It is the intention of those who own this site that once established and running, it will be viewed, worldwide, and by a discerning clientèle who have a similar interest to our own. We would strongly advise that all those who advertise, give as fulsome a description of those items, as is possible through our ‘leased window’ advert functionality. It’s vital that all guns, where it’s appropriate, have accurate barrel dimensions listed. We would also strongly suggest that the better the quality the photographs which are installed, so the greater will be the interest. Please remember, that cheaply produced and out of focus photographs, no matter how fulsome the written description, won’t help to sell a gun.
The Laws of our Land are very clear, but should any advertiser be unsure of the legalities of their offerings, then by contact, we will assist where we can. Ignorance of the Law is no excuse, and all dealings must be conducted in a Law abiding fashion. Any clear attempts at any illegal activities, will be reported to the Authorities. In short, this is your Forum, so please don’t abuse the service, or place the future usage of others at risk.
In the event of any disagreement, between members, and over the sale of any weapons, then in an open and honest fashion, and without fear or favour, we will attempt to adjudicate, and in a fashion which will bring about resolve.
For those who for what ever reason, would prefer not to advertise, Gun Collectors UK will act as brokers, and at a modest charge. In the event that we act as Brokers, then we would currently envisage a charge of 5% to both buyer and seller, but this figure would be open to negotiation, for the upper end of the market.
As Registered Firearms Dealers, we will accept and dispatch items on behalf of those who wish to avail themselves of the service, and that would include International shipments, and any costs incurred will be met by the client, from which ever position.
For those members who are signed up, there will be the facility to advertise that they either have items for sale, or for those that they want. We believe that we are offering a unique platform for those who wish to trade in guns, either purely from the perspective of being a collector, or as established gun makers or dealers.
‘Wanted’ advertisements will be free of charge, and will expire after 6 months, though the advertiser can renew their advertisement, at will. Should any member wish to run a permanent ‘Wanted’ advertisement, then the same reasonable charges as are being levied in the ‘For Sale’ section, will apply.
We are offering the following proposal;
Each advertiser will be able to lease, for a full twelve months, a ‘window’. In to this window they can place a single gun, or a genuine pair. Should the gun sell quickly, then the advertiser can replace their gun, with another, and so on, until the 12 month lease period expires. The advertising charge will be for the lease of one window, and will be for 12 months.
It is the intention of this website’s owners that the current level of charges would be £200 for one window, and for a twelve month duration. The set up and managing of busy websites is a costly business, and whilst not being necessarily ‘profit driven’, we are attempting to cover our costs, initially, which we hope all members will agree with.