Almost got scammed. Buying via online is really risky.

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I get a kick out of the buyers in OKC that often ask the sellers in Tulsa
”Do you ever get down this way?” They act like the drive to Tulsa is 3000 miles away. It doesn’t take that long to get to Tulsa….
Would definitely need to be a very sweet deal (or two) for me to drive . . . I did sell to a guy who in lived in Eastern Oklahoma. We met half way in Wellston. I've also met a guy from Pauls Valley or Ardmore in Goldsby. It really just depends on traffic, etc. for me.
 

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I just don't get buying a gun from an unknown individual over the internet. There's just too many variables. If you can't drive or meet halfway, is it worth it? I see it all the time on FB groups and other forums.
 

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I get a kick out of the buyers in OKC that often ask the sellers in Tulsa
”Do you ever get down this way?” They act like the drive to Tulsa is 3000 miles away. It doesn’t take that long to get to Tulsa….
Guilty. At this point in my life I don’t have 3-4 hours to spare driving back and forth. I will pay more and buy new shipped to a local FFL versus driving outside the Metro.
 

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3-4 hours driving back and forth is not a big issue for me.
If I can't make that kind of time I probably can't make time to go shoot either.

I usually take the wife and we research a good food joint near the area.
Make a day or 1/2 day of it.
Or grab a fishing pole and throw net and hit some river fishing if I am alone.

My last fill up in my 1995 Camo Corolla I got 35.4 MPG.
I can drive pretty far for cheap.

I have friends and relatives all over the state and many in different states and visit them when I go on an excursion.
 

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Hmmm I wonder if
This could be helped in large part by having the website ownership make a post requirement for using the classifieds? I mean they sell sponsorships? That should entail some type of active scam protection measures other than having the mods bust their butts “reacting” to this stuff, instead of “acting”
 

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