March 19, 2016
I search the WEB often for gun info and deals.
I thought I found a pretty good deal on Armslist the other day. 7445 Super Mag. I contacted the seller and asked about 5 questions. The party always got back to me but never answered any of the questions. I then asked for a phone number, address, and name for my FFL to send his info and get the details on the gun being sent. Ignored my request and only gave an email. I thought I was dealing with a seller in Wisconsin because that is where the listing says. It turns out the seller is in Virginia. This seller is a scam, money order the whole bit. The seller said he had a box but would never show it. After 10 emails never provided a name. Ask a ton of question, if they have nothing to hide things will go great. Fortunately I asked the right questions and did not get any of the right answers. I contacted Armslist, I hope they remove the listing.
June 11, 2016
February 12, 2018
October 17, 2008
August 29, 2009
After the first time I almost got scammed on Armslist I learned my lesson real fast. I always make sure I talk to the seller and carry on a conversation with them. I can tell based on the conversation whether it’s real or a scam. I’v purchased some nice pieces off of Armslist but still come across scams that I can tell a mile away.
December 4, 2011
A few years ago I saw an ad for a 7445 SM, it was a gun I had already purchased! I had it sitting on my desk while I corresponded with the ‘seller’, total scam. I informed Armslist and they told me that I was making a serious accusation! I replied that I was the current owner of the gun, it was in my possession and I wasn’t selling it, the listing was a total sham. They seemed more interested in protecting the ‘seller’ than listening to me. Last time I looked at Armslist. That site is like the wild west, snake oil salesmen around every corner.
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March 19, 2016
I always look at Armslist with the filter set to Wisconsin. If there is anything close to me I always plan to drive to the location and look at the gun first hand. I have purchased 4 revolvers this way. 3 of the guns less than 20 minutes from my home. This last one would have been 1 1/2 hours which is not bad. This is how I figured out it was a scam. When I wanted to go see the gun I could not get an address only an email address. I reported it to Armslist, the next day I got a note from Armslist saying it was a scam and the ad was pulled.
February 20, 2008
February 16, 2016
March 25, 2013
March 28, 2019
I saw the same listing and even spoke to the guy who didn’t impress me at all. I also was that the phone number was in a different state than the listing. I also saw that the same picture used was already on the web from a gun broker listing year earlier. Then there’s the FFL, whom I contacted but they could not verify the ID of the “seller”. I texted the seller that he didn’t impress me as being trustworthy and I would not be proceeding. He texted back “that’s fine”. Yes it was a scam.
After that I found another armslist ad for a 445 and this one did check out, but I insisted on sending the money order to the FFL dealer for the seller to pick up and drop off the gun. Everything went fine this time and now I have a nice 445 Supermag.
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