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Along these lines, I almost always use a Postal MO. Takes a little longer than paypal, but provides much better protection to the seller. Also, doing the F&F thing on paypal is not only lying but it removes any protection that you might have had from paypal, which isn't much since they are antigun.
And a postal MO provides virtually ZERO protection for the buyer, at least in my experience. USPS told me to pound sand when I was scammed on this site for $980. They said it was cashed and they would not be issuing a refund.

I will never use a money order again. If that is the only payment method, I will pass.
 

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Sorry to hear you got burned. I was also taken when I bought a gun over the Internet. The seller requested a USPS Money Order. Luckily I bought the MO useing my Amex card. I told Amex it was a case of Internet fraud, and Amex returned all my money no hassle. If you do pay by a MO, I would suggest using your Amex card, saved my butt.
Discover is good like that too. Any questions and they will stop or reverse charges in real time.
 

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Sorry to hear this brother but I'm proud you're getting $$$ back!

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And a postal MO provides virtually ZERO protection for the buyer, at least in my experience. USPS told me to pound sand when I was scammed on this site for $980. They said it was cashed and they would not be issuing a refund.

I will never use a money order again. If that is the only payment method, I will pass.
Sorry, I actually meant to type buyer, not seller. I had a similar situation to yours happen once and they took care of it. Not sure what the difference was, or maybe they changed their regs. Nothing's perfect.
 

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Wow, you dodged a bullet (no pun intended). Florida gun trader now is so bad that it seems the majority of ads are scammers. You can tell in their description that English as a second language. I’m glad you got it resolved satisfactorily and I hope the guy sees a few dinners in the crossbar hotel.

I ordered a case of 5.56 from a scammer one time and I kept getting excuse after excuse. I paid with American Express, called them and told them the guy wouldn’t listen to me at all and the agent said “no problem, they will listen to me” and credited my account immediately.
 

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Sorry, I actually meant to type buyer, not seller. I had a similar situation to yours happen once and they took care of it. Not sure what the difference was, or maybe they changed their regs. Nothing's perfect.
I’ll call the usps today and see if I can get anywhere.
 

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I bought a gun on Gunbroker on July 2nd, the latest of about 30 guns I have bought there, in fact I get emails from them thanking me for being such a good customer. What I am not getting from them is an explanation of why they overcharged me $21 on sales tax. They no longer have a customer service phone number and mutiple emails to their "customer support" get a generic response that the matter has benn referred to their support staff. It's bad enough that they now charge sales tax but then they overcharge you and don't respond, when called on it. I think I am done with Gunbroker.
 

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I’ll call the usps today and see if I can get anywhere.
Please let us know what happens. As I recall the Postal Inspectors got involved. This was many years ago, so my memory of it is foggy. Also, a friend of mine is an Inspector, though not anywhere near me.
 

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So pizzed to hear this , again, happening to good people. Not much lower than a thief, I hope they throw the book at this lowlife
If criminals put as much energy into legit pursuits, they would be successful going forward, instead of going to prison.

Thankfully most of your $$$$ will be returned. But I'm taking a break from internet sales, just too much of this lately. And I'm not nearly as savvy as most of you.
 

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First and Foremost. NOT Defending Gun Poker AKA Gun Broker in the least. My wife and I have done well there over the past 15 years retail. About 3 or 4 years ago GB lowered standards to whether or not you have a pulse you can get an account. Scamming went off the charts since then

Back then were getting about 1 out of 5 Non Paying Bidders. Today it is about 1 out of 10. We rarely use Gun Broker for any large or unique to retail. just a lot of parts and a few common guns. Too many of the "race to the bottom" and low or not rated who never come through. Part of the "auction" mindset. I mean get real when I have a 1911 part at $9.99 and the bidder wants to "work out a price" Yes that happens or similar about 3 times a week on about 200 to 400 listings.

Yes, we have found some incredible treasures on GB from vendors with low ratings but we did all we could to verify the item and the vendor as real.

We do a lot on Guns International and have done decent over there. At least you are dealing with a human vendor 99.9% of the time. Yes, price points are higher for the most part but at least you can talk to a human and do something from there. You can gauge a little better if you are getting what you want.

One more thing on Guns International. You call the Guns International and you also to talk to one of three. Dave, Deb or Hunter. Yes, a breathing, live human being who runs and screens the Classified ads. Try it.

Also on scammers countless pictures are copied from everywhere to be used in the fake listings. We get about two calls or emails a week. And yes, when you report it to Gun BROKER in about 2 or 3 months you may or may not get a programed response.

Now on reality. There are very very very very very few if any prosecutions from any out of state below 6 figure transactions of any kind. No agency will prosecute anything that is misdemeanor money in a fraud out of state. Secret Service is money crime but under 6 figure no chance. ATF it may be a gun ad but no gun is involved. Just the picture of a gun. Now State, County or City police agencies rarely have the funds or resources for out of state prosecutions. So that gives scammers a green light to SCAM

I have posted this comment before. During my LEO career was watching a Secret Service interview of a fraud suspect who had well over 6 figures in fraud from about 200 defrauded individuals. He words to the effect "its easy, Bottom Feeders get fed from the Bottom." Yes, he walked

You own personal protections, as much as I dislike it some form of credit and NOT those techie Square, Zell or Paypal Feces. Whatever credit card you use you can cancel the charge if the item is not received. At lease I think that is the case.

Regardless. Do your best to check out the vendor or whatever but the internet is good resource for getting a hard to find item as well as getting screwed

Do your research but you get what you paid for either up front or back end.
 

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Congrats on the new acquisition and another congrats on retrieving the money.... Pardon the pun but you did dodge a bullet...
 

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Just one more reason I will never use Gunpoker Again!
I am with ya. once almost scammed but I outsmarted the loser and got most of my $$ back to

congrats @Glock2740 on a good ending to what could have been a loss
 

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WOW ,
That sucks..
How does Gunbroker give a A+ 880 rating on this clown then ??
Hope you get whole again....
my scammer on GB had an A+ rating when I bought--the week after he had an F--he scammed several people all in a 10 day period
 
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WOW ,
That sucks..
How does Gunbroker give a A+ 880 rating on this clown then ??
Hope you get whole again....
Just a pure GUESS here, the vendor lost his business. Seemed a bunch of that with the Corona Zombie Apocalypse. Thats still no excuse for the vendor. Hacking and stealing accounts is a whole different way to look at it. And yes, the Socialist narrative is Corona Zombie Apocalypse 2.0 is just around the corner

Question then. Can a Gun Broker account be hacked and stolen like those accounts on Fascist Book??????????
 
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