Any luck with armslist sales?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by OldTengu, Nov 22, 2017.

Tags:
  1. OldTengu

    OldTengu
    East Multnomah county
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    1,168
    I'm 0 for 2, both potential buyers are looking for ridiculous deals, for me to deliver to them, and one actually asked if id forge a bill of sale stating the date before these guns were even made. Some peoples kids, man.
     
    GOG, ron, coyotecaller and 1 other person like this.
  2. Reed

    Reed
    PA, WA
    Active Member

    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    249
    I’m afraid Armslist has an infestation of scammers.

    I understand people hoping to get a good deal by capitalizing on someone else’s misfortune, but it gets irritating when all people will offer is less than half the fair value of a firearm.

    Then there the people who fail to show, or the people who seem to enjoy wasting other people’s time.

    Personally, if I’m selling (trading actually) the recipient will come to me.

    If I’m buying, I’m doing the traveling.

    Always face to face, no shipping.
     
  3. rupey7

    rupey7
    Pacific Northwest
    Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    337
    Armslist is a crap shoot most days of the week. I've had some some luck but lots of scammers. Been looking for an M1A Super Match and noted one for sale in Spokane was also for sale in North Carolina and Texas when I did a national search. It's certainly a buyer / seller beware market.
     
    Joe13, OldTengu and Reed like this.
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital
    Albany, Ore
    Flavorite Member Staff Member Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,156
    Likes Received:
    14,767
    30% on armslist is the good average.

    Love it too when they want me to deliver, wipe their bubblegum and satisfy their every need.

    No. You are the buyer, how bad do you want it?

    Why forget a Bill of Sale? Lol. Just don’t do one.
     
    Reed, OldTengu and Joe13 like this.
  5. OldTengu

    OldTengu
    East Multnomah county
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    1,168
    He wanted the bill of sale in lieu of transfer/background check. Coming up with 30 dollars to transfer 2 pistols that im charging less than 400 total for shouldnt be an issue. Neither should driving from tualitin to portland to get such a deal. I even offered to meet halfway and was declined lol
     
    KKG and Joe13 like this.
  6. rupey7

    rupey7
    Pacific Northwest
    Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    337
    The guy sounds like an AZZ HAT, we are all better off he didn't make that purchase. Hard to tell where those guns would have ended up with his scoff law approach to the terms and conditions (untruthful bill of sale) of the proposed transaction.
     
    OldTengu likes this.
  7. OldTengu

    OldTengu
    East Multnomah county
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    1,168
    He also felt compelled to let me know he has his chl. Fantastic.
     
    Joe13 likes this.
  8. OldTengu

    OldTengu
    East Multnomah county
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    1,168
    Just putting it out there, willing to take 375 obo or trade for the two pistols i have listed. I cant go too much lower on the price (gun show bills haha), unless we work out a trade.
     
  9. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough
    RIP City!
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,839
    Likes Received:
    2,405
    Yeah, I dont get excited when i get a response to one of my arnslist ads. Its usually a hold my breath approach. Just over a year ago, I got the run around trying to purchase an AK on armslist. I had scheduled a day off from work to finally meet with the guy. The deal was for me to check it out at his place then we go to the FFL down the street. Keep in mind, this was after 5 failed attempts already trying to meet up. When I got there, the seller had ignored all my texts and phone calls. He answered the door after 3 door bell rings and only had his boxers on when he came to the door. He had a ghost face look and told me his guns were stolen the night before, every single one of them. I told him he could have at least told me before heading out there as it was a 1 hour drive. Never again. :cool:
     
  10. Iceman04503

    Iceman04503
    Portland, or
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    568
    I've done a couple of sales on Armslist, its always been positive for me. Agree on a price before the meet, always meet at an FFL for transfers no exception, no shipping, cash only, buyer does the traveling.

    I used to get a lot of scammers on armslist. But since I put "NO SHIPPING, CASH ONLY, NO TRADES" at the very beginning of the ad theres been a significant decline in scam emails.
     
    rupey7 likes this.
  11. Iceman04503

    Iceman04503
    Portland, or
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    568
    Hell no, I would never meet at someone's house. That's just asking to get robbed. Public place with lots of traffic.
     
    nwslopoke and OldTengu like this.
  12. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough
    RIP City!
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,839
    Likes Received:
    2,405
    Not too concerned about that. I had backup in the car watching and waiting. Not too mention lots of special training :cool:.
     
    Iceman04503 and OldTengu like this.
  13. UserNameInUse

    UserNameInUse
    SW WA
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    471
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    If you advertise a $200 gun on the internet you should be ready for the type of people you are going to be dealing with.
     
  14. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood
    SW Washington
    Active Member

    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    176
    Just sold a mosin through armslist the other day, no haggling whatsoever and the guy met me at the ffl with no funny business. So I'm 1 for 1....I usually am the buyer not the seller...
     
    OldTengu likes this.
  15. OldTengu

    OldTengu
    East Multnomah county
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    1,168
    All i expect from anyone is to not waste my time.
     
    Dyjital and nwslopoke like this.
  16. KKG

    KKG
    Snohomish
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,587
    Likes Received:
    5,355
    I'd like to see a Posting of the names and addresses of these so called buyers here on the Forum. I think it should have not just Armslist but any other website including this one. I do feel that this information would have to be verified, maybe by the Mods. with the name of the Poster kept private(but available) and that just might stop some of the people.
     
    Caveman Jim, Reed and OldTengu like this.
  17. Heyjoe

    Heyjoe
    Idaho
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    2,360
    I'm 3 for 3 in the land of milk and honey.
     
    jbett98, Caveman Jim and Dyjital like this.
  18. etrain16

    etrain16
    Oregon
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2017 Volunteer

    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    60,297
    I've had a number of good deals on AL over the years. Plenty of potential/attempted scams too. No feedback system makes it difficult to know who to trust. It can be a place to find some great deals, but you have to know how to protect yourself from scams. It's become so much work now, I rarely even bother with them any longer. About the only time I'll even look is if I can't find what I'm looking for on NWFA.

    To date, no one has scammed me, but they have definitely tried - I've caught them in the act and cut them off before it cost me anything.
     
  19. KKG

    KKG
    Snohomish
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,587
    Likes Received:
    5,355
    If anyone thinks a feedback system works, I think they are kidding themselves. Just look at fleaBay. I don't think I've seen anyone with less than a 99% rating in years. Even if you leave negative in almost every case it's gone out of sight in a day or so. It's truly a joke.
     
    Caveman Jim likes this.
  20. Jsm11

    Jsm11
    Tri-Cities, WA
    Member

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    67
    When I live in free states I used it success often. Cash and carry in a parking lot.

    Absolutely loved it...

    In states that aren’t free, like here in the NW, I’m not messing with it and find the use/support generally poor within the area.

    I did have one dude contact me when I was trying to sell complete AR lowers here in Tri-Cities, He was like... “let’s do this American style, cash and carry.” I couldn’t, too scared and I got a .gov job. Can’t be caught up in bubblegum like that....

    I miss free states...
     

Share This Page