Some time ago I heard a story about an auctioneer who was not exactly polite when it came to dealing with potential vendors. He’d often end up insulting the would-be seller’s car. Insult that person’s car, and you’re insulting them too. It’s not pleasant, and it’s certainly not professional.
I had a recent experience when I wanted to put a car through a sale and the auctioneer didn’t want it – no reason given, just it wasn’t wanted. Fair enough, but it didn’t make me look for another auctioneer. Instead, it encouraged me to pile in and get it sorted out.
And that’s exactly what I’m doing, because the car didn’t cost me much, parts are easily available and at the end of the day I’ll have a usable, unusual motor.