Yup. I would bail to. GB will be no help if there is a problem. It is an agreement between you and the seller. If you are unable to get in touch with the seller with a concern I would consider that a no sale.This is my first experience with GB.
I bid on a gun. I win the auction. Cool. I have five days to contact the seller. I want the gun so I don't wait. I call them first thing in the morning and I get BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ on the phone. OK, I think. They are busy. I'll try back. 20 minutes later I call and BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ. I'll try again later. ... Couple hours later, BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ.
This makes my radar go up, so I start to do some research. This is where I'll admit my part in this. I should have done this research on the seller BEFORE bidding, but I didn't. I trusted the A+ rating on GB.
But I can do math. Why would a seller have 3000 reviews per month??? Why 70,000 reviews in a year's time? That seems high. That seems fishy. Who made these reviews? I look on GB and the vast majority are from unverified buyers. So I click on some of these buyers/reviews and they have no verified purchases. This makes my radar turn on more.
So I go online and go to this seller's website and look at their Yelp reviews. They are terrible. They are consistent with the experience I am getting. They are posted by people who have been scammed on GB by this seller. They say you cannot contact this seller by phone or email. All you get is BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ. Some people have lost their money. Some have got it back, or got their gun, but it took months - 8 months in one case, and a lot of trouble. Several people said the guns were not as advertised. They would get the gun and reject it and then they couldn't contact the seller in order to get their money back.
They say GB won't help you, and they are disappointed in GB allowing sellers like this on their site.
I have called these people and get no answer. I have emailed them with no reply. I have read their bad reviews.
You think I'm gonna send them any $$$??? I didn't just fall off the punkin' wagon.
The only consequence I can see is a warning from GB that I may not be able to bid with them any more.
I can live with that. The seller won't even answer their phone. You think I'm going to send them a week's wages and hope for the best??? Not.