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.
Good idea, but I don't think everyone on here is real honest. I have most of those tools already, but I am not loaning them out lol (Actually I have them all).
Honesty wouldn't be a factor. In order to get it, they have to pay me the entire price of the tool plus shipping. When they return it to me I refund them the entire price of the tool, so all they paid was shipping. There's no risk on ub.c's part, because if they don't return it, we just use their deposit and buy a new tool to replace it.
well thats a good start, but the oil reset tool isnt worth it because you can make one w/ a bunch of paper clips and stuff, and its really not worth it to spend 60 dollars or whatever, but i would suggest having a pole of our first item and whatever that is, is what will be bought
Originally Posted by c1apton
I keep forgetting that - I have a great memory but it doesn't last long
I think the SRS airbag reset light tool should be the first and only item for "rent" to test this notion first. This seems to be a common problem for many and it isnt cheap for a one-time use item. And the dealer charges $90 friggin bucks for this reset...If your willing to ship this thing out to people and keep track of it then by all means this sounds like a good idea..