I am listing a CNC lathe of mine on eBay for sale to finance a new project. This guy is telling me the lathe looks to be in awful shape, and that my minimum bid price is the max he would likely be willing to pay "unless I can prove it to be in better shape than it is appears by the photographs".
I've got 25 people watching this and have a bidder already. What do I tell this guy? The sales guy at work who noticed my frustration recommended that I just stop replying to emails from him. I'm afraid that if he wins the auction, he'll be a pain.
TO be honest with you, I don't see how my pictures indicate a lot of wear. Yes the paint is faded (but this lathe is over 15 years old!), but I know for a fact that the wear points (dovetails, ways, ballscrews) are in good condition.