Armslist weirdness




#1
Hadn't really sold anything over on Armslist. Decided to cross list a few things.

Wow, the number of weird/shady offers are worse that many old BP responses. Ugh, de-listed an item there because of the weirdness. Anyone else have that experience with Armslist?

Examples from the last few days: "Will you ship to Mass?" "Coming from Bakersfield, meet at Stateline for exchange?". "No NV DL, can I still buy?

Sorry if this is a repeat. Lots of 'armslist' on search.
 

stitch702

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#2
Sounds like baiting to catch someone...it would be good publicity for those looking to support the criminalizing of private party sales
 
#3
Yeah, it was odd. I had one offer over a several day period; was about to do a price adjustment, then BAM a swarm of shady ones in two days (most at or near full ask).
 
#4
While I have bought and sold a few times off Armslist, it definitely attracts more than it's share of trolls, liars, and losers.

Have had potential buyers make an offer, and then go radio silent when I reply to accept the offer.

Have had sellers accept my offer, agree to meet, then go radio silent, and in one case I found out they sold to another member of this forum (who didn't know the seller had already accepted another offer). Seller didn't even have the courtesy to let me know.

And this week, a prime loser, probably a criminal - says he wants to buy my LC9S Pro. But tries to get me to drive across town to him, also wanted to do the deal after dark (after he got off work, so he says), and he also never explicitly agreed to my asking price - no doubt so he could try to lowball me after I had driven across town.

Here are a couple of email excerpts:

AL (Armslist Loser): I wouldnt make it at that time I dont get off tell 530 at least. I work near the Orleans casino on trop and arville . If you can , you can bring it here if that's works for you


Me: Have to try later this week.

I'm not driving across town to meet a stranger, and I don't do firearms / cash transactions after dark.



AL: I can meet you at the bbn police station if that's the case at metro . Wouldnt that be a clean safe place to make a transaction and not be worried ?



Me: No safer than the park by my house, surrounded by people in broad daylight.

I don't do the police station thing.

Sorry but been burned more than once selling and buying on Armslist, and before that Backpage, by folks who no show, or who show up with less money than the sales price and think they can force a deal because I've invested time in driving.

Tomorrow I work 8 to 6 so probably not a good day either, unless you want to drive to my side of town at 7am?


AL: Dude you sound so (fack)ing stupid smh . Keep the bull(crap) scary ass




Me: LOL u sound like an angry man.


And probably a thief too.

No doubt you were gonna show up with less than $300.


I didn't miss the fact that you never stated you would take it at my asking price.


Keep it classy, bro.
 
#5
People who get hostile/aggressive are a def a no-go. Skeegy wankers. Have had a few show up and try to low-ball after a price was agreed upon. I just walk away. Won't even deal with folks that pull that.

Folks here have been great.
 
#6
People who get hostile/aggressive are a def a no-go. Skeegy wankers. Have had a few show up and try to low-ball after a price was agreed upon. I just walk away. Won't even deal with folks that pull that.

Folks here have been great.
Yep. Was glad my email exchange weeded out the psycho above.

I alway try to get any buyer to specifically state they are good with whatever price we come to - if they get bent out of shape it tells me they are planning on an in-person lowball. Not wasting my time with people like that.

Sold some ammo a couple of years ago (this was on Backpage), buyer agreed to $200 cash (it was already a smoking deal, this was after I came into a large deal on an estate sale, and sold a bunch of it cheap, to recoup my cash outlay). Met at a park, had the back of my SUV open, the buyer puts his hand on the ammo, then says, "how bout $175?" I said, "how bout $225, since we are apparently still negotiating". He coughed up the $200. Hate dealing with people like that.
 
#13
Yep. Was glad my email exchange weeded out the psycho above.

I alway try to get any buyer to specifically state they are good with whatever price we come to - if they get bent out of shape it tells me they are planning on an in-person lowball. Not wasting my time with people like that.

Sold some ammo a couple of years ago (this was on Backpage), buyer agreed to $200 cash (it was already a smoking deal, this was after I came into a large deal on an estate sale, and sold a bunch of it cheap, to recoup my cash outlay). Met at a park, had the back of my SUV open, the buyer puts his hand on the ammo, then says, "how bout $175?" I said, "how bout $225, since we are apparently still negotiating". He coughed up the $200. Hate dealing with people like that.
Here's one for the record when my ad specifically says:
- legal to own firearm;
- NV resident w/ NV DL/ID or NV CCW;
- sign a Bill of Sale.

Message from: Jasongriggs315@yahoo.com

Message regarding: SIG SP2022 9MM FDE (2-TONE BLK GRIP)
I'll buy with no I'd or ccw
 
#14

I use gmail for my gun related stuff even though I know Google is anti gun. It is a little middle finger to them.

I've got what I'd consider a fair feedback rating on here, even though I haven't been very active lately.

I also have met a guy from here at 3 AM for a private sale. Based on his feedback and posting history it went as smooth as I expected. Actually two different guys from back in the old days here. Both trouble free.

There are people on here now that I wouldn't meet under any condition even if they were giving away what I was looking for. I base this on all that I see not just what email service they use.
 
#15
I've sold a few guns on Armslist. No issues although one guy was a little strange. Whenever I received odd messages like those posted above I'd agree to sell the firearm and give them the address of metro. It's the same thing I do when I run employment ads and come across a guy that was a no show previously. I set up an interview and just give them the address to a stripclub. One good turn deserves another.
 

7.62

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#16
Stop liking what I don’t like. What’s your point ? It’s my choice, 90% of the gmail responses I’ve had on AList are tire kickers, weirdo’s, can’t spell, for that matter can’t put a sentence together, is it still available ?, etc etc. It’s hilarious some of the crap I get.

So ease the hell up, if it works for you Great !

Now Bob@Gmail.com Delete ! ;)
 

7.62

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#19
One thing is for sure, the weirdness is going to get a lot worse. I can almost guarantee you this is where Lombardo will put together a team to enforce the new law. Some folks are going to be made example of, and it’s going to be broadcast heavily on the local news as a warning to all think it cant be enforced.
 

Tophog

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#20
One thing is for sure, the weirdness is going to get a lot worse. I can almost guarantee you this is where Lombardo will put together a team to enforce the new law. Some folks are going to be made example of, and it’s going to be broadcast heavily on the local news as a warning to all think it cant be enforced.
Of course. That's a hell of a lot easier than going after real criminals.