Originally Posted by hellosailor
The secondhand "personal effects" can also work to your advantage. Once everyone is clear on what comes or goes...For instance, if you buy the boat for $30k "bare" that's the price
you pay sales tax on. If you buy "personal effects" for $5k more...there's no tax on those. Sails
, instruments, cushions
...as long as the delivery
is separate (i.e. off the boat then back on the boat) that's usually all the tax man needs to know.
Tools I wouldn't expect. Spares I would. What, you've never rented an apartment or bought a home and found there's not one light bulb left in the place?<G>
Ok 2 invoices is good. But with discretion, I would imagine 15% or so?
No - never arrived at or left a home with the light bulbs gone - seems very sleazy. And sold my last boat with everything. Hope they don't nick the anchor
One thing that bothers me is the Yachtworld listing went from active to "under Contract" the day I paid the deposit.
Then 2 days later the "under contract" was removed and the listing is still active.
I asked the broker - he said it doesn't go "under contract" until "Acceptance".
But, from what I have observed from this and other brokers is that is goes "under contract" when it is under contract
and deposit is received. And then goes to "sale pending" upon Acceptance.
So it is being actively marketed even though under contract
with me for more than 2 weeks.
A new buyer stepping in with survey
knowledge would not inspire the seller to responsibly fix broken items. And replace items that were advertised as new, and are not, such as the shrouds.
Anyway, it's just money