Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-24-2012, 04:10 PM
brandonppr brandonppr is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: tn
Posts: 43
When buying mower from Craigslist, do I only need a bill of sale?

I am planning on buying a mower from craigslist from and individual. Do I only need to get a bill of sale to prove how much I paid for tax purposes?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-24-2012, 04:19 PM
Daily Lawn/Landscape Daily Lawn/Landscape is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 6 Evansville, IN
Posts: 693
A bill of sale with a discription and serial # of the equipment and the name and address of the seller would CYA.

James
__________________
www.dailylawnandlandscape.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-24-2012, 05:04 PM
GreenI.A.'s Avatar
GreenI.A. GreenI.A. is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North East
Posts: 1,975
When I buy something used from a privet party I make sure to get a copy of something that could be used to ID them incase I need to id them later. Such as finding out that the euipment was stolen. I take get a photo copy of their drivers liceanse on the original bill of sale and have them sign that.
__________________
Why do people not respect us as they do other tradesmen? Because every Tom, Dick, and Harry doesn't think he can be a plumber or electrician!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-25-2012, 11:26 PM
brandonppr brandonppr is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: tn
Posts: 43
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-26-2012, 12:38 PM
retrodog's Avatar
retrodog retrodog is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Paris, Tx
Posts: 2,009
There is a website that police use to check if its stolen. If you run it through it will tell you if there is a lien on mower too. Its free for police, but costs us $10 for a responce withine 24 hours and $20 for an hour. I cant member the name of it, but will look at my laptop when i get to shop monday. I run the serial on any mower unless i know them or someone i know know them and said they were good people. You really never know now days. I would hate to take a mower and one day a bank shows up to repo it. Bill of sale still wouldnt help you you would lose your money instantly. Researched and the law doesnt protect you even though its against the law to sell something with a lien on it and not release it within 30 days... its only a civil matter and you know how those usually go!

Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-26-2012, 02:55 PM
GreenI.A.'s Avatar
GreenI.A. GreenI.A. is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North East
Posts: 1,975
Quote:
Originally Posted by retrodog View Post
There is a website that police use to check if its stolen. If you run it through it will tell you if there is a lien on mower too. Its free for police, but costs us $10 for a responce withine 24 hours and $20 for an hour. I cant member the name of it, but will look at my laptop when i get to shop monday. I run the serial on any mower unless i know them or someone i know know them and said they were good people. You really never know now days. I would hate to take a mower and one day a bank shows up to repo it. Bill of sale still wouldnt help you you would lose your money instantly. Researched and the law doesnt protect you even though its against the law to sell something with a lien on it and not release it within 30 days... its only a civil matter and you know how those usually go!

Posted via Mobile Device
The bill of sale will help you if the equipment is later tracked to you and you are suspected of possession of stolen equipment, won't protect you 100% but is better than nothing. It will also come in handy if the equipment is seized or repo'd, at least you will have it to prove to the courts what you paid when you go after the seller for reimbursement
__________________
Why do people not respect us as they do other tradesmen? Because every Tom, Dick, and Harry doesn't think he can be a plumber or electrician!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:28 PM.

Page generated in 0.06592 seconds with 9 queries