I'm from Adelaide, South Australia. Looking to purchase the bike from Melbourne, around 450mi from me.What state? I don't recognize the flag under your name. Is that Australia?
Anyway, it would really depend on the bike I was looking at. I would not form an opinion until I was looking at it and test driving it. Until then, bad idea.
One thing to be very aware of, is age of the tires. Lots of guys ride tires until worn out, and don't pay any attention to age. Bad idea! I talked with a guy about his '04 bike early last year. Got down to specifics and I asked him about the tires - and he told me they were the originals. Only about 6k on the bike IIRC, but 15 year old tires!!!
I kinda wish I had bought that bike. It was a nice Silverado, but it was an hour away and I would not have ridden it home.