Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:54 am #1791444
Aeronca Alan wrote:My money, my decision. Doesn't impact upon anyone else. (Potential advertisers can listen or ignore - that's their decision.)
Absolutely and I'd join you in defending the right to make that decision. However, that's not the question. You're off at a tangent. Whatever you decide is not evidence that it is a good, sensible, or logical decision. It's just your decision.
Morten wrote:Miscellaneous wrote: Whether they are a d*ckhead or not is no indication to whether the aeroplane is exactly what you want. or not.
I disagree. If the current owner is a d*ckhead the likelihood that the aircraft has been poorly looked after and is misrepresented is higher. And, even with the best pre-purchase inspection and flights, the best eagle-eyes in the world etc., they will know things about the aircraft you and your engineer don't. So a d*ckhead is a negative on the aircraft you are buying.
Well, d*ckhead is a subjective term and, I say again, choosing to re-advertise stating a timewaster as reason sale fell through is not conclusive evidence an individual is a d*ckhead. Now if we assume that everyone meeting anyone's definition of d*ckhead doesn't maintain their aeroplane there ain't going to be many worthy of buying.
Morten wrote:Also, I am not buying an aircraft as a business. I fly for fun. If the purchase process is a pain, I go elsewhere. Life is too short and there are other things I can get on with and enjoy more. And yes, I am willing to pay more to save my fun and avoid the pain. Like I said, I do this for fun, not for profit. I expect to pay (reasonably!) for my fun.
See above reply to @Aeronca Alan, it's entirely up to you how you conduct yourself. How you do is not evidence of the assertions.