Hey everyone! On 02/20/2021, I reached out to user 45pulse regarding the Romanian SAR-1 AKM Rifle he had for sale in the EE under AK Rifles (thread has since been deleted). I messaged him asking for his best price and he responded with a price which I then accepted.
I gave him my phone number and he texted me pictures later that night. Once I told him I'd take the rifle and where I was located (NJ - rifle is perfectly legal in this state in the factory config), the seller seemed hesitant to proceed any further with the deal.
I had already confirmed with my FFL that this rifle was perfectly fine in my state in the factory configuration and even asked the seller over the past 2 days for any updates and I ended up being left on read via iMessage. This is no way to do business seeing that it does not fall upon the seller to ensure that the rifle is compliant or not. I even offered to have the rifle sent to an FFL in PA (a much more gun-friendly state than NJ) considering that it is 100% legal for me to purchase long guns over there provided they are compliant in my state.
You can see the communication between me and 45pulse below:Communication with seller