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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Edward429451, Dec 18, 2003.

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  1. Edward429451

    Edward429451 member

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    I've been trying to trade my Glock 21 on Gunbroker for another 1911 style and get a whole heck of a lot of offers, stainless Kimbers, Springfield Loadeds, Pointman Majors, Combat Commanders, A full auto Mac9, all sorts of stuff.

    The problem is everyone wants me to send my gun first and these are usually the guys who arent even registered users there. Some do not have pics of their weapons and so forth. I wont send my gun blindly for one I haven't seen. I've asked people to send theirs first for inspection and then I'll send the G21 etc. The deals fall through right there, every time.

    Is there a safe way to do this kind of transaction? What do I ask for / look for / say that wont crap the deal and still give me recourse if the person receives my gun and does not send his?

    (Anyone here want to trade a 1911 for a G21, nite sites, Laser, 3 Hi cap mags, two +2's, Galco SOB Holster, and extra springs?)
     
  2. TarpleyG

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    Well, I for one wouldn't send anything anywhere without some level of security. My suggestion is to take some good hi-res pics of your gun and send those to these folks and get the same in return. Once you analyze the pics and if everything looks okay, make a deal to trade with a three day inspection period. Even with this, you can still get scammed. No worse than a cash transaction though.

    GT
     
  3. ceetee

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    Sure! Just send it here.....I'm sure I'll send something back...








    Well somebody had to be first!
     
  4. HABU

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    You know they are wanting to scam you. No one in their right mind would trade their 1911 for a glock!:neener:
     
  5. Lone_Gunman

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    Unless they are an FFL dealer, they can't receive the gun directly from you.

    Unless you are and FFL dealer, you can't receive the gun directly from them.
     
  6. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Ed old' buddy-

    I don't see an easy way to accomplish your goal? :(

    I certainly understand that you do not want to lose
    a firearm, while the deal is in flight. Its kind'a
    far fetched, but a good rule of the thumb is to trust
    NO ONE. I say that to include myself as well; cuz
    you don't know me from Adams house cat! ;) Grant
    it, I wouldn't think of taking anything that did
    not belong to me; but I just would not feel really
    comfortable with any deal, until both parties
    were satisfied. :D Too bad you can't work out a
    face-to-face transaction.

    My advice to you sir, is DON'T DO IT. I realize that
    most people here at THR would never think of
    what I call "juking you" out of a firearm. But this
    internet is FULL OF THIEVES who would; and never
    think twice about it!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  7. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Hey dude! (Ed!!!)
    IMO .... ole buddy ..... NOPE!!! No guarantees whatsoever. Even takin into account the FFL requirements ... still no guarantees.

    I would only consider such a deal on THR .. and that with a member of some standing who in part at least, you can feel you know. You and I in fact have ''known'' each other quite some time ... I even had the pleasure of sampling some of your nice cast heavyweight bullts too (I did get em loaded and shot .... Mmmm .... nice!!).... will now cast more with new moulds!:)

    I digress ..... but certainly here I think we all pretty much have our rules and integrity .. and there is a much smaller risk ..... and if anything did go ''belly up'' then hell .... it sure is gonna be quickly ''broadcast''!!:p

    But seriously .. the auction game . I honestly don't think I'd entertain a trade .... only for me would be .... buy the one I want ... then sell the one I don't! (sorta thing!!)
     
  8. 45R

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    Just put an ad in the THR FS section and get it done locally.
     
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    "What kind of place is this?" "What do you mean you won't take a Post Dated,Two Party,Out of State Check!:neener: :neener: :neener:
     
  11. Preacherman

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    There is a way to minimize the risks - I've done it several times in gun trades here on THR.

    First, have a local dealer you know and trust.

    Second, make sure the other party has a local dealer he knows and trusts.

    You take your gun-for-trade and deliver it to your local dealer. The other party does the same with his/her gun at his/her dealer.

    One dealer calls the other and confirms that he has one gun, and that the other dealer has the other gun. The first dealer then ships gun no. 1 to the second dealer, along with a copy of his FFL. On receipt, the second dealer confirms that the gun is in good condition, and then sends out the other party's gun to the first dealer.

    This way, the dealers handle the trade as a business-to-business transaction. If there are any problems, the dealer can handle them on your behalf. However, it's essential that both parties know and trust the dealers concerned.
     
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    And make sure that Fed Ex guy isn't a moron!;)
     
  13. Edward429451

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    I've had this thing sold for cash twice all they way up until they didn't have the cash. The drastic plastic just don't want to leave I guess.

    Why do you think I'm tryin to trade it for a 1911? :D
    It's a good pistol but I'm just not a glock man and besides, I shoot a lot of lead. Common mags & holsters are a good idea too.

    I do know a dealer named Earl that I trust. I haven't known him real long, but the guy just radiates integrity. It shows that he's got a lot on the ball and I feel confident that no (relatively) cheap little 5 or 6 hundred dollar deal would go wrong in his hands.

    Thats a good idea to send them to a dealer that they trust. I could let my dealer receive the other guys pistol, inspect it upon arrival, retain possession of the other guys pistol (my new one) until the other dealer recives the Glock and he calls back saying the other guy is happy with it and then go pick it up. Hmm. Sounds complicated.

    Sure would be easier if one of you all just bought it from me.:D Just put enough in me hand to go pick up a new/used Springfield is all.;)

    I'm pretty sure the guy who wanted to trade a Tec-9 for it was serious.:rolleyes:
     
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