What’s the Armslist scam?

edwardyoung

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Within hours, every time I post a gun for sale on Armslist, I get numerous ‘Is this gun still available?’ emails. Everyone except me may already know why they do this. I used to answer these emails, because I have no self-esteem. Now, they just piss me off. Thanks in advance
 

JohnFreeman

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As a somewhat dissenting opinion, there's more than a few Armslist sellers who NEVER remove their posts after selling it.

"Is this still available" is a reasonable question.
 

edwardyoung

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I always get them within the first few hours of a new listing, not when I bump them. I’ve always assumed the ‘Bot’ thing, it just seems not very efficient way to get them. I guess getting gun-owner emails is a better reason, as opposed to a relatively few anonymous emails. As usual, frustration supersedes logic and out comes the stupid question. Thanks
 

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I get the same thing on CraigsList via text message. Never a response just two or three "is this still available". I have always responded but they never have text back. I was wondering about this lately myself.
 

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As a somewhat dissenting opinion, there's more than a few Armslist sellers who NEVER remove their posts after selling it.

"Is this still available" is a reasonable question.
I'll agree with JF here, even places like Facebook marketplace and CL, people will leave stuff up well after it's sold.
 

JohnnyTyler

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Never had a problem with this until now. Listed a gun yesterday and have received two "Is this still available?" already. For some reason I responded to the first just to see if they would respond back. Received this a couple of hours later.

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My ad clearly states FTF/NO SHIPPING.
 
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Goofyfoot2001

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I get the same thing on CraigsList via text message. Never a response just two or three "is this still available". I have always responded but they never have text back. I was wondering about this lately myself.

I like to send people on craigslist the link to the same NEW item on Amazon only CHEAPER.
 

BlackGun

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It’s good to put “if this item is still listed it has yet to sell. I will not answer is it still available.”

If I ask a question about an item and get no response in few days I will ask again, and again, and again, and again, until they take the item down. I don’t use the generic questions. All my questions are inquiries into condition. Craigslist sellers rarely respond or take ads down. Never sold or bought on Armslist. I have been to that site twice. There are some weird ads on that site.
 
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