Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

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Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby CLTduhunter » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:25 pm

Hey everyone,

I came across a listing for a near new Super Vinci max-4 and on the edge of pulling the trigger. Has anyone purchased a non-local gun from a seller?

I believe I am asking him all the right questions including obtaining the serial number for date made and also to check for background information. I will have a bill of sale and Driver's license in the transaction but wanted some feedback either positive or negative for this type of deal.

Any other items suggested involving a long distance deal? Thanks everyone
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby mauserfan » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:38 pm

There are quite a few scammers on Armslist. I always ask for a photo of an area that most people will never have taken photos. Then you will know that he has the gun in possession if he produces a photo for you. I have ferretted out a couple scammers because they could not provide the photo that I asked for. Ask for ebay or gunbroker username as well to check feedback. I am curious as to what else some other posters can come up with as I am still not comfy with Armslist. Good luck....mauser
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby cluckmeister » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:22 pm

mauserfan wrote:There are quite a few scammers on Armslist. I always ask for a photo of an area that most people will never have taken photos. Then you will know that he has the gun in possession if he produces a photo for you. I have ferretted out a couple scammers because they could not provide the photo that I asked for. Ask for ebay or gunbroker username as well to check feedback. I am curious as to what else some other posters can come up with as I am still not comfy with Armslist. Good luck....mauser



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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby MarkM » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:35 pm

I will send a personal check. If they don't follow through on their end of the deal, mail fraud. You have their name and address.
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby CLTduhunter » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:34 am

Scam, please delete thread. Sorry guys, too good to be true
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby mauserfan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:08 am

Please clarify your statement. Thank you....mauser
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby CLTduhunter » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:47 am

Came down to only accept money order, no bill of sale no other parts except gun.

When I called, it was a google voice connection and he kep asking if I was serious buyer
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby MarkM » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:48 am

CLTduhunter wrote:Came down to only accept money order, no bill of sale no other parts except gun.

When I called, it was a google voice connection and he kep asking if I was serious buyer

Post Office Money Order is just as secure a payment. You can recover funds from them as well.
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby cluckmeister » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:28 pm

MarkM wrote:
CLTduhunter wrote:Came down to only accept money order, no bill of sale no other parts except gun.

When I called, it was a google voice connection and he kep asking if I was serious buyer

Post Office Money Order is just as secure a payment. You can recover funds from them as well.


Why screw with a scammer and who the H wants to try to recover funds, just find a legit seller.
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby CLTduhunter » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:30 pm

Just purchased a new Franchi Intensity in Max-4 and 28" barrel off a dealer on gunbroker. I kind of accidentally hit submit on my bid not thinking I would win. Oh well, the dealer is almost $200 cheaper from other big name places and he said these have been flying off the shelves.

I asked about other comparibles like the SX3 and he said this is the best bang for buck. He doesn't even carry the SX3 and yet he is a Winchester collector.
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Re: Armslist purchase? Benelli Super Vinci

Postby MarkM » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:30 pm

cluckmeister wrote:
MarkM wrote:
CLTduhunter wrote:Came down to only accept money order, no bill of sale no other parts except gun.

When I called, it was a google voice connection and he kep asking if I was serious buyer

Post Office Money Order is just as secure a payment. You can recover funds from them as well.


Why screw with a scammer and who the H wants to try to recover funds, just find a legit seller.

Might not realize it is a scammer beforehand? After payment is sent and you can verify they received it, then you might realize it. That is why I will not use PayPal for high dollar purchases, such as guns. PayPal will not cover money sent to pay for a firearm even if you give the 3% to them. States it in their Terms & Conditions. Checks and Post Office Money Orders, however, will.
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