Coronavirus Update

July

With the Airsoft industry starting to come back to life, we're moving the site back to normal. Ads will again run for their stated duration rather than double, and Trade adverts will no longer be free.

May 5th

We have taken the decision today to close down the old site completely. There will be no further access to the old email system, or any of the old site resources.

We had hoped to be able to reinstate some of the old site features to the new one before migration, but have not been able to do so due to the costs involved.

March 21st

As we are all no doubt aware, the Coronavirus restrictions are causing a considerable slowdown to the Airsoft industry in the UK, with sites and retailers at risk of financial collapse.

With a number of sites no longer running and many players also struggling to earn a wage, some of you may consider selling up your gear to help tide you over. Sales…

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Welcome to the New Site!

We're still under construction but take a look around!

As you can tell, the site isn't finished yet, and we're still working out some kinks. That said it's working 100% better than the old one so we've brought it into action early. Our site URL is basically the same, but now we're a CO.UK

We've migrated your user accounts across, so you should be able to log in as usual.

There are a few differences in the way this new site works. Firstly we've done away with the the Private message system as this proved unreliable. Messages will now go straight to your email inbox where you can simply reply to the email, so make sure you whitelist webmaster@prefired.co.uk

Don't worry if you still have conversations/sales ongoing on the old system, it'll still be there for a little while longer.

The second change is we are reviewing our pricing structure. Basic ads are still FREE, but will now be 5 day listings. You will be able to list for …

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Rules for Ad Images

Guntags and Ad moderation In order to be listed on Prefired, all sale ads must have a Guntag displayed next to the item you have for sale A Guntag is Prefired lingo for a piece of paper with  your FULL Prefired user name and the upload date on it.  You must place this alongside your item/s when photographing them for your listings  (see above image). This applies to all for sale ads, including accessories and parts. If your username doesn't match your account username, or is difficult to read your ad will not be approved- we recommend the use of our downloadable Guntag card for fastest ad approval. You can download and print a Guntag card from here, or use plain paper (a post-it note is ideal). What's the point of it? There's a scam going on the internet where people steal pictures of guns etc for sale from one site, then post them up on another as if they have the item for sale.  You pay them for something they don't have, and they run off with your money! With Guntags …
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Upload your Mugshot!

Due to popular demand we have finally added the ability for you to upload your own profile images in place of the standard Gravatar pictures Prefired has used up until now.  You asked for it, now you've got it!  But please... Keep it clean. To change your profile image go to  prefired.co.uk/edit-profile/ Click on "Choose image", select and upload the image you want to use the click "Update Profile".  That's it.  You'll now be on show to the world in all your glory!
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How to beat the Airsoft Scammers

The Scammers of the Internet seem to have become aware of the Airsoft community lately, with a noticeable increase in reports of people being conned on social media, forums etc. They've obviously worked out that the value of  used Airsoft guns is fairly high, and they could stand to make a fair bit of money from us. It seems that the current method is to sell an item to an unsuspecting buyer, then trick them into using an unprotected  payment method such as a Bank Transfer,  PayPal "Friends and Family"  or a Paypal money "pool" rather than a normal PayPal address.   You should only use these methods if you know someone personally and know you can trust them. The item often isn't even theirs to sell, as in many cases the auction text and images are stolen from elsewhere on the net.  Once they have your money the seller obviously never sends the item, and then becomes unresponsive to the buyers queries when it doesn't arrive. Frustrating as it may seem, there's is almost no po…
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August Update and New Features

Hi everyone, as the site is now two weeks old we thought it'd be a good time to give you a little update.  We've had a fair number of ads placed, and a few sales, and we'd like to say a big thank you to all that have posted ads so far.  The more people that get behind the site the easier it will be to sell your items- so share the site and tell your mates! We've been listening to Airsofters feedback about the site, and  have a few big changes in the works based on what you guys have been saying.  We're not ready to go on those yet so they'll have to be kept under wraps for now!  Until then though, we have a mini image and media upgrade! A picture paints... We have increased the number of images you can add to your ad listings from 3 to 5, and increased the maximum upload size to cater for all these posh smartphones you guys are using! New video embed feature for ads. If you have a video of your Airsoft gun in action, or there is a review of the make and model that you’re selli…
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Welcome to Prefired- The new way to sell used airsoft gear

Up until recently, selling airsoft guns in the UK was a simple matter of posting in a group on social media. That is until the site in question put a stop to the sale of anything remotely gun-shaped. This left a bit of a vacuum, with most Airsofters, us included having nowhere to sell unwanted RIF's.  This very real problem has prevented many of us buying more new and shiny kit!  We decided to do something about it, and started work on a solution several months ago.  What we came up with became Prefired.com Here's a quick rundown of some of our best features: Security Industry-standard SSL Encryption Hassle free, secure signup and login using your existing Facebook account Selling Easily list your items for sale from desktop or mobile devices Add up to five images Our easy to use listing form makes adding item specific information, such as Make, Weapon type etc simple. List by area to appeal to buyers near you Bump your ad every 48hrs Buying Browse the …
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