Armslist is my private firearm selling outlet of choice, mainly because it allows me to sell in a wider market than what a 8.5″x11″ flyer placed in the sign-in building at my local gun range could bring. Also, everyone I have ever ended up selling to showed no sign of bad character and was an actual firearms enthusiast, since the scammers and suspicious characters tend to give themselves away early in the conversations as they aren’t particularly crafty or well spoken. However, with about half of the listings I place on Armslist, I am sure to get the solicitations of scammers who aren’t good at wielding the English language and who use old internet scamming techniques that are very illogical. The screenshots below show my conversation with a very wishful scammer who may have had to repeat the 5th grade a few times.
Sometimes when life gives you lemons you just got to make lemonade. Next time a scammer on Armslist contacts you be sure to waste their time and record the whole thing for everyone to enjoy.