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Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Turdburglar, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    Turdburglar

    Turdburglar [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just checked out Gunbroker.com for the first time. I followed an auction of a S&W .357 with no reserve and a Buy It Now price of like $670. No one bid on it. Could I have bid just $1 and won it? It seems too good to be true.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    thinkingman

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    It probably had a minimum starting bid.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    Alderleet

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    They usually have a reserve price.

    In the end, joining a shooting club that also buys guns at cost, will save you a metric ass ton of cash.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2012 at 4:19 AM
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    Turdburglar

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    This was listed at 'No Reserve'. How can I tell what the starting bid is?
     
  5. Jan 14, 2012 at 5:00 AM
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    Snoranger

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    Even if they don't say there's a reseve, the dealer usually won't let you buy it for $1 (in theory). Once the bidding ends, it will say something similar to minimum bid not met (done it to me...i too hoped for a $1 gun) ;)
     
  6. Jan 14, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    Rmodel65

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    normally as said above they have a min starting bid....and while they might claim there is no reserve the min starting bid is their reserve
     
  7. Jan 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    Devious6

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    The starting bid is normally reflected in the upper right of the item description page. It might have been a $1 but probably not. If there was no minimum bid, though, than $1 would have won it.

    I've bought several rifles and handguns through Gunbroker. It's not a bad way to go as long as you deal with people who have an established good reputation.
     
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