Gun Auctions FAQ

  • How do gun auctions work on Click-Click-Boom?

    From time to time, our staff will list gun auctions on our live auction page on a variety of firearms including pistols, long guns, and shotguns. When an auction is listed by our team, we’ll post it to the home page of the auction page as well as our Click-Click-Boom Facebook and Twitter pages. All auctions will run for 7 days unless otherwise stated.  Simply head on over to the Live Auctions page, browse the listings and bid on items you intend to purchase. A winning bid is the highest bid that meets or exceeds the Reserve Price (see below). You can monitor your bid history and auctions you’ve bid on from your Click-Click-Boom my account page.

  • Is buying a gun online legal?

    Absolutely! Buying (and selling) guns online is completely legal as long as you use an FFL dealer. FFL dealers ensure that a firearm transaction is completed according to all state and federal laws and are the reason online firearm sales are even possible.

  • What's an FFL Dealer?

    An FFL dealer is a business or individual with a Federal Firearms License. These licensees are usually gun shops, gunsmiths, and manufacturers, but can also be individuals. FFL dealers have been approved by the ATF to do background checks and take all the other necessary steps to transfer guns to individuals legally. Any firearm being shipped to an individual must be shipped to a local FFL dealer so that its transfer can be processed in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

  • What does it cost?

    Nothing! It’s free to place bids. You only pay if you win the auction.

  • What's a starting bid?

    Starting Bid is the least amount you can bid in an auction. As the name implies, it is where bidding starts. You cannot place a bid lower than the Starting Bid. If an auction has a Starting Bid and no Reserve Price, the high bidder on the item will win the item at auction close. Every auction has a Starting Bid, even if the Starting Bid is $.01.

  • What's a Reserve Price?

    A Reserve Price is the lowest acceptable price on a specific auction set forth by Click-Click-Boom staff. The Reserve Price is kept secret from bidders. You can place a bid that is lower than the Reserve Price, but the item will not be sold unless bidding meets or exceeds the Reserve price.

  • How does the bidding process work?

    First, register a new account on Click-Click-Boom so you can easily follow along with any auctions you bid on or win. Once you’re registered, head over to the Live Auctions page of our website and begin browsing for your new gun. Once you’ve found a firearm or accessory you are interested in, you can place a bid on the item. You place your bid from the item listing page itself.

    Right after you place a bid on an item we show you the status of your bid.

    • If you place a bid that does not meet the seller’s Reserve Price, we will tell you that.
    • If you are outbid by another bidder, we will tell you.
    • If you are outbid for any reason, you are no longer obligated to buy the item. You are then free to bid again or pursue another item.

    When you place a bid, we send you an email confirming your bid. If another user outbids you, we send you an email message telling you that you have been outbid. However, Internet mail is not guaranteed delivery; just because we sent the message does not guarantee that you received it.

  • You won an auction! Now what?

    If you win an auction, we’ll send you an email at the end of the auction which contains the total due for the auction completion of your winning bid. From the time the auction closes, you have a maximum of 72 hours to pay for your auction or it will be cancelled and re-listed. We’ll also ask for you to provide us with your local or favorite FFL where you’d like your new gun sent to for processing of your licensing and permits needed to complete the transaction in accordance with all Federal and Local laws. We’ll also need a copy of said FFL dealer’s license signed by the FFL holder.