Buying a pressure washer
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Am interested in a pressure washer on eBay but seller said it has not been used for over 3 yrs and cannot test whether it is still working as he has no outdoor tap or garden, Shall I walk away just in case it does work and I will be out of pocket? Thanks
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It does depend on how it is listed though, if it is listed for parts spares and Not working or no guarantee of working then you would probably struggle with an SNAD and it could go either way depending on the exact wording.
If however it is sold in the main pressure washer category and just with 'untested' then you should be OK with an SNAD if it arrives and doesn't work.
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Why does he have a pressure washer that he cannot use as he has no outside tap? Perhaps he moved into that house 3 years ago.
How has it been stored? If it was not emptied of water and has been stored for three winters in an outside shed, its innards may be wrecked if that water froze and expanded.
You do not want the hassle of potentially having to return a bulky item.
There are plenty of other pressure washers available.
He said to the salesman, “My wife would like to talk to you about the Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
Salesman said, “We haven't got a Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
The man replied, “You have now mate".
Seems a bit strange that the seller had a pressure washer but nowhere to attach it so held onto it for three years or more. . .
That item really is the sort of thing I'd expect to see on Freegle or Freecycle, not on eBay, for sale.
But then again, when I first started buying from eBay, people were buying all kinds of things, including (to my amazement) empty perfume bottles. I thought I'd give it a bash but my two Chanel No. 5 bottles never sold. I did feel guilty that I was attempting to rip people off, even though they were only £1 each plus postage. Looking back I'm glad that they didn't sell.
There was the time that someone sold a slice of toast with Jesus' face on it, though, wasn't there? Or did I just dream that?