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Shooters and re-loaders beware, there is a "gun shop" in Austin Texas reporting to have primers, powder and ammunition in-stock at normal retail pricing and cheap shipping. Only the gun shop is not a real gun shop, they do not have an FFL even though they say they do, and they are getting payment's through PayPal friends and family to a personal Email account. Just so many things didn't add up with this place.

The Website is BULMEXUSA.COM. If you purchase anything from these guys you will loose your money and there is nothing you can do about it. I have already reported them to the Texas authorities and to my local ATF office. I know of 3 people just today that lost their money with these scammers. A group of shooting buddies ordered (but didn't pay for) over 70,000 primers that these guys said were in stock. When it came time to pay all the red flags went up. None of us lost any money because we were smart enough to recognize the red flags.

No listing of the business with the ATF as a registered gun shop
No listing of the business anywhere in Texas for that matter.
I called them and asked for a copy of their FFL. They wouldn't give it to me. I asked for the first three numbers and last five numbers to check on the ATF site, wouldn't give it to me. They cited "scam artists on the web use their information to sell guns". Isn't that a coincidence.
Website lists a range and all types of facilities, google earth shows a small building (former bank) that is listed for sale on a commercial property site in Texas.
Normal Retail Pricing on primers and ammunition.
Seemingly no limit to the amount you can buy and keep buying.
$20 flat shipping fee, NO HAZMAT
Payment made by PayPal "Friends and Family", "Apple Pay", or "Zelle". All three of these payment methods is as good as sending cash in the mail. You can never get it back and nobody to complain to.
All types of spelling and grammatical mistakes on the web site. I'm sure everything is registered in Texas but definitely a Mexican based scam.
Images of their facilities and inventory of ammunition and primers are stock photos I found almost immediately on Google Images. One image shows a counter filled with ammo for sale. That image is an old image I found on Google of a gun shop in Georgia, a legit gun shop.

There are others but that's enough, pass the word along anywhere you browse on forums, stay away from these clowns. No telling how many people lost money. They have an Instagram site that claims to have 1,800 followers.
 

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Ahab the Arab Sheik of the burning sands is looking to fund his latest jihad. Caveat Emptor
 
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PayPal is anti-gun. It's against their terms of service to use PayPal to buy firearms or ammo.

That should be the first flag.

Personally, let the stupid be fleeced.
 

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This may be the same guy that had a NIB SS Series 70 Gold Cup on Gunbroker yesterday for "Buy-It-Now" price of $600.00. I don't remember the actual GB seller name, but it was new (no ratings) and was located in Austin Texas. I looked last night and the ad was gone, so maybe somebody reported it instead of falling for it.
 

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sounds similar to the optics and ammo.com guy. who is also in Texas.
 

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searched the address... and looked at it in google street view- it's a defunct bank branch or small gas station.
 
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I don't know, ....place looks legit to me......
the view from the other side shows the graffiti and an empty building through the glass.., err maybe that's the 3 yd indoor range and bulletproof glass? :p
 

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These are uncertain times to say the least. During times such as these all sorts of slime crawl out of the shadows. The old saying, "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!"

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This may be the same guy that had a NIB SS Series 70 Gold Cup on Gunbroker yesterday for "Buy-It-Now" price of $600.00. I don't remember the actual GB seller name, but it was new (no ratings) and was located in Austin Texas. I looked last night and the ad was gone, so maybe somebody reported it instead of falling for it.
There have been a slew of these on Gunbroker lately. I actually reported one the other day, which is something I never do. Happened to notice the serial number was the same as one I didn’t win weeks earlier.
 

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There have been a slew of these on Gunbroker lately. I actually reported one the other day, which is something I never do. Happened to notice the serial number was the same as one I didn’t win weeks earlier.
Only bid on or buy from dealers or sellers with an A+ rating. Even then it's dicey. Not as bad as Ebay but still a risk. I just bought a holster and mag pouch from a seller with a 1000 and more A+ rating but the guy was slow as hell. Took him a week to respond which got my dander up right of the bat. Slow to ship which irritated me further and rude to boot when called on his lack of professionalism. I'll never buy from him again for certain. It's a risk we take to get the things we need or want. We try to minimalize the risk as best we can but we can still end up getting burned. Due diligence is your best protection. PM me for the name if you plan on buying leather on GB.
 
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