Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calera, Oklahoma
Bought a used firearm (with issues)
Hello, this seemed like the best forum for me to ask my question. I purchased a firearm from an online auction site from a seller who has very good feedback. The firearm was listed as used so I knew that going in. When I received it through my ffl the first thing I noticed was that it didn't have a magazine. I reached out immediately to the seller and let him know about it to which he replied "I sold it as used and didn't mention that it had a magazine. I also noticed that the trigger wouldn't release the firing pin every time you pulled it but I held off on telling him that until I got a chance to shoot it. Saturday, sure enough I discovered that I was correct about the trigger. I sent the seller a detailed email and asked him to pay for at least part of the shipping charges to Hi-point (please no Hi-point hate) for warranty work which of course they will do at no cost. Based on his initial response about the magazine I don't hold out too much hope for help but we shall see. He says that it was part of an estate sale and he was reselling it. I buy tons of stuff online and the main three categories are "new, used, non-working or for parts". Am I wrong for expecting a firearm sold as used to be complete (including magazine) and functional (I know the answer)? My only recourse may be the threat of negative feedback (which I have never been forced to do before out of many hundreds of transactions online). If this were one of y'all would you hold that over his head if need be?
Thank you for reading this!
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