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Desert Captain

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Posted: 06/25/20 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The issue of sales tax was mentioned earlier in this discussion. it is worth researching to know where you stand in any given state. Here in Arizona there is no sales tax in any private party transaction. That would represent a serious savings over buying from a dealer and paying around 8 percent.

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HEY aiarealtor most think your business has lots of not so perfect sales people to.

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1. You pay sales tax on the state you register the unit. Texas got smart years ago and they use Kelly Blue Book for determining sales tax on Cars and Motorhomes. No more "I paid $100 for it". If the vehicle is truly junk or way below market value, YOU have to prove it's value. Very hard to do.
2. Salesman Lie? I have been in the RV business for 50 years. 41 as a RV Technician. We go thru our used units before sale. You would be amazed at what the former owners did not disclose when they traded in the unit. We even had a customer trade and his used unit had 6 new Michelins. When he returned to close the deal, the Tires were removed and old junk tires were installed. After he was caught he left and returned with the 6 Michelins installed. I would trust a RV dealer way more than a private seller. At least with a dealer you can get it checked out by someone else a lot easier and in most States you may have Legal recourse for any bad result. Going after a Private seller is harder.
3. Buying a Motorhome AND NOT HAVING IT CHECKED OUT BY AN INDEPENDANT MECHANIC IS FOOLISH. House and Chassis Doug

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Private. I've purchased 2 used units from owners & both transactions went well. Both were honest, helpful, and helpful after the sale. I also sold both of those units private sale and want equally as well. Still talk with both the guys that have my old coach's also.


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Lower price and more honest answers with private owners.
I did by my last trailer from a dealer, because the price was pretty fair and it saved me a long trip out of a state.

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midnightsadie wrote:

HEY aiarealtor most think your business has lots of not so perfect sales people to.


Do "most" really think that way? You must know hundreds of thousands of people to make that statement.

And yes, there are imperfect people in EVERY profession, and I realize that too (two o's).

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Desert Captain wrote:

The issue of sales tax was mentioned earlier in this discussion. it is worth researching to know where you stand in any given state. Here in Arizona there is no sales tax in any private party transaction. That would represent a serious savings over buying from a dealer and paying around 8 percent.

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Base Registration Fee: $8 + $1.50 air quality research fee + vehicle
license tax (assessed value of 60% of the MSRP -
reduced by 16.25% each year).
So, Arizona may not get the sales tax, but they DO get you to pay a large registration fee.
Do you pay sales tax buying car private seller in Arizona?
Yes, you will pay tax on the purchase of the used car. However, you do not pay tax to the private owner at the time of the sale. You pay tax to the DMV when you transfer the title and register the vehicle.
So, you DO PAY, just not at time of transaction. Doug

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Sorry Doug. You are incorrect. In Arizona, there is no tax when you register a privately bought vehicle, be it a motorcycle, or a million dollar motorhome

Yes, registration is expensive....As Desert Captain mentioned, but no, no sales tax


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Nutinelse2do wrote:

Sorry Doug. You are incorrect. In Arizona, there is no tax when you register a privately bought vehicle, be it a motorcycle, or a million dollar motorhome

Yes, registration is expensive....As Desert Captain mentioned, but no, no sales tax



Thanks, you beat me to it...

I have purchased a car, 2 motorcycles, 1 popup and a 22' TT and a Polaris Rzr from private parties here in Arizona and have never paid a dime of sales tax. Yes, the registration fees are initially onerous but as noted they drop a bunch every subsequent year, my Class C is almost 7years mine {purchased used from a dealer} and the fees have dropped considerably.

I also enjoy paying approximately 1/4 the property taxes and far less income tax vs what I paid in southern California not to mention that utilities, groceries etc are all a lot cheaper here. Arizona has been a good fit for us as retired folks and the ability to golf, camp, ride my bike or Rzr about 350 days a year is priceless and yes I know, it's a dry heat... much like a Pizza oven.

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Nutinelse2do wrote:

Sorry Doug. You are incorrect. In Arizona, there is no tax when you register a privately bought vehicle, be it a motorcycle, or a million dollar motorhome

Yes, registration is expensive....As Desert Captain mentioned, but no, no sales tax


Well you did not read and understand my post. I STATED there is no sales tax. What I posted is HOW Arizona GETS its money. People like you have no comprehension of how insidious the Gov is. Just because they state no sales tax and they think how much better Arizona is. THEY GET THEIR POUND OF FLESH---ALWAYS. They just call it something else and some people have no clue. It still come out of YOUR pocket. And goes to the Government. Doug

PS, Texas has NO state income tax. BUT, Texans pay a higher property tax, but not as bad as a State Income tax.
And what I listed is straight from your State website

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