You probably heard that George Barris sold his Batmobile at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.Â But make sure you follow the full money story.
The seller also had to pay a 10% commission ($420,000).Â Plus since the Batmobile is staying in the state, he pays a 8.95% sales tax ($413,490).
So George Barris also pays a commission to Craig Jackson.Â Since the car was sold on a reserve basis it generally requires a payment of 10% as well ($420,000).Â And sellers also pay a fee based on time and day the car is scheduled to be auctioned.
Add it all up and lots of money shifted around with just one car!
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A seller at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson bid a final price (after commissions) of $12,870 for this 1931 Ford Model A.Â It was first seen on Discovery Channelâ€™s Fast and Loud show featuring the Gas Monkey Garage.Â On the television episode Richard sold it for $21,000.Â Soâ€¦ somebody took a loss!
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