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Offline NeedCZ

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Re: Anyone buy on armslist?
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2019, 10:43:31 AM »
I've sold a couple guns on Armslist, also in Ohio.  The buyers and I traded emails, picked a convenient, public meeting place and made quick, easy, friendly transactions. 
I had one bad experience where a buyer tried to convince me to sell to him in Kentucky without an ffl, but I just told him no and he dropped the matter.
Never be reckless when it comes to guns or money, but don't be afraid to use Armslist.

Online songmeesay

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Re: Anyone buy on armslist?
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2019, 11:31:59 AM »
My last purchase was a standard sp 01 that was turned into an accu shadow from armslist. Came in super clean. The purchase before that not quite so much. If anything I ask for more pictures because the site compresses the pictures so much you really cant tell the condition.

Offline CZ Shadow 2

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Re: Anyone buy on armslist?
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 07:38:13 PM »
I've both bought and sold on Craigslist and Armslist.
When selling/buying via an Armslist ad, I always have buyer complete a bill of sale.
The buyer either comes to my house, or we meet in a parking lot during the day.
Never had a problem. I try to only sell to concealed permit holders and state id, but that's not always possible.
I have his email address and phone # in case something should go wrong. I've met a lot of nice guys over
the years either selling/buying guns/ammo via online ad.
If you're not comfortable doing as I do, you can ask to meet at local P.D., as they would probably welcome
you into a safe environment.

Offline Phaedrus/69

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Re: Anyone buy on armslist?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2019, 07:17:18 PM »
I've been aware of Armlist for ages but never bought or sold there til about a week ago.  I listed my Beretta CX-4 Storm carbine there (since getting my Scorpion and SB Tactical brace the Beretta just gathers dust in the closet).  My experience was pretty decent.  It was listed for a week or ten day before I sold it but I was able to get a face-to-face sale in town here where I live, and cash to boot.  Shipping and dealing with that stuff would be a pain but if you can get a local buyer I think it's a worthwhile site/service.

Offline larryflew

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Re: Anyone buy on armslist?
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2019, 12:07:36 AM »
Shipping rifles and shotguns is no big deal as they can go by USPS from you directly to buyers FFL. Handguns are a bit of a PITA since they need to be UPS or FedEx next day if you ship it. Usually makes having your FFL send it more reasonable since he can use USPS flat rate.
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Re: Anyone buy on armslist?
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2019, 10:17:14 AM »
Arrange to meet F2F at your favorite LGS and include a background check in the price.
That way, not only is it safer, but you legally transfer the weapon.
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Offline bgriff008

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Re: Anyone buy on armslist?
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2019, 01:09:23 PM »
I have sold 3-4 firearms off Armslist over the past several years. Even made a couple trades. I have had no issues. I always meet at Cabelas Columbus, just because its location is easily accessible by anyone. Its right off the highway. Just sold my Mossberg 500 a couple months ago and met the buyer there. All sales are in cash. Ive been fortunate to have only done business with CCW holders, so that makes the transaction smoother and more comfortable. I know per the laws its not required, but its nice knowing the individual has passed a background check. I make up a private bill of sale with firearm info as well as the buyers info. And I get a copy of the buyers CCW.

As for dealing with someone shady, I havent had the pleasure. LOL...All has been good.

Ive had a few inquiries of firearms ive had for sale where the individual states they are in town visiting. I politely tell them that I can not sell to them unless we go to an FFL and I ship the firearm to them. They respond with a thanks, but no thanks. Or Id be driving from out of state to pick it up. And then there is the, I will send you a certified check, please give me your info so I know where to send stuff....Cmon..LOL..
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