Typical Selling on Guntopia (without SPH) - On ads,
which result in a sale, an email is sent to the buyer and seller
with each other's email address. The members are to contact one another to make
arrangements for payment and delivery terms. To protect the privacy of the members,
we only give out the email address. It is up to the members to release their private
information, such as phone number and street address.
Here are the steps in an SPH transaction (AVAILABLE FOR FIREARM
BUYERS ONLY, IF SELECTED):
- Secured Payment - During both selling methods of Firm Price or
Negotiate-the-Price selling, the buyer's credit card information is given to
Guntopia to back the purchase or each bid/counter-bid offer to the seller.
- Successful Sales - When the ad is closed with a Firm Price purchase or
successful price negotiations, Guntopia processes the buyer's credit card for the
successful sale price of the item, plus the shipping cost as defined by the seller
in the ad.
- Safekeeping of Funds - Guntopia holds onto the funds to be forwarded to the
seller upon the completed delivery of the item to the buyer.
- Buyer's Inspection Period - On SPH the buyer has the opportunity to inspect
the purchased item at the FFLdealerNet Dealer during transfer. Or, if the buyer is a
01 FFL Dealer, the buyer makes this inspection immediately upon the firearms' arrival.
The inspection is limited to determining if the manufacturer, model, and gauge/caliber
of the actual firearm are what were advertised in the ad listing. This inspection period
IS NOT the same as the seller's return policy.
- All Goes Well - Where the actual firearm matches the ad listing descriptions
of manufacturer, model, and gauge/caliber, a check will be sent to the seller within
3 business days from the date of delivery.
- All Does Not Go Well - Where the actual firearm matches the ad listing
descriptions of manufacturer, model, or gauge/caliber, BUT the buyer is not happy
with other issues and/or condition of the firearm, the buyer does not have the option
to cancel the deal under SPH. You must take delivery and pursue the seller for
remedy. Guntopia does not have the authority to withhold funds from the seller in this
situation. However, if Guntopia is served with legal documents to withhold payment to
the seller, Guntopia will cooperate with all legal proceedings.
- Listing Discrepancy - Where the actual firearm does not match the ad
listing descriptions of manufacturer, model, or gauge/caliber the buyer may have the
transaction voided and receive a refund of money paid.
In the event the Buyer makes the
claim of a "Listing Discrepancy", Guntopia shall investigate and, at its
sole discretion, make a determination based on the criteria in the User Agreement.
A "Listing Discrepancy" is defined as where any one of the following:
Manufacturer, Model, and/or Caliber/Gauge does not match what is listed in the ad
listing). Other information contained in the Ad Details page, such
as the NRA Grade, description box of the ad shall not be considered in the
determination of a listing discrepancy. If Guntopia determines that the Seller has
committed a Listing Discrepancy, as defined in the Guntopia User Agreement, the
Buyer will be entitled to request a refund. The return of the firearm and the
assessment of return and handling charges to the Seller will be handled as provided
for in the Guntopia User Agreement. Please be honest and accurate in the description
of your firearms when selling.
Buyers and Sellers Beware!
SPH transactions require all deliveries to be handled by an FFL Dealer (FFLdealerNet
Dealer). Buyers, if you do not pass all required background checks (NICS), you will
forfeit the firearm. This means that you cannot take delivery of the firearm that you
have just bought and paid for. NO refunds on fees, cost, or the purchase price of the
firearm. This policy also applies to the seller where a firearm is returned to the
seller. If you are a 01 FFL dealer and registered as such, you will not have to go
through an FFL Dealer for deliveries or returns.
Additional information regarding listing discrepancies, or
forfeitures is found by clicking here.