Local Sales Are NOW Always FREE on GunsAmerica

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This is the new GunsAmerica homepage. As you can see, the FREE LOCAL ads are ordered by date, newest first.

This is the new GunsAmerica homepage. As you can see, the FREE LOCAL ads are ordered by date, newest first.

On March 2, 2016, GunsAmerica, the oldest and most trusted name in internet gun classifieds, since 1997, introduced a new program to promote both person to person private sales, and dealer sales to consumers at the local level. It is called FREE LOCAL.

The premise of the program is that all sales with a 50 mile radius, zip code to zip code, will have no posting fee and no aftersale fee on GunsAmerica.

This also introduces a new type of ad at GunsAmerica that will be shown only to local buyers. It may be tough to imagine how this works at first, but if you think about it in terms of fees, it is pretty easy to understand. If you are selling a gun locally and you absolutely do not want to pay a fee to GunsAmerica, you will be able to list the gun as LOCAL ONLY. This is the first choice when you are posting ads, LOCAL or NATIONAL, just to be clear.

This program introduces a new ad type, FREE LOCAL, which shows up only to local buyers. NATIONAL ads still show up in local, and the LOCAL SALES ARE STILL FREE, even though you will pay an aftersale fee if someone outside of your 50 mile radius buys it.

This program introduces a new ad type, FREE LOCAL, which shows up only to local buyers. NATIONAL ads still show up in local, and the LOCAL SALES ARE STILL FREE, even though you will pay an aftersale fee if someone outside of your 50 mile radius buys it.

If you then decide that you can’t get your price locally, it is easy to upgrade the ad to NATIONAL later. Then, if someone not in your local 50 mile area buys it, you will pay the GunsAmerica aftersale fee of 1% or 2%, $10 or $20 minimum, depending on your account type. Nonguns are less.

If someone local does end up buying it, you still pay no aftersale fee.

Details:

  • You may only have 5 FREE LOCAL ads running at one time.
  • FREE LOCAL ads expire after 30 days.
  • You may renew FREE LOCAL ads twice. This is comparable to a Facebook board where you bump.
  • NATIONAL ads will show up in local searches along with FREE LOCAL ads.
  • The NATIONAL ads do not expire, so they will be available to local buyers until they sell.
  • The local ad search results will always be listed by date, so that even if a local dealer has 1,000 listings, the new ads will always come up first.
For buyers, the local results are great because you can see ads by date, to be able to snatch the good deals first. For sellers, you'll find the buyers looking for what you are selling, at your price, with the ad lasting as much as 90 days. FOR DEALERS, unlimited NATIONAL ads will show up in local, until you sell it!


For buyers, the local results are great because you can see ads by date, to be able to snatch the good deals first. For sellers, you’ll find the buyers looking for what you are selling, at your price, with the ad lasting as much as 90 days. FOR DEALERS, unlimited NATIONAL ads will show up in local, until you sell it!

This system will allow gun dealers to reach a local audience with their entire store inventory using our Bulk Upload system. Contact customerservice@gunsamerica.com if you have not been introduced to this system.

Local buyers will be able to search local dealer inventories before making a (usually less money saving than expected) decision to buy a gun online and ship it in.

Private sellers will get top dollar for oddball guns, modified guns, custom guns, and guns that someone boogered with a masking tape and Walmart spray paint job reaching an enormous audience of 2-5 million buyers per month here on GunsAmerica.

Take a shot at FREE LOCAL first, and then easily find a NATIONAL buyer at real market price if nobody local wants it.

FREE LOCAL on GunsAmerica will revolutionize the way you think about selling guns.

Transactions are built in secure! If you are a private seller, you can hide your real name and easily Google’able address from potential buyers unless/until you choose to reveal it. The Faceboards, which are now defunct, were really dangerous. So is posting for sale ads on discussion sites were someone can look through your old posts and find where you live.

If you are a dealer, hopefully you’ll start to realize that GunsAmerica has never been about selling guns online. Our local dealers USE ONLINE TO SELL GUNS…in the store. A big footprint on GunsAmrica will bring a surprising amount of customers into your store, and FREE LOCAL will be a great tool to expose your entire inventory to a local crowd.

Remember, ALL LOCAL SALES ARE FREE, so you can select NATIONAL in the posting process, and not worry about the 5 per month, the 30 day expiration, or the renewals. Trusted Seller Account listings never expire on GunsAmerica. Your listings will be in FREE LOCAL, and NATIONAL, until they expire.

Please give us your feedback in the comments below, or if you are reading this in an email, click into this article let us know what you think! This system was created for you! And thanks as always for being part of GunsAmerica!

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  • LARRY March 11, 2016, 8:48 pm

    Judges score 10 10 and a 10

  • Jeff March 11, 2016, 10:38 am

    When do Local Ads show up? If a customer searches for a gun, do Local Ads show up along with his search even though it is not what the customer is searching for? Or do Local Ads show up only if we have the gun the customer is searching for? Someone
    please advise – Thank you!!

  • Jerry Robillard March 11, 2016, 6:30 am

    My hat’s off to you. I tried to sell an air rifle on Craigslist was was impolightly told that I could nut list any weapon.

    It’s about time we, who have a continuational right to have our guns, are standing together to see that every lawful American can buy a gun a little easier – not harder. The issue that I have is that those of us in the West are sometime more than 50 miles from someone who wants the gun that I am selling. I live in a remote part of Oregon. The nearest city is 30 miles away, and that is a small dying city (Spotted owl syndrome). A real city (Medford) is 85 mile away. This is not Ohio or Pennsylvania. Seem there should be special rules for low density areas.

  • David Schortner March 4, 2016, 6:51 pm

    You don’t need no stinking credit card info if local sell is free. I won’t be using your service after all. where is the unsubscribe button?

  • David Schortner March 4, 2016, 6:37 pm

    I collected guns for many years. Nothing exotic, just good shooters. Now I’m getting old and am ready to start selling my guns. I have been using Armslist, because I only sell local, I am grateful to GunsAmerica for another option. I’ll give it a try.

  • Marco March 4, 2016, 9:41 am

    Sounds like a great idea, will have to try it out soon. Have been looking at Armslist.com to date and this sounds like a good option to both search and list.

  • Rich March 3, 2016, 11:49 am

    So how does this work here in Alaska. where most towns/city are more than 50 miles apart. I guess that means we will have to stick to our own system up here. We don’t follow or abide by what the feds say.

  • Beaz March 3, 2016, 9:49 am

    Will you allow advertising for a CCW/ Defensive handgun course through a local shooting range in the Phoenix, AZ area, please?

    • Paul Helinski March 3, 2016, 10:00 am

      We will be bringing back the local calendar for things like that.

      • Beaz March 3, 2016, 12:04 pm

        Cool. Thanx for the response.

  • Shoot3on8 March 3, 2016, 9:25 am

    Great idea…Hope it will work in my area…

  • grabiron March 3, 2016, 8:51 am

    It does sound like a good idea, but I have several questions. Mostly, I need to know about things like : how do you prescribe the payment take place, what forms the payment can be in if the seller is not set up to handle credit cards, how is shipment tracking done within the system, how does the seller or buyer assure himself of the proper use of FFL certification, and how does GunsAmerica get paid and when?

  • dennis van buren March 3, 2016, 8:50 am

    every time I log in to buy some thing or bid on guns ,it say my log in name is already used , and I cant get on ? what the h-ll I want to bid on some guns , fix it please !

  • Steve Dickmann March 3, 2016, 7:12 am

    A great idea and a terrific way to set yourselves apart from the effete elites at Facebook and Craigslist.

    The only drawback I can see is the zip code limitation since some towns, even the small one I live in, have multiple zip codes within a 50 mile radius.

    That said, free is free, and thank you.

  • phil morris March 3, 2016, 6:31 am

    i am sensing the beginning of a beautiful relationship!

  • Troy March 3, 2016, 4:39 am

    Wow, what a great idea. I might just have to switch to you guys, especially for selling!

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