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Onward Allusion
April 28, 2013, 01:25 PM
Has anyone ever worried about having too many transactions on Gunbroker or other similar sites? Not transactions per se, but the number of feedbacks is a good indicator of activity. No tinfoil hats here, but does anyone think this info is too easily trackable?

As an aside, one seller who I've purchased from in the past sudden changed their user ID and thus their feedback count dropped back below 500. I've seen a few other sellers do the same. Same merchandise, verbiage, & contact info...etc...

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AlexanderA
April 28, 2013, 02:54 PM
As a buyer, when I see a seller changing his/her user name, that's a red flag for me. Is he trying to get rid of bad feedback?

Honestly, I don't think the "authorities" are tracking people's feedback on GunBroker.

berettashotgun
April 28, 2013, 04:14 PM
It might happen -----NOW-----since you brought it up:rolleyes:

labhound
April 28, 2013, 04:26 PM
Never underestimate the Governments willingness and ability to track anything and everything! :uhoh:

Walkalong
April 28, 2013, 10:04 PM
In this day and age we are very trackable. I don't worry about it. We cannot win the gun control battle hiding and hoping. We have to stand up loud and proud and tell them heck no.

Swing
April 28, 2013, 10:15 PM
Nope, not worried about the track-age. A seller abruptly changing his name, though, is a little weird.

WardenWolf
April 28, 2013, 10:24 PM
I'm not too worried about a seller changing his name, because even that is tracked and their display name history is usually publicly viewable. People change their names all the time, for various reasons, such as if their name includes a reference to their location and they move.

Bubbles
April 28, 2013, 11:55 PM
Honestly, I don't think the "authorities" are tracking people's feedback on GunBroker.
Correct. OTOH if you select the convenient link called "View Sellers Other Auctions" and a non-FFL has several hundred NIB late-model guns listed, the only payment option is cash, for local pick-up only, the authorities will take note.

BullfrogKen
April 29, 2013, 12:01 AM
In this day and age we are very trackable. I don't worry about it. We cannot win the gun control battle hiding and hoping. We have to stand up loud and proud and tell them heck no.

I agree.

If we act afraid, the anti-gun movement has won.

I'm not doin' it.


My attitude is, "Yup, me and about 80 million other Americans own guns. What are you going to do about it?"

medalguy
April 29, 2013, 11:14 AM
Who cares? You might be buying ammo, mags, lots of non-gun things. BATF doesn't have time or resources to track all that information, nor do they care. I try to look at a seller's details on feedback anyway to be sure his rating of 100 positives aren't for a bunch of small items he's sold that are NOT firearms, to be sure he's a reliable seller. I also take a second look at any seller who has changed his name and wonder WHY?

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