AUCTION TERMS OF SALE. VERY IMPORTANT! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO BID! ONCE YOU BID, YOU WILL BE BOUND LEGALLY BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND RULES THAT ARE STATED HERE:
OBTAINING A USER NAME/PASSWORD FOR GUNRUNNER AUCTIONS: Just click the “Registration” tab on our Home Page and follow the instructions. It’s easy to get registered and takes about three minutes! Call us at (440) 834-0160 if you need assistance. If you do not receive a computer generated activation link immediately via E-Mail, call us and we’ll activate you quickly from here! We hold monthly firearms auctions starting in the first week of each month and we also have a "24/7 Auction" that runs every day on this site. Your auction nickname and password work in BOTH auctions. The monthly auction starts the first week of each month and is added to DAILY until it reaches 200 firearms. Sometimes you will see descriptions without photos - do not be alarmed - ALL GUNS WILL HAVE PHOTOS! The photos take many hours to shoot, size and post and are often added after the descriptions of each firearm are posted.
KNOW YOUR LAWS BEFORE BIDDING: We reserve the right to refuse a bidding nickname/password to anyone. Under no circumstances may you apply for a bidding nickname/password if you are under any kind of a disability in terms of possessing a firearm of any kind. No exceptions. Also, if you cannot possess a firearm, you must NOT enter our auction facility in Burton, Ohio. We are an FFL dealer, so all federal and state firearm laws govern every aspect of these online auctions and any infractions will be immediately reported to local law enforcement agencies and the ATF. You must be 18 to purchase rifles or shotguns and 21 to purchase a handgun. You must be age 18 to purchase long gun ammunition and age 21 or older to purchase handgun ammunition. You are responsible for knowing if your state bars a certain type of firearm/ammo/accessory from being shipped to you. If you purchase an item that cannot be shipped to your state, we will auction this item at the next auction and mail you a check minus the 15% consignment fee. Know your state/federal firearms laws BEFORE bidding. Note also that The Gunrunner does NOT under any circumstances pay, nor are we responsible for any fees associated with your hometown FFL – that is between you and your FFL dealer. No exceptions.
BIDDING IN THE GUNRUNNER ONLINE AUCTIONS: Once you are registered and have your nickname/password, you may place bids as soon as a gun lot opens for bidding (look at the “clock” with each gun for that open/close time) in either the monthly auction or the daily "24/7" auctions. We operate under Eastern Standard Time. Your bids are FINAL and constitute a binding contract. Carefully note: Lots will close at various times during the bidding period every month. Note carefully the time and day each firearm/item closes – you are responsible for monitoring these close times. Should there be bids on any items within five minutes of close time, the bid on that particular item will continue for five minutes or more until all bids are exhausted. Please bid early to avoid disappointment. “Sniping” in at the last moment can be risky if your computer crashes or runs slow - and has no advantage in these types of extended auctions. NOTE CAREFULLY: We are NOT responsible for your SPAM catcher/your computer's malfunctions stopping any of our E-Mails to you in regard to bid confirmations/outbid notifications – you are responsible for watching any gun on which you are high bidder and determining that you are the winner of the auction. If you are using the “EZ-Bid” option (proxy type bidding) and you are competing against other EZ-Bidders on the same firearm lot, you may NOT see every bid increment posted because the computer does the bidding behind the scenes and posts just the calculated bid amount. Do not be alarmed at this – your bid was administered properly. If you are using an EZ-Bid, your maximum bid may be bumped by the same “Regular” bid. For example: You bid $500 with an EZ-Bid. If a later Regular bidder bids $500, they will knock you out because your EZ-Bid is a reactive bid. It is best to bid $520 or another figure that is NOT a whole number that is commonly bid (like $500).
The bids received and posted on our site as winners at www.gunrunnerauctions.com are final. VERY IMPORTANT: We are not responsible for computer malfunctions during the auctions and we are not responsible for “electrical blackouts” or any other acts of Nature. We reserve the right to resume or restart an interrupted auction. IMPORTANT: Make sure you hit the “Refresh” button frequently so you can assure you are the high bidder at any given time and in fact the winner.
HARMONY OF THE SALE/AUCTION PREVIEW: Any person disrupting the harmony of the gun auction/preview days will surrender their password/user name and local law enforcement authorities will be summoned. If found to be in violation of our rules, your current bids will not be honored and you will be blocked from further Gunrunner auctions - your account will be deactivated. We reserve the right to refuse a bid number or the rights to preview the collections to anyone. DO NOT BID unless you have read all of these “Terms of Sale”. No other rules apply! We are NOT associated with other websites and have our own terms and rules.
All firearms for the online gun auctions will be on display at The Gunrunner Fine Firearms & Auction Co., 14538 N. Cheshire St., Burton, Ohio (Tues. - Sat., 10am to 5pm). All fine firearms and other items must be properly handled by the stock/grips and without hard racking of actions/dry-firing during the preview/inspection period. This will be rigidly enforced by our security staff. If you cannot visit the store for a visual inspection, we will be glad to provide additional information/digital photos of any item, but please do NOT wait until the last evening for these requests or we cannot accommodate you.
RESPONSIBILITY OF BIDDERS: Read the descriptions of each firearm/view photographs carefully and if you have questions call us at (440) 834-0160 for the monthly auctions or (440) 834-3322 for the "24/7" auctions. BE SURE to ask any questions about an item BEFORE bidding and well before closing time - it does no good to ask questions once you have won the firearm. We can supply more digital photos of each firearm if you wish wish - on the more valuable pieces we may have as many as 20 extra photos - be sure to request these. We want you to be happy with your online purchases and will go to great lengths to describe the firearm to you and furnish an honest appraisal. If you visit the Gunrunner store, please personally inspect each firearm/item on which you intend to bid. For every bidder: Using YOUR firearms knowledge and experience, form your own opinion of the firearm and bid accordingly. If in doubt, DO NOT BID. All guns are sold as is, where is. Period. THERE IS NO INSPECTION PERIOD OF ANY KIND ONCE THE FIREARM IS PURCHASED AND RECEIVED. This is a real AUCTION and the majority of these guns are estate firearms from the deceased - the estates are paid and the sale is final. We do not test fire each gun and therefore do not guarantee that they will fire correctly or function correctly. We are not gunsmiths and do not take guns apart – we don’t have shotgun bore gauges; nor would we know if all of the internal parts are present. All gun sales are final. Any internet descriptions of the sale guns are meant merely as a guide - in many cases we had to rely on the consignor's description, so make your own determination as to its worth and validity. We offer no guarantee or warranty on these firearms. We sell these guns as collectibles only and do not recommend that they be fired. All consignors' names are withheld due to security reasons. As per contract, consignors may not bid on their firearms, nor may they purchase them. All of our auction firearms and items start at $20 with NO RESERVE and WILL SELL. Any paid auction items not picked up within one year will be auctioned and a check issued to the owner with the usual 15% consignment fee deducted. Contact us if you need more digital photos or description. We will be more than willing to help you!
BUYERS OUTSIDE THE USA: On items such as antique guns, curios, relics, swords or clothes, we must have a U.S. address to which we will ship your items. No modern guns will be sold to buyers outside the USA. Our Federal Firearms License does NOT allow us to ship guns out of the USA. Do NOT bid on antique firearms if you do not have a USA dealer who can receive and ship the auction items for you. If you win an item at our auction and it cannot be shipped to your location outside the USA/you don’t provide a USA address, we will hold the items and auction them at our next sale and send you a check minus a 15% commission. Payment must be made in U.S.A. funds.
TAKING POSSESSION OF AUCTION FIREARMS: We absolutely observe all Federal and State gun laws. We hold a Federal Firearms License. The same person who registered the bid number must be the one to pay and pick up the auction firearm(s) at the conclusion of the sale at the Gunrunner Auction facilities - no one else will be permitted to make the transfer. AVOID THIS PROBLEM - DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BID FOR ANOTHER PERSON. Merely tell the person to register and create their own nickname/password. Firearm sales to non-licensees (with the exception of muzzleloaders or antique arms manufactured before 1898 or non-guns) will be subject to and must pass the FBI Instant Check - NICS. The only exception is a licensed Federal Firearms Dealer or Curio & Relic Collector License holder (guns MUST be on ATF approved C&R list or be 50 years or older) who must present a current, signed copy of a license (or FAX or E-Mail scan). CAREFULLY NOTE: As per ATF instructions, we send our FFL only to other FFL's and NOT C&R's or non-licensees. If you are NOT an Ohio resident, you may not take direct possession of a handgun (FFL or C&R Collectors may take immediate possession of qualifying handguns) - see next section below. If you delay after your Instant Check, you will merely pick up your auction firearm(s) later at the Gunrunner Gun Shop. If you deny after your Instant Check, you will NOT take possession of your auction firearms or ammunition and they will be sold at our next available auction and a check will be mailed to you for whatever the gun brings minus a 15% commission fee. If you know you are not supposed to possess a firearm, do not bid at our sales. We will summon law enforcement officials on the matter.
AUCTION GUNS WON BY OUT OF STATE BIDDERS: : If you are not an Ohio resident, we will ship your firearms to your local gun dealer when he FAXES us his signed, current FFL license, E-Mails a copy, or sends it in the mail. If you have a current ATF C&R License we can ship qualified firearms to your home if your state law permits. The monthly auction's FAX NUMBER is (440) 834-1728 and the FAX number for the "24/7" auction is (440) 834-3443. The cost for a handgun is $16 and up for shipping and insurance. The cost of a long gun to go UPS Ground insured is $30 - $35 per gun (more for muskets and guns with many accessories or large cases and more for guns going to the western states). In some cases we can get two or more handgun/rifles in one gun box and the charge per gun will be greatly reduced. We’ll work with you on this to be the most economical. We will provide a tracking number to you once the gun ships if you request it. We are experts at packing firearms correctly and will make sure your firearms get to your dealer safely. Our goal is to ship your firearms the same day we have the correct license and certified funds. We highly suggest that your local FFL dealer NOT open the Gunrunner shipping carton until you are present.
PAYMENT: 8% buyer’s premium. 5% of the buyer’s premium is waived if your auction invoice is paid promptly by certified bank check, money order or cash. All firearm/accessory lots for the online auctions must be immediately paid for at the conclusion of the bidding/entire auction (contact us within two-three days after winning an item - E-Mail is best) and let us know your payment method and the FFL you will be using for transfer. We accept VISA, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express, or Discover and unless you promptly notify us via E-Mail or phone, the auction purchases will be placed on the credit card on file you provided during registration. All payments must be in US funds - if you are from a country other than the US, you must pay in US funds - NO credit cards - allow extra time for this transfer to clear the bank. No personal checks unless paying in person at The Gunrunner store or you are known to us in terms of multi purchases. It is a Federal crime to write a non-sufficient fund check or cancel a credit card on a firearms purchase - we report the gun as stolen to the ATF and local law enforcement - there is a mandatory prison sentence for the stealing of a firearm - so bear this in mind when writing a personal check or using a credit card. All payments, background checks and transfer of firearms will be made at the Gunrunner Fine Firearms & Auction Co. store in Burton, Ohio. All auction guns must be promptly removed (if Instant Check is a proceed). Ohio State Sales Tax of 6.75% will be added to each invoice if the winner is present at the store (dealers are exempt w/vendor certificate as are shipped orders).
Hope to see you bidding at our next auction! Thank you! We really appreciate all of you guys and gals - you're our kind of people!
- Scott Weber, Owner, The Gunrunner Fine Firearms & Auction Co., Burton, Ohio
14538 North Cheshire St., P.O. Box 803
Burton, Ohio 44021