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    Buying, Selling and Trading Personal Firearms - GunDeals.org

    Good day everyone. I just kicked off a new community-based website for the buying, selling and trading of guns, accessories and ammunition for free. There are also places to post meet-ups and OC dinners as well as an event calendar.

    GunDeals.org

    The site is organized much like Craigslist in that each state is divided into specific city-based geographical areas. This will allow for closer "Face-to-Face" transactions between buyers and sellers. I tried to keep the theme simple so that posting and browsing would be as easy as possible.

    Please take a moment to stop by the site - and if you have anything that you're looking to buy or sell, please post it up!


    If you see anything that you think needs to be adjusted, let me know and I'll see if I can work it in to make the site more user-friendly.

    I'll be speaking with John Pierce here at OCDO soon to get a banner placed at the top of OCDO pointing to the new site.

    I hope you all find this to be a useful tool.

    Rick

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    Just don't get like Gunbroker where they want your personal info now to post. It's is NO business of any forum where I live, how old I am, or what my SS# is. The only one I have to answer to is the ATF if I break a law. BOYCOTT Gunbroker! They are more intrusive than the federal government!

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    Might suggest a section for Firearms Instructors - people are always asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vermonter View Post
    Just don't get like Gunbroker where they want your personal info now to post. It's is NO business of any forum where I live, how old I am, or what my SS# is. The only one I have to answer to is the ATF if I break a law. BOYCOTT Gunbroker! They are more intrusive than the federal government!
    Good point. I have no intentions of doing any such thing. As far as I'm concerned, I offer the service online, and what people do with it is up to them. I don't want to know who you are or with whom you're dealing. It's up to the responsibility of those using the site to use it in accordance with the laws that are applicable to their locality (local, state and federal, etc...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Might suggest a section for Firearms Instructors - people are always asking.
    Good suggestion, Grapeshot. Thank you for it.

    Does this look about right?

    Firearm Instruction
    - Basic Handgun
    - Self/Home Defense
    - Advanced Courses

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    Quote Originally Posted by VGOF View Post
    Good suggestion, Grapeshot. Thank you for it.

    Does this look about right?

    Firearm Instruction
    - Basic Handgun
    - Self/Home Defense
    - Advanced Courses
    Seems to cover all bases.
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    My editor persona just can't stay quiet -- the plural of "rally" is "rallies"

    I like the site, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Seems to cover all bases.
    Changed Firearm Instruction to Firearms Training. Added the rest. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Nicely done... however, the "HERITAGE ARMS (Norfolk,VA, Hampton Roads)" is a wheelgun not a "semi-automatic pistol". Pax...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil223 View Post
    Nicely done... however, the "HERITAGE ARMS (Norfolk,VA, Hampton Roads)" is a wheelgun not a "semi-automatic pistol". Pax...
    I don't have much control over which category folks want to post their wheel guns. Maybe I should jut combine Pistols and Revolvers into a single "Handguns" category...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VGOF View Post
    I don't have much control over which category folks want to post their wheel guns. Maybe I should jut combine Pistols and Revolvers into a single "Handguns" category...
    Hope not - no more than combining all guns in one category would be good. Think that a vast majority will get it right.

    Would presume that each poster can edit their own posts - you can ill afford to lead each one by the hand.
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    Yes - posts can be edited and deleted by the user who entered them. The edit/delete links are included in the "Verification email" that is sent for each ad.

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    Any other suggestions?

    There are quite a few good listings in Virginia, but not many elsewhere, so far. This is a nationwide site - and as Obama would say "All 57 States" could get some good use out of it! http://GunDeals.org

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    Just a question (which may or may not be applicable to the site in question as in what it lacks/needs/ect.): Can you sell firearms as private sellers across state lines? I.e. if I want to sell my gun and I am just a normal person, what do I have to do? Can I just accept paypal and then ship off the gun? Do I have to get a FFL and do something with it? Do I need to call in for a background check or whatever?

    Okay, so maybe a FAQ might be useful.
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    FAQ - yes. Will do.

    I think the answers to your questions are as follows:

    Q: Can you sell firearms as private sellers across state lines?
    A: No. You may buy a long gun from an FFL in the another state, provided it is legal in both your states. If you purchase a handgun from a dealer or any gun from a private party, they must be sent to an FFL in your home state and you take possession from the dealer. (Some dealers won't accept a transfer from a non-dealer, so check first). A transfer between two non-licensed (non-FFL) people across state lines is a felony.

    Q: I.e. if I want to sell my gun and I am just a normal person, what do I have to do?
    A: I think FFL holders are normal people too

    Q: Can I just accept paypal and then ship off the gun?
    A: The FAQ will discourage Paypal and shipping of anything, as fraud runs rampant on the internet. The site is intended to allow individuals to facilitate local face-to-face sales.

    Q: Do I have to get a FFL and do something with it?
    A: Refer to the first answer

    Q: Do I need to call in for a background check or whatever?
    You can't call in for a background check - only an FFL licensee can. Refer to the first answer.

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    Nice website! Wonder how long it'll be until someone posts something in Maine. UncleHenry's is big here for firearms classifieds.
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    Looks pretty good. I hope it picks up steam soon!! I did find a pistol that piqued my interest
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Looks pretty good. I hope it picks up steam soon!! I did find a pistol that piqued my interest
    I hope so too. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verd View Post
    Just a question (which may or may not be applicable to the site in question as in what it lacks/needs/ect.): Can you sell firearms as private sellers across state lines? I.e. if I want to sell my gun and I am just a normal person, what do I have to do? Can I just accept paypal and then ship off the gun? Do I have to get a FFL and do something with it? Do I need to call in for a background check or whatever?

    Okay, so maybe a FAQ might be useful.
    Without going into all the technicalities and citing every relevant BATFEIEIO regulation, the short answer is, Yes you can.

    You transfer the handgun directly to a receiving FFL in the purchaser's state, who conducts the background check and all the other stuff. Your problem is should the purchaser fail the background check the FFL must transfer the firearm back to a FFL in your state who will then transfer it back to you.

    Go read/ask BATFEIEIO for the detailed specifics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    My editor persona just can't stay quiet -- the plural of "rally" is "rallies"

    I like the site, though!
    Yikes - I'm embarrassed. Corrected.

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    Love the sight hopefully the wisconsin section takes off. Also im loving that theres a bb gun section, sounds dumb but iv been hanging the classic old daisys on my wall for a few years now look forward to it taking off and spending a hour looking threw it lol

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