If the option is available you can use 'Buy Now' to purchase the item immediately without having to place a bid. Some sellers offer such an option which can be used at any time until a bid has been placed over any applicable reserve price.
The 'Buy Now' option will appear on the item details page, you will be asked to confirm your intention to 'buy now' the item before the sale is concluded. Buy Now's cannot be retracted.
Placing a bid on an item you are interested in couldn't be easier, when viewing the item details page you will have two areas from where you can place your bid, one next to the item details and a second at the bottom of the page.
To place your bid simply enter the amount you wish to bid e.g. 50.00. Please note no currency symbols are required. The bid will be placed in the auction currency.
Once done you will be asked to review your bid and you will also be able to view vital item details such as the shipping conditions before confirming your bid. To submit your bid simply press the 'Place Bid' button.
If your bid is high enough to take the lead in the auction a confirmation message will be displayed to you, however if your bid has not taken the lead be it due to a higher proxy bid or not meeting the reserve price you will be invited to make a further bid.
Should you decide to retract your bid this can be done via the 'Current Bids' section of the 'My Gunstuff' area.
You can also place a proxy bid, proxy bidding allows you to place your 'High Bid'. At all times you will only pay the lowest required bid should you win the auction. For example, if the current bid on an auction is 500.00 you can place a proxy bid of 2,000. Should you remain the only bidder you will only pay 500.00. However should the item receive other bids the site will automatically re-bid for you (upto 2,000 in this scenario) to ensure you remain in the lead.
Items sold on GunStuff.co.nz incur success fees. To pay your fees you will need to use a PayPal account. If you already have an existing PayPal account, use this to pay your GunStuff site fees. If you do not have a PayPal account yet, go to www.paypal.com and sign up for a free PayPal account now. All you need is a valid email address and your credit card details.
Setting up your PayPal Account on GunStuff.co.nz:
Once you have a PayPal account, log into your Members Area on GunStuff.co.nz and click on 'Manage Account' under the 'My Account' header.
Then check the box for 'PayPal Address Override' and enter your details into the form below.
Enter your PayPal email address into the 'Direct Payment Settings' box below the form.
Click the Update button - you are now ready to pay your fees.
How much are the fees?
GunStuff's Fee schedule is located on the 'Site Fees' page. There are currently no fees for listing an item, or for Store Accounts.
Success Fees are charged on items which sell. Click on the 'Site Fees' link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Paying your Fees:
To pay your site fees simply click on the 'Manage Account' tab in your 'My GunStuff' Area. Or if your account is suspended because fees are due click on 'Clear Account Balance'.
You will then be asked to select a Direct Payment Method. Select the blue 'Click Here To Proceed' button and you will be directed to your PayPal account to pay your fees.
When are you eligible for a refund?
You are eligible for a refund of the success fees charged if:
Your auction met the reserve, sold with Buy Now and;
You are unable to contact the buyer or they refuse to complete the sale and;
The success fee was incurred less than 28 days ago
GunStuff does not give refunds when you have not described the goods accurately or are no longer willing to complete the sale process.
How to apply for a refund:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on 'Contact Us'.
Please detail exactly what happened i.e. the buyer backed out of the sale, or cant contact buyer several days after the auction has completed etc.
Please include auction information about what the item was and when the auction finished etc.
What happens to buyers that back out of auctions?
Members that constantly back out of a sale or default on auctions will have their membership suspended and pending an investigation -possibly terminated.