Like the auction sites, you really need to check out the seller. The site owners aren't legally responsible and generally don't want to be bothered unless somebody's an obvious fraud with lots of complaints against him. I haven't bought off Guns America, but I have bought off Gunbroker and Auction Arms auction sites with no problem. I'd check the seller's feedback and how long they've been selling there. Also, as others have said, I'd get phone number and address and cross-reference them on Verizon People Pages to verify, if possible. All in all I've bought four guns in online auctions--two from shops and two from private individuals. No problems ever.