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    Lot of people don’t read much and if they read don’t understand or don’t care to understand. I am very detailed in my ads and most inquiries will start with a question i had already answered in my ad. First line would be “if you see this it is available don’t email me to ask if it is available” guess what would the first email be?

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    Man, I watched a video the other day that showed peoples attention span at less than a goldfish.
    The lack of reading comprehension scares the shiz outta me.

    FWIW, I was the kid in high school who you gave $10 to write your English papers. I was always freaky good with English.

    I'd avoid google anything, they are already Big Brother lite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR7.62 View Post
    that was total b.s. too i think he said paypal isnt even used on his website.
    i got a 30 day ban today from ebay for selling fucking bayos and posp scopes. theres thousands of them on there every day.
    im not sure if they understand their own policies...
    thanks for the replies fellas. zelle does seem to be pretty popular.
    You gotta be kidding me man. Ebay is usually the first place I go to buy bayonets these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR7.62 View Post
    that was total b.s. too i think he said paypal isnt even used on his website.
    i got a 30 day ban today from ebay for selling fucking bayos and posp scopes. theres thousands of them on there every day.
    im not sure if they understand their own policies...
    thanks for the replies fellas. zelle does seem to be pretty popular.
    Saw Czech sellers selling VZ58 gas pistons for high prices. I had some so I listed them fairly cheap. I sold a couple, them got the stern warning about a permanent lock on my 18 year eBay account if I sold more evil assault rifle parts. They even erased all evidence of the sales from my account. God save them from the vile things that will spew from my mouth if me and eBay powers that be ever share space.

    Once in a while I seem some decent AK wood sets on there - then a dry spell like eBay went on an eradication mission and warned everyone selling evil wood.

    I saw rocket launchers available in Serbia on eBay. I watched one and even got a a reduced offer from the seller. eBay does not seem to care about rocket launchers in Serbia.

    I think the main thing is eBay is in a nanny state and they like it that way.

    Ever since the Virginia Tech shooting where the shooter bought Glock mags on Ebay they have had a hard on for gun owners.

    There was a time 15-18 years ago when I remember AK and G3 parts kits with intact barrels on eBay.
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 12 years...

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    I installed the Zelle app tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    I installed the Zelle app tonight.
    let me know how you like it, and the ins and outs. if it's good to go, I might download it.

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    I've used CashApp for small amounts of money ($110 or less) to my wife and the kids, and it's been great so far. don't know how well it would work for larger sums of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    Saw Czech sellers selling VZ58 gas pistons for high prices. I had some so I listed them fairly cheap. I sold a couple, them got the stern warning about a permanent lock on my 18 year eBay account if I sold more evil assault rifle parts. They even erased all evidence of the sales from my account. God save them from the vile things that will spew from my mouth if me and eBay powers that be ever share space.

    Once in a while I seem some decent AK wood sets on there - then a dry spell like eBay went on an eradication mission and warned everyone selling evil wood.

    I saw rocket launchers available in Serbia on eBay. I watched one and even got a a reduced offer from the seller. eBay does not seem to care about rocket launchers in Serbia.

    I think the main thing is eBay is in a nanny state and they like it that way.

    Ever since the Virginia Tech shooting where the shooter bought Glock mags on Ebay they have had a hard on for gun owners.

    There was a time 15-18 years ago when I remember AK and G3 parts kits with intact barrels on eBay.
    eBay doesn't care about rockets in Serbia because no one is complaining about rockets in Serbia. It's not about their children because apparently their children are built tougher......or something! Here we have a bunch of limp dick sock puppets who are scared of a poptart in a general shape of a gun! So that's who we cater to.....
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    I pretty much don't buy things online outside of gun related products. I'm so paranoid about having accounts drained (it's happened before thanks to Sweaty Ben's Classic Firearms) or other shenanigans, that I keep my purchases to products I can FTF with cash, or from businesses that have excellent standings with the vast majority of those who use them. I find these types through internet searches of forum boards.

    I simply don't trust PayPal or other methods that mirror. It really sucks because I miss out on so many good deals like ones you see posted in this forum or others. As much having record of what you buy sucks, it equally sucks to have no record. I could buy a rifle off someone and "discreetly pay" and he or she really doesn't have to send me the rifle because theres absolutely no proof of the transaction. The only proof I would have is I gifted someone a thousand dollars.

    I have a big problem with that.

    I don't scheme or rip people off, but unfortunately, others don't see things the way I do. So to avoid issues I just try to remain dormant from the modern ways of buying things.
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    Not gonna lie. Anti-gun policies aside, Paypal is much, much easier for transferring and receiving money. Everybody has it--partly because you need it for eBay--and have had years of practice with it.

    Zelle and Google Pay are new to a lot of guys, especially older guys (like me). They aren't any more difficult than Paypal to sign up for and use, but there's a bit of a learning curve. I just had a buyer try to register for one, give up, then try the other and give up on that too. Said he can't buy it after all, so I presume he's too lazy to get a money order and mail it. Very frustrating when he's already tied up the item by claiming it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W. View Post
    Not gonna lie. Anti-gun policies aside, Paypal is much, much easier for transferring and receiving money. Everybody has it--partly because you need it for eBay--and have had years of practice with it.

    Zelle and Google Pay are new to a lot of guys, especially older guys (like me). They aren't any more difficult than Paypal to sign up for and use, but there's a bit of a learning curve. I just had a buyer try to register for one, give up, then try the other and give up on that too. Said he can't buy it after all, so I presume he's too lazy to get a money order and mail it. Very frustrating when he's already tied up the item by claiming it.
    I've noticed that trend - the older one gets learning new things is scary.


    I agree PP is easier. I've known the risk with Paypal and their policies and have been fortunate not to get a lock.

    So far they still allow funds to accumulate in PP and you can still transfer to a bank without submitting DOB or SSN info.

    PP ACH Transfers to my bank take less than 24 hours now. I "withdrew" PP funds about 10:00 AM yesterday - funds were in my account by 8:00 PM. I can wait.

    I just don't like this new "PP Cash" DOB and SSN "taxpayer ID" requirement when I am "trading".

    If I am in business - how do I prove what the teenage version of me paid for the 1967 Mopar 440 standard bore block that I have owned since 1981 when I go to sell it on eBay? Really I am just getting my money back. It's already a PITA to crate the thing for shipping. Bottom line is I am trading.

    I list car parts on eBay so I don't have to dicker or have 5 friends on overwatch like when meeting face to face like Craiglist. Ain't nobody got time for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    I installed the Zelle app tonight.
    I use zelle... its nice because it uses your phone number(linked to your bank) and no middle man imposing selfish policies.
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    Credit cards have high processing fees. Gun sales online are considered high risk so many banks and other credit card processors will not deal with you. I ran into this when I was a dealer. Even my small local bank would not process for me. They said they would if I had a store and not a home based FFL. I tried Wells Fargo and Fifth Third. Both of them would not process either. I finally went with Authorize.net but they were ridiculous on fees. I had to pay a monthly fee, a fee for every transaction, and a fee that was a percent of each transaction. I don't think Authorize.net processes for guns anymore. Credit card processors are about the biggest racket. That is why truck stops and some gas stations offer a discount for cash or cash equivalent (debit card, etc.). It is illegal to charge someone more just because they are using a credit card. So truck stops offer a cash discount (usually 6 cents per gallon) and say credit card is regular price. Gunbroker has a lot of credit card users but most sellers also have a store and makes it easier and cheaper to find a processor. You might want to ask around at gun stores or gun shows. Try googling gun friendly credit card processors. There is Payment Alliance also. They work with Gunbroker.

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    I need to get signed up for zelle.
    Ordered something from Northland shooter supply the other day and zelle was an option.
    Talked a minute with them about it and they said it's working out well for them.
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    Your best bet is to get setup to accept credit cards. What do you use for your accounting software for your biz? Quickbooks is easy to get setup to process cards and you can send an invoice for work and accept payment through them. If you're not worried about online sales though a shopping cart that's about the easiest most hassle free way of going about it.

    I'd avoid google-pay since google removed gunbroker from the app store awhile back they'll prob pile on the bus the next time the tech industry is outraged over another shooting somewhere. A lot of the large scale banks wont let you do merchant accounts either.

    Last time I checked Square's rates were not bad and they have an app that lets you do estimates, invoices, etc that might work well for a gunsmith quoting/billing for work. I see their stuff at gunshows all the time so they're either not anti-gun, or not paying attention, one or the other.
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