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Bear posted 02-07-2003 10:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for Bear   Send Email to Bear  
Looking for words of advice for purchasing outboards, sight unseen (pictures only), based on assurances by the dealer that its a good motor, runs fine, great shape...etc. What can I do to reduce the risk of getting burned?? Warranty for sure, but anything else? Thanks...
logan posted 02-07-2003 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for logan  Send Email to logan     
a buddy of mine just bought a used 50 yamha from a dealer in another town. they said ran fine and everything was great. we already knew about cowling damage. when the motor arived, tilt trim dident work and will reqire 900 doller assimbly to repare, warm idle was way to high and was screwed up so it couldent be adjusted, and the seals on the lower unit were shot cousing water in the lower unit. the dealer will probibly make things right but he doesn't know yet. but on the other hand you can get great motors long distance. but I would buy local or somewhere close. it is easyer to get better service which will make up easyly a few hundered in savings. regardless get assurances and some type of warranty in writing like you said
kglinz posted 02-07-2003 01:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
I don't no for certain, but I've heard you should pay with a credit card. This will allow you to recover your money if the sale is not as expected. Anyone know about this.
newt posted 02-07-2003 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
If you pay by credit card, then you have the option of calling you credit company and requesting that they do not pay. They usually require a letter stating why. I have never actually done it myself, but had a friend who did.

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