tire kicker

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tire kicker

1. One who examines or inspects a second-hand car or cars, often without really intending to buy anything. Primarily heard in Australia. This guy isn't a serious buyer, he's just a tire kicker.
2. One who wastes another's time. We need serious candidates for this position, so make sure to eliminate any tire kickers.
See also: kicker, tire
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Almost every remodeler I've run into dislikes estimating, especially if it takes time away from the family to make some demanding tire-kicker happy.
One retailer during the question period cited the white-goods equivalent of the tire-kicker and complained that sticky storage drawers presented a cheap image.
Now, the $20 billion offer from tire-kicker Davis and mastermind Brian Mulligan might be tasting sweeter.
Scorecards can additionally be viewed by buyer profile: Serious Shopper, Tire-Kicker, First-Time Buyer and Enthusiast.
Rumors persist of a string of Sundance cinemas with General Cinemas the most serious tire-kicker for that franchise.
These are not tire-kickers," observed Volvo CE Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications Dave Foster.
In show talk, that means fewer tire-kickers and more qualified buyers.
Connected cars are becoming by far the most demanded option from buyers with tire-kickers demanding rides that will keep them plugged into their digital devices.
Pre-qualified buyers and targeted exhibitors mean no wasted time with tire-kickers - just pure opportunity.
Now, Sarah Mazze, program manager at the Resource Innovation Group, is leading the tire-kickers through the maze of technical, financial and consumer issues to what, she says, is a good deal.
As of mid-February, seven had sold between the two, and tire-kickers were buzzing all over their respective model homes.
Unlike the first many months, where there were only the real estate tire-kickers looking at the plant,g" "More recently, there has been legitimate interest on the part of more substantive companies and developers.
Through the last business hours of 2009, tire-kickers across Los Angeles cashed in on the last chance for a hefty federal tax write-off for buying new cars.
It's like open-source software adoption, it takes time for the tire-kickers to think it is safe enough," Adrian said.
It's unclear if the sluggish economy is going to have a negative impact on attendance, but what Vamos has already noticed is "that there are fewer tire-kickers.