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buying a boat from an individual

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state?alabama
I have arranged to buy a boat from an individual. I will be paying cash for it.
Agreed price is 15k, he owes 14k against it and has 1k equity. Is it as simple as signing a bill of sale, give his bank a check for 14k and give him a check for 1k? I assume his bank will then send him the title and he has to sign it over to me, right? His bank is out of state, so we cant meet there to close the deal. Dont know if it matters, but he filed chapter 13 several years ago. I'm a little worried about the out of town bank and his chapter 13, I dont do this very often and dont want to make any mistakes.



Senior Member
Ask him for the name and address of his bank and a contact person. Then call them and ask them how they would prefer to proceed.

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