Terms of Use

1. Any attempts, or if we suspect any attempts to defraud other members on the site, or any form of illegal activity, or even attempts of such, your account will be blocked and any ads that you have will be removed. 

In some cases, we will even share any and all information that we have on such persons with law enforcement, and/or persons taking legal action against such persons, in cases pertaining to fraud, or in cases of members attempting to buy and sell firearms illegally, or any case of illegal activity.

2. Only items that fit appropriately into the categories and sub categories that we currently have laid out on the site are allowed to be posted on this site. (Ex. No minivans or video games, loan services, etc. Even if the ad does state that you are looking to trade for firearms.). If it is not firearm, archery, or hunting related, and does not fit appropriately into the categories and sub-categories that we currently have laid out, then do not post it on this site.

You may however post a "Wanted Ad" for what it is that you are looking for, such as a certain rifle, in it's appropriate category. Then note in the description that you have something, such as a minivan, that you would trade for the rifle that you are looking for. 

3. Defamatory or insulting messages sent to other members on this site are NOT tolerated. Your replies to other members ads should only be to inquire about their ad. Harassing members will NOT be tolerated and result in the blocking of your account if you participate in such behavior.

4. When posting an item to sell. Do NOT use images swiped from the internet. Only use images of the actual item that you have in your possession and are selling. You will likely be blocked and your ad removed from the site if your images are not authentic. This is just a precaution that we take to help keep our site clear of scammers.

5. Posting links to advertise other buy and sell sites is NOT permitted. Doing such will get you blocked from our site and your ad will be removed.

6. Member Ratings/Review section; You are only to post a review/rating on a seller or buyer that you have actually agreed on a deal with, or 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 agreed on a deal, transferred funds, or delivered the product, whether by shipping or in person.

Also, you may only post one review per deal. Reason for this rule is that we tend to see when a seller gets a negative review, the seller will often put a negative review on the seller, which is acceptable. However, at times there have been cases where buyer then posts a 2nd review on that seller in retaliation or rebuttal to the seller's review. Then a thread of reviews get posted back and forth. This is against our policy. Only one review each, per deal, is permitted

Further info or description on this topic can also be found in our FAQ article "Someone gave me a bad review, can I have it removed?"

7. For the sake of keeping deals fair and in proper order on the site, we have established the following guidelines for the proper etiquette in member dealings;

 a) When you as a seller post an item with a fixed price, you are expected to honour that price. Getting multiple interested buyers and then deciding to raise your price is a bad practice. It will often get you negative reviews on your profile and thus earn you a bad reputation. However, if you do decide to take it off the site and repost it for more money later on, please wait 30 days to repost it with the higher price.

It is possible to find yourself in a spot where you accidentally posted something without realizing what you had, and feel that you need to delete it and post it at a higher price 30 days later. But if you do this, please make this a one time only type of mistake. There will generally be grace for someone who finds themselves in this position a first time. But if this becomes a practice, and we have to deal with multiple complaints on you as a seller, we then looking at banning the seller's account from the site.

b) Once you have agreed on a deal, you are expected to stick to that agreement. That goes for the buyer and the seller. 

The purpose of these guidelines are strictly to make a better experience for all site users, and maintain good dealings between members, and overall maintain a good reputation for the GunPost site.

Basically, stick to your agreements, or risk receiving a negative review. It is possible to find yourself in a spot where you missed some type of detail, such as the buyer not having realized that they thought the item had feature "x", and it actually had feature "y", or thought the person would ship, but then found out they wanted you to drive to pick it up etc. Or as the seller there was some similar misunderstanding. But if you do this, please make this a one time only type of mistake. There will generally be grace for someone who finds themselves in this position a first time. But if this becomes a pattern, and we have to deal with multiple complaints on you as a seller or buyer, we then looking at banning the member's account from the site.

8. We are no longer allowing members to delete and re-post the same ad just for the sake of staying at the top of the list. If you would like to get back to the top of the list you must use the "Bump Up" function when you edit your ad. This also goes for renewing an old ad that is about to expire. You must use the "Bump Up" function when editing your ad rather than deleting and re-posting the same item.

Though we will allow members to make a whole new ad rather than use the "Bump Up" once they are in your "Expired Ads". You will get an email notification from the site once your ads have expired. In which case, you can still find them in your "Expired Ads" for 14 days. We obviously prefer that members use the "Bump Up" function even when visiting your ads in the "Expired Ads", but we will allow you to make new ads instead at that point if you wish.

9. We are temporarily no longer allowing gun shops(those who sell guns e-commerce from their own website, or from a brick and mortar gun shop) to post their business listings on this site. We will add a feature which distinguishes gun shop ads from regular member ads in the near future. The site will also allow to the user to refine their search without business listings once this new development is complete.

For businesses who sell e-commerce on their own website; We do offer linked banners for ad space on GunPost to businesses with online e-commerce. Please email us at info@gunpost.ca to inquire about current pricing.

For brick and mortar type gun shops/businesses who do NOT have an e-commerce website of their own; We will be implementing business memberships on our site in the near future. If you would like to be notified as soon as the business memberships development is complete, please email us at info@gunpost.ca, and ask us to notify you when this development is ready.

10. All members are expected to abide by all laws regarding the buy and sell of firearms, and other items on the site. Members caught disregarding any laws will be blocked from the site and ads removed, and in some cases we will even report to law enforcement. 

Though it is up to the sellers and buyers of firearms to ensure that they know, and comply, with all laws pertaining to selling and buying of firearms. GunPost is NOT responsible for the transactions between the buyers and sellers that use this website. GunPost is also NOT responsible for ensuring that the information posted by the seller is accurate. That is the responsibility of the seller, and the buyer. The summarized information below is based on information from the RCMP's website under the CFP's section. It is the responsibility of sellers and buyers to ensure that this information is current, as laws do change from time to time. You can click on the link here in order to verify the information yourselves. http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/sell-vendre-eng.htm. Or you can call them at 1-800-731-4000.

 

To sell, trade or give an air gun that is less than 500fps, or a flintlock muzzle 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.

 

To sell, trade or give a Non-Restricted firearm that requires a PAL(Possession Acquisition License), you must see that the buyer has a valid PAL. As of the April 5, 2012, Non-Restricted firearms are NOT required to be registered.

However, currently laws for Non-Restricted firearms are different in the province Quebec. As it currently reads on the CFP website, "Until further notice, due to ongoing litigation, Quebec residents are required to register non-restricted firearms with the Canadian Firearms Program."

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.

 

To sell, trade, or give a Restricted firearm​, you must call the CFP to arrange transfer of registration, and to acquire an ATT so that you can legally move the firearm to your residence. You can reach the CFP at 1-800-731-4000

For more details and information, as well as to verify that this information is current, please call the CFP at 1-800-731-4000. Or visit this link. http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/sell-vendre-eng.htm

 

To sell, trade or give a Prohibited firearm, the process is similar to transferring a restricted firearm, but can oly be transferred to someone else with the same license class of prohibited firearm, and you must contact the CFP by calling to initiate the transfer. 

For more details and information, as well as to verify that this information is current, please call the CFP at 1-800-731-4000. Or visit this link. http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/sell-vendre-eng.htm