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    Is used Accessport worth to buy?

    Did anyone have experiences on getting an used AccessPort for 2011 WRX? I saw some posts on craiglist, I am not sure if I should go for it. Please help

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    Problem that you could face buying from a used stranger (especially off of craigslist)

    1. It could be damaged...no way for you to know unless you have it in your hands and try to use it.
    2. It could be unmarried from their cars computer. Once its married to a computer, it has to be unmarried before it can go on someone elses computer (hence your computer).
    3. They could be selling you the wrong Accessport. You would need AP-SUB-003 model for it to work.

    If you want to take all of those possibilities out of the equation, PM me and I'll get you a price.
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    I dont know how i feel about a used one, i bought a new one and im happy with it
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    They are often times used to flash the car, then put in a box until they're removed for resale. If you're interested in buying a used one, make sure you can flash your car with it before buying it (if going the CL route).
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    I have a sub-003 for sale that I only used for a stage one flash, Now I have a protune and do not need it anymore. Unmarried waiting for a new home. Nothing funny going on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    They are often times used to flash the car, then put in a box until they're removed for resale. If you're interested in buying a used one, make sure you can flash your car with it before buying it (if going the CL route).
    +1

    I bought the old generation of access port for $100 a couple years ago. I met with the guy and flashed the map onto my car before I bought it to make sure it was unmarried. Once uploaded the map and paid for it, it went into a box never to be touched again, so yeah, I don't see a problem buying used , as long as you are aware of the risks and know what to look for before you meet them.
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    +1 to the anecdotes above. I had one I bought brand new for my 07 STI back in the day. I used it a total of 4 times: Flash Stage 1, Flash Stage 2, got Protuned and flashed the protune with it, and then flashed back to stock and unmarried it.

    Sold it for $400 used to someone, and met up with them. Showed them how to use it, and flashed their car to Stage 1 at the time of sale. He was perfectly happy with it.
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    Without actually flashing it at the point of sale, how would one make sure that it can be done? I have never actually touched one of these so I don't know what it entails...
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    I got mine used for real cheap.

    But I got mine from a guy on craigslist.He sent me a screen capture of the unmarried screen.I also connected it to my car when we met up to double check.
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    OK, after reading all your lovely comments and suggestions; I decide to meet this craigslist guy this Sat morning. He sure everything is good and working for my car as well. He want $400-.
    My question is: What exactly should I do/prepare before I go?

    Many thanks

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    You're buying something from craigslist, bring a friend in case you get robbed :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by maus View Post
    You're buying something from craigslist, bring a friend in case you get robbed :P
    lol its sad but true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maus View Post
    You're buying something from craigslist, bring a friend in case you get robbed :P
    Or worse! Maimed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maus View Post
    You're buying something from craigslist, bring a friend in case you get robbed :P
    No joke. That's why I always show up armed. But that's just me.
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