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How to sell a gun other than the newspaper?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jpruitt, May 21, 2012.

  1. jpruitt

    jpruitt Well-Known Member

    While my local newspaper does allow classified ads for firearms, they have certain specific models and types that are not allowed. So other than posting here in the "For Sale" section, any ideas for how or where to post a gun for sale?

    (And I'm not interested in trading it in to a gun store or pawn shop where I'll be lucky to get half what it's worth.)
  2. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Many gun clubs have bulletin boards where folks can post for sale ads.
    I know where you are coming from, a little north of you and the local paper says no handgun ads or assault rifle ads, but hunting rifles and shotguns are OK.
    There are some free Floridainternet gun trading sites as well you can post
  3. Swing

    Swing Well-Known Member

    I have had generally good luck with AuctionArms and Gunbroker.

    If you want to only sell locally, the local gun club would indeed be the ticket. Good luck.
  4. CountryUgly

    CountryUgly Well-Known Member

    Armslist.com is a great source. In the past several months it's become my go to place for buy, sell, trade. It's like Craigslist for firearms.
  5. danweasel

    danweasel Well-Known Member

    Outside of a few of my local sports stores are corkboards for posting ads. Of course if it was the same where you live then you probably already thought of this.
  6. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

  7. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Well-Known Member

    I would specifically not use the news paper unless you have a method of contact and location to meet that is both safe and not directly related to you.
  8. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Paper classifieds are dinosaurs anyway. Search around and I'm sure you'll be able to find local swap and sell boards. Google shows many of them to consider. Obviously you will likely have best luck with the most active ones.

    If you're worried about the legal and practical details, consignment is another option but you will have to give up a chunk of the money to the store.
  9. SniperJon

    SniperJon Well-Known Member

    Here in Utah we have a local news station that has an amazing classifieds web site that I've bought and sold very regularly from. Maybe there's something similar in your area? It's KSL.Com/classifieds
  10. Ramone

    Ramone Well-Known Member

    +1 for Range and Club bulletin boards
  11. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    If our local paper had that kind of policy I would go see the editor and cancel my subscription in person.
  12. Arp32

    Arp32 Well-Known Member

    See if there is a backpage.com for your area. In the Phoenix area we use the sports equipment section and there are dozens of listings a day. Works and looks just like Craigslist
  13. Tim the student

    Tim the student Well-Known Member

    I'd look for a credit union swap sheet.
  14. steveracer

    steveracer Well-Known Member

    right here on THR. All you have to do is take some photos, post the gun, and price, and location, and SOMEONE will buy it from you. The very hardest part would be to have to drive it to UPS hub and ship. (I know, CRAZY)
  15. WoofersInc

    WoofersInc Well-Known Member

  16. medalguy

    medalguy Well-Known Member

  17. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    Online message forum.

    I just use the for sale ads on a site such as THR, or on a smaller/local site.

    I have done this with four firearms so far.
  18. Win_SX-1

    Win_SX-1 Member

    I've occasionally browsed through http://www.gunlistings.org/ but not used it so I cannot say from personal experience if it is effective or not.

    Some states have more listings than others - Florida (for the OP) seems to have more listings than most.

    HGUNHNTR Well-Known Member

  20. Psa1m144

    Psa1m144 Well-Known Member

    +1 for local gun forums. I use Seattleguns.net since I am near Seattle. There is undoubtedly one for your location. They are very effective.

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