea but it was inspired by a recent transaction I made in another forum.
You know you bought it off a gun forum if the parcel arrives sealed with duct and/or electrical tape.

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animator
March 9, 2011, 10:52 PM
Box comes labeled with ORM-D stickers, but you didn't buy ammo.

newfalguy101
March 9, 2011, 10:53 PM
The box has labels(s) from the LAST three guys who got a gun in that very box :neener:

Remo223
March 9, 2011, 10:55 PM
it comes with granpa's social security number etched in the grip.

cleardiddion
March 9, 2011, 11:58 PM
Three other guys chime in on how that particular gun shoots.

JoeMal
March 10, 2011, 12:06 AM
Was advertised with the lines

"Less than 100 rounds fired..."

or

"Like new in box..."

HOOfan_1
March 10, 2011, 12:09 AM
it comes with granpa's social security number etched in the grip.

So my grandfather wasn't the only one to do that? He did it right across the blade of a really nice knife too. RIP grandad.

Remo223
March 10, 2011, 12:14 AM
Lots of people used to do that. I've got tools with someone's dead relative's SS number engraved on them. I've got books with my dad's SS number written inside it. The ID tags on luggage used to have a line for your SS number along with your name, address, and date of birth.

Times change.

animator
March 10, 2011, 12:18 AM
So my grandfather wasn't the only one to do that? He did it right across the blade of a really nice knife too. RIP grandad.
I've got tools in my toolbox that I use regularly and have my g-pa's SSN on them. For some reason, I tend to take extra care of them...

evan price
March 10, 2011, 12:37 AM
....if you bought it face-to-face, paid a fair price, and then spent an hour chatting about mutually interesting topics with someone of a similar mind set.

XxWINxX94
March 10, 2011, 12:41 AM
If you buy the gun, and then go back on the forum and PM the seller about how good the gun is and how much you like it. You then procede to write a long, detailed, paragraph in the feedback section about how cool the seller is.

joshk-k
March 10, 2011, 01:49 AM
Guy drives an hour out of his way to meet you at a gas station while you're on a cross-state trip, sells you an as-new gun at $100 less than market, and everyone leaves happy.

Ignition Override
March 10, 2011, 03:18 AM
He drives an hour from Nashville in '08 and sells you a mint SKS (your first), behind a burger joint in a small town near I-40.

We drive from San Antonio on I-35 through Austin and the trader happens to still be in town!
He gives us simple directions, then exchanges 2,000 rds. of Russian (what else?) 7.62x39 ammo for
1,900 Silver Bear/Wolf .223 plus $20, in late '09.

This happened in his driveway. Slick, simple with very fortunate timing.
Both sellers were polite and superb. Thanks very much to "THR" WTS/WTT bulletin boards.

chevyman097
March 10, 2011, 10:35 AM
You recieve your package and instead of bubble wrap your items are packed in pages from gun magazines and vendors sale adds. :p

yeti
March 10, 2011, 12:56 PM
You recieve your package and instead of bubble wrap your items are packed in pages from gun magazines and vendors sale adds.

2 years worth, and an extra 15 pounds of Shotgun News is crumpled up in the box to cushion an old beater rifle you just had to have, and came darn cheap.

JoeMal
March 10, 2011, 02:45 PM
You recieve your package and instead of bubble wrap your items are packed in pages from gun magazines and vendors sale adds. I recently moved and that's what I used for packing fragile materials :)

Mudinyeri
March 10, 2011, 02:53 PM
Was advertised with the lines

"Less than 100 rounds fired..."

or

"Like new in box..."
... and they started out asking 10-15% more than what you can buy a new one for online or at your local single-shingle FFL.

Also ...

You worked out a trade for guns, of differing calibers, and also traded more than 1000 rounds of ammo.

NMGonzo
March 10, 2011, 02:56 PM
They want 100% new out the door price from a used gun made in 1994.

CoRoMo
March 10, 2011, 03:11 PM
When you and the other party talk on the phone, you both refer to each other by your forum names. :D

When he drops by, you introduce him to your wife by his screen name. :neener:

1KPerDay
March 10, 2011, 03:13 PM
I've had nothing but stellar transactions here and at the M14 forums. I'd much rather buy from a known, well-reputed forum member than a stranger locally, or on gunbroker.

ZCORR Jay
March 10, 2011, 05:05 PM
They want 100% new out the door price from a used gun made in 1994.
Hahaha that is ever so true.

gordy
March 10, 2011, 06:53 PM
As you are looking at the firearm, The guy you are buying it from asks you if you want a coffee or a can of soda. Then goes in the quickie mart you are meeting at to buy you one.
Only in America. Is this a great country or what.

highorder
March 10, 2011, 06:58 PM
...if you open a box and it contains your item, and a half dozen extra trinkets, accessories, and freebies! (only on THR)

jbrown50
March 10, 2011, 07:52 PM
You know you bought it off a gun forum if:


Your stuff arrives in an old AC Delco auto parts box with some brake dust still on it.
The seller's name is Darryl and he included a picture of his "huntin dawg" with it's new litter of puppies.

THE DARK KNIGHT
March 10, 2011, 08:18 PM
The deal on I sold to someone by telling him I'd throw in "a big box full of extra stuff lying around my room" no extra description given. He will be receiving a soft shotgun case, a bunch of molle pouches, holsters, some baseball cards, Goosebumps books, chewing gum, a $2 bill, a whole bunch of bottle caps, a pocket knife, and a dog toy.

Also it was packed with...you guessed it....in an auto parts box with crumpled up Midway and CTD catalogs.

Cannonball888
March 10, 2011, 08:28 PM
The rifle comes not in a box but an old dusty hard rifle case made in the 70's with lots of strapping tape around it. (not a joke).

WNTFW
March 10, 2011, 10:28 PM
If . . . you know 'Mickey' from Bayoushooter.com

1KPerDay
March 10, 2011, 10:39 PM
The deal on I sold to someone by telling him I'd throw in "a big box full of extra stuff lying around my room" no extra description given. He will be receiving a soft shotgun case, a bunch of molle pouches, holsters, some baseball cards, Goosebumps books, chewing gum, a $2 bill, a whole bunch of bottle caps, a pocket knife, and a dog toy.

Also it was packed with...you guessed it....in an auto parts box with crumpled up Midway and CTD catalogs.
sheesh... you got any more stuff for sale? :D

FROGO207
March 11, 2011, 12:27 AM
The hard part is trying to put the shotgun news back together so you can read it and find a page missing.:banghead:

Furncliff
March 11, 2011, 12:59 PM
You know you bought it off a gun forum if:


You had to get both them gunsmith'ed before they would work.

I've learned my lesson.

leadcounsel
March 11, 2011, 02:54 PM
You had total strangers send you free cool stuff they didn't want, and you returned the favor to someone else of the cool stuff you no longer needed/wanted...

OR

You each drove a half an hour out of your way to trade guns, and were both very happy when the trade was done, and sat a chatted about your careers or guns or whatever...

medalguy
March 12, 2011, 01:20 PM
Quote:
You recieve your package and instead of bubble wrap your items are packed in pages from gun magazines and vendors sale adds.

2 years worth, and an extra 15 pounds of Shotgun News is crumpled up in the box to cushion an old beater rifle you just had to have, and came darn cheap.

This ^^^, and you actually ordered an accessory for the gun from the copy of Shotgun News!!

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