Opinions on selling gun online

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  1. MetalHead

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    Like the title says, I'm looking for opinions and advice on selling guns online. I'm not trying to sell anything on here so I'm not even going to list what it is. I have a firearm I want to sell and I put it on a website, but the day after I listed it is when the Orlando shooting happened. I decided to take it down and think about it. I know where I live guns can be transferred from person to person with no paperwork or anything which wouldn't be smart, but it's legal. I've sold guns before and always had a notary present to do paperwork covering my ass. My thing is, what if I list a firearm online and some random person buys it and goes out and kills a bunch of people? If I have the paperwork to cover myself I'm not responsible legally but morally i'll be the one to blame. Just looking for some other opinions and maybe advice on a good place to sell a firearm other than a gun show or pawn shop where I'd get screwed on the price.
     
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    I've always sold guns back to a gun shop. It is too much hassle dealing with the public on these small sales. People want to play negotiating games and then you have to figure out when to and where to meet safely. Or, you have to ship it.

    You'll get more $ selling it on line. But, unless it is a big ticket item. it isn't worth the hassle to me.
     
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    You could also just kinda profile them in person. Ask for their name and try to look them up on facebook. You can also type their cell number in FB and pull up their profile sometimes.
     
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    Sell it online but have a FFL at a shop do the paperwork, buyer paying the background check.
     
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    it is a pain in the ass dealing with people haggling over price.

    That's a good idea. That's probably what I will do.

    Checking out the person myself is a good idea too. Last firearm I sold was a Para-Ordnance 1911 online. I googled the dude before I met up with him then when we met I snapped a pic of him and locked my phone in the truck. I figured if something happened at least there was a pic of the suspect.
     
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    You could sell through "gunbroker.com "you sell it than take it down to your ffl dealer who deos the paperwork sends it to the buyers ffl who finishes the paperwork


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    I'd rather be screwed on the price than have the weapon used in a crime and the legal consequences that can come with that. The legal system can become unfriendly quickly in that case and lawyers ain't cheap.

    I agree that you should go through someone with an FFL and get the complete paperwork trail to CYA.

    I only sell and trade through my local gun shops in the area. I may leave a few bucks on the table but my arse is covered as well as it can be.

    However, your monkey, your circus.
     
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    Or use the same process for a sell through any online classified. It's better to cover your butt in this day and age.
     
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    I'd definitely rather leave money on the table than inadvertently contribute to a messed up situation. I've been asking close friends and family but everyone is in the same boat right now. Low oil prices=no expendable income.
     
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    ^^^^ this ^^^^
     

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