A: You can choose 'Offline Payment' options, such as Cash or Bank Transfer when listing an item for sale, or if you want a direct payment option choose DPS. Please note that transactions using the DPS service incur a service fee.
A: The activation link is emailed directly to the email address you have provided us upon signing up. Please check your Junk Email box, as it is likely that the activation link has been moved there by your junk email filter. If you have not received your activation link within 24hrs from when you completed the online registration, please contact us and we will manually activate your account.
A: To find the contact details for the buyer or seller Go to > My GunStuff > Bidding (if you have brought the item) or Selling (if you are the seller) > Click on 'Sold Items' if you have sold an item or 'Won Items' if you are the winning bidder of the auction, then to access the buyer or selllers' contact details will be displayed.
A: Only persons who have a valid New Zealand Firearms Licence may buy or sell firearms, parts of firearms, ammunition & restricted items on this site in accordance with the New Zealand Arms Act 1983. To do so without a valid licence which bears the correct endorsements for the item/s you are buying or selling is an offence punishable by law.
A: No. Only the person whose name appears on the Firearms Licence may buy or sell firearms, ammunition, parts of firearms or restricted items.
A: These are different types of police endorsements, for different types of firearms. The term 'CAT' is short for Category.
A CAT is a general firearms endorsement for sporting rifles and shotguns. This is a standard firearms licence.
B CAT is an endorsement specifically for Pistols
C CAT is a collector's endorsement.
E CAT is an endorsement for MSSA (military style semi-automatic) type rifles and shotguns.
A: The first thing to ensure is that the person that you have sold the firearm to has a valid New Zealand Firearms Licence which bears the appropriate endorsements for that type/category of firearm. If the buyer is coming to pick up the firearm - ask them to show you their licence, this is required by law. If you are sending an item by courier or post you will need a police approved mail order form -signed by a member of the New Zealand Police. This is mandatory for all 'mail order' sales of Firearms & Ammunition in New Zealand. To send Firearms or Ammunition without approval from the New Zealand Police is an offence under Section 43A of the New Zealand Arms Act. It is reccomended that you verify the details on the mail order form at your local Arms Office before sending the item.
A: Yes. You should notify the police of anyone who tries to buy or sell a firearm or restricted item without a licence. Please note: You do not require a licence to buy or sell magazines of any capacity in New Zealand; however selling magazines, firearms, ammunition or other firearms parts to an overseas purchaser without a valid export permit is an offence. GunStuff does not encourage selling to offshore traders who may use this site.
A: No. Always insist that firearms and ammunition are kept separate at all times that they are not in use. Always send firearms in a deactivated configuration, or missing a vital operating part so that if they are mislaid or lost in transit they cannot be used. GunStuff strongly recommends the use of reliable tracking systems when sending firearms, parts of firearms, ammunition & restricted items by courier or in the post.
A: After an auction has closed you can place feedback by going to "My GunStuff" - then under the 'Feedback' section click on 'Place Feedback'. You can then place feedback comments on the buyer/seller along with a Positive, Neutral or Negative (Green, Blue or Red) rating.
A: Messages sent and recieved on the GunStuff site are stored in the 'Messaging' area. You can access them any time by moving your mouse over the "My GunStuff" tab. Then click on the Messaging tab from the drop down menu. The site will then bounce you to the auction page for that auction - now simply click on the 'Ask the Seller a Question' tab to view all the messages related to that auction.
A: 'Set to Auto Extend' means that when the auction is about to close and a new bid is placed within the final two minutes of the auction; the auction closing time will extend for a further two (2) minutes from when the bid was placed. If another bid is placed within the following two minutes it will extend again and keep extending until no further bids are placed. 'Auto-Extend' prevents buyers being outbid in the last few minutes of an auction and this also helps sellers to gain the maximum price for their items.
If you wish to close your GunStuff account we will refund the remaining balance, less a $5 processing fee.
Payments will be made via Direct Credit and will take 3-5 days to process.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
, with "Close Account" in the subject field.
A: No. We recommend you go to your local arms office or police station and ask for a Firearms mail order form. Once completed, send the form to the seller of the Firearm or Ammunition.
This is required under section 43A of the New Zealand Arms Act.
If you send a firearm or ammunition to another person by courier, post or otherwise without a signed Police mail order form, you are breaking the law.