News & Announcements Archives:




  Site Connectivity Issues     8/18/2014 12:24:18 PM EST  
We are working on connectivity and access issues with the GunBroker.com website. This is resulting in intermittent issues accessing the GunBroker.com website. We are actively working on resolving the issues as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience as we work on this issue.




  Forums NOTE     8/15/2014 9:04:52 PM EST  
Due to the 8/12 system outage, the Forums and several other ancillary systems are offline. We do not have an estimated time to repair on these systems at this time. Please continue to monitor this space for updates. UPDATE: we were not able to repair the problem with the Forums last night. It will be Monday morning before we are able to try again.




  8/15/2014 System Maintenance     8/14/2014 11:56:08 PM EST  
During our normal Maintenance window this evening. We will attempt to minimize downtime but there may be some service outages during these timeframes.




  Service Outage 8/12/14     8/12/2014 6:00:00 PM EST  
The GunBroker.com data center provider experienced a connectivity outage today which caused our sites to be inaccessible for several hours. The problem occurred outside of the GunBroker.com infrastructure, but caused a lack of connectivity from the outside world to the GunBroker.com sites. The problem affected several of our provider's data centers across the USA. Downtime incidents at GunBroker.com are exceedingly rare. We strive to provide the highest level of availability for our customers and apologize for the interruption in service.




  Release Notes - 4.3.19     8/4/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.3.19

What's Changed?

  • CHANGE USERNAME and PASSWORD: We have created distinct pages for changing your Username and changing your password so that each function can be performed independent of each other

What's New?

  • REST API: GunBroker.com is proud to announce our new REST API. You will need to sign up for a DevKey if you wish to begin developing against REST




  Release Notes - 4.3.18     7/14/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.3.18

What's Changed?

  • LIST AN ITEM: The "Money Order/Certified Check" has been broken out into three new options; Money Order, USPS Money Order, Certified Check
  • FORGOTTEN PASSWORDS: Users who have forgotten their passwords will go through a process to reset their password




  Top 5 Best Sellers - June 2014     7/7/2014 3:55:28 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (July 7, 2014) - GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 best selling new and used firearms for June 2014. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold on the popular gun auction site.





  Release Notes - 4.3.17     6/23/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.3.17

What's New?

  • GUNBROKER.COM: We have restyled the footer of the website to be better utilized on mobile and tablet devices

What's Changed?

  • ADDRESSES: US Territories have been added to the States list and removed from the Countries list to better assist registration and FFL Sign Up
  • MY GUNBROKER: The action menu items in all My GunBroker grids have been restyled to be better utilized on mobile and tablet devices
  • OFFLINE LISTER: Listing - When listing items Sellers will be required to select a payment method other than 'See Item Description'




  GunVote 2014     6/6/2014 5:24:03 PM EST  

GUNVOTE 2014: Don't Risk Your Rights

REGISTER TO VOTE, STAY INFORMED AND GUNVOTE . . . The 2014 elections, particularly the most closely contested races for U.S. Senate seats, offer two possibilities. The first is for our industry and consumers to join forces with other pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals to lead the way in electing enough new pro-gun lawmakers to ensure that the anti-gun agenda can't pass in either chamber of Congress during the final two years of the Obama administration. The alternative is the very real prospect of anti-gun candidates succeeding in enough close races to provide the handful of votes needed to resurrect and ramrod a sweeping roster of proposed restrictions through the Senate.

Which scenario will become reality? Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is betting $50 million dollars that he can bring his agenda back to life on Capitol Hill. The Obama political machine is putting everything it has behind the same goal. Together, they hope to steamroll the voters into electing enough anti-gun politicians to provide Barack Obama with a rubber stamp for the sweeping federal anti-gun agenda he has thus far been denied.

We can't hope to match Bloomberg's bankroll, but we can all do our part to contribute to the groundswell of grassroots support that is needed to protect our rights. On Election Day, every gun owner, hunter, and Second Amendment supporter must cast an informed ballot that prioritizes the protection of our rights. And the first step is making sure you are properly registered to vote. That's why we are providing this easy-to-use tool to fill out your application online, then simply print it out and put it in the mail. It's that easy.

More than a year later, it's easy to forget that on April 17, 2013, the U.S. Senate held a series of votes that could have had a serous effect on our Second Amendment rights and the lawful commerce in arms. One of those proposals would have made it impossible for the industry to execute the timely transfer of any firearm. Another would have banned the most popular products that embody the exercise of Second Amendment rights for many segments of our consumer base. We don't want to see a repeat of those votes -- or something worse.

Don't risk your rights. REGISTER TO VOTE today. Keep yourself informed. And on Election Day -- GUNVOTE.

Help Spread the Word

  • USE THE BUTTON . . . NSSF is encouraging its members and others to proactively use its GUNVOTE icon on their websites and other electronic communications. The goal is to remind hunters, shooters and gun owners that together they can make a huge impact at the polls this Election Day. NSSF asks that the icon be linked to nssf.org/gunvote, a good resource for gun owners on the 2014 elections. Download the button at nssf.org/gunvote.

NSSF's Mission

"To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. "

Click here to visit the NSSF website and see how we accomplish this mission.


 

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  Top 5 Best Sellers - May 2014     6/6/2014 5:19:03 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (June 9, 2014) - GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 best selling new and used firearms for May 2014. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold on the popular gun auction site.

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  Release Notes - 4.3.16     6/2/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.3.16

What's New?

  • CHECKOUT: Our Checkout System now allows for credit card payments once a seller has filled in shipping costs in Buyer Pays Actual shipped Items. NOTE TO SELLERS: This does not change the logic that determines the Immediate Checkout icon on the Search Results page.




  Top 5 Best Sellers - April 2014     5/19/2014 2:24:43 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (May 19, 2014) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 best selling new and used firearms for April 2014, breaking out categories for New, Used, and New/Used combined. Ruger GP-100 tops the list as the best selling new Revolver. Marlin 1895 is the best selling new Lever 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 on the popular gun auction site.





  GunBroker.com May 2014 Newsletter     5/15/2014 7:22:43 PM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com May 2014 Newsletter.





  Release Notes - 4.3.15     5/12/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.3.15

What's New?

  • GUNBROKER.COM HOME PAGE: We have reformatted the left and right hand columns to help better promote our iOS and Android Mobile Apps along with our Mobile Website
  • VIEW ITEM - ADD FAVORITE SELLER: We are now offering the ability to save a seller as a favorite. Once saved you can access that seller's items for sale via My GunBroker




  Release Notes - 4.3.14     4/21/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.3.14

What's New?

  • LIST AN ITEM - CHARACTERISTICS: We have added "Grips" and "Frame Finish" to all pistol categories and "Slide Finish" for Semi-Auto Pistols.
  • MYGUNBROKER - SOLD ITEMS: Sellers can now filter through their sold items by 'Pending Payment', 'Pending FFL', 'Pending Shipment', and 'Not Relisted'

What's Changed?

  • SOAP API: GunBroker.com has depricated our SOAP API as of April 1st, 2014




  GunBroker.com April 2014 Newsletter     4/17/2014 4:58:31 PM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com April 2014 Newsletter.





  Top 5 Best Sellers - March 2014     4/14/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (April 17, 2014) – GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 best selling new and used firearms for March 2014. Browning Citori tops the list as the best selling Over/Under Shotgun. Ruger No. 1 holds steady as the best selling Single Shot Rifle. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold on the popular gun auction site.





  GunBroker.com Statement regarding HeartBleed     4/10/2014 4:50:54 PM EST  
GunBroker.com has investigated our public-facing devices and services, and based on statements made by our vendors none of our publicly accessible devices or services contain the flawed OpenSSL code. We were not forced to install any patches or updates specifically to address the Heartbleed vulnerability because either our devices and services did not use OpenSSL, or if they used OpenSSL the deployed code versions did not contain the vulnerable versions of OpenSSL.

OpenSSL is a library used predominantly in Linux (or Linux variants) and Linux-based devices. GunBroker.com web sites do not use Linux as a platform.

For more information on Heartbleed go to http://heartbleed.com/




  Release Notes for Version 4.3.13     3/31/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com release notes for Version 4.3.13

What's Changed?

  • FEEDBACK: When leaving or editing a feedback users will now be required to leave a comment along with a grade.
  • LIST AN ITEM: Validation has been added to the UPC field to confirm the number entered is valid. If an existing item contains an invalid UPC then the UPC will need to either be corrected or removed before the item can be relisted.
  • MAKE A PAYMENT: You can now use a credit card that expires in the current month when making a payment to GunBroker.com. Please note that you will still not be able to place cards on file that expire in the current month.




  Top 5 Best Sellers - February 2014     3/19/2014 4:55:29 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (March 20, 2014) — GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 best selling firearms for February 2014. The Smith & Wesson 686 takes the lead as the best selling revolver. Other top sellers include the Remington 700 bolt action rifle, the Ruger 10/22 semi auto rifle and the Smith & Wesson M&P semi auto pistol. Read the entire list.

Every month, GunBroker.com publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for each major category of firearms sold on the popular gun auction site. The list includes both new and used firearms.

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  GunBroker.com Breaks Out the Crystal      3/15/2014 12:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com Breaks Out the Crystal for 15th Anniversary

Kennesaw, GA — March 15, 2014 marks a new milestone for GunBroker.com, the world's largest online auction site for firearms and accessories, as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.

The auction site has steadily grown each year, cementing its position among the top 400 largest U.S. websites, according to Quantcast. In the last year, GunBroker.com recorded nearly $1 billion in sales. "This represents a substantial share of all gun sales in the multi-billion dollar firearms industry," says Steve Urvan, founder and CEO.

Its average customer is tech-savvy, under forty, and boasts a median household income of $88,000. Mobile apps appeal greatly to this demographic, and GunBroker.com for iPhone® and Android® devices were unveiled at SHOT Show earlier this year.

Six years ago, the company logged its one millionth registered user. That number now exceeds three million. Urvan comments, "It amazes me to think that we have tripled in size. This is tremendous achievement for the entire GunBroker.com team."

GunBroker.com averages 650,000 active listings on any given day. Sellers have 24/7 access to millions of interested collectors and enthusiasts who are actively searching for items to purchase. The site consistently attracts an average of 5.5 million unique monthly visitors, with 80 percent of traffic coming from repeat users.

COMPANY MILESTONES

01/14/2014 GunBroker.com reaches $3 Billion in Cumulative Merchandise Sales
01/13/2014 GunBroker.com Launches First Mobile App
11/13/2012 GunBroker.com hits $2 Billion in Cumulative Merchandise Sales
11/13/2012 Over $100,000 raised to support USA Shooting Team and Olympic preparation on GunBroker.com
01/01/2012 GunBroker.com celebrates 2 millionth registered User
11/30/2011 GunBroker.com announced as the Official Internet Auction Site of USA Shooting and USA Shooting Foundation
08/08/2011 GunBroker.com announced as the Official Internet Auction Site of NSSF
01/18/2011 GunBroker.com named Company of the Year by SHOT Business
09/03/2009 GunBroker.com hits $1 billion in cumulative merchandise sales
07/09/2009 GunBroker.com launches Mobile Site
03/15/2009 GunBroker.com observes 10th anniversary
03/07/2008 GunBroker.com registers millionth user
03/15/2001 GunBroker.com celebrates 2-year anniversary
03/15/1999 GunBroker.com launches

About GunBroker.com:

GunBroker.com is the world's largest gun auction website. Launched in 1999, GunBroker.com is an informative, secure and safe way to buy and sell firearms, ammunition and hunting/shooting gear online. GunBroker.com promotes responsible ownership of guns and firearms. Aside from merchandise bearing its logo, GunBroker.com sells none of the items listed on its website. Third-party sellers list items on the site and Federal and state laws govern the sale of firearms and other restricted items. Ownership policies and regulations are followed using licensed firearms dealers as transfer agents.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
iPhone is a trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

PRESS CONTACT:

Digney Mario & Co., (323) 993-3000
Jerry Digney, jerry@digneymariopr.com
Jerry Brown jbrown@digneymariopr.com





  GunBroker.com March 2014 Newsletter     3/13/2014 3:18:04 PM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com March 2014 Newsletter.





  Release Notes - 4.3.12     3/10/2014 9:00:00 AM EST  

Release Notes for Version 4.3.12

What's New?

  • LISTING: When listing items Sellers will be required to select a payment method other than 'See Item Description' Note: You may need to update your listing defaults
  • ORDERS: Item Numbers have been added to the Orders in MyGunBroker
  • SHIPMENTS: Order information is will be automatically added when creating a Shipment
  • MOBILE WEBSITE: Showcase listings now appear on the mobile website homepage

What's Changed?

  • HEADER LOGO: Changed the GunBroker.com Logo to our 15th Anniversary Logo.
  • MAKE A PAYMENT - ACH: When making a payment from a Bank Account your payment will be reflected immediately on your account