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Old 03-26-2021, 09:41 AM
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Been buying guns for 60+ years. But just started buying process via internet. My first time.

Found a CZ I wanted, sight unseen. 9 emails, copy of FFL, and now just to wait. figure check needs to clear (no cards allowed). then shipping time, then LGS time. Could it be here by June???????

I know lots of you have done this, but the waiting is killing me.
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:57 AM
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I usually been buying from KY Gun Co then have free shipping to my LGS. No tax,, text the check, so usually from the time I fire up the computer till I pay the $30. transfer fee at my dealer 7 to 10 days usually. Makes it too easy to buy at random !
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:33 AM
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Actually I’ve just done the same time for the first time. Bought guns from online stores but this is my first time buying from a private seller online. A CZ 452 Ultra Lux. All texts and emails. Sent my check and waiting for it to clear. Once clear he’ll ship her. I’m anxious and waiting patiently (kinda). Know how ya feel.
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:50 AM
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If the seller is from RFC and has a good trading post score, I have few worries. Patience is part of the anticipation.
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Old 03-26-2021, 11:22 AM
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I've traded here with no issues but the sellers have not left feedback. Same on other forums. Some people just couldn't be bothered.
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Old 03-26-2021, 04:48 PM
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Just bought a rifle from a private sell through Gunbroker. Smooth fast deal. USPS money order sent priority mail to New Jersey. FFL sent via Email so no time lost there. Cashed within a few days. Rifle shipped with tracking info sent to me. Arrived within 4 days. Got slow when the Oregon background check system got bogged down with 6000 people ahead of me.
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:47 PM
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I've bought a few guns privately online and they all arrived in about a weeks time.

I'm currently waiting on a 452 I bought off GB on Mon and this one might take a couple weeks. Seller said he is leaving Sun for vacation and if the money doesn't get to him by Sat it'll be the week after next before the gun ships. No big deal to me, I can wait.
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Old 03-26-2021, 07:07 PM
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I really didn’t have much worry about the seller. It was more of sending the personal check through the mail and it getting to the seller. Also a concern for me is the condition of my rifle being sent via a shipping service. I’ve heard and read horror stories about how some delivery employees treat packages.
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:03 PM
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Don't most shippers provide insurance on the guns? Seems prudent.
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:52 PM
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I know lots of you have done this, but the waiting is killing me.
Now that you've got turned on to GB, what you need to do to alleviate the waiting is to be sure to buy about one gun every 4 or 5 days. That way, you'll have one or two in the "oven" all the time, so you won't experience those long waits that are so hard on you, and frankly, just not fair and just not what you deserve.
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Old 03-27-2021, 12:38 AM
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Don't most shippers provide insurance on the guns? Seems prudent.
Yes but shippers like to place the blame on the sender. It can get into a “we didn’t do it, they did it” fight.
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:07 AM
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Now that you've got turned on to GB, what you need to do to alleviate the waiting is to be sure to buy about one gun every 4 or 5 days. That way, you'll have one or two in the "oven" all the time, so you won't experience those long waits that are so hard on you, and frankly, just not fair and just not what you deserve.
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:15 AM
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" It can get into a “we didn’t do it, they did it” fight."

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PABear, I know the waiting can be exhausting, but I've done many times without issue. Once the seller sent my gun purchase to wrong FFL, causing a wait of 5 weeks, but turned out OK.

I always send U.S. Postal service money order for private sales. If someone is trying a scam the USPS has investigation dept for such things.

Post pictures of your new CZ when you get it.

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Old 03-27-2021, 05:32 PM
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Will post pics Uncle. when!!

Actually, I never post pics, but I think my 4 CZ are just a little different than most. Will try to duplicate Signals 'array'. But he has better looking stocks, mine are just working guns.
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