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Old 01-28-2019, 01:47 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by bdubblu View Post
With regards to a bill of sale, less is more. Meaning:the more specifics you include, the more you put yourself on the line for each and every thing you get specific about. Being wordy and putting a lot of verbiage on a contract, will open the door to what is implied. Folks tend to think they are being smart and protecting themselves, when in fact they are doing the very opposite.

A bill of sale for a car should be simple... list both parties names and addresses, the year make and model of the car along with it's vin #. The selling price & one line that reads. "Car is being sold/ purchased "as-is" with no warranty."

A bill of sale is really only required in instances where the state requires it. In Maryland, the title suffices. And therefore the only reason I write a bill of sale, is to have the buyer sign off on the single line that says "as is".
Bill of Sale also protects you if the guy has something go wrong on the car and blames you and tries to get you to pay for it. He takes you to small claims court, you produce the BoS and the judge sees "Sold as-is", sees both your signature and the buyer's agreeing to the sale, and the guy is SoL. Caveat Empor (sp?).
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