See, this is where I have a bit of a problem.Originally Posted by crazyfast
My "Brand New" (let's just say..) $280,000 boat, has already been to two or three Poker Runs - Driven by the dealer.
Now, a poker run isn't a race, but, said dealer sure doesn't want his boat to show poorly. How hard has my "Brand New" boat been run during the break-in period??
Is there a depreciation for this? I think there has to be.
In my opinion, this has just become a USED boat. It has been run (not just test driven), it has likely had a drink spilled in it, and it has seen more than 10 hrs. (i'm pulling the 10 hrs. outta my wutza, but, for a comparision to a road vehicle...).
I'm not feeling real bad for the dealers right now - "Where else can you take out your inventory,show it off,run a few pokerruns and still make money?".
Everyone else pays for the luxury of doing this sort of thing.