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post #1 of Old 02-10-2008 Thread Starter
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Is this seller legit?

I'm in the process of buying a used boat from someone. However, he says that he wants me to pay in cash (rather than a bank check) and that it's so that he won't have to pay taxes on it. As far as I know, he doesn't buy and sell boats for a living, so I don't understand why he would have to pay taxes.

The other thing that raised my eyebrow is that the hull doesn't have a registration number printed on it. As far as I can recall, I've never seen a boat that doesn't have that (at least in New York state). I have been able to get the HIN at least.

Any advice?
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