Gunbroker welching

I recently put in a bid on GB and won the auction but then saw a much better condition version at a lower cost get put up the next day. I haven't paid for the original gun yet. Would I get my account shut down if I didn't pay for the first gun and snapped up the second? If it gets fucked, could I make a new GB account? I don't care about being a piece of shit I just want a good deal and to continue to be able to buy and sell guns there.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got banned from buying on GunBroker for not going through on a bid. I've never even placed a bid or anything, just out of the blue one day it said I was banned from bidding/buying and I needed to send my drivers license and other shit to their support to unlock it. Tried to make another account and it said I already have a account at that address, ect. So now its fucked until I do what they want.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So just send in a copy of your driver's license.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Would just putting in another address work? If they find you through your ip address or whatever i imagine thatd be easy to circumvent

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they did that to me too and i had to send them pictures of a utility bill at the address i signed up with and shit

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they do it on and off. my first account i had to do that. but my second account i didn't have to.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unfortunately, you will have to string the first guy along for as long as possible. Buy the second gun before the first seller realizes you won't pay. Gunbroker is incredibly forgiving to sellers who criminally scam people, but they will ban buyers for a single nonpayment.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah just say you're mailing him a moneyorder. maybe even send him an empty envelope with certified tracking. then when he finally gets the envelope it buys you another week or 2 while you"figure out what's going on." before you finally ghost him after getting the 2nd gun. honestly fuck gunbroker and the gnomish boomers who sell there. they deserve to fucked around.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah just say you're mailing him a moneyorder. maybe even send him an empty envelope with certified tracking. then when he finally gets the envelope it buys you another week or 2 while you"figure out what's going on." before you finally ghost him after getting the 2nd gun. honestly fuck gunbroker and the gnomish boomers who sell there. they deserve to fucked around.

      Youll get banned for ghosting the seller because the seller is now stuck with the fees and taxes for the item that sold. Its not his fault you decided to buy it

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah that's unavoidable. his only hope is to prolong it until he can acquire the 2nd cheaper gun. then he can make a new account.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They now require a copy of your drivers license to make a new account so probably wont be able to easily. OPs fault for being an impulsive consoomer

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You would definitely get F rated and reported to GB by any experienced seller, especially if the item was listed as a premium paid ad. Anyone who sells frequently on GB will not hesitate to report you for non-payment as they do not care what sob story you have. There is a little thing we all learned about in grade school called "opportunity cost". Pic related. You appear to have low impulse control like those with melanated skin.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How is that opportunity cost. I saw a good deal put in a bid and then an even better deal popped up. I just dont want 2 of the same gun or to go through with the hassle of selling one.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You were a "C" average student at best weren't you? Your should probably stop buying guns and invest in English lessons as reading comprehension is clearly not your strongest skill. You chose to buy (contractually bid on) an item when you did not have to. This is costing you the opportunity to buy the other item through some means, be that either through lack of funds, lack of "wanting to own two of the same gun", or lack of wanting "the hassle of selling one". This is what the term opportunity cost means.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you will refer to me as le epin intelligent sir
          Please fuck off to reddit with the rest of the pseuds

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            gay

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The last two things I sold on Gunbroker, the first set of buyers didn't pay. It was really weird. Two complete strangers, presumably, won the auctions and then just fucking ghosted me for two weeks. I had to relist the items, but I couldn't do it until a certain amount of time had elapsed, since Gunbroker doesn't take credit card payments for you and paypal are gays, so I was waiting on these people to send payment through the mail...which never came. Neither gay replied to emails or picked up the phone number they provided. Ultimately, I think I ended up waiting 3 weeks or more before relisting. And I was expecting to get that money (about $1200) at the beginning of the month. The opportunity cost was that when I did relist them, one of the items sold for less money, and I didn't get paid until after all my personal bills were due, so I had to reduce the amount of money in my checking account more than I wanted to, thereby making me unable to buy other things I was planning to sell (in that case, on ebay). If either of these bidders had let me know before the auctions had ended, or at least within a couple days of the auctions ending that they didn't intend to pay, it would have saved me a lot of time and headache.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There is a little thing we all learned about in grade school called "opportunity cost".
      In grade school, you say?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is what they're fighting for, to keep in your kid's school library

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this slightly extra cost of going through with the first auction and not being banned greater than the savings you may reap if you skimp the first auction and inevitably get banned. In other words, what is your GB account worth to you vs how much money will you be saving between the auctions. Smooth brain

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If I knew that I could make another gunbroker account with different info if my current one gets banned, then it would be worth it to me. Hence my question in the OP if that would be feasible.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just pay for the fucking gun and resell it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Just pay for the fucking gun and resell it
          This. Like gee whiz IF ONLY OP COULD FIND SOME PLACE TO SELL A GUN ON, LIKE MAYBE A "BROKER" FOR "GUN" IF ONLY oh wait.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How many other review purchases do you have on gunbroker? When you sell to someone you see their review history. I sold to a guy to a couple months ago with 3 reviews; 2 good, and 1 bad saying he didnt pay. But I didnt think it was a big deal personally I believe I also had the option to ban him from the bidding whenever I wanted because of that one non-payment.
    Individual sellers/hobbyists probably wont care as much, they see that real life can get in the way sometimes. They also dont know the gunbroker system as well and wont want to bother figuring it out if its clumsy or theyre older. Although it can be a mixed bag with them. The stores and guys doing it for a living wont be as forgiving, and know the website and gunbroker company very well.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would glean some information from
      https://support.gunbroker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360014852054-When-a-Buyer-Doesn-t-Pay-Credit-Request
      I guess if it sells the second time around its not as big a deal, but if gunbroker has to foot the bill for you by giving up credit I cant imagine they wouldnt ban you.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You made an agreement to buy the first one.
    Buy the second one also, then sell it.

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