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Been looking for a Taurus 605.
Googled just about every gun store online and nada, "Out Of Stock".
Googled again today and "voila" found 3 online stores with "In Stock".
The Taurus site has an MSRP of $369.
The 3 stores with "In Stock" have it listed below the MSRP.
One has a price of $179...oh boy...too good to be true!
Checked their FAQ and the only payment option is Bitcoin or Amazon gift card. Dah!
The other 2 stores are also below the MSRP.
Checked their payment method....also Bitcoin and gift card only.

Interesting also that they have just about every gun that's out of stock elsewhere.
And at unbelievably low prices. When the gun never arrives try getting your refund for Bitcoin or Amazon gift card.

Buyer beware! Wonder how many people fell for this scam?
 

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Been looking for a Taurus 605.
Googled just about every gun store online and nada, "Out Of Stock".
Googled again today and "voila" found 3 online stores with "In Stock".
The Taurus site has an MSRP of $369.
The 3 stores with "In Stock" have it listed below the MSRP.
One has a price of $179...oh boy...too good to be true!
Checked their FAQ and the only payment option is Bitcoin or Amazon gift card. Dah!
The other 2 stores are also below the MSRP.
Checked their payment method....also Bitcoin and gift card only.

Interesting also that they have just about every gun that's out of stock elsewhere.
And at unbelievably low prices. When the gun never arrives try getting your refund for Bitcoin or Amazon gift card.

Buyer beware! Wonder how many people fell for this scam?
Mole is a Crypto guy. He may have. Dunno. :)
 

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I suspect these are both foreign scammers.
That's what I thought when they did not accept credit cards.
And the fact that the gun prices were $100 to $200 below MSRP.
Also they had just about every hard to find firearm in stock.

Two years ago I got an email with my name, address and a bunch of other personal information.
The email said they had damaging and embarrassing information about me
and they would release it if I didn't send them an x-amount payoff via Bitcoin.
Extortion! Screw them!
Changed all my passwords and gave a copy of the email to the police.
They said, what I thought and you wrote, foreign scammers.
 

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Good for you, seeing thru their bs and not just seeing the price and becoming fuxated on it( which i guess you did...in a good way). Buddy bought a "leupold" scope on wish fir $80 . It had msrp of $400+. Now this guy had owned and run a successful auto repair shop for 30+ yrs and very savvy with cash. But that cheap price peaked his intetest and i was unable to talk him outta it. "Its only $80 , he said". You know how this story ends....
 

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Buddy bought a "Leupold" scope on wish for $80 . . . But that cheap price peaked his interest and i was unable to talk him outta it. "Its only $80 , he said". You know how this story ends....
If it seems to good to be true it almost always is.

My wife and I got involved in a Ponzi scheme unintentionally many years ago. Thankfully we lost less than $350 but we were not happy losing that. Some people lost a butt load more than we did. You can read about the scam here:

 
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This one bitcoin place is "Raniersec 301 Arctic Slope Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99518"
Googled the address and it's a vacant building.

Also googled complaints and saw this one:
Guy said they had a very collectible rifle at a ridiculous $500 low price.
He rushed right out and got an Amazon gift card and paid.
Didn't arrive. Called no answer.
Checked and the gift card was used the same day as purchase.
Kiss $500 goodbye.
Odds are they are not even located in Alaska most likely in Asia.

There were a lot of similar complaints.
When will some people learn that, "If it's too good to be true............"
 
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