Seller Terms and Conditions

  1. GunsAmerica is an advertising system, nothing more. And like with any advertising system, you are completely responsible for the legality of what you are selling, who you are selling it to, and your legal ability to sell it. This applies not only to guns. Crimes with far reaching harmful impact have occurred on the internet involving everything from children’s toys to car parts. Verify the identity of every buyer and any transfer dealers involved. Protect your item with shipping insurance and take pictures of it before it is shipped out. Save all communications (email can never be entirely deleted from our system) and retain your records. If you are unsure of your ability to handle this, please consider using an FFL dealer to ship out guns. We have a list of outgoing transfer dealers called Drop Off Locations specifically for this purpose.
  2. There is no posting fee for a standard ad, or even an Auction. If you want to highlight or feature your ad, or use a gallery of images, some posting fees do apply. Classified Ads and Auction type listings can run up to 180 days.
  3. All guns and items posted into a standard classified ad or auction must be “in hand.” This means that you must possess the gun or item for sale or if it has been consigned for you to sell, you must be able to get it on short notice. All pictures of used guns/items must be of the actual gun/item. New, current manufacture guns may carry a manufacturer photo, but must also be “in hand.” See Guns On Demand below for how to sell not “in hand.” guns.
  4. There is an after-sale fee for all things sold from an ad on GunsAmerica. This is tracked in our system. If a customer walks into your store and say, “Hey I want to buy this gun I saw on GunsAmerica,” you are liable for an after sale fee on The Honor System. This applies to regular sales as well as 48 Hour Guns.
  5. The standard after sale fee for all items is 4%. Guns have a minimum of $20, nonguns a minimum of $4. Trusted Sellers pay 2%, minimum $10 on guns. Gun Shops who use Live Payments for all their credit card processing also pay 2%, minimum $10, regardless of account type.
  6. Sellers can accept online credit card payments through the Live Checkout system. Sellers must have an established merchant account and compatible gateway account to use the Live Checkout system. Other acceptable payment methods are – all major credit cards, checks, and money orders. Any third-party payment system should not be used. Sellers found using an unauthorized payment method will be removed without question. All sales completed by sellers utilizing the live checkout system are charged at the time the buyer completes their purchase.
  7. 48 Hour Guns is a time saving feature for brick-and-mortar stocking dealers. GunsAmerica works with the manufacturers to attain the standard picture, description and specifications for each SKU in the entire manufacturer catalog. They also provide a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) and optionally, a list of FFL dealers who they have given permission to sell their guns through the 48 Hour Guns system. If you are a brick and mortar store you may sign up for several of the manufacturers, but some, like Beretta require that you be one of their stocking dealers specifically. You may charge MAP for each gun, or a percentage or dollar value above MAP. You may also require a deposit to order the gun if it is not in stock, and you may mark certain guns as generally in stock. The work flow for 48 Hour Guns is separate from regular ads. All data entry on the individual guns is done for you, by GunsAmerica and the manufacturers.
  8. A basic seller account on GunsAmerica is free. This allows you to post any type of ad.
  9. A GunsAmerica Trusted Seller Account is $49.95 per month. You can sell up to $10,000 per month in nonguns with no after sale fee, and there is an additional discount on gun after sale fees, 2%, with a $10 minimum. You must be a Verified member to become a trusted seller.
  10. “Verified” status is a process whereby we verify your credit card details with a quick transaction and your government issued identification with liveness check. There is a $1.99 charge for this service.
  11. All fees at GunsAmerica are very clear. If you feel you have been charged unfairly please contact [email protected] and you will be answered promptly.
  12. GunsAmerica makes no warranty on anyone or anything, period. This is the internet and there are literally hundreds of thousands of people sitting in desks in other countries and even some in this country trying to come up with ways to rip you off every day. IF SOMETHING IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS NOT TRUE. IF SOMEONE OFFERS YOU MONEY TO DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL THEY ARE ALWAYS 100% OF THE TIME TRYING TO RIP YOU OFF OR STEAL YOUR IDENTITY. Be careful, always.
  13. You must log into your GunsAmerica account to answer buyer inquiries. If you do not answer a buyer within 7 days your account may be suspended without notice.
  14. This is the entirety of our agreement with you as a seller. It is subject to change at any time without notice and all changes will be binding upon you as soon as they change. We generally don’t do that though and you are informed about everything. The only thing GunsAmerica guarantees is to do our best to have your ad posted in a timely manner, and to keep it up and online. We try to keep our fees clear and consistent and to tell you everywhere you will be charged.
  15. GunsAmerica Live Payments is a trademark only. We do not sell merchant accounts. Electronic Transfer Inc. is a third party provider we have contracted to provide gun dealers with reliable credit card merchant accounts at fair and consistent fees. Your merchant account has nothing to do with your GunsAmerica account, and visa versa. Please contact ETI directly for any questions concerning your merchant account.
  16. On, posting a listing for an item to be sold constitutes an unchangeable commitment to sell the item to the buyer. A legally binding agreement is established once a purchase order is received, which requires you to sell the item according to the User Agreement, Site Rules, and your listing’s terms. After a buyer purchases your item, withdrawing the item from sale is not permitted. Please thoughtfully evaluate your responsibilities before listing an item. If there is any discrepancy between your listing’s terms and the User Agreement, the User Agreement’s provisions will take precedence.
  17. GunsAmerica Advertising carries a separate terms and conditions, listed there.
  18. GunsAmerica Live Storefronts carries a separate terms and conditions, listed there.
  19. GunsAmerica general terms and conditions can be found here.