Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I have to pay to post ads?

No! We will never require any payment to post ads at GunsAlaska. There are always a few special options when posting your ad (Featured / Move to Top / Bold / Special / Etc) that we do charge for, but they are not ever required. Just keep in mind that these special options pay our bills to keep this site going and will help your ad stand out and be found easier.

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Does GunsAlaska own anything being sold?

No. This site is just a classifieds where individual users post their own items and other users contact them for private sale. We do not sell anything directly.

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Is there anything that is not allowed to sell here?

As long as it's legal, you can post it here. We encourage all users to please report anything illegal and we will deal with it immediately.

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Why did you create this website?

GunsAlaska was created to provide Alaskans' with a beautiful, functional and free place to buy, sell and trade their firearms and related gear. Ebay and Craigslist have never allowed firearms ads and Facebook has now recently banned personal gun sales too. Along with other local websites using outdated software and forcing people to pay for ads, I am just sick of all the tyranny and decided it was time for a change. The gun community deserves much better.

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What if I don't receive my account activation email?

Do not worry.  First, make sure to check your junk mail folder(s).  If you still cannot locate the activation email, just click "Contact" at the top of our site and shoot us a message.  We will be happy to manually activate your account for you quickly.

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How long are ads posted for?

At this time, all ads expire 90 days after posting. You can re-list the ad after 10 days which will automatically bump it to the top of the list again. All paid promotions for your particular ad also expire after 90 days (with the ad) and will need to be renewed if you want to keep the ad promoted.

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How do I bump my ad to the top?

All new ads are initially posted at the top of the list (underneath any paid promotions) and are active for 90 days. After 10 days, you can relist the item and that will automatically post it at the top of the list again. During that 10 days, the only way to bump your ad to the top of the list is to pay a small fee. To do that, while logged into your user account, select "My Account" from the menu at the top of the page. From there, you will see a list of your ads. Beneath each ad is a button to "Bump to top of list".

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How do I delete my ad after it sells?

To delete your ad, you must first login to your account by selecting "MY ACCOUNT" from the main menu.

After you are logged in, you will see a list of all your current ads. Each ad listing will have a "DELETE" button underneath it.

Delete Ad Screenshot

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How do I renew my ad?

Ads are active for 90 days and can be renewed (bumped to the top) with one click every 7 days. To renew your ad, you must first login to your account by selecting "MY ACCOUNT" from the main menu.

After you are logged in, you will see a list of all your current ads. Each ad listing will have a "RENEW" button underneath it.

Renew Ad Screenshot

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How do I delete my user account?

If you are certain you want to permanently delete your account, simply Contact Us with the request. We will remove your account and send you a confirmation email after it has been completed.

NOTE that all of your current ads and images associated with those ads will all be deleted from the system.

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