It all started from this reply:
Originally Posted by komodo
You know what we should do?
We should invest in all these tools at United Bimmer using funds from the advertisers... and say the airbag reset tool costs $100. If you want to borrow it, you send me $100+shipping, and I fedex it to you, then when you're done, fedex it back and I'll refund your $100. Basically anyone on the forum can borrow any common tool (like code reader) for only the cost of 2 way shipping, and they're small. I'd need the deposit to make sure no one signs up for the forums and keeps it though, obviously.
Think that idea has potential?
Edit: This might work for bentley manuals too as long as the condition was kept well.
We had some positive feedback and it seems like a very practical idea... so let's get together a rough list of potential purchases. Nothing crazy expensive, and nothing that would cost a lot to ship. Let's stick to e36 only first to see how it works, since that's the majority of the memberbase. Loan time would probably be about one week.
So far I'm thinking:
-Airbag Light Reset Tool
-OBD2 Code Reader
-Oil Light Reset Tool
Anything else? Or what do you guys think about this idea? Think it could work?