I purchased a rifle a couple of weeks ago from a seller with good "Feed Back". Received the rifle around 2:30pm Apr.29 and notified the seller. On May 1 I was cleaning the rifle when I noticed a bulge in the barrel. I finished cleaning the rifle.On May 1 I sent an email telling the seller that I would return the rifle May the 4th and why I was returning it. This morning May 2 I had some slack time,got the rifle packaged and shipped.I sent the seller an email telling them that the rifle was shipped and gave them a confirmation #. This afternoon May 2 I received an email telling me that I had gone over the 3 day inspection period but they would take the rifle back. That all shipping was at my expense. They said that it is in their add. No where can I find this statement in their add. But I do find 2 places where they say that the bore is good. If I had of returned the rifle because I just did not like it, I can see where I should pay shipping. But when the seller makes a mistake,why should the buyer have to pay shipping? Thanks
Grant, I respect and defend your policies and business acumen, however, the way AA is established the Seller has more protection than the Buyer. When the deal goes bad for the Buyer (I.E. scammed), all they have is the ability to leave bad Feedback. I did not imply all Sellers are crooks.....just the unethical ones. I dare say I have made more purchases here in the past 6 months than all the regular posters combined. I finally got stuck twice. Once for $500 and that was the only option I had. Do you think an unethical Seller cares? Yes, AA can terminate the Seller's account, but the Buyer is still out a lot of money with no recourse. All the Seller will do is come back with another false ID and keep on trucking. If I were a Seller and someone renegged on a deal, at some point-in-time I'd leave negative feedback, but, I'd still have the gun and not be out any shipping costs. If I owned AA I'd have the same set of rules and cater to the Sellers too. However, it takes two to Tango. JohnT
I have purchased 36 guns since January 1st. You as a ReSeller may have purchased more for obvious reasons. I have never sold a gun in my life. As A BUYER I bet I have purchased more for KEEPING, not trying to unload on folks like me, especially .270s. JohnT
As most here know, I am not an FFL. I just do it for the love of guns. I am hardly the mostest or the bestest or the fastest and I only have 41 feedbacks mostly sales. But I think IMHO that the advantages are pretty much even between buyer and seller.TUSC, I'll bet my last donut and as a ex-cop, thats a big bet, That the seller makes good on the shipping or compromises in one way or another. It is just good buisness sense. Trapper
RE posts # 12,13,14,15,16,....I am new here and do most of my buying/selling on another site. Would some one here post the requirements of amounts, quality, time frame, price of items, etc, etc, that make some one HERE a good person??? thank you, bob
Wish I had more time to respond. My only comment is that there are registered Sellers who are business people and then there are scam artists. I'm speaking of just businesses who must be nearly perfect to be successful. If they aren't they receive negatives which they wear as red flags forever. We don't get to re-register. I agree its buyer beware. I disagree that a Seller holds all the good cards.Scammers may hold the cards but if buyers are particular with who they buy from I doubt there is much worry of a Scammer. IMHO
Sports- Thanks for the advice in post #5. I have found that if a person states their case and uses words like Thank you and Have a nice day , things will work out for the best.( most of the time ) Today I was told that the Rifle does not belong to the "Seller". And the Seller has ask the owner to split the shipping. This tells me alot about the Seller. The email that I received today was totaly different in tone from the first ones that I received. Today it is more like " we can work this out ". To me it is not about the $40.00 it is about paying for someone elses mistake. Thanks to all for your advice.