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Equipment Exchange

Buy, Sell, and Trade Your Firearms and Gear

The Equipment Exchange operates on honesty, integrity, and Member feedback. If you cannot handle deals in an appropriate manner, do not post here.

All items listed for sale or trade should be described honestly. Do not attempt to represent replica (AirSoft, etc.) parts/products or cheap knockoffs as if they were Name Brand/OEM equipment. Do not knowingly sell defective products without acknowledging the defect. You must handle your transactions in a timely fashion.

The following rules are intended for Members and Team Members of AR15.COM only. Industry Partners and Dealers are subject to a different set of rules which can be read on the menu below. Please read this entire page before you start using the Equipment Exchange. Breaking any of the rules listed below will lead to an automatic account termination.

  • Industry Partner & Dealer Rules

    Industry Partners & Dealers must pay a fee to advertise in the Equipment Exchange. Selling items in large quantities, possessing an FFL, or manufacturing items also constitutes being a dealer - even if you do not own a business.

    Please send an e-mail to advertise@ar15.com if you are interested in selling here.

  • Welching (Important!)

    Sellers: Be 100% sure that you want to sell the item and are satisfied with the selling price. If you back out of a deal* AFTER a purchase or trade agreement has been made, your account will be locked.

    Buyers: Be 100% sure that you can financially afford to purchase an item before offering to do so. If you back out of a deal* AFTER agreeing to purcahse or trade an item, your account will be locked.

    *Note: If you are unsure about whether or not a deal has been struck, Inbox Instant Message an Equipment Exchange moderator or Staff Member for clarification. They will advise you on how to proceed.

  • Disputes About Shipped Items

    In case of a dispute, the seller has to provide proof that the item was delivered. Delivery confirmation (such as from USPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.) provides that proof for most cases. If you are not 100% sure of the person you're dealing with, then signature confirmation might be an extra step to take but is not absolutely required in case of a dispute. Furthermore, there is always the chance that the item does not arrive in the condition stated, the contents were damaged or even missing altogether. To protect the seller, insurance is highly recommended but not required. The seller should be willing to work things out with the buyer in case there are issues.

    There will always be exceptions to the rule and we will treat each case on an individual basis while making every attempt to be fair and impartial.

Rules & Guidelines

  1. No more than TWO ads on page 1, and no more than FOUR ads within the first two pages. Industry Partners are allowed SIX ads per page, and Dealers are allowed FOUR ads per page. In order to keep the EE clean, we ask that you combine related items into single ads when appropriate, rather than creating an ad for each related item.
  2. No bold commands are allowed in subject lines unless you're a paying Dealer/Industry Partner.
  3. All ads should be placed in ONE appropriate forum. NO CROSS POSTING OF ADS IN MULTIPLE FORUMS.
  4. All items MUST be priced and the price must be in the body of the listing along with the description. Ads without prices, and ads that ONLY have the price(s) in the title will be deleted without notification.
  5. You MUST have valid contact information to sell on the Equpment Exchange, and provide it to EE Staff upon request.
  6. You MUST have both your IM and e-mail turned on to sell here.
  7. No auctions (or links to auction sites), either in an ad or redirecting a buyer to an auction site, via IM or email, unless specifically authorized by AR15.COM. Accepting higher than stated prices for an item is considered 'taking bids' and is not allowed. If receiving a higher than advertised price is important to you, list your item on an auction site. Moreover, "Or Best Offer" is understood on the EE to mean best offer up to the listing price, not best offer above the listing price.
  8. No links to other commercial sites except by AR15.COM Dealers and Industry Partners.
  9. WTB/WTT ads MUST be placed in the appropriate WTB/WTT forums ONLY. Posting them in the WTS forums may result in them being deleted instead of being moved. The ONLY exception is the NFA Firearms & Parts forum.
  10. Anyone selling or interested in selling large quantities, recurring stock, or selling for profit needs a Dealer Account in order to sell on the site. Businesses, FFL holders, and manufacturers are required to have a Dealer or Industry Partner Account in place before selling on the site.
  11. Absolutely no stomping on other peoples' posts! Do not remark in any way that would negatively impact the sale of someone's merchandise. Do not post comments, opinions or make low-ball offers in threads. This can result in your account being locked for 72 hours.
  12. No posting of anything illegal. Including trademark infringements, such at knock-offs that bear the trademark of the original company. Do not delete ad text, including prices, or subject lines. Doing so may result in a temporary suspension from the site. Leaving the subject lines and prices intact allows others to search items out and gauge current market value.
  13. If you buy an Item, you must post in the thread in order to leave and receive feedback under the automated feedback system. Don't use a secondary "shill" account to ask a phony question or post any other messages. This will result in BOTH accounts being locked!
  14. Sellers should not re-post an ad again in order to get it back on page 1. DO NOT REPOST AN AD THAT IS LOCKED.
  15. Sellers must not post items for sale that you do not have in their possession. Also, do not list items for sale unless you are 100% positive that you wish to sell them. No "testing the waters" to gauge buyer interest or taking pre-orders. This includes no sales for third parties. If your "friend" wishes to sell here, he must take the time to open a separate account. Refrain from posting personal info in ads, such as phone numbers and email addresses.
  16. Sellers should use their own photos in ads. If you cannot post images of the actual item you are selling, it's best to not post images at all.
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