"If it makes sense to you, than that is what you should do."

I should put that in the manual.



On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 11:24 AM, Johann Höchtl <johann.hoec...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> one bigger problem is that language semantics at times makes it really
> hard to properly understand the ledger manual
> https://www.ledger-cli.org/3.0/doc/ledger3.html so I may ask a totally
> obvious question.
>
> Suppose I buy sthg. but delivery takes time. So I have to make a
> "pre-payment" ? / is this the same as a deposit? How would I structure that
> in ledger?
>
> Instead of
>
> 2018-01-04 * TV set pre-paymant
>   Expenses:Electronics   $800
>   Assets:Banking
>
> 2018-02-04 * TV set delivery
>   Expenses:Electronics   $250
>   Assets:Banking
>
>
> My idea would instead be:
>
> 2018-01-04 * TV set pre-payment
>   Deposit:Electronics   $800
>   Assets:Banking
>
> 2018-02-04 * TV set delivery
>   Deposit:Electronics  $250
>   Assets:Banking  -$250
>   Expenses:Electronics
>   Deposit:Electronics   = $0
>
>
> Does this make sense? Are there better ways to represent pre-payments for
> expected goods not yet delivered?
>
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