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Tips

Tips for buying and selling safely on Gunfish

The purpose of the Gunfish "For Sale" category is to encourage face-to-face, local trading. When you find an item you'd like to buy, ask to meet in person to see the item and exchange money. For personal ease and safety, always ensure you take someone with you and meet in a public place. If you're answering a home service ad, ask the poster to produce identification and proof of qualification before inviting them into your home. 

  1. Never send your item before receiving the money. Do not send the item until confirming that the payment was legitimate, and has cleared, with your bank. Never hand over goods to uber/taxify drivers after receiving an EFT notification from a buyer. Wait until the payment reflects on your bank account before handing over/sending an item.
  2. Never send or wire money to sellers or buyers. This includes never mailing a cheque or using payment services like BidPay, eWallet, Western Union or MoneyGram to pay for items found on Gunfish. It is our belief that these forms of funds transfer are favoured by fraudsters.
  3. Never provide your personal or banking information (e.g. credit card number) to others over the Internet.
  4. Make yourself aware of common scams and fraud. Do not believe the promise of large sums of money for your help in any task.
  5. Please contact us about any attempted fraud or suspicious emails, ads, or other activity by community members. In case of fraud or illegal activity, we also recommend that you report it to the Police.
  6. Use common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

GIVEN THE STRONG LEGISLATORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AROUND FIRE ARMS IN SOUTH AFRICA, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT WE OBTAIN AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM THE RELEVANT EXPERT/S:
Legal issues
Transfer of ownership
Age restrictions
Background checks
International buyers
Strictly forbidden