View Full Version : Whats it worth?? Anyone interested?

03-18-2006, 02:53 AM

I have some older trucks that I'm thinking about moving out and replacing this year if I decided to stay in the business full time, or get out of it/downsize for college. I'm wondering how much all of you think the following vechiles are worth? Bluebook or NADA work, but some of these trucks aren't listed on those sites. If you were looking for them/at them, how much do you think you would be willing to pay for them and still feel you got a decent deal and so did I?

Trucks for sale include:

1997 GMC 3500HD 2WD Dually, 10' Flatbed w/stake sides, Gooseneck & Rear hitch, V8 (454), Auto, Std. Cab, A/C, roughly 150K miles, overall good - excellent condition, worktruck, setup and included is a BOSS 9' V-Plow (hardly used - maybe 5 times max) - I'm thinking about $12,500. What would be your offer?

1999 GMC 3500HD 2WD Dually, 10' Flatbed w/stake sides, Gooseneck & Rear hitch, V8 (454), Auto, Std. Cab, A/C, roughly 180K miles, overall good - excellent condition, worktruck, setup and included is a BOSS 9' Plow (hardly used - maybe 5 times max) - I'm thinking about $15,000. What would be your offer?

1998 Chevy S-10, ZR2 Package, 4x4, ext. cab, 6.5' Sno-Way Plow w/ side catchers, sprayed in bed liner, roughy 95K miles, truck boxes, etc. - I'm thinking of asking around $9,500. What's your offer?

1999 Chevy 3500 Crew Cab Long Bed, 2WD, Gooseneck & Rear hitch, V8 (454), 5 speed, A/C, roughly 125K miles, overall excellent condition - I'm thinking about $10,000. What would be your offer?

Thanks for your input everyone. Helps to know what you guys think that they're worth. Thanks again. And if anyone is interested in these trucks let me know. I'd like to move them out so I can concentrate on college stuff. :usflag:

03-18-2006, 09:19 AM
I'd give you $20,000 for BOTH 3500HD's

$3500 for the S-10

$5500 for the 2wd 2500

Great trucks you have there, but you prices are way high, your talking about trucks that are close to 8 or 9 years old, out of warranty with a number of miles. Eventhough they are good trucks and cost an arm and a leg new, they are only worth so much.....A dealer might try to sell at the prices your asking, but know one that KNOWS anything about trucks is gonna buy a 10 year old 3500HD GAS with over 100,000 miles for that price.

03-19-2006, 03:00 AM
Thanks for the input, but I'm going to have to agree to disagree...

I could maybe see $20K for both HD's, but I have slightly over that into them and getting brand new plows with them as well, so I think that they're worth more, and I'm pretty sure I could sell them for what they're worth.

The S-10 has a KBB and NADA of at least $7500 or more, so I know that $3500 is WAY too cheap for that. I'd be giving it away for that.

Again, the 3500 has a KBB and NADA of at least $9000 or more, so $5500 is again WAY too cheap for that.

If these were your trucks I'm pretty sure you wouldn't sell them for the prices you quoted me. Anyone else?

Gravel Rat
03-19-2006, 03:17 AM
The 3500HDs are good trucks but ouch who wants to pay for the fuel to feed thirsty 454s I imagine both those trucks are 6mpg at best. My 88 F-450 with 460 just squeezed 8mpg truck weighed 8300lbs empty.

It doesn't hurt to advertise them and see if you get any bites if not you will have to drop your price. Trucks with regular flatdecks don't sell aswell as a dump deck. Also 10' decks is too short for general cartage 12' minimum so you won't find any trucking companies buying one for a spare truck.

03-19-2006, 09:12 AM
I understand where your are coming from man, but anything with close to 200K miles gets a dramatic price decrease in my book. Everything on the trucks has that miles, am I right? At 180k the trans in one of those trucks can't have much life left, springs have been worked, U-joints gotta be done, bushings in the front end gotta be replaced, wheel bearings, wheel cylinders, them the mighty 454 sure it's strong and runs great, but IT GOT ALMOST 200,000 on the clock, im sure there are all kinds of little electrical things to deal with on such a late model 454.

Im not trying to dog you man im just pointing out what you have there, great trucks but alot of variables that could be involved. It not like someone is gonna buy the trucks a work them for a year without having to do something to the truck ESP. if they are going to be plow trucks.

03-20-2006, 12:32 AM
I understand where you're coming from and I apoligize for coming on too strong like I did for I didn't mean to sound the way I did. However your comments made me remember some things that i forgot to mention. The trucks both have new/rebuilt transmissions and engines (put in before I bought the trucks), new front suspensions when the plows were put on a year ago...also checked the rear, but it was fine. So with that the trucks dont need any work. They get about 8-10mpg al the time. Had 12' flatbeds but had to cut them back for the gooseneck hitch.

I would probably keep them but since I'm going to college next year and they'd just sit there except when it snows does it make sense to keep them, pay insurance, and lose money on them over time? I can still keep plowing with one truck, and if I need, call in subs to help me becasue I know alot of people in the industry in my area. I'd rather get my money back out of them I think and use it towards college. Plus I'd rather just have like say a 2500HD to use on weekends when I work, like a dual purpose work/personal truck, rather than 4 trucks like I do now. If I wanna do this when I'm older I can always get into it again. But what about you? What would you do?

03-20-2006, 12:33 AM
And ya, I thought advertise them for the price I want and see what happens. Never know til you try. If they don't sell than I keep them...just have to try and see

03-20-2006, 10:29 PM
I'll give you $8,000 for the 1997 3500 truck.

03-21-2006, 02:48 AM
I can't go that low on the 1997 3500HD. It's not a one ton truck like the name sounds, it's more of a 1 1/2 ton truck. If you're really interested let me know and I can get you photos. I'm going to stand my ground on the $12500 offer for the truck. I have a few people looking at them here. Like I said, let me know if you're really interested or just giving an opinion. I could maybe sell the 1998 S-10 for closer to your offer, but not the 97 3500HD...the plow alone is worth about $5000.00. Thanks for your offer

03-26-2006, 12:24 AM
LOL i thought they were old my trucks are all silverados form the 70s and mid 80s

03-26-2006, 09:42 AM
Those 3500's are almost ten ten years old and the have a lot of miles on them. I'd give 16k for both. The trucks have to be gone through. How much did you pay for the tranny and engine rebuilds and how intense were the rebuilds? Do you have the receipts? Good luck trying to sell those trucks. There is one in around me a 3500 GMC 1998 65,000 454, 2wd red excellent shape for 8.5k. I made him a cash offer for 7,800 and he said no. Good luck trying to sell those high milage units.


03-27-2006, 02:44 AM
I bought the trucks with the rebuilts aready done for $5000 each (have all records with them as well). Both trucks got hit during the summer by bad drivers and had the suspenion rebuilt by insurance so there is no need to go through the truck. The plows are about another $5000/each installed, and had hitches put on them for about $1500-$2000 per truck...making each truck about $12500 in my investment.

I don't think anyone on here understands the HD part of the truck. They are not 3500s. They are equal to the new 4500s in towing and hauling abilities. I have people aways commenting me on the trucks and how nice and "beefy" they look so I think I should be able to sell them pretty easy...especially if I take them in for alittle detail work.

Thanks for the input. Anyone else?

03-27-2006, 11:36 AM
Maybe take some pics to show the "HDness" of these trucks. A picture is worth 1,000 words ya know.

03-29-2006, 05:42 AM
Lets see some pictures of these trucks. Might be interested. Alittle high on the price though.

03-29-2006, 09:01 AM
What something is worth and what you will get is two different things..

Just try selling something for what KBB or NADA says its "worth".

It says my 88 k2500 pickup in fair condition with rust, a plow all its life and hasent been registered in years is still "worth" $3000. To the real world its a $500 plow truck.

My 2003 F-350 PSD pickup is supposedly worth only a couple thousand less than i paid for it new......That would be a hell of a deal!!! Who's gonna pay 30 g for a used pickup?

Ive tried a hundred times to sell stuff for what KBB says i can get. Hasent worked yet. Mind you all of our vehicles are well maintained and look great.