Originally Posted by CLS LLC
I usually try to get a bill of sale, I also started printing the craigslist ad to keep with my records as well. Can a craigslist ad be forged, of course, but I think in most cases it would suffice, given the ad date, bank transaction date, and purchase date all would coincide.
I did this for a piece of equipment I paid $400 for. I never thought to ask for a receipt and when the tax lady was asking about purchases, I mentioned it and the fact that I didn't have a receipt - I mentioned the CL ad printout I had and she said it wasn't ideal, but should suffice if anyone questioned it.