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    ever show up to check out a potential Craigslist purchase with a tool bag, test light, and a compression checker?

    as a seller, it wouldn't bother me in the least, but it certainly seems to make some dudes fussy!
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    If they get fussy, then there's something to hide.




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    You would be surprised what I show up with to check out CL ads.

    I once showed up with a compression tester, an inspection camera, and an original honda tool kit, which I was not allowed to use because the seller did not want me pulling the plugs. Turns out he had stripped one and it was in there by a thread and he didn't want to have to take a loss on the bike because someone would need to retap the head.

    To look at an e39 BMW this weekend I brought a BMW tech, who the owner would not allow to drive the car. "You are buying" he said "He's not!". I think you can guess that I did not buy the car. He also wouldn't let my friend crawl under the car after we heard a clunking noise.

    I find that as long as you tell them that you plan on doing a through inspection of the vehicle and that you are bringing tools most are ususally ok.

    I used to be really picky about other people taking my bikes apart that I had for sale after a potential buyer striped a plug hole on my GT380s and after taking the heads off, just left without putting them back on. Now I give them a little quiz and often will help them, and I always say upfront you break it you bought it, and if you take it off you have to put it back on.



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    You would be surprised what I show up with to check out CL ads.

    I once showed up with a compression tester, an inspection camera, and an original honda tool kit, which I was not allowed to use because the seller did not want me pulling the plugs. Turns out he had stripped one and it was in there by a thread and he didn't want to have to take a loss on the bike because someone would need to retap the head.

    To look at an e39 BMW this weekend I brought a BMW tech, who the owner would not allow to drive the car. "You are buying" he said "He's not!". I think you can guess that I did not buy the car. He also wouldn't let my friend crawl under the car after we heard a clunking noise.

    I find that as long as you tell them that you plan on doing a through inspection of the vehicle and that you are bringing tools most are ususally ok.

    I used to be really picky about other people taking my bikes apart that I had for sale after a potential buyer striped a plug hole on my GT380s and after taking the heads off, just left without putting them back on. Now I give them a little quiz and often will help them, and I always say upfront you break it you bought it, and if you take it off you have to put it back on.



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    I know CL is not the best place to buy anything - if anyone has junk, that's the place it will most likely get dumped. If I was going to buy anything and brought an 'expert' with me and the seller refused to let this person check out the item - then we would both be back on the road heading home.

    BTW - The latest scam I've seen on CL are items listed with really low prices. If the asking price is too low to be believed - then it is most likely a scam. Let the buyer beware....
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    I know CL is not the best place to buy anything - if anyone has junk, that's the place it will most likely get dumped. If I was going to buy anything and brought an 'expert' with me and the seller refused to let this person check out the item - then we would both be back on the road heading home.

    BTW - The latest scam I've seen on CL are items listed with really low prices. If the asking price is too low to be believed - then it is most likely a scam. Let the buyer beware....
    Bob - Palmyra NY
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    i don't think i'd be as cool as to let some cat dig into the top end of any bike i was selling, but wouldn't bat an eye at a quick compression test or a poke through the electrical system if it were a "not currently running but ran when it was parked" sale. hell, i'd help. but then again, if it were my sale, i'd already have a good idea what was wrong in the first place. in the future, i think i'll just leave my equipment in the car and feel the seller out before broaching the subject of a quick diagnosis. it's not like i'm trying to get it running before i hand over the cash; just an informed buyer trying to decide if it's worth loading into a truck.

    i hope others can chime in with similar stories.
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    i don't think i'd be as cool as to let some cat dig into the top end of any bike i was selling, but wouldn't bat an eye at a quick compression test or a poke through the electrical system if it were a "not currently running but ran when it was parked" sale. hell, i'd help. but then again, if it were my sale, i'd already have a good idea what was wrong in the first place. in the future, i think i'll just leave my equipment in the car and feel the seller out before broaching the subject of a quick diagnosis. it's not like i'm trying to get it running before i hand over the cash; just an informed buyer trying to decide if it's worth loading into a truck.

    i hope others can chime in with similar stories.
    iphone generated fag

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