Demonstrator - no VAT??

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  1. Bridie

    Bridie Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    I have been offered East Neuk's "S" demonstrator/show campervan as my original order has gone a bit haywire at the Fiat end, not the Scottish end.

    • Wait at least 5-6 months and miss our planned European trip for this year?
    • Accept the exact same model (the demonstrator) ready now and with discount?

    We're going for the latter, but would like thoughts on what discount to accept. I've bought demonstrator cars in the past and bought them "run in" and with no VAT.

    Should I expect the same in this case?

    We like and trust the family business at Anstruther. Remember the alternative is a LONG wait for a rare "hen's teeth" campervan!

    Thoughts??

    East Neuk "S" Campervan Comes 2nd
     
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  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    like any used vehicle it has a previous owner so the VAT is already paid.
    Secondly, like any vehicle, once it's been registered there is a massive hit in resale value.

    Couldn't put a real figure on it but I would expect 20% below New price at least...you wouldn't pay anywhere near New retail for a private purchase..
     
  3. TheDogMan

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    I have been here and done this, if a motorhome is purchased by anyone who is VAT registered and they claim the VAT back through their business when it is resold they have to declare the VAT and pay it to the VAT man, if you buy this vehicle as a part of your VAT registered business you can then demand a VAT receipt and the circle starts again, the VAT man may ask you to justify the reason you need to have a MoHo as part of your business.

    So VAT will still be a part of what you pay
     
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  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Vat is immaterial as it will have to be paid on the retail sale of the van.

    Motorhome demonstrators as such are unknown as no one has any, new vans on display are used for that purpose and a test drive can be done on trade plates.

    New Vans on display at shows should be transported in the same way as they are delivered from converters.

    Looking at car demonstrators like Mercedes is would appear that 10% is the norm but that is a mass market and with say 5000 miles and maybe 12 months old.

    Peter
     
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