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Has anyone else noticed all the new and completely clueless people on GunBroker? Every auction I’ve listed lately has had people with no feedback bidding and I have trouble with nearly all of them. Non paying buyers, bidding on items they can’t own in their state, no communication, etc. I guess this was to be expected with all the new gun buyers out there, but sheesh....pull your head out of your ass! Just venting..


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Posts: 5978 | Location: TEXAS | Registered: July 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's been like that this year, yes. Bunch of NR bidders pushing up prices but never paid.
 
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It’s a catch 22... Over the past year I have “attempted” to buy a few items there but everything I am drawn to seems to exceed what I am willing to pay. As such, I remain “NR”. I get the hesitancy by sellers but all us NRs aren’t bad seeds.


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Oh I get it, I’m certainly not referring to everyone. We all started with NR. It’s these clueless people with no common sense that are driving me nuts. It’s not a raffle.



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It’s a catch 22... Over the past year I have “attempted” to buy a few items there but everything I am drawn to seems to exceed what I am willing to pay. As such, I remain “NR”. I get the hesitancy by sellers but all us NRs aren’t bad seeds.


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Posts: 5978 | Location: TEXAS | Registered: July 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I seem to attract NR's like a magnet. While some have been problematic, only one was a deadbeat bidder. I've tried to remain patient, though more and more I consider the option of discouraging NR's from bidding on my items and blocking their bids should they ignore my request.
 
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There was a noob recently with just 9 feedbacks, and all were negative (for nonpaying). Can't believe it took GB 9 negatives to finally NARU him. Roll Eyes
 
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Wondering if they're having multiple accounts to run the prices up...


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Posts: 11093 | Location: All over | Registered: March 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I’ve had over 30 sales this year and only had one person ask 20 questions. No other issues at all so I must be lucky. Very few of any of them ever leave feedback though and I never chase them down to give it.
 
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Yea, well I have bought 2 guns from Gunbroker the last being late this summer. I left positive feedback for both sellers, but apparently they both were to busy to take two minutes from their busy day to leave me any. So I'm one of those NR's the sellers hate. If I ever buy anything else the seller will leave feedback first or there won't be any.


 
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There was a noob recently with just 9 feedbacks, and all were negative (for nonpaying). Can't believe it took GB 9 negatives to finally NARU him.


That's most unfortunate. At one time, a single non-payment on GB resulted in a 6 month suspension.
 
Posts: 2810 | Location: Western PA | Registered: July 20, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I had 2 deals on GB go to crap lately and both were newbie buyers....they can’t read states I won’t sell to or win the bid and disappear for 5 days after winning the bid
 
Posts: 1849 | Location: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri | Registered: August 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I was wondering the same as well, if the glut of NR bidders were mostly shill accounts to drive a price into the range some seller desired.


That question's cleared up now, I've sold several handguns there myself this year - half have been new, have had a couple non-payers myself.

Have seen one guy on there with 6 non-pay feedback this year alone, as a seller he has good marks, as a buyer wondering what it takes to get his account sanctioned.



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Posts: 1753 | Location: Goodbye so. Fla. | Registered: January 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I an a newbie on GB, I know the rules in my state.

Still a couple of people would not ship me a Tavor X95. One decided he would not ship after I was the winner and checked with him before bidding.

I finally got one, third time was the charm.
 
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These people may not be newbies. They may be activists actively trying to disrupt the commerce of firearms.


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