Well Heeled "Rescue"

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Oct 19 22:39:18 CDT 2020

>> He probably had to pay 5% sales tax on it. That would come out to
>> 699.30, so offer him an even $700 and he'll probably take it.

On Mon, 19 Oct 2020, Ali via cctalk wrote:
> No. Sales tax is paid by the buyer. At least that is how eBay is working in CA. If I buy something for $10 my final price is $11 tax included. eBay then pays the sales tax to the state on behalf of the seller. Sales tax is passed on straight to buyers like anywhere else.

I think that Chris' point is that the ORIGINAL total gross amount for the 
purchase was $699.30 (including the tax)  Therefore, it might be a deal 
breaker whether you also reimburse what he had paid in sales tax.
However, this is not the original owner.  He got it USED.  He probably 
didn't pay the sales tax, AND, being a used computer, he probably paid 
less than retail.
He got it in Montreal.  Was 5% the sales tax rate in Montreal at the time?

Also, in your offers, did you include the $1 that he is demanding for 
shipping?  (Although he states that he will not ship it)

Keep in mind that it is out of warranty.
It is no longer supported.
It is slow, without much memory.
It doesn't meet current FCC specs (unshielded wood case)
The software hasn't been updated in a long time.
None of the current retail software will run on it.
He probably doesn't even have an anti-virus program on it.
It is even starting to be difficult to get diskettes for it.
(which isn't too serious, because it has no drives!)
It requires an analog composite monitor.
Is the IEC power receptacle original equipment?
The documentation is "digital copies", instead of the original books.

And, he is trying to get MORE THAN RETAIL for it!

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