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New gunbroker layout?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WestKentucky, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    The new layout seems quirky. Maybe I’m just used to the old one. 2 small parts purchases have gone well enough. Anybody else struggling with the change? Seems more difficult to do stuff, but more easy at the same time.
     
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  2. rpenmanparker

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    Sorry, but after getting screwed by the website with regard to a purchase gone wrong, I won’t do business with them anymore.
     
  3. ACES&8S

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    I have a hard enough time with computers let alone changes like they have done.
    I now have a brand new GOOD computer & the pages on there are not responding like they used to.
    Also the search options aren't responding like they used to.
    I'm not a whiz with comp like I said & I can't explain what I don't understand anymore.
     
  4. Enfielder

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    It was far better before they upgraded. Everything runs slow and all of the features don't work well. Forget about opening a category in another tab. Searches take forever and a day to respond.
     
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  5. montanaoffroader

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    For me the largest issue has been with the search function, it is almost useless. Every time I look at an item then try to return to the search page, it brings back everything I filtered out in the search leaving me with way too much stuff to wade through.

    I haven't bought a lot of stuff through GB, but now I'm down to zero. I just don't have the time to fight my way through the search function.
     
  6. MachIVshooter

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    Right click and select "open link in new tab"
     
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  7. 460Shooter

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    I just recently used it.

    I haven’t liked the format for like 2 or 3 years now. It used to be very intuitive. No more.
     
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  8. Walkalong

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    They change it again recently? Been broke and have been staying away from GB. :)
     
  9. 460Shooter

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    Good decision. It causes trouble.
     
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  10. montanaoffroader

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    Thanks for the tip, I will give it a try....
     
  11. bluetopper

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    Gunbroker is simply a means to bring sellers and buyers together. Your beef with the seller should stay with the seller.
    I like to browse and buy hard to come by, older, out of production guns. I'd have to wait many lifetimes for the guns I've bought on gunbroker to show up and my local gun/pawn shops.
     
  12. MachIVshooter

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    GB has also served to level the field a bit with used gun pricing. If a local shop is astronomical, you can often show them what that model is actually selling for, have a better chance of getting them to come down than simply saying "too high". Conversely, for the brick & mortar retailer, it's a good resource to price his merchandise appropriately, not giving away things that are worth more, and also staying competitive.

    I don't run a retail operation, but people routinely ask me for gun value estimates. For all but the most obscure guns, blue book is obsolete, irrelevant. It may have you pricing guns way over a realistic figure, or you might be beating people back with a stick because the actual market value of your item is twice what the book lists. Use Armslist & Gunbroker, you'll find a good median value for most firearms.
     
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  13. kozak6

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    I still don't like it, and it's been a while. Seems like the search option for "Buy Now" continuously switches between the top and the side.
     
  14. rpenmanparker

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    I disagree. Without providing safeguards for both buyers and sellers, the wide open environment of GunBroker would have little appeal for many. Who wants to ship off their money as cash or check, not protected by a credit card issuer, for a used firearm with no inspection period, no return ability, no warranty and no protection against seller bad faith. Similarly for the seller. Auction sites will only work over the long haul when the site operator runs a tight ship and provides necessary protections. eBay’s success is largely due to their protections for everyone concerned.
     
  15. Waveski

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    Apparently you are not very selective about choosing sellers.

    But , to the point - the subject of this thread is the layout of Gunbroker and recent changes thereof , not whether or not Gunbroker is fundamentally good or bad.
     
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  16. rpenmanparker

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    Apparently.
     
  17. 460Shooter

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    I do find the feedback on sellers useful also. If I see less than a 96% positive feedback rating or a new seller, I don’t take the chance.

    I’ve bought 6 or 7 guns off GB. One was less than well represented. Lesson learned. If it’s used, there better be a lot of high quality pictures.
     
  18. Scooter22

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    It flats out SUCKS! I don't know who or why they decided to change it. But the only conclusion I can come to is they are trying to run it into the ground because it gets worse and worse.
     
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  19. Waveski

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    I remember when the GB format was changed for the worse a year or two back , but I am unaware of whatever the squawk is here. What are the most recent changes , and when did they take place?
     
  20. larryh1108

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    Their latest format change was in the last month or so.
    I believe the changes have come about because so many use their phones for the internet
    instead of a regular computer or laptop. They had to make it easy for the young uns to use it so us dinosaurs are
    struck with the "upgrades".
    I am a seller on GB and a buyer. Most of my collection came from Gunbroker purchases. The feedback and the amount
    of good, clear pictures guides your purchase. Your credit card still has it's protection. Gunbroker is a service putting a buyer and
    a seller together, nothing more. The changes are a pain to get used to but in the long run, they make for a better, safer
    experience. At least that's my take and experience. YMMV
     
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  21. mgresh

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    What safeguards does eBay or any site give for buyers who mail cash to a bad seller?
     
  22. rpenmanparker

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    They will reimburse the buyer in a case of fraud or misrepresentation and go back on the seller for funds separately. They have a minimum returns policy. Basically a warranty.
     
  23. mgresh

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    I’m shocked anyone would pay for something without a credit card or PayPal online.
     
  24. CDMCKY

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    My account with Gunbroker was canceled after I (apparently) made too many complaints
    to the management about grossly misrepresented items on the site, and they (apparently)
    didn't care, and didn't want to be informed about it.

    I'm and "I.T. guy" so it was quite simple to circumvent their "banning software", and I
    (easily) opened a new account, so I can shop there if/when I choose....
     
  25. Graywolf686

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    I think the old gunbroker was better at least for me
     
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