Frequently Asked Questions

The way that it works is that there are only 3 slots of top ads shown at one time. The site arranges the ads by category and location.  So when there are several ads that have been upgraded to 'Top Ad', which there usually is, the site randomly displays a different 3 each time that you navigate to the next page, or if you were to refresh the browser. Now as someone refines there search, your ad will naturally have less ads to compete with. --------------------------------------------------------- Read more
We have recently updated our policy on usage of the Member Ratings/Reviews section. The new policy states; "You are only to post a review/rating on a seller, or buyer, that you have actually completed a transaction with. Basically, do not submit a negative review on someone when you were attempting to work out a deal and it fell through in one way or another. Only post a review if you have transferred funds, or delivered the product, whether by shipping or in person. Read more
Anytime that someone has emailed us saying that they are getting error messages when posting an ad, and nobody else on the site is having a problem, we ask them to clear their browser's cache. 99% of the time that fixes the problem that the member is having. The other 1% of the time they are just not filling out the form right, maybe leaving certain fields blank. Either way, those things should come up in the error message.   For those who do not understand what I mean about clearing your browser's cache, below is a brief explanation. Read more
In most cases if we block someone's account it is because there was something suspicious about an ad that they posted, or if the ad violated one of our Terms of Use. Or someone has reported a seller to be suspicious in communicating with them after replying to their ad. We tend to lean on the side of caution and block first and ask questions later if something seems suspicious about a seller on the site. We do this to protect the buyers who use GunPost. Read more
These 6 steps are exactly what we will ask you to do in that order if you contact us. So please go through the below steps prior to contacting us. 1. Often people will sign up for our email newsletter, or a free gun contest that we are offering, and make the mistake of thinking that they now have an account for buy and sell with GunPost. The two are not the same thing. So as long as you do have an account already, I can help you recover it. Read more
You can simply pay for the "ad upgrade" of "bump up" when editing your ad. Doing this will put your ad back to the top of a search as if it is a new post. Then it will be another 90 days before expiry. The "bump up" upgrade only costs $1.00. If your ad is already expired, you can still find it for 14 days by going to "My Account" > "My Posts" > "Expired Ads". You can still use "Bump Up" when they are in your "Expired Ads" Read more
No. Your home address will NOT be shared with other users. When someone views a post of yours, if they click "view map", they will see the general area that you are located for basic directional information. The map only uses your postal code in order to do this. That way no one can zero in on your home address. If you prefer, you can even just use the first 3 characters of your postal code to make it an even broader location. Read more
No. Your email address is NOT shared with other users. When someone inquires about your post, the inquiry goes to the website. The website then sends you the inquiry. Only when you reply to the inquiry can the inquirer see your email address, since you are now communicating directly with each other and not through the website. Read more
To sell, trade or give an air gun that is less than 500fps, or a flintlock mussle loading rifle, a PAL(Possession Acquisition License) is NOT required. Laws can change from time to time. Here is the link for CFP so that you can verify that the above summary is accurate. http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/sell-vendre-eng.htm. Or you can call them at 1-800-731-4000. Read more
​There are currently two exceptions where you do not need a PAL. A flint lock mussle loading rifle, or an air gun with a rated velocity of less than 500 feet per second. However, laws can change from time to time. So you should verify that this information is still current by checking with the RCMP at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/sell-vendre-eng.htm, or you can call them at 1-800-731-4000. Read more

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