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How to Vet an Airgun Buyer or Seller before you get scammed.

Started by steveoh, January 13, 2022, 10:09:33 AM

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How to Vet an Airgun Buyer or Seller before you get scammed.

To vet a prospective airgun buyer or seller:

1. How many posts do they have on the forum where the ad is?

2. Does the buyer/seller have posts on the other forums?,, etc.

3. Does the buyer/ seller have positive feedback on any of these forums?

It behooves us all to give feedback after a transaction is complete. I will do so for you, on the three main forums I hangout on and that will help with future buying and selling. Once you are happy I ask the same of you. We help each other.

4. An AirgunNation there is a scam list you should look through when buying or selling.

5. I google email addresses, physical street addresses (look on maps and a vacant lot is telltale..), and phone numbers, as well as looking on Facebook to see if a buyer/seller has any postings there.

6. If I am unsure about a buyer/seller, I'll ask to call and chat.

7. You can do a reverse image lookup for ad images, and sometimes find a scammer that way if images have been stolen from others.

8. Ask a lot of questions especially only those an owner would know.

9. There are a lot of scammers, and thieves out there. Be careful,  and VET them Carefully.

Please feel free to add to this list.
Quackenbush .58 Outlaw
Shooting Chairs
Vallejo Ferry Schedule
DAQ .458 LA Outlaw Rifle
DAQ .58 LA Outlaw Rifle
FX Streamline .25
FX M3 Impact 700mm Sniper .25
Benjamin Bulldog .357
QB-79 .177
Crosman 1322
Crosman 1377 - HoRodded 10 FPE
Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
Tolman Skiff
Airgun Calculator


Here's another.

This is a web site I use a lot: You can enter a name, email address, of IP address, and see if there are any complaints. If there are, it is a giveaway for lack of integrity.

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).


Steve and Alan,

THAT was a very helpful post!
Thank you!