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Mystery Ammo Seller on Armslist?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gaucho Gringo, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I, like probably everyone else on this forum frequent other gun forums too. There is a person on Armslist who posts all kinds of ammo at pretty good prices. He does everything by email, no phone calls and will only meet with you in a public place. I have been tempted to buy some, but I am afraid it might be stolen ammo. Anyone have any dealings with this person? Something about it raises red flags with me.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    is this factory ammo? or is it reloaded stuff? Is it possible he's just as paranoid as some of the folks here? And doesn't want anyone he doesn't know have knowledge of his address or what ever.
     
  3. Uberdillo

    Uberdillo Oregon Active Member

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    If I were having even minor success selling items anonymously that's about what I would do to ensure my own security and avoid spam calls. If you're concerned, bring a friend or a lot of friends. I am lucky to only have one persistent telemarketer at a time which are fun to toy with. Always meet in a public place, this is in your favor. If it's fishy enough to concern you, post up links.
     
  4. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is always factory ammo and I am not afraid of him, just don't want to buy stolen ammo. Here is his latest ad ARMSLIST - For Sale/Trade: Winchester Super X .22LR, 37 gr. HP, 100 rd. boxes
     
  5. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I dont think its paranoid. I imagine he feels that if he is really known, he may be robbed or worse. I imagine there could be firearm sales where the buyer simply put a round into the weapon he just bought and get his money back. I am just happy 90% of the people are pretty decent folks.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually his prices are higher then Midway. Not sure what Bi Mart would have local but they are usually pretty close to Midway on most things.
     
  7. Uberdillo

    Uberdillo Oregon Active Member

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    The other thing I do when I find ammunition at such a good deal that I think it might be stolen is to make an offer IMMEDIATELY...
     
  8. Sagaba

    Sagaba Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    I don't buy or sell ANYTHING at my place of residence. I meet up with people far too often, eventually it may catch up to me. Public place ONLY for anything gun related. I also buy/sell/trade a lot of high end car items. If I can i try to minimize people coming to my house for that too..... too many people out there scoping you out, ready for that weekend fishing trip you've been waiting all year for...

    Is dude sketch in my mind? Not at all.
     
  9. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Or, and I'm just guessing, he could just be trying to sell something like the rest of the people that advertise......
     
  10. 4NONISSUE

    4NONISSUE south sound Member

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    HEY You can never be to careful & out in a Public place is good , but I checked his posts and he does go thru allot of ammo and like Mark W said he is a little high, Probably buying at a good price and flipping for a small profit.
     
  11. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Or he is just a guy that has accumulated a lot of ammo over the years and needs to get rid of some to make the wife happy or put some food on the table.
     
  12. bigboy67

    bigboy67 Milwaukie Active Member

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    Well, for what it's worth, I bought 1000 rounds 223 from him last week. It's true, he only emails, and only meets at one place, an albertsons in se Portland actually, haha.

    But he was personable when I met him, arrived on time, and made a nice pleasant fast deal for 1000 rounds AE factory ammo, 4 canteens, and a GI pack for 340 , find me that deal on your doorstep and I'll take it.

    He's definitely cautious, probably I should be more like him in the future to avoid problems with people knowing my location, etc.
     
  13. Sagaba

    Sagaba Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    ^ good reply