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Dgi35
January 27, 2013, 10:41 PM
I'm new on here and have a few guns I'd consider putting up for sale.
I am not a fan of paypal and was wondering what methods of purchase are acceptable to most. Thanks in advance

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firesky101
January 27, 2013, 10:54 PM
Almost universally preferred here is postal money orders.

powderx
January 27, 2013, 10:55 PM
Good thing you don't like PayPal - they don't like guns and paying for them with their service is against their policy. ;)

Most of what I see is postal money order or Visa/MasterCard/Discover (see Square - http://www.squareup.com for payment processing).

Good luck!

rgwalt
January 27, 2013, 11:25 PM
USPS money order is the way to go. Universally available in the US and easily cashed on the receiving end. I always take gold or silver in return on trades, but I'm a bit odd.

rj112275
January 27, 2013, 11:56 PM
Square allows you to take credit cards and direct deposit to your bank account... For a fee. Used it a couple of times. Other than that, Paypal, which has an device similar to Square for credit cards, and MO for out of towners.

Clean97GTI
January 28, 2013, 12:05 AM
cash although bitcoin would be cool.

tyeo098
January 28, 2013, 12:25 AM
I use paypal to buy brass as my way of stickin' it to the man.

Texan Scott
January 28, 2013, 01:55 AM
I've never bought or sold a gun and not paid or received CASH.

ColtPythonElite
January 28, 2013, 01:59 AM
I have bought guns from far away, but had a branch of the sellers bank in my town. I simply walked in and deposited the money in his account.

bigfatdave
January 28, 2013, 01:59 AM
cash in person (I'd take silver, I suppose)

money order for long-distance

medalguy
January 28, 2013, 02:12 AM
Postal Money Orders are probably the most popular, but like Colt Pythom Elite I've had buyers deposit the funds into my bank account too. Only one buyer was reluctant to do this as he felt he had no assurance of the deal being completed. I know I'm honest, but the buyer didn't know me. :uhoh:

Dgi35
January 28, 2013, 09:06 AM
Thanks to all for the good advice...seems like a good time to sell and sounds like MO is the way to go.
I need to do a little pricing research first but will then post what I will be selling here first. Any advice on resources to help me price my guns realistically would be sincerely appreciated. I've looked on gunbroker but nowhere else really. Most of the guns I have were bought about 10 years ago to collect...pre ban mostly...AR-15, hk91, sp89, spas12 etc.
Thanks again to all

mcdonl
January 28, 2013, 09:18 AM
Like others have said... USPS as they are universally accepted and they come with their own, very proficient fraud police.

rgwalt
February 1, 2013, 01:58 AM
Thanks to all for the good advice...seems like a good time to sell and sounds like MO is the way to go.
I need to do a little pricing research first but will then post what I will be selling here first. Any advice on resources to help me price my guns realistically would be sincerely appreciated. I've looked on gunbroker but nowhere else really. Most of the guns I have were bought about 10 years ago to collect...pre ban mostly...AR-15, hk91, sp89, spas12 etc.
Thanks again to all
Gunbroker is a decent benchmark, but search other forums, too. Depending on how badly you need the money, and how much time you have on your hands, you could try to go to a local gun show. I've found that forum members here are willing to give you a "price check" on different firearms. On items that are currently subject to the "craze" (like an AR) you will likely not get a realistic idea of value from anyone. It is a sellers market for a lot of stuff.

beatledog7
February 1, 2013, 10:14 AM
Money order. It's universal and cheap, but slow. If you want the gun so badly that you won't wait for the money order / snail mail process, then you might want to reconsider; you're quite likely also about to pay too much.

Bubbles
February 1, 2013, 01:04 PM
Just a note on Square - swiped sales for firearms are ok, keyed-in are not, as many FFL's have discovered too late.

USAF_Vet
February 1, 2013, 03:49 PM
Face to face, cash only. If mailing it, postal money order is my #1 preference.

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