'Tis I again, Czarina and gentlemen. I’m going to the dealer who has the car this week to do whatever paperwork. My buying dealer will pick up from there the next day to transport to his own premises. Please recall that I have no prior car-buying, -owning or -selling experience (but I’ve learned enough from y’all that I’ll be better prepared the next time I win a car). I will not permit the buyer to pick up before I have his letter outlining our agreement, which includes payment upon signing title over to him. This is NYS.
a) The bill of sale is between me and the buyer? What info is on a bill of sale?
b) The buyer will use dealer plates to take the car to his place. This is to my advantage? (I’ll take the temp plates home with me.) Should this be in the letter?
c) Should I take home one of the two remote door-openers and the remote starter (it’s a separate gadget?) and hand them to the buyer upon receipt of payment?
d) Should the letter state that no one will test-drive or otherwise drive the car (apart from transporting) before the buyer gets title from me?
e) I’ll take complete pics of the car, inside and out, at the holding dealer’s. Should I also write down the mileage and do it again when I go to the buyer later on with the title papers (and remotes)? Wouldn’t this further support my position with IRS about the difference between the sticker price on form 1099 and what I actually get – that I didn’t take and use the care for myself?
f) For those familiar with NY DMV, do they offer an option that will speed up getting title to me? I called and got a silly non-answer. How long does it ordinarily take from the time the dealer processes the papers?