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I agree, I only threw it in because you had originally listed it -- it is not a cash cost.
Sure you could wait a year, he may or may not replace the stuff and he might sell it to someone else. There is nothing wrong with your concept, just most sellers would not accept it - but you can try. As I said before it all comes down to the value the potential buyer and seller can agree to -- no agreement then no sale, it is really that simple.