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  Release Notes - 5.0.03     2/1/2016 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 5.0.03

What's New?

  • CONSUMER PRICING REPORTS - We have added Pricing Reports available to all GunBroker.com users. Learn more at the Reporting FAQ.

What's Changed?

  • REST API - The API has been updated to allow relists of fixed price items.




       1/19/2016 3:24:22 PM EST  

 

GunBroker.com - The Bidding Starts Now

GunBroker.com Releases List of Best Selling Firearms of 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 19, 2016) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Best Selling Firearms of 2015. The Ruger LCP tops the list as the number one selling new Semi Auto Pistol of 2015. Read the entire 2015 Best Selling Firearms List of 2015.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for each major category of firearms sold on the popular gun auction site, breaking out categories for New and Used. This culminates in a year-end list celebrating the Best Selling Firearms of the year.

GunBroker.com analyzes its e-commerce data to develop this list, which is not available anywhere else in the market. As the world's largest online auction of firearms and accessories, GunBroker.com has terabytes of transactional data that can benefit manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Companies interested in reporting can contact GunBroker.com's sister company, Marketplace Insight at: sales@marketplaceinsight.com.





  Release Notes - 5.0.02     1/11/2016 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 5.0.02

What's New?

  • GUNBROKER.COM - We have added additional background functionality to allow version of 5.0 of the website to perform more efficiently.




  Top 5 Best Sellers - December 2015     1/9/2016 4:33:17 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (January 06, 2015) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for December 2015. The Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD takes the top spot as the #1 selling Semi Auto Pistol. Read the entire list here.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold, breaking out new versus used sales figures.





  From Steve Urvan, CEO and Founder of GunBroker.com     1/8/2016 5:09:02 PM EST  

A statement from Steve Urvan, CEO and Founder of GunBroker.com

As many of you are aware, the President made a big production of “taking action” on gun control this week. What is not as obvious, and has been missed by much of the mainstream media, is that the President’s actions are smoke and mirrors with no legally binding changes.

After reviewing the White House statement, I found that no Executive Orders were issued. Keep in mind that the President cannot create domestic laws; that privilege is constitutionally delegated to Congress. The President can issue Executive Orders which are legally binding instructions to federal offices and employees, but Executive Orders still cannot change underlying laws. The President’s actions took the form of guidance documents which have no legally binding effect and are merely the Administration’s opinion of what the laws state. USA Today was one of the few publications I have seen that got the story right in its article Chastened by immigration, Obama shows restraint on guns.

The President’s guidance documents are largely just a restatement of existing laws and a wish list of actions that would need to be passed by Congress (and likely will not be). The definition of who is “enaged in the business” of firearms has not changed and is firmly established by both law and case law. Unlicensed persons are still allowed to sell firearms from their personal collection provided all Federal, state, and local laws are obeyed.

The firearm industry has long said that we do not need more guns laws; we need better enforcement of laws already on the books. Data from the Justice Department shows a sharp decline in Federal Weapons Convictions under the Obama Administration.

As we clearly state on our website, all transactions on GunBroker.com are made in full compliance with all federal state, and local laws, using licensed federal firearms dealers as transfer agents. Federal law requires those dealers to run a background check on the buyer. There is a strict compliance system in place and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms audits dealers for compliance.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, of which GunBroker.com is a member and supporter, has issued a statement that summarizes the firearm industry’s views.

Sincerely,

Steve Urvan
CEO, GunBroker.com





  Site Maintenance     1/1/2016 5:06:09 PM EST  
There will be site maintenance Saturday night 1/2/2016. There will be occasional periods of site down time. Please excuse any interruptions in service. Thank you.




  GunBroker.com December 2015 Newsletter     12/17/2015 9:10:53 AM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com December Newsletter.





  Release Notes - 5.0.01     12/14/2015 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 5.0.01

What's New?

  • GUNBROKER.COM - We are excited to release version 5 of GunBroker.com beginning with a redesigned Header, Footer and Home Page. This is the first in a multi-step process to make GunBroker.com fully responsive across all devices. Visit the FAQ to learn more about the changes.

What's Changed?

  • STANDARD TEXT - We have rebranded the Standard Text feature to "Standard Text for Additional Terms of Sale" so that the name more accurately reflects its purpose.




  Top 5 Best Sellers - November 2015     12/10/2015 12:41:21 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (December 01, 2015) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for November 2015. The Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD takes the top spot as the #1 selling Semi Auto Pistol. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold, breaking out new versus used sales figures.





  Release Notes - 4.4.16     11/16/2015 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.4.16

What's Changed?

  • REST API - The API has been updated to handle Sales Tax Defaults defined in your Auction Listing Defaults.
  • REST API - The API has been updated to search your sold Orders by last modified date.




  Top 5 Best Sellers - October 2015     11/12/2015 1:48:09 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (November 01, 2015) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for October 2015. The Ruger Precision Rifle takes the top spot as the #1 selling new Bolt Action Rifle. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold, breaking out new versus used sales figures.





  GunBroker.com November 2015 Newsletter     11/12/2015 1:47:14 PM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com November Newsletter.





  Release Notes - 4.4.15     11/2/2015 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.4.15

What's New?

  • GUNBROKER GOLD - We are pleased to introduce our first Premium Membership. To learn more about GunBroker Gold please read our FAQ




  GunBroker.com October 2015 Newsletter     10/14/2015 1:29:05 PM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com October Newsletter.





  Top 5 Best Sellers - September 2015     10/11/2015 3:50:46 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (October 21, 2015) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for September 2015. The Kel Tec PMR-30 takes the top spot as the #1 selling new Semi Auto Pistol. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold, breaking out new versus used sales figures.





  Release Notes - 4.4.13     9/21/2015 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.4.13

What's Changed?

  • CHECKOUT - For Sellers using the Checkout System an Order will be created automatically immediately after an item is won/bought.
  • REST API - The API has been updated to handle the change in the Checkout System.
  • SOAP API - The API has been updated to handle the change in the Checkout System.




  Site Maintenance     9/20/2015 10:00:00 AM EST  

We will be doing system hardware maintenance Monday morning, 09/21/2015 between 12:00 AM EST and 3:00 AM EST. We will attempt to minimize service interruption. The system will be unavailable until the maintenance has finished and QA has completed testing. All Listings scheduled to end during this time period will be extended.





  GunBroker.com September 2015 Newsletter     9/18/2015 2:22:42 PM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com September Newsletter.





  Top 5 Best Sellers - August 2015     9/10/2015 2:28:51 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (August 18, 2015) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for August 2015. The Smith Wesson M&P 15 takes the top spot as the #1 selling new Semi Auto Rifle. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold, breaking out new versus used sales figures.





  Release Notes - 4.4.12     8/31/2015 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.4.12

What's New?

  • LIST AN ITEM - We are now capturing Manufacturer Part Number on items.

What's Changed?

  • WEBSITE COMPATIBILITY - We have updated the way Search and View Item appear on smaller mobile devices to make the site easier to use.
  • REST API - Shipping Information can now be added to Orders via REST. In addition we have created a set of end points that allows sellers to Manage Pictures on active items.
  • BULK LISTER - Bulk Lister has been updated to handle the new Manufacturer Part Number on Item Listings.




  Site Outage     8/28/2015 10:00:00 AM EST  

On August 27 at approximately 2:00AM we had 3 simultaneous switch failures in our core switching platform. The switches were in a stack configuration so while it is exceedingly rare for such a thing to happen, it is possible that one switch failed and in the process killed the other two. The site is capable of running on any one of the three, but with 3 down we experienced down time. We carry a substantial inventory of cold spares (new in the box units to be deployed in the event of failures) for our various platforms. Upon opening the factory sealed cold spare we found that it was also dead.

This is the 2nd worst failure we have experienced, after the notorious 2001 EMC disk array crash that old-timers may recall. In spite of everything we were back online by approximately 2pm and we extended auctions that were scheduled to end during the down time so the impact to our customers was relatively minor.

While we do everything we can to prevent downtime and minimize it when failures occur, in the technology world downtime is virtually unavoidable. Amazon's AWS has had much-publicized failures. Facebook, Twitter, and virtually every major web site has had failures. Google recently had a data center get hit by lightning and they lost data as a result. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers, and we will continue to work to make GunBroker one of the fastest and most reliable sites on the Internet.





  Site Maintenance     8/26/2015 5:33:08 PM EST  

We will be doing system hardware maintenance Thursday morning, 08/27/2015 between 12:00 AM EST and 3:00 AM EST. We will attempt to minimize service interruption. The system will be unavailable until the maintenance has finished and QA has completed testing. All Listings scheduled to end during this time period will be extended.





  GunBroker.com August 2015 Newsletter     8/13/2015 5:32:22 PM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com August Newsletter.





  Top 5 Best Sellers - July 2015     8/10/2015 5:30:19 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (August 18, 2015) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for July 2015. The Mossberg 930 was the best selling new semi auto shotgun. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold, breaking out new versus used sales figures.