My opinion..for what it is worth. Is figure out what you are willing to pay. Go ask if he would entertain an offer and shoot the offer at him and see what he says. I have purchased three pumps this way.
Conversation starts out after small talk...., "Would you be interested in selling it?" If answer is no, then I say, "Well, I would be willing to pay this much for it (set price) and if it is ever for sale, I would be interested.." Give them your business card withthe $$ onthe back and see what happens. Don't forget to thank them for their time. he may be tired of lowballers...Just a thought.
The last farmer, after I offerd a price said, "Well, (insert swear word) you're the first (S.O.B.) to offer me a fair (insert wear word) price. Get it out of here." He went and got a pipe wrench and disconnected it for me.
Last edited by Alex; Tue Apr 19 2011 02:24 PM.