OpenID is a system that allows you to use
a single login for a variety of different websites. OpenID works by allowing you to select
a provider that you already have an account with, such as Google, AOL, or Yahoo. Login
is transferred to the selected provider. The provider verifies your login information
and control is transferred back to ARMSLIST.
It seems that every website requires you to create
an account. You end up with tons of usernames and passwords that you have to try to remember.
OpenID allows you to reuse these logins in a secure way. Basically, it's simpler.
Please head to Create an Account in the top right hand corner of the page. You will be prompted to select either a free (non-vendor), or Premium Vendor account. Choose Premium Vendor and head through the billing setup process. We will approve your account as soon as we've received your FFL or business license.
A Premium Vendor account currently costs $20 per month or $200 for a one-year subscription. This price will increase to $30/month or $300/year beginning in May 2015. Opt in for a one-year subscription by April 30th, 2015 to avoid this price increase for a full year!
The following features enhance your ability to move inventory, drive internet traffic to your own website, as well as drive foot traffic through your front door:
Enhanced virtual storefront
Hyperlinks to your website or URL of your choosing
Page view counter on all listings
Ability to create up to 500 listings.
You are still required to abide by anti-spamming rules.
Skip listing confirmation email
Pre-fill email address
Auto-select HOME location
Display dealer profile in listings
Skip reCaptcha during listing creation
Listings cannot be flagged
Users can now search by “Dealers that Ship” to more easily find you!
Direct access to our development team for questions, problems, or feature requests.
In addition to these benefits, we'll be implementing additional features for building virtual stores and allowing
integration of your listings into your own websites as the vendor program matures and we get more feedback.
After your premium subscription has been activated by our staff, you will need to create a vendor profile. There is a link on the account home page that will allow you to create your vendor profile. After you have created your vendor profile, new listings will automatically be created as "Premium Vendor" listings.
Please ensure you do not have security software or ad removal software running while browsing ARMSLIST. Software such as AdBlock
may cause certain pages to fail to load correctly. If you are using Internet Explorer 6.0 please upgrade to a newer browser.
If you have not gotten a response, the item has likely been sold. You can look for the item from another seller. Additionally, you
can flag the listing as unresponsive and it will eventually be removed from the site.
In short no, there are a number of features that enable you to filter out vendors. On the category selection page, there are links
that allow you to view "private party" or "dealer" versions of the category. Additionally, on the category listings page, there are
filters on the left side of the screen that allow you to toggle "private party", "vendor", or "all sellers". If you have old bookmarks,
please save new ones with these filters applied appropriately.
Scroll to the very top of the page.
To the right of the logo is a button that says "Create a Listing" as shown in the image.
Alternatively, follow this link to create a listing.
Enter your listing information. A confirmation email will be sent to the provided email address.
Activate your listing by clicking the link in this confirmation email. Your listing will appear within a few minutes.
Be patient. For performance reasons, the listings pages are only updated
every few minutes. If it has been more than an hour and you do not see your listing, please contact us as your listing
may have been trapped in our spam filters.
There is no way to completely remove a listing, but you can deactivate your listing. Deactivating your listings will prevent buyers from being
able to contact your and will remove your listings from displaying in searches.
The "Guns" classifieds section is for the sale, trade, or intended purchase
of firearms, parts, and ammunition only. Posting items in this section that are
NOT firearms, parts, or ammunition is in direct violation of these terms.
The "Outdoors Gear" classifieds section is for the sale, trade, or
intended purchase of outdoors equipment. Posting items that are NOT
outdoors equipment is in direct violation of these terms.
Items that are do not fit into "Guns" or "Outdoors Gear" that are for sale or
trade in exchange for firearms should be posted in the "Other Items" section.
No, one location, and one location only. If someone finds it in their home location, they assume they can go to your location and make a deal. If
they find it in a faraway location, they assume it must be shipped. Your listing will still be found through searches. There is also the option to select "Willing to Ship" when creating your listing. Browsers are then able to filter by "Dealers that Ship" when searching for an item.
ARMSLIST is purely a service provider that allow sellers to list items. As such, ARMSLIST can not and will not be
a party in transactions. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer and seller to conduct safe and legal transactions.
We take every precaution to prevent scammers from using the site. Unfortunately, beyond our efforts to prevent scammers there is little we can do.
You are the best resource to prevent and stop scammers. Please take the steps listed previously if you are the victim of a scam. Also, please refer to our tips and heed the warnings on the site on how to prevent getting scammed.
Flagging is a result of peer review. Numerous users of the site must flag a listing before it is deactivated. Please refer to the
following FAQ answers for explanation of what rules apply to each flagging rule.
Spamming includes but is not limited to listings that do not pertain
to the subject matter of the site (firearms and outdoors activities),
posting the same material in more than one category, and posting the same
material in more than one location. The site is designed to allow searching across
local, state, the entire country. DO NOT create listings in more than one location.
Inflammatory listings include but are not limited to listings directly
addressing an individual or group of persons, listings that use profanity,
or are not goods for sale, trade, or intended purchase.
The users of this site control which items are removed. This site is intended for firearms, ammunition, and accessories.
If your non-firearms related item is repeatedly flagged, please take it to a site that was designed for that type of item.
We have a number of filters that prevent listings from appearing on the site. Attempting to SPAM the site or using profanity
are the most likely causes of a listing not appearing.
Always comply with local, state, federal, and international law.
ARMSLIST does not become involved in transactions between parties. Review our
information. Report Illegal Firearms Activity to 1-800-ATF-GUNS.