I've bought 5 guns through Gunbroker with no issues whatsoever...three were described as NIB, the other two as "Mint". All were as described and I had them in my hands within 2 weeks of the auction ending. Here's my method...
I never bid on an item from a seller with a limited track record...i.e. less than 100 transactions...and I always read the reviews on his record.
I will not bid on a gun that specifies that no inspection period is allowed.
I always pay with a USPS Postal Money Order which makes any hanky-panky a Federal offense.
I only bid on items from an FFL holder and use a reliable local FFL to complete the transaction.
On winning an auction, I always call the seller the next day and firm up delivery plans.
It's worked for me...hope you have good luck. Best Regards, Rod
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