Originally Posted by manyboats
"you would have no recourse of action should the engine have an issue."
Some to most people are a little more independent than that.
You mean fix for free? Nope ... remember the price locally is $1500 more. That's not very free. Could be an advantage if it was a really expensive problem but that's probably rare on a new outboard.
The point is that we don't know if these are new outboards. Could be reconditioned. Could be used. Count not be repairable. Could be non-existent. And paying by cash or transfer you are left with no recourse. Yes, you might save, but you might lose big time, up to the entire price of the engine.