A short guide to selling your airsoft gear on airsoftclassifieds.net
What you need to know
All sales on here are private sales – airsoftclassifieds.net takes no responsibility for the carrying out or conduct of the sales.
Trade sellers please be clear about the fact that you are a trader, If you would like to have a trade sales account for regular sales, please contact us directly.
Sales to under-18s
PLEASE BE AWARE That as of 1st October 2007 the Violent Crimes Reduction Act severely restricts who and what you can sell to other people. It is the seller’s responsibility to ensure that sales comply with current legislation.
Under 18’s cannot buy or be sold an airsoft gun. Anyone under the age of 18 attempting to buy a RIF will be banned from airsoftclassifieds.net
We do not vet sellers or purchasers other than with your login information so we ask that you uphold the law, reminding you that reckless sales activity is likely to jeopardise your account and the future of our sport.
Hints & Tips for Sellers
- Keep your contact details up to date.
- We will not divulge or pass on any contact details any third party.
- Price: When listing an item you must post an asking price, In the case of an auction, (feature coming soon) a realistic starting price is a great place to start.
- Post in the right place: When posting please take care in what you advertise. Please ensure that what you wish to sell is legal where you intend to trade it.
- Be specific about what you wish to sell: Attach images to your posts if it will help. Give a detailed description including condition, wear, size, how well used, etc…
- Avoid short posts that have little detail in them such as “As above for sale”. Posts such as this will simply be deleted.
- Your advert (including text and photographs) must be legal, decent, honest and truthful. We may amend or remove your advert to ensure compliance with such requirements.
- We are not able to verify the truthfulness of any statements made by you in your advert. Accordingly, you shall be responsible for all losses, expenses or other costs incurred which are caused by an untrue statement deliberately made or provided by you.
- Sellers should ensure that they have (if required by local law) the appropriate permits to hold, sell and export their advertised items and that they have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the prospective purchaser is legally entitled to purchase such items.
- Your attention is drawn to take notice that regulations do vary from county to country. You should familiarise yourself with local regulations and we strongly recommend that you contact appropriate government agencies.
Banned & Prohibited Items
You may not advertise for sale any item that has an age restriction or specific licensing implemented upon it (with the exception of Air Rifles/Pistols/RIF/IF as detailed below). In the case of age restrictions, this would cover items such as alcohol and knives.
Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to:
- Shotguns, handguns, rifles, firearm components, ammunition, de-activated weapons or antique guns or knives/combat weaponry (Currently we only accept legal adverts for guns of .22 or .177 calibre).
- Multi tools with folding blades may be sold as can folding pocket knives so long as the blade is three inches (7.62 cm) or less. Lock knives of any form are prohibited from sale.
- Some Blank Firers are also prohibited from sale (see below).
- Home workers/ or any opportunity that implies to guarantee to make a large income.
- Copied software or counterfeit goods.
General advice about selling
- BE NICE! Good manners and politeness goes a long way in our books, so as this site is a community lets be nice to one another.
- Be honest! If you’re selling a piece of gear be absolutely upfront about any problems or blemishes it may have. Airsoftclassifieds will not be held responsible for disputes arising from misdescribed goods. In the event of this happening you are protected by Paypal.
- Particularly in the case of airsoft guns be clear about age, fps, modifications. POST PHOTOGRAPHS. They say more than words about your item.
- It is up to the seller to ensure that the goods purchased are correctly packed and fit for purpose. Excessive postage charges will not be tolerated.
- Send all Items by recorded delivery, and insure high value items. Airsoftclassifieds will not be held responsible for badly packed or uninsured items.
- Get the contact details of the person you are dealing with, both the seller and the buyer. Contact phone number, suitable times to call, and email address are the minimum.
Since October 2007 you can only buy a realistic imitation firearm (one that looks like a real gun) if you are at least 18 years old and meet one of the following conditions:
- You are a ‘registered’ airsofter with membership of an insured skirmish site. To be registered, you must attend a properly organised and insured airsoft site and play for at least three days over a period of no less than two months. Even if you attend and play the three days in your first week, UK Law requires that two months pass from the first day you attended before you can legally be registered.
- You are a member of a properly insured historical re-enactment group or society.
- You are a film, television or theatre production company.
- You are (or are acting on behalf of) a museum.
- You are a Crown Servant in pursuance of your Crown duties.
If you cannot meet any of these criteria, you can still buy an imitation firearm, one whose principal colour is significantly different to that of a real firearm – i.e. bright green, bright blue etc, commonly known as ‘two-tone’ guns.