So I'm sure this is blasphemy, but I was thinking of getting another Vette, and found one locally just 3 miles away.
Called the seller up, said I'd like to come down and check it out later today after my last client left. Told him I really had to have my mechanic look at it before I forked over any cash, go for a test drive, etc.
The guy said "No problem. Call me back after your client meeting is over."
When I call back, he informs me of his "conditions" and that he doesn't want to waste my time if they're not acceptable. I said..."Ok, what are they?"
1) The car is 100%, I can guarantee you that, even with all of the aftermarket mods/parts/changes I've done.
2) You can't drive it. I can take you for a drive in it as the passenger, but you can't drive it cuz it's not insured.
3) Your mechanic can come down here and check it out, but you can't take it to his shop (even with the seller along) to inspect it.
4) And none of this is going to happen unless you're a serious buyer.
I chuckled. He asked me what was so funny. So I said ...
"Ok, let me see if I've got this straight...first off you won't let me drive the car, you won't let my mechanic put it up on the rack to see the exhaust/etc mods you've done, you haven't got insurance (cars aren't insured, drivers are) but you're the only one you'll let drive it even though I have insurance?"
"That's correct. This isn't a car lot. I've had lots of people bring their mechanics over to check it out, but none of them have been serious."
I laughed really hard then. He asked me what was so funny.
"So, you've had lots of people bring their mechanics to check this car out and it hasn't sold yet? Why do you think that is?"
"I really don't know, but I don't have time to talk to you unless you accept my conditions before buying the car."
I laughed really hard again and said "Maybe your conditions aren't reasonable, had you thought of that?"
"Like I said, it's a used car in pristine condition, no issues. If you want it, bring your cash and you can leave with it."
I just said "Good luck with that, pal." and hung up.
I don't know...sometimes you just have to laugh at how some people try to do business I guess.