View Full Version : Anyone use Gunbrokers.com?

02-06-2018, 08:35 PM
I have a Civil war pistol I'd like to sell and I've looked at gunbrokers.com. I don't see much bidding on items. You can't sell guns on ebay or Craigslist. What have others done to sell a gun?

02-06-2018, 10:37 PM
I have been looking for Coopers for several days on Gunbroker.com, Gunsamerica.com and Gunsinternational.com. I have bought from all three, but only Gunbroker.com is an auction site. I have seen bidding on items that started low. On items starting at closer to their actual worth, you will often see a flurry of bidding right at the very end. People don't want to tip their hand, or they're hoping nobody noticed the item they want (yeah right).

I have sold on Gunbroker.com but I used a dealer who sells on that site a lot. He does great photos and descriptions, and he has tons of good feedback. It was well worth the 20 percent commission. It was amazing how much the items sold for.

I just bought a Cooper tonight on that site. It was a "buy-it-now" deal. He was also open to offers, but I thought the asking price was fair, so I took it.

02-07-2018, 12:04 PM
Try Morphy auctions.




02-07-2018, 06:47 PM
A couple of sites that I have used are 24hourcampfire.com and Armslist.com. 24hourcampfire has a lot of followers and you can sell just about anything that is firearms or outdoors related. Armslist is mainly face-to-face transactions for firearms and firearms-related items. I have sold a few firearms on Armslist and I like the face-to-face nature of that site for selling firearms.

02-08-2018, 10:08 PM
I cannot stress enough the importance of good feedback on an auction site to help build buyer confidence. Excellent photos and complete description will pique their interest, but you need that feedback to push them over the top into making a bid. That's why I use an experienced seller who also has a well-regarded business and an FFL.

I buy and sell on eBay a lot. I bought for years, building up excellent feedback, before I began to sell. My 100 percent rating is like gold. I can't do that with guns, because I don't have a brick and mortar store, which is now a virtual requirement to get an FFL. Paying a dealer who does is well worth it to me.

If you have a potentially valuable piece, seek out a qualified appraiser first and choose your marketing method carefully. To do any less is just throwing away money. It's important that the appraiser is not someone who thinks he can talk you out of your piece. There is an amazing amount of B.S. in the gun business. I had several dealers tell me that an old Winchester 64 deluxe was worth maybe $500 because it had been drilled for a mount. It fetched over $1200 on Gunbroker and the buyer was glad to get it.

Doug Casner
02-09-2018, 04:30 PM
B.S. in the gun business, you gotta be kidding. Ive bought 3 or 4 on there but never sold on there. You cant pick em up and look at em is the only problem. Ive always got treated right. Dealers have a rating so watch that but your selling. Good luck. Doug