Today Gunvendor.com, a new firearm auction site, was launched. It is good to see some competition in the online gun auction market.
I asked the founder Mike and David to tell us a bit about themselves:
My name is Mike Burkard and my partner is David Valle. I am an entrepreneur with a background in importing / online sales / marketing / Jewelry & Diamond Business. David is ex Navy and extremely passionate about firearms. We saw a need for a more user friendly place to buy and sell guns. We wanted to make it easy to list and
buy. Our “Gunfinder” we modeled as a cross between eBay’s Item specifics and on autotrader.com . You can select the Manufacturer, Style, Condition, Caliber, and other Firearm specifics. It is all organized in a homogeneous way. On the other auction sites, if some one post a listing for “ar15” and a buyer searches “ar-15” they will not see that listing in the results. Also we wanted to be able to filter out all of the accessories and other items when customers were searching for a specific gun.
Another great thing we have in development is, promoting local business. When a user logs into his account. He will have the option of displaying items that are listed by different sellers near his location. This and the ability to search the gun finder by zip code is a great option for people not wanting to have there items shipped to an FFL and deal in person.
We are also working on streamlining the firearm purchase procedure,
They have at least 100 auctions on right now.