to be Featured as Payment Method

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 01 Jan 2010 12:04:49 GMT  <== Guns ==> 

PR Newswire - if you buy a gun at, you can now pay for it with

"Now with, our mutual customers can buy something they like at AuctionArms in real-time, instantly ending the auction, locking in their purchase and making immediate payment while enjoying the peace of mind provided by our enhanced buyer protection," says CEO Ben Cannon.

" customers will immediately benefit from the first viable payment system this industry has seen. No longer are our customers stuck in the dark ages of making payment with money orders, high cost Credit Card transactions or waiting for personal checks to clear. The comprehensive Buyer Protection policy offers to our mutual customers as a Preferred Affiliate site is outstanding! In conjunction with our 'no questions asked 3 Business Day Inspection and Return Policy' for firearms, it provides additional and exceptional consumer protection for purchases made through Sellers will benefit by gaining immediate access to their funds allowing quicker shipment to their customers," says AuctionArms CFO, Bob Lancaster.

GunBroker says:

5. You should think twice before using electronic payment systems like PayPal. With these services not only do you typically not have any rights if the transaction goes bad, you lose your ability to file a mail fraud claim because you are not 'mailing' payment.

A bigger reason to think twice before paying for a gun with PayPal is that they do not allow you to use their service to purchase guns, and they'll freeze your account if they discover you doing it.

GunBroker recommends using a credit card or a postal money order, and using an escrow service for purchases over $500, which are not covered by their Buyer's Protection plan. A search for "gunpal" found one item for which the seller said he would accept payment with GUNPal.

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Submitted by gunpaler on Sat, 02 Jan 2010 02:25:29 GMT

1580 auctions on gunbroker accepting GUNPAL - search titles & descriptions :)

Also GUNPAL is offering Buyer Protection of their own.

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GunBroker search chops

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 02 Jan 2010 02:43:53 GMT

Guess my GunBroker search chops aren't very good. Note that I'm happy to take GUNPal donations at the top of the right-hand column of this blog. I'd also sooner give someone my GUNPal account than my credit card. As with Pecunix or PayPal, and unlike credit cards, each purchase requires my authorization.

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Re: 1580

Submitted by Skypez on Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:29:05 GMT

[quote=gunpaler]1580 auctions on gunbroker accepting GUNPAL - search titles & descriptions :)

Also GUNPAL is offering Buyer Protection of their own.

Now there are only two. Nice job GUNPAL/GPAL! Ben Cannon sure knows how to grow a business!

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