Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by NIGHTLORD40K, Oct 23, 2020.
I got around it for a long time by spacing text with numbers- (9four1)7seven7-three3three3 for example.
I understand that you are willing to pay a modest fee in order to publish an ad to sell an item.
You should , however, be concerned with the likelihood that your ad will generate fewer inquiries due the the fee required to contact a seller.
This is where Armslist made a mistake , in my opinion.
If you were to list an item for $600 , and I paid a fee to ask if you would take $550 cash, and you responded Sorry - just sold it , I’d be put out. Or let’s say it is a sale or trade ad , I pop the fee to offer a trade and you say no thanks... I just paid for nothing.
I can’t prove it , but I’d bet that messages sent to sellers are down.
Just use a dedicated email just for Armslist, or use a burner phone.
And will probably soon win a bid (in 45 min.) for a different handgun on Gunbroker.
As stated on a Handgun forum topic about HKs, if Armslist had not changed, I gladly would have bought a .40 USP Compact listed on Armslist (no phone etc listed) in a somewhat nearby town.
Even Before this recent change to the website's policies, the majority of many handguns I freq. scan have remained there for months.
The A. website has probably become -- and it already seemed to be -- an "elephants' graveyard" for huge quantities of items, after the true scarcity (at reasonable prices for those who didn't plan ahead) became bulk ammo
Gunbroker choices must be growing by the day----
For sure. It'll be proven in time when their traffic slows down massively and they decide what actually works for scams.
I'm still getting contacts that say they are about to be deployed to the space station as a door gunner. Just tell them where to send the funds, oh, and also my bank routing number.
Where do these guys come from, AND, do people really fall for it?
Local only sales for me.
As a seller there is a financial bonus to using Armslist. GunBroker takes a fee to facilitate your sale, Armslist didn’t used to. Even now the flat fee is probably cheaper than the sliding scale that GunBroker uses if you sell two or more guns.
If they would take away the fee for buyers to respond I will go back to Armslist.
I don’t worry about scammers now. I’ve done a couple dozen Armslist transactions and haven’t been scammed once. Face to face in a public place during daylight hours has worked just fine for me.
Besides, you miss one of the big points of comparison between the two. GunBroker doesn’t charge their users a fee to bid.
I don't have a problem with Armslist charging users to sell their guns. That's no different than any other website or publication charging users to place an ad or Gunbroker charging sellers to use their site. What I do have a problem with and haven't seen before is Armslist charging buyers to contact sellers.
Yes, users not being charged a fee is a given. Not sure I needed to mention that.
Which is exactly why I won't use the AL service. I don't do face to face transactions anyway. I ship my guns to buyers.
Gunbroker has a better selection if I am after a specific gun.
Anyone know what's going on there?
This is the "bs" about the new, Peoples' Demokratik Armslist in a nutshell.
How secure is one's financial data given to the New Armslist against potential hackers?
I just bought two handguns (both 3rd. Gen. S&W) on Gunbroker last week because of this petty "nickel and diming".
Gunbroker has allowed, and still allows Free Contact with a seller, accomplished from a link seen with the listed item.
Doesn't ebay make money off the sellers? Newspaper charges to put ad in too. So not like it is crazy idea.
I just tried to create an account to sell, and found no new acounts. Going under for legal battles? Even if decreased traffic, its a good time to sell guns.
People bad mouthing armslist. But I found it a great way to buy locally. I don't want to ship or deal with FFL. It reached a lot of people. Maybe some states have forums that work. But I haven't seen that in my area.
I did think it went down hill went the power search changed, and you couldn't narrow it down.
I was ok with $3 a month. I only planned on selling a couple things. So for me it would be similar to pay by ad. Like I said I think the mistake is make buyer pay, that is an odd concept. Though I think it works for tinder.
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