An Alabama general bill of sale is a receipt for a privately sold item that gives the buyer proof of ownership. The form can be used for recording any type of transaction, including items sold at garage sales or through online publications. When an individual buys a used automobile or boat, they may be required to present a bill of sale to register or title their vehicle. Therefore, the seller should always provide a signed receipt when selling these items. Even when it is not a requirement, having a signed receipt ensures that the buyer can protect themselves against any dispute regarding the item’s ownership.