Category Personal Goods

Antique Firearms – How to Tell Genuine From Reproduction

The secondary market for antique and collector firearms is enormous. Tens of thousands of items are sold on a regular basis accounting for tens of millions of dollars. Unfortunately, anytime there is that much money at stake there are those who attempt to pass off reproduction or doctored everyday firearms as rare, one-of-a-kind finds. If […]

The Importance of a Purchase Agreement

There aren’t many people who look forward to filling out paperwork; the very term usually breeds irritation and stress when uttered to anyone who has spent time filling out tax forms or lengthy job applications. However, there is one form of paperwork that really shouldn’t be looked at as quite a burden: a purchase agreement. […]

9 Ways to Protect Yourself From Internet Fraud

Purchasing items like vehicles and collectables on the internet can be a great way to save money, but there are a few considerations that keep in mind to help keep your money-saving venture from turning sour. 1. Understand as Much as Possible About the Auction or Purchase Platform Each online purchasing outlet can have slightly […]

Buying Modern and Collector Firearms: Know Your Condition

There isn’t a buyer on the planet who wouldn’t want to know the condition of a vehicle before extending an offer to a buyer, so why wouldn’t you do the same thing for a modern or collector firearm? While the condition of a vehicle may be more readily apparent, there are many nuances that a […]

PaySAFE Escrow, Inc. and U.S. Commercial Service Sign Strategic Partnership

BELLEVUE, NE – signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Commercial Service to increase awareness of the economic benefits of trade in U.S. organizations competing at home and abroad. Joint activities for creating awareness may include seminars, workshops, training sessions and trade shows. “As a trade professional working directly with exporters, I am […]

Used Combines and Tractors – What You Should Know

Because heavy equipment is the lifeblood of any farm or ranch, buying used can yield tractors and combines that are in near new condition. Most tractor and combine owners keep their equipment in as good of condition as possible, so the secondary market is an excellent stop for anyone looking for a new addition to […]

Online Transactions: Two Important Steps

Consumers can buy and sell pretty much anything online. Cars, firearms, jewelry, electronics, fine art – all of these items can be found with a simple Google search that will yield results on any number of auction and classified ad sites. Anymore, finding what you want to buy is the easy part – it’s protecting […]

Auction Types and How They Work

There was once only a single way to participate in an auction, and that was by showing up to a live event and raising your paddle or calling your bid out loud. With the advent of online and remote auctions, there are now several ways for bidders to participate, and a growing number of auction […]

Buying Collectables Online – Know Your Grading

Some of the most popularly bought and sold items on the web are collectables – sports cards, coins, comic books, and many other lesser known pieces. Like any other highly specialized base of knowledge, there are those who spend years learning the intricacies of what separates top grade collectables from their inferior counterparts. While you […]

Financial Heartbreak – Beware Valentine’s Day Scams

In past posts, we’ve discussed how certain seasons – the holidays and Black Friday specifically – can be a nightmare when it comes to the prevalence of online scams and fraud. While November and December are obvious months when online shoppers should keep their guard up, in recent years there has been a significant uptick […]