Has anyone used Gunbroker pay while doing an Auction? I need some training.

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  1. Wildbillz

    Wildbillz Member

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    Hi All
    I signed up for Gunbroker pay and there are little or no instructions on how to use it. Anyone got a good grasp on it or is it just play with it till you can figure it out?

    It looks like they are trying to get you to convert into a crypto before sending monies? Gunbroker could have done a lot better from what I have seen so far. I was hoping that it would be smooth like that other electronic payment service.

    Oh Well
    WB
     
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    I haven’t found it to be an issue. Gunbroker already uses encryption on the site. I used it a couple time to no ill effect.
     
  3. FROGO207

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    I found it easier to send a Postal Money Order last time I won anything. I just don't like using anything where money is floated on line through my computer and the possibility of theft.
    I still don't have a pay pal account set up yet either. YMMV
     
  4. marsofold

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    I have bought things from Gunbroker several times. One time I bought a rifle from a listing that was also a gunshop by verbally speaking my credit card number over the phone to complete the transaction. I got the rifle, but a then a big time problem surfaced. A week later my credit card company (Chase) contacted me to ask if I had purchased $450 worth of college textbooks in Utah. I replied NO, so they ate the charge and sent me out a new card with a different number. Apparently the gun shop had college aged kids working for them who were able to somehow get the number. Maybe the manager had written it down on a piece of paper. I would now consider PayPal funded via a credit card to be the safest option. Maybe OK to use a personal check (although checks have account numbers on them which makes me uneasy) so you have a receipt. I imagine that someone could cash a postal money order and claim they never got it. I don't have much faith in the post office.
     
  5. MAKster

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    Gunbroker Pay is a goofy cryptocurrency thing. I would avoid that. I just bought a pistol a few weeks ago on Gunbroker and within an hour of winning the auction I received an email from an electronic payment processor that the seller used. All I had to do was enter my credit card number and the payment went through. Payment was instantly confirmed and he shipped it the same day. Seller never saw my credit card number. Money orders are a hassle and slow.
     
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  6. Swing

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    I've bought and sold on Gunbroker for a very long while. The few times I've tried to use their pay system it was a total train-wreck. At least two vendors I've worked with tell me it is absolutely worthless on the receiving end too. I've either paid via credit card over the phone (if the seller would accept it) or mailed off a money order (if they didn't).

    YMMV.
     
  7. Wildbillz

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    Ya that's sort of what I am finding. I signed up for it hoping that it would work like Paypal seeing how so many guys want to use electronic payment. But you can't link a Credit card to it. It looks like you can add money from a bank account but I am not seeing how you can transfer it to another user yet. It looks like any money coming into your account will be in there Freedom Coin Crypto and you will have to convert back to USD to transfer to your bank after they take there cut both for using it and converting from FC to USD.

    Agreed on the Crypto thing. Credit Card is great for a business, but as an individual selling there own guns? I don't have a way of taking a credit card.

    WB
     
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