Used Guns in Australia

TOP 4 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN SELLING GUNS ONLINE

 
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Mistake 1 - Poor Quality Photographs.

We have covered "Photographing Firearms" and the mistakes peple make in a previous article. You can read that article by following the link below.

Top Five Mistakes People Make Photographing a Gun For Sale

 

 

Mistake 2 - Not Enough Photographs or No Close-up Photos.

Follow the link below to read the full article about the failures people make photographing a firearm for sale..

Top Five Mistakes People Make Photographing a Gun For Sale

 

 

Mistake 3 - Lack of Detail in the Description.

The most important item in your firearm classified advertisement after photos, is the advertisement content. This can include the history of the firearm, specification, age of the weapon, how many rounds has the gun since new, one owner firearm, low miles, no accidents, history of this type or model if firearm and any special information.

 

EXAMPLE 1

 

FOR SALE  - "1911 Colt comes with case. 2 x magazines."

 

Assessment:

What? That's it? By giving very little information, you give buyers the impression that you could be hiding something or just can't be bothered being forth-coming with information and that the buyer isn't important enough for you to spend 5 to 10 minutes to tell them about the product you are selling. The buyer should feel like you are their friend. Be willing to give them your time and effort to describe in detail the firearms history, specification, faults, accessories, and any other pertinent information that you can bring to the game. Go to the effort of looking up the Specifications of the Firearm from the Manufacturer. Don't expect the buyer to do your job for you. "Yes, but people can call me for any information if they want!" Sure, but will they bother, or is it's much easier to move on to the next firearm in their list or to a gun that is a similar price?

 

 

Mistake 4 - Being Rude to Potential Customers.

 

EXAMPLE 2 -

  • Beautiful 1911 style pistol in 9x19 Luger. 
  • Brand New pistol at the price of a used one!
  • Precision stainless steel barrel.
  • Hammer forged stainless barrel with nice sharp rifling.
  • Ramped barrel ensures reliable feeding of 9mm rounds.
  • Quality G10 grip gives you a very secure hold.
  • Slide and frame fit is excellent.
  • No time wasters or Tyre Kickers thanks.
  • Price is firm so don't waste your breath.
  • Yes it's still up for sale. If it isn't the advertisement wouldn't be here.
  • No I won't separate, so don't ask.
  • Don't bother emailing me, I don't respond to emails.

No surprise for guessing that you have left your audience with little doubt that you are going to be difficult person to deal with. You can see advertisements with at least one of the off-putting statements on every page of the classified ads. Would you buy a firearm from someone who looks at potential customers as a "walking pain in the ass"? Certainly I would have second thoughts. 

 

 

Mistake 5 - Not Making Yourself Available.

Some people are very reluctant to give out their mobile phone number in a a firearm advertisement. I would suggest to you that not supplying a phone contact number could affect how easily you sell your firearm. No contact phone could give people the impression that you don't want to be contacted to fix problems after the sale takes place.  Unlesss you are using a  

 

EXAMPLE 3 -

 

TISAS 9MM 1911 PISTOL

 

DETAILS:

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Beautiful 1911 style pistol in 9x19 Luger. Brand New pistol at the price of a used one! I bought this handgun in 2001 and kept in in the safe since. It's had about 1000 rounds through it since new. Barrel and slide show near new condition.

Precision stainless steel barrel. Hammer forged stainless barrel with nice sharp rifling. Ramped barrel ensures reliable feeding of 9mm rounds. Quality G10 grip gives you a very secure hold. Slide and frame fit is excellent. Series 80 style trigger. White Chrome is very hard wearing finish that doesn't scratch easily.

Comes with an Italian LPA Luminova adjustable sight set installed giving great sight visibily even in low light. The parts are interchangeable with most Colt and other 1911's.

Includes 2 x 9 shot magazines.  Please see youtube review of the TISAS 1911
Made in Turkey. Free Australia wide shipping except no shipping to West Australia.

 

Specifications:

 

  • Make Tisas comes with Hard Case
  • Model ZIG M1 1911
  • Year of Manufacture 2001
  • Handgun Calibres 9mm Luger
  • Condition Excellent
  • Barrel Length 120mm
  • Sights Iron - Variable Height & Windage
  • Accessories 2 x Included Magazine/s
  • Serial Number 000000
  • Transfer & Shipping Seller Pays Shipping Cost (WA Extra), Free Local Pickup
  • Rounds Count - Less than 1000 rounds since new
  • Pickup available from Local Dealer in Melbourne Victoria

 

Any questions, please call Allan on Mobile listed in Seller Details.

Happy to supply a video closeup of the firearm and extra photos

 

Assessment:

The description above is a great example of how to "do it right.". Immediately a reader has confidence in this seller. It screams "This guy knows what he is doing and is competent. It's true that you can profile a person by how they conduct themselves. This is an excellent example of a competent seller and a good advertisement. Chance of a sale if the price is reasonable 95%

 

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