News & Announcements Archives:




  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





  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




  GunBroker.com February 2014 Newsletter     2/13/2014 3:39:30 PM EST  

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





  GunBroker.com App for iPhone Now Available     2/12/2014 3:33:49 PM EST  

GunBroker.com App for iPhone Now Available
World's largest online auction of firearms now in your pocket.

Download on the App Store
Kennesaw, GA (February 12, 2014) - GunBroker.com announced the release of the official GunBroker.com Mobile App for iPhone, a buyer-centric app allowing users to receive push notifications, access search tools, bid and buy on the go and never miss out on an auction again. The iOS App joins the current suite of mobile platforms for GunBroker.com, which include an Android App and a Mobile Website.

For details, go to m.GunBroker.com/OnTheGo

The GunBroker.com Mobile App includes a Push Notifications component, providing custom alerts that allow GunBroker.com users to monitor bidding activity for all of the items they are watching or bidding on. Users can also quickly locate a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) by simply entering a zip code or device location.





  Top 5 Best Sellers - January 2014     2/12/2014 2:43:18 PM EST  

GunBroker.com Names January 2014's Best Selling Firearms

Kennesaw, GA (February 12, 2014) - GunBroker.com, has released its list of Top 5 best selling firearms for January 2014, topped by Smith & Wesson's "M&P" semi-automatic pistol. Also noted on the GunBroker.com best sellers list are Colt's "Python" revolver, Thompson Center's "Contender" single shot pistol, Ruger's "10/22" semi automatic rifle and Winchester's "94" lever action rifle.

Other top selling models according to GunBroker.com were Ruger's "No. 1" in the single shot rifle category, Remington's "760" in the pump action rifle category, and LC Smith's "Field" in the side by side shotgun category. In the single shot shotgun category, New England Firearms Pardner takes the lead. Read the entire list.

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





  Winchester Recall     1/28/2014 11:58:16 AM EST  
1/28/2014 Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling two (2) lots of M*22™ 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition. Symbol Number: S22LRT Lot Numbers: GD42L and GD52L Winchester has determined the above lots of 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition may contain double powder charges. Ammunition with double powder charges may subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury and/or death, or cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable. Click here for more information.




  GunBroker.com January 2014 Newsletter     1/16/2014 3:38:15 PM EST  

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





  GunBroker.com Announces Top 5 Guns!!     1/15/2014 2:13:00 PM EST  
GunBroker.com is pleased to announce the Top 5 Best Selling guns by category for December 2013.

GunBroker.com Top 5 Best Sellers – December 2013.




  GunBroker.com Hits $3 Billion!!     1/14/2014 8:01:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com Marks Major Milestone in Merchandise Sales
GunBroker.com Hits $3 Billion Cumulative Merchandise Sales

Kennesaw, GA (January 14, 2014) – Riding a wave of firearm purchasing enthusiasm that spans demographic, political, and gender lines, GunBroker.com announced that it has sold $3 billion dollars of merchandise cumulatively since its founding in 1999.

"Gun buying and selling continues to flourish at an astonishing rate," said Steve Urvan, the CEO of GunBroker.com, in a Las Vegas celebration co-hosted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation's CEO and President Steve Sanetti at the annual SHOT Show. GunBroker.com sold another billion dollars of merchandise in the last 13 months.

According to Urvan, his company now handles a substantial share of all gun sales in the multi-billion dollar firearms industry, and the popularity of online auctions continues to garner off-the-charts sales growth. Gun sales in 2013 rose as much as 150% and recreational gun ownership is also rising, spurred on by popular shows like

"Duck Dynasty," "Top Shot" on The History Channel and "3 Gun Nation" on the Sportsman Channel. In the last decade, background checks performed have doubled to more than 21 million, according to gun industry reports.

GunBroker.com acts as a clearinghouse for guns shops, pawn shops and other gun sellers to sell their inventory to a massive audience of retail consumers. GunBroker.com attracts over 5.5 million unique visitors a month, making it one of the top 400 websites in the world, and a major barometer and resource in the firearm and hunting markets.

Anyone who is legally allowed to own a firearm can buy or sell on the GunBroker.com web site. All purchased must be fulfilled though a local dealer in accordance with federal, state and local laws. For details visit www.GunBroker.com.

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.





  GunBroker.com Announces Mobile App!!     1/13/2014 8:00:00 AM EST  

GunBroker.com Launches Its First Mobile App

Kennesaw, GA (Jan. 13, 2014) - GunBroker.com announced that GunBroker.com's first-ever app for mobile devices has been unveiled. For details, go to m.GunBroker.com/OnTheGo

For the first time, gun enthusiasts, sportsmen and collectors will be able to readily survey what is up for auction from mobile devices in a user-friendly format. Users of the mobile app will be able to browse and search GunBroker.com product listings. The'll also be able to BID and BUY on the GunBroker.com site using a mobile-optimized interface. The GunBroker.com mobile app makes it possible to search, watch, bid and buy from virtually anywhere.

The GunBroker.com mobile app includes a Push Notifications component, providing custom alerts that allow GunBroker.com users to monitor bidding activity for all of the items that they are watching or bidding on. Users can also quickly locate a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) by simply entering a zip code or device location.

"This initial release of the GunBroker.com mobile app is designed for buyers", said Steve Urvan, CEO of GunBroker.com. "We made the decision to first provide a seamless experience allowing people to find and bid on items from wherever they happen to be. We recognize that our sellers use mobile tools as well, so future releases of the mobile app will include expanded sell-side tools."

Currently, the app is available only for android-operated devices, but support for other platforms is expected shortly. Download the free GunBroker.com app today using the Google Play™ Store app and searching "GunBroker.com."

For more information, go to m.GunBroker.com/OnTheGo

View Item
FFL Finder
Place Bid
App Home
My GunBroker

GunBroker.com attracts over 5.5 million unique visitors a month, making it one of the top 400 websites in the world, and a major barometer and resource in the firearm and hunting markets.

Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

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.





  New Phishing Scam Email     12/24/2013 10:53:04 PM EST  
There is a new phishing scam pretending to be an email from us. It reads in part... GunBroker.com Support has Responded to your Issue The GunBroker.com Customer Support team has responded to your Issue #7YR104867A6451911 This issue was regarding "Bill Payment" You asked us to transfer $92.00 USD from your bank account to GunBroker , and we're processing it now. It usually takes 3 business days for transfers like this to go through, so you should see the money in your bank account today. If you received this message please please click on the Support Response below, and provide us additional information to prevent in advance any inconvenience caused to your account. To read the response from Customer Support, please click on the button below, or Download your Support Issues. This is not from us and clicking the link will "brick" your computer. We will update this notice as we learn more.




  GunBroker.com December 2013 Newsletter     12/19/2013 3:27:59 PM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com December 2013 Newsletter.





  GunBroker.com November 2013 Newsletter     11/22/2013 10:10:32 AM EST  

Click here to view the GunBroker.com November 2013 Newsletter.





  BATFE September 2013 FFL Newsletter     11/18/2013 12:47:40 PM EST  

Click here to view the BATFE FFLSeptember 2013 Newsletter.





  Advanced Picture Uploader - JAVA fixes     11/5/2013 9:00:00 AM EST  

The GunBroker.com Advanced Image Uploader has just received a necessary upgrade due to the release of Java version 7 Update 45.

If you are on updated versions of Firefox or Chrome browsers, this upgrade should happen behind the scenes and require no interaction from you. If you are on Internet Explorer, Older Versions of Firefox, or Firefox on an Apple OS you should experience the following behavior the first time you are on the List An Item::Add Pictures page:

  1. A popup on your browser indicating a request to install the new uploader (referencing Uploader 8 from Aurigma). Please Click Install or Agree to install.
  2. A popup following this will indicate the page needs to reload. Please Click Retry or Resend.
  3. A popup box will appear with the final install button present. Please Click Install or Agree to install.
  4. Use Advanced Image Uploader as normal.


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