Originally Posted by axolotl
I am interested in this specific engine and in buying it from the UK.
BHM do seem to offer the lowest price European-wide, but there is always the question of trust... Can one trust them or in fact anyone else, to receive the money through bank-transfer and dispatch the goods ? What if they are in the verge of closing their business and just take the money and run ? Anyone had any similar experience ?
And one last question. How can they sell so cheap in comparison to anyone else in the country ?
They are cheap because they opperate out of of an old church near Manchester, so low overheads. They buy in bulk stock which other dealers can't or don't want to sell so the purchase price is cheap.
As has already been said they have been going for many years, think it is a dad and sons plus staff business, there are always half a dozen working there. They have the biggest outboard stock of second hand engines and parts I have seen, so particularly useful for a part off an old engine.
I bought a Yam 90 gearbox off them which they had rebuilt. Ran fine although ended up paying through the nose because there were no others for sale at the time and BHM knew it. Also had some clocks and throttle control box off them in the past.
Are they going to disappear overnight? I doubt it. They have been going a long time, they buy cheap sell expensive which is probably a good business model for long term success.
As to waranties on a Tohatsu 90, well you could do worse than ring them up and ask, also ring Tohatsu UK, they are in Lymington.