"GunBroker Escrow" means GunTab

"GunBroker Escrow" means GunTab

One of GunBroker's "Payment Method" options is "Escrow". GunBroker should probably change it to "GunTab", because there is only one firearm-friendly online escrow service.

Payment Method options for a new GunBroker listing

Firearm-friendly escrow is rare

GunBroker's support article on "Using an Online Escrow Service" says: "Many escrow services will not handle firearm transactions." That's true. Very few gun-friendly escrow services are available online.

The biggest online escrow service, Escrow.com, will not handle firearms. It prohibits any transaction that "involves any munitions or firearm". There are few other options, because online escrow is a tough business.

Most other online escrow services are now defunct. For example, previously GunBroker suggested 2 options in its escrow article:

  1. Tradiator
  2. PaySafe Escrow

Both services are now out of business.  However, visit Tradiator's website and you will see it suggests using GunTab.

Among gun-friendly escrow services, only GunTab has stood the test of time. It has been operating successfully since 2015.

Rely on up-to-date information

GunBroker has not added GunTab to their article about escrow.  That's probably because GunBroker is hoping to launch a competitor.  Regardless, there are 2 things you need to know:

  1. When you are using GunBroker, "Escrow" means GunTab.
  2. The GunBroker Buyer's Protection Program is incomplete. GunTab offers the only safe payments for guns and ammo online.

Using escrow on GunBroker

If you want the convenience and protection of escrow on GunBroker, simply use GunTab. It's easy to get started. You can open a free account now.