An Ohio general bill of sale is a receipt for the purchase of personal property in a private transaction. The form puts into writing the financial terms of the sale and confirms the transfer of ownership between the parties. It also specifies the purchase date, location, and the buyer and seller’s contact information. This particular bill of sale is a generic document that should be drafted when selling any item of value, especially those which are rare or expensive. The form must contain the parties’ signatures to be considered valid documentation of the transaction.