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I thought this would go for a couple thousand - how could I have been so wrong?
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June 20, 2023 - 8:43 pm
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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/990925692

 

It’s not the condition, it’s not the chambering, there’s not special order features, it’s not an antique, the bore description suggests it likely wouldn’t be much of a shooter, repair to the stock…. ??

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I have never been able to make any sense out of gunbroken auctions. I suspect a little hocus-pocus on this one.

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I have never been able to make any sense out of gunbroken auctions. I suspect a little hocus-pocus on this one.

  

I normally would on this one, but the seller is a very respectable guy.  I think in the case of this piece, the buyer really did pay that hammer price.  And that’s what leaves me scratching my head.

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“IF” the buyer actually pays.

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“IF” the buyer actually pays.

  

Yeah, an NR bidder is suspect as far as an expectation of reliability.  The other bidder looked legitimate.  I remain stunned.  

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Mind boggling. But look what that 45-90 elw sold for last week! Maybe i should list a couple of mine. Ya no. 

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I suspect the NR that threw in the bid last minute was a foreign troll and was phishing for my seller info. The name, address and phone number were all fabricated. I got on the line with gunbroker fraud ASAP and they agreed and took down the account. My guy at gunbroker said it had a $5 million bid. The auction was legitamate until that clown hopped in…. Albeit a $3000 gun on a good day. Sadly, this has happened before. I wish people wouldn’t always jump to monkey business on the sellers part, but they usually do. 

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I am glad you were able to get an actual person on the phone with Gunbroker. That is not always easy to do.  I wish there were a way on GB to block ANY bidder with ZERO or negative feedback ratings, by means of a setting in preferences, as that would prevent most of the phishing behavior.  

I am truly sorry your auction got hijacked in this way. Certainly not fair to you as an honest seller.

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I suspect the NR that threw in the bid last minute was a foreign troll and was phishing for my seller info. The name, address and phone number were all fabricated. I got on the line with gunbroker fraud ASAP and they agreed and took down the account. My guy at gunbroker said it had a $5 million bid. The auction was legitamate until that clown hopped in…. Albeit a $3000 gun on a good day. Sadly, this has happened before. I wish people wouldn’t always jump to monkey business on the sellers part, but they usually do. 

  

Austin – 

Thanks for the additional information.  I know we are often not very sympathetic to gunbroker sellers, but we should keep in mind that they frequently have to put up with a lot of shenanigans from “buyers.”  I still find the results of this auction remarkable given it looks like there was a legitimate bidder willing to pay one increment below the troll’s bid.  I agree, that is a $3000 rifle on a good day.

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Regarding blocking NR bidders all together – this is not fair either. You and I were once NR rated on Gunbroker. I have had plenty of NR bidders buy several  guns in one week and turn out to be a new collector. Which is what we all want for this collecting community. 

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Austinsguns said
Regarding blocking NR bidders all together – this is not fair either. You and I were once NR rated on Gunbroker. I have had plenty of NR bidders buy several  guns in one week and turn out to be a new collector. Which is what we all want for this collecting community. 

  

I’m glad to see you as a member here, I follow many of your auctions and am a WACA “newbie” compared to some of the royalty around here 🙂

I’m proud of my 9 rating LOL but I just got into these lever guns last year….they are so great!

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