GunBroker.com is by far the largest person-to-person online auction
site for hunters, sport shooters, gun collectors, knives & swords, air guns,
archery and accessories. Hitwise, an independent traffic rating service, ranks
as their 3rd largest site in their United States 'Shopping and Classifieds - Auctions'
category based on monthly average market share. Quantcast ranks
in their top 1,500 largest sites of any kind based on US unique monthly visitors.
is an auction site where sellers can list items for sale and potential buyers can
browse the listings and bid on the items. If you bid on the item and win it, you
and the seller contact each other and make arrangements for payment and delivery
of the item you won. We are very much like the classified ads in a newspaper in
that individual sellers post the items for sale and individual buyers purchase the
items. Unlike classified ads, the auction manages the sale process, provides a convenient
form of communication between buyer and seller, and offers rich, varied, and up-to-date
information on the item being sold (often including a picture).
An important note:
Aside from hats, shirts, and other promotional merchandise bearing
our logo, GunBroker.com does not sell any of the items listed on this auction site. We feel that
selling items and running the auction would be a considerable conflict of interest,
especially when managing feedback or transactional disputes.
Can I buy or sell here?
Anyone who is legally allowed to own an item is allowed to buy or sell it
here. There are laws regarding the sale and transfer of firearms, ammunition, antique
guns, knives, and many of the other items for sale here. Our
Buyer's Tutorial contains information on how to buy items legally. Our
Seller's Tutorial contains information on how to sell items legally.
You must Register with us to bid on
or sell items. Registration is free, safe, and private. We do not share your registration
information with any third party for marketing purposes without your consent and we do not send you junk email - please see
Click here to proceed to our our registration form.
Sellers - Please read our Seller's Tutorial
for information on how to sell an item through
Buyers - Please read our Buyer's Tutorial
for information on how to bid on and buy an item through
What does it cost?
You can Register to use our site free.
There are no fees to bid on or buy an item (of course, you must pay for the item
itself). Sellers can place basic auction listings free of charge and there are no
fees for basic listings unless the item sells. When placing an auction listing we
offer some optional services for which we do charge a small fee. Please refer to
our Fees page for full details on our fees.
Is it safe?
is committed to your safety. We are the only shooting sports related online
auction that offers Buyer's Protection to protect
the buyer from being ripped off by a seller. No other shooting sports auction or
classified ads (in print or offline) provides any form of protection against fraud.
We are committed to the safety and privacy of your personal information. Our Privacy
Policy explains how we safeguard your personal information and how we keep it safe
from hackers and thieves.
Complaints about a buyer being defrauded by a seller are extremely rare at
due to the steps we take to keep potentially malicious users off this site. In spite
of our excellent track record and our Buyer's Protection,
there are several suggestions we make to guard against problems:
- Always check the seller's feedback rating before placing a bid on an item. You can
use View User Feedback located on
our For Sellers or
For Buyers pages.
- Pay by credit card if possible. Credit cards give you specific legal rights in the
event there is any problem with the transaction.
- If cannot or do not wish to use credit cards, pay by US Post Office money and send
payment by US Mail. This way, the Post Office is a strong resource in case of any
- For items whose cost exceeds the limit of our Buyer's
Protection ($500), we strongly urge you to consider using an online
Escrow Service. For a reasonable fee, they will hold your payment until
you receive your purchase, then will forward payment to the seller.
- You should think twice before using electronic payment systems like PayPal. With
these services not only do you typically do not have any rights if the transaction
goes bad, and you also lose your ability to file a mail fraud claim because you
are not 'mailing' payment. Plus we have heard a lot of horror stories, especially about PayPal.
The United States Federal Trade Commission provides some free information for auction
users. Please see their publications entitled Internet Auctions : A Guide for Buyers and Sellers
FTC Information on Online Shopping
Where should I go now?
First, we recommend that you Register
with us. Since we email you a registration code that must be used to activate your
account, we recommend that you register now instead of waiting until you wish to
bid or sell and item. This way, if there is any problem we can fix it now before
you miss an item you want to bid on.
If you have not done so, read our Seller Tutorial
and/or Buyer Tutorial so that you understand how
our auction works.
When you are ready, browse or search our auction listings. To browse items listed
in a particular category, click on the category name located on our home
page along the left side. To search for an item, enter your keywords into the search
box located on out home page near the top of the page and click
'Search'. Click here to return to our home page.
To list an item for sale, click here and
we will take you to our List an Item page.
If you need more help, navigate to our Help Center. Our
Help Center can be accessed by clicking on the
Help Center link located near the top of any page.
Enjoy our Site!