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#337746 - 08/19/07 07:42 PM Cobalt Employee Selling Boat...  
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Do you think this is common practice? Cobalt listed on eBay as an employee's boat. I'm guessing that an employee would get some sort of discount on the initial purchase.

I thought I saw one listed maybe 6 months ago also by a Cobalt employee.



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#337747 - 08/19/07 07:48 PM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: brentb]  
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Boat is registered in Oklahoma?


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#337750 - 08/19/07 08:11 PM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: D-Rod]  
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 Originally Posted By: D-Rod
Boat is registered in Oklahoma?
I noticed that too...


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#337757 - 08/19/07 08:29 PM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: brentb]  
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I like mine better. :-) It's blue and it's faster.

I'm sure employees get a healthy discount and their boats get a little extra TLC during construction.


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#337760 - 08/19/07 08:33 PM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: Silverbullet]  
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Makes me wonder what kind of controls the mfg has in place for employee sales. The groundskeeper could really subsidize his/her income if she/he was allowed to buy as many boats in a year as wanted--just put them on eBay or someplace and earn the discounted difference back...


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#337801 - 08/20/07 04:39 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: brentb]  
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Gee, I wonder if there are any Formula Employees selling 'their' boats?


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#337803 - 08/20/07 05:00 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: D-Rod]  
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According to the listing you have to pick it up in Independence Kansas.


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#337807 - 08/20/07 06:36 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: brentb]  
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 Originally Posted By: brentb
 Originally Posted By: D-Rod
Boat is registered in Oklahoma?
I noticed that too...


Alot of people here in Kansas will register their boats in Oklahoma because of the cost difference.


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#337810 - 08/20/07 06:58 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: KennyK]  
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Employee's do get a discount, but they cannot sell the boat for 3 years. A lot of people in Independence and Southeast Kansas register and use their boats in Oklahoma. Oklahoma about $150 year, Kansas $1000 year. Most use them in Oklahoma on Grand or one of the other lakes that is nearby a lot, so it only makes sense to register there.

BTW: That is a very well kept and maintained boat. And the boat has been used almost exclusively in Oklahoma on Grand Lake.


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#337818 - 08/20/07 07:39 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: Nauti-Dayze]  
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Whow, It doesn't even cost $1000 a year in Cali. It is $10 to register and 1% of the value, so you need at least a $100,000 boat to get to that amount.


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#337820 - 08/20/07 07:43 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: deepv]  
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Our boat is registered in Oklahoma.


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#337828 - 08/20/07 08:28 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: D-Rod]  
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Was he an employee when it was purchased?


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#337874 - 08/20/07 11:24 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: nyminute]  
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Yes and still is.


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#337879 - 08/20/07 11:56 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: Nauti-Dayze]  
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94 hours, that thing is about wore out!!!


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Property taxes in KS are outrageous. I know of a really nice steak house in Independence that went out of business a long time ago because of a major increase in property taxes. A lot of people will keep their boats on the bigger lakes in Oklahoma, year round, so they register them there. The Grove tag agent is one of the busiest there is.


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No doubt about Kansas personal property taxes. My 03 Larson 210 was around $800 last year. It's just crazy. I didn't realize it until it was to late, but the majority of boaters I knew that had a boat that was worth anything, had them registered in OK.


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#338063 - 08/20/07 10:10 PM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: RX 4 Fun]  
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At least we have nice roads here...

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#338103 - 08/21/07 02:59 AM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: D-Rod]  
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 Originally Posted By: D-Rod
At least we have nice roads here...

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+1

But the property taxes majorly SUCK.




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#338309 - 08/21/07 07:35 PM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: 230 Mike]  
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You guys pay property taxes on your boat EACH YEAR???


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#338331 - 08/21/07 08:37 PM Re: Cobalt Employee Selling Boat... [Re: Wet Doggg]  
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 Originally Posted By: Wet Doggg
You guys pay property taxes on your boat EACH YEAR???


Yep. Around $1K last year on ours. It goes down gradually over time, as the market value decreases.




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