mrguy - 6:41 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
The interesting word there is 'try'.
I bought a domain that had been released over 3 years ago. At the time I bought, I didn't know someone had it prior.
After creating the site, I could not get google to even index it.
Did some digging and found there had been a prior site on it and they must of really did something because even to this day that site is not indexed. Even after submitting reinclusion and explaining I had nothing to do with prior owners and the site prior was not even about what my sites topic.
I personally would not buy pre-owned domains unless you know exactly what shape they are in as far as being indexed or penalized.