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Old 05 June 2015, 17:19   #1
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Buying outboard from the States..

Has anyone done the above? Any advice?

Considering buying a used motor from there, looking to spend about 2500.
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Old 05 June 2015, 17:51   #2
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Warranty gonna be zero.
Can't see / touch it.
Parts could be uniquely US for some bit.
Import tax.
Shipping.
It'd need to be amazing...
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Old 05 June 2015, 18:26   #3
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Bought 2 boats from the states & it worked out very well & also bought the odd item off eBay but not sure how good it would be to buy an engine unseen it's not like you can send it back
Would also need to check on shipping cost & import duty/vat
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Old 05 June 2015, 18:31   #4
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I'm in the states I bought a used 250 hp OB from across the country. Lasted 7.5 minutes.....expensive lesson.

Was a good deal and I knew I was rolling the dice. Was rebuilt by dealer and it sucked a valve of the new or rebuilt heads.

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Old 05 June 2015, 19:06   #5
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A member here bought one from the USA a few yeras ago. Took a several months to arrive and turned up without the lower unit.

I wouldn't do it unless you're there to load it for shipping.
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Old 05 June 2015, 19:26   #6
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Big gamble I would say,I bought 3 Yam 55 coil packs from USA 1 worked but wasn't off a 55 and the other two didn't work at all.plus I had to pay import duty.
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Old 05 June 2015, 19:55   #7
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I know the early ones that came into Aus caused a bit of a stir with local importers. They were bagged as grey imports and not given the US -Aus networking diagnostics conversions from the US to other countries, not sure if there has been a way around this or you have to go by the old way of servicing and diagnosing problems (keep replacing bits)

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Old 05 June 2015, 23:34   #8
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This is simple......dont even contemplate it.

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Old 06 June 2015, 05:56   #9
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I guess I'll give it a miss!
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Old 06 June 2015, 07:58   #10
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Buying outboard from the States..

Import duty into uk is a farce from the usa , i got a good deal on a commercial diving mask a few years ago only for the import duty to kill it off .
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