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Paying for Auction—Legit

I’m new to Gunbroker …Looking at Bidding on a Rifle . Seller wants a Check or Money Order. Would I pay Gunbroker or the Seller ? Is this Legit ? How does this Work ?

Thank You !!!!!


  • Butchdog3Butchdog3 Member Posts: 599 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10

    Seller, and is legit.

    Go to Gunbroker buyer help on their website

  • NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,472 ✭✭✭✭

    Pay the seller, and welcome to GunBroker!

  • redhawkk480redhawkk480 Member Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11

    make sure you have a FFL dealer near you that will receive your gun BEFORE you place a bid ( that means talk to them first ) and make sure you understand what you need to do if you are the winning bidder . if you pay by Check or Money Order use either USPS money orders or a money order from your bank , take copies of it or even pictures with your phone and send the payment and your FFL info to the seller with tracking and or delivery confirmation

  • nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,982 ******

    I like personal and business checks better than money orders.

    Postal money orders are great, but if one gets lost, it takes time and effort to get it replaced. Meantime, your money is tied up and you'll probably have to buy a second money order to make your purchase while the first one is being hunted down.

    If a check is lost, all the buyer has to do is issue another. No need to stop payment. If the original check surfaces, no problem. Negotiate one and shred the other. If the check is stolen and forged, buyer completes a Forgery Affidavit at his bank and it becomes the bank's problem.

    I've been selling on Gunbroker since Gunbroker was brand new, around 1998 or 1999. In all that time, I've gotten exactly TWO bad checks. Both were issued by FFL dealers, and both were made good, including the bank charges.

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