Originally Posted by MARTINSR
God yes anyone can buy, setting up an account may be a different story but anyone can buy. On those accounts, those guys give them with no credit check or collateral. You can imagine how many get ripped off. I have seen a number of guys leave shops I have worked in and the tool guy never finds them to pay their balance. It is a real "gentlemen's" agreement.
My dad left a shop due to back issues and got a call from a "tool truck" about how he had an outstanding balance on some tools. Fortunately for him he kept all of his receipts for that sort of stuff and was able to prove that he did NOT owe him anything. That was 5 or so years after he left too!