We understand you may be impatient to get on with placing your advertisement, but we would ask that you please read this post carefully, in order to avoid any confusion as to how to use our classified ads system.
For a several years now, we have operated a software product for our formal Quartermaster Stores classifieds area called PhotoPost Classifieds. To be honest, it never integrated well with the main vBulletin site that operates Milsurps.Com, plus it lacked any ability to protect sellers and buyers from fraudulent transactions. On-line selling firearms over the Internet has become more of a risk in the last few years, with warnings such as the one in the pic being published by the RCMP here in Canada.
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Regardless of which country you live in, we wanted to offer a safer environment for our members to be able to buy and sell within their own country's borders, but also where permitted, to be able transact with members from other countries across the world on our site. We also wanted to find a classifieds environment that was "gun friendly" towards us. One who actually helped facilitate transactions of our firearms (and accessories) sales, unlike so many of the many large on-line selling/buying web sites who are clearly anti-gun and in many cases, refuse to handle ads for firearms. So, upon some investigation and lots of testing over the last several months, we are pleased to introduce a brand new 3rd party Quartermaster Stores classifieds environment, provided by a company called Panjo. This new environment is designed to completely replace the traditional WTS (Want to Sell) forum based classifieds and eventually, once the software development evolves to handle it, we'll use the same platform for the WTB/WTT (Want to Buy or Trade) forum.
The Panjo partnership offers a variety of enhancements, that benefit our members as buyers and sellers alike.
• New promotion options help you sell your item faster.
• A new design presents your item more optimally.
• A simple form makes it as easier to create your listing, as it was under the old WTS (Want to Sell) forum based classifieds.
• An optional new payment verification tool protects you from fraudulent buyers.
• You can now optionally accept payment on the site for a low payment processing fee. Listing an item continues to be free.
• Best Offer (OBO) system!. When creating a listing, a seller can indicate if he/she would like to accept best offers for the item. If a seller is accepting offers, buyers can submit an offer from the item’s info page. Using the messaging system, a seller can send a buyer a link to a unique checkout page that corresponds to a special price for the item. Sellers can cancel offers they’ve sent to buyers.
• You can choose how you will receive funds as the result of your sales: PayPal, Check, Bank transfer (currently available for Bank of America and Wells Fargo customers), or through self collection direct from the buyer with NO seller fees at all. If a seller selects the first three options, buyers will continue to purchase items with their favorite Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card (and their international counterparts). If a seller selects "none," buyers will 'check out' by entering their information and the system will direct the seller to contact the buyer to collect the buyer's payment. Note: if a seller wished to deal direct with a buyer, he can select None under options, which comes with the caveat "I do not wish to offer buyer protections with my listing and I accept the risks associated with collecting payment on my own."
• If the seller has selected the option, purchasing through the Panjo site comes with a 14 day buyer protection.
• All transaction information and communication is encrypted for security.
• You can optionally buy items with your favorite Visa, Discover, or Master Card. (subject to service charges)
• Check out is fast and easy.
• A customer service team is available to support you.
Milsurps partnered with Panjo for these enhancements to our traditional Quartermaster Stores. We have been working with them to meet our requirements. In the coming weeks and months you will see continued improvements and enhancements to the marketplace. Panjo helps enthusiasts buy and sell more efficiently, effectively, and securely. Panjo is an expert in enthusiast transactions and understands how to support and facilitate them, even in the case of disputes. Furthermore, Panjo is keen on helping protect buyers and sellers from the fraud that can strike enthusiast marketplaces.
The Panjo service is new, and the team is very responsive. Please report any problems, suggestions, or general feedback to Panjo's customer support via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to talk "live" to someone, call them seven days a week at 1-424-272-0291.
Besides offering a safer and more secure buying and selling environment, our new Quartermaster Stores creates a structured approach for all ads and permits sorting by various parameters such as item manufacturer, mandatory fields indicating item location so potential buyers can check on how far a seller lives from them, plus a separate private messaging system which advises sellers when someone shows interest in their items.
The overall classifieds approach to selling and buying on Milsurps.Com is handled in two distinct ways.
If you are looking to place an ad looking to buy or trade a specific type of item, then please go to the regular forum based WTB/WTT (Want to Buy or Trade) Forum and read the **** PLEASE READ FIRST ! **** instructions.
If you want to sell an item, please choose any of the following steps to get to our Quartermaster Stores Classifieds Area
Click on the banner at the top of there forum home page:
.. or, click on the Quartermaster Stores (Secure Buying & Selling) link when viewing the Guns, Parts and Accessories Quick Shopper area.
.. or look at the top navigation bar for the site, where you'll see a drop down box button titled Classifieds, from which you can click on and select the Quartermaster Stores (Classifieds Ads Area).
Once you do that, you'll be seeing all current advertisements by members, listed in order from the newest to the oldest. You can change the way you view ads, by selecting between a Tile View, or a List View.
To view an ad that interests you, simply click on it. Once viewing the complete ad, you can contact the seller using the built-in Send Message function at the very bottom of the ad. (see pic below). There will also be a Buy Now which immediately contacts the seller indicating you wish to obtain this item, or perhaps be first in line to negotiate, assuming the seller has given a buyer that option within the ad itself.
The way to contact a member is through the formal built-in Send Message function as shown in the pic above, accessed from within the formal Quartermaster Stores listing. Of course, you could use our regular web site's private messaging function, but the most secure and efficient method is to use the capabilities of our Quartermaster Stores separate messaging system, which includes complete audit trails for yours and the buyer's protection.
To place an ad yourself, look in the top right corner of the Quartermaster Stores area, where you'll see an additional blue coloured button, titled Sell an Item (see pic below).
Note: The very first time you enter the marketplace and select Sell an Item , you'll be required to "join" it, simply by submitting a request to do so. (see pic below). This ONLY happens once and after that, you are a permanent member of the Quartermaster Stores, under your currently registered username on our site.
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Complete your ad by filling in the various mandatory and optional fields requested, plus upload any pics of your item you wish. From experience, ads that provide the best and most accurate descriptions of items, plus include several photos, are the ones which have the quickest and best results for sellers.
If you have any problems placing your ad, or need help in uploading photos, please contact Panjo's customer support via email to email@example.com. If you need to talk "live" to someone, call them seven days a week at 1-424-272-0291.
Some tips ..... Before buying or selling an item, or to help with valuations, you might want to check postings in our Appraisals, Fakery, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Forum (click here). If you feel you've been wronged as the consequence of doing a deal with another member, either here or on another Internet forum, then you may open a public line of communication with them using our Member Disputes Forum (click here), in order to attempt to resolve the matter. It's specifically designed for dispute resolution between members on deals gone bad. The main Appraisals, Fakery, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Forum should not be used for that purpose.
All ads posted in the Quartermaster Stores or Guns, Parts and Accessories Quick Shopper forums on Milsurps.Com are published in good faith without verification. Milsurps.Com reserves the right to remove, classify, revise or censor any ads for any reason, at its sole discretion.
On-line classifieds posted in the Quartermaster Stores or Guns, Parts and Accessories Quick Shopper forums on Milsurps.Com or Gun Quick Shopper does not imply under any circumstances that we accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any ads, nor is any kind of warranty provided, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of any third party's rights of any kind.
Milsurps.Com specifically disclaims all and any liability to sellers and buyers of any kind for loss or damage of any nature whatsoever and however arising, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause, whether on the part of Milsurps.Com, their moderators or any other person, due to the use of the ads or other information herein. Without any recourse being available whatsoever to any sellers and buyers in this event.
All users are advised to check ad and message details carefully before entering into any agreement of any kind and before disclosing personal information. If in doubt, please seek legal advice.
Milsurps.Com reserves the right to insubstantially change ads and messages described therein, as well as this legal disclaimer, at any time. The service may be unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Milsurps.Com makes no warranty that the service will meet the user's requirements, that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free.
Buying and selling through the Quartermaster Stores or Guns, Parts and Accessories Quick Shopper forums on Milsurps.Com is available only to members who can form a legally binding contract under applicable law. These two services may be used only for lawful purposes.