Even when you succeed in getting second-hand outboard motor for sale, you will have to cough up a considerable amount to buy it and even more to complete repairs. Given that discounts offered are not that big in many cases, you need to be vigilant when making these purchases to make sure the repair work is not that extensive. For people who can comfortably handle the repair work on their own, this should not be a big deal but for the rest of the population, a new outboard motor is better than a used one with a lot of demands when it comes to repairs.
Make sure the motor will fit the use you want to put it in before you make the purchase. Even skilled handymen require a service manual to complete the repairs and there are other items which are needed in the work. The purpose the motor will serve cannot be ignored too. Outboard motors are commonly used for fun motor, fishing, restoration projects as well as running. You should have insight on the purpose so that you can make the right choices.
Shy away from getting motors which are made by companies with funny names because the probability that those items will serve you well is low. The age of the motor is crucial too because the ancient motors do not have spare parts in most cases. It is the serial and model number of the gadget that will tell the manufacturer the exact spare parts you should get. Do not buy a motor where these numbers are missing or worn out because it will be a big hassle getting the exact spare parts.
A used motor does not mean it should be broken. Ensure the motor you want to buy can start even though a lot of work will have to be put towards this. Buying something that has been out of use for a long time to the extent that it cannot start is suicide. If you are making an online purchase, have the seller supply a video of him or her starting the motor. Be keen when buying the merchandise because sellers will use all kinds of sweet words to entice you and be done with you as soon as they get the money.
If someone is pushing you to close the deal and becomes irritable if you express opinions which might point otherwise, it means there is something being left out. It is important to draft a contract which takes into account return policies and warranties to make sure you are well protected.