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South Florida Lawns
01-31-2009, 07:32 PM
So I did the kelly blue book value, trade in on my truck is $3500 private is $6500. Which to me sounds reasonable. My truck is a 2003 Silverado WT, it has 53k on it with the V6 engine standard cab long bed.


Now just for the heck of I went on line and checked the paper and found the exact same 03 trucks as mine but had more miles and worse condition. The prices I see both private and dealer are around $8900 what the heck is up with that? I know these trucks are worth maybe 7k only they're 15k new.

Gravel Rat
01-31-2009, 08:00 PM
I think probably the biggest drawback is your truck is a 2wd which doesn't sell overly well. The second its a bare bones basic work truck trim.

I would say the best your going to get is 8 grand if it was a 4x4 then you would get 10 grand.

nnj18
01-31-2009, 08:41 PM
Put it up for $7000 and see if you get any takers....it does have lower miles which is a plus.

DBFlawn
01-31-2009, 08:46 PM
If Your Truck Is Clean As A Whistle Then It Is Probably Worth Around 7 At It's Highest. The Dealers Will Use The Excuse That The Economy Is Bad For These Trucks So They Don't Give You Jack For The Truck.....Then A Week Later They Have Your Truck On The Lot For 4 Grand More Then What They Gave You For It.....The Worst Part About This Is They Will Get Some Sucker To Come In And Pay That Much For The Truck......

If You Go To The Auctions And Things Like That You Would Be Amazed On What You Could Get A Almost New Truck There For. Just Last Week A 2007 GMC Sierra With Everything You Could Imagine In It. It Was Extended Cab Short Bed 4x4 With Only 12,000 Miles On It Sold For $13,200.00. I Couldn't Believe It.

Just Remember That Your Truck Is Only Worth What Someone Is Willing To Pay For It.

DBFlawn
01-31-2009, 08:48 PM
Also For Watching The Auctions...This Time Of Year Where It's Snowing And What Not...A 4x4 Will Averagely Sell For $1,500.00 More Then a Comparable 2 Wheel Drive Truck. When Summer Comes The 4x4 Will Be The Same Price As A 2 Wheel Drive.

TXNSLighting
01-31-2009, 10:25 PM
No, 4X4's are always more expensive then 2wd. by at least 2 grand...

South Florida Lawns
01-31-2009, 10:38 PM
I totally understand that my truck is cheap because its the "stripped" wt. But if it is a 7k truck how can the dealerships get away selling the same truck for $8900?

DBFlawn
01-31-2009, 10:48 PM
No, 4X4's are always more expensive then 2wd. by at least 2 grand...

Did You Notice that I said Auction?

DBFlawn
01-31-2009, 10:52 PM
I totally understand that my truck is cheap because its the "stripped" wt. But if it is a 7k truck how can the dealerships get away selling the same truck for $8900?

Two Ways.
1.Either They Dont Sell It At All

2. They Find Some Guy On The Street That Doesnt Know How To Bargin And Also Doesnt Know The Value Of The Truck

South Florida Lawns
01-31-2009, 10:52 PM
Take a look at this truck. Its pretty much the same as mine crank windows vinyl floor, only its a 5spd. and has more miles too. Look at the price no where near the blue book value of $6700, how can people and dealers get that kind of money for that truck? No way thats a 9k truck, am I right on this?
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=256874245&dealer_id=1390051&car_year=2003&rdm=1233442217505&num_records=25&model=CHEV150&systime=&make2=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=2003&engine=&keywordsrep=&keywordsrep=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsfyc=&certified=&fuel=&body_code=0&awsp=false&search_type=used&distance=0&marketZipError=false&search_lang=en&showZipError=n&sownerid=581539&first_record=226&make=CHEV&color=&keywords_display=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=34695&advanced=&end_year=2003&pager.offset=225&transmission=&doors=&max_price=&cardist=1001&standard=false

DLAWNS
01-31-2009, 11:29 PM
Take a look at this truck. Its pretty much the same as mine crank windows vinyl floor, only its a 5spd. and has more miles too. Look at the price no where near the blue book value of $6700, how can people and dealers get that kind of money for that truck? No way thats a 9k truck, am I right on this?
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=256874245&dealer_id=1390051&car_year=2003&rdm=1233442217505&num_records=25&model=CHEV150&systime=&make2=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=2003&engine=&keywordsrep=&keywordsrep=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsfyc=&certified=&fuel=&body_code=0&awsp=false&search_type=used&distance=0&marketZipError=false&search_lang=en&showZipError=n&sownerid=581539&first_record=226&make=CHEV&color=&keywords_display=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=34695&advanced=&end_year=2003&pager.offset=225&transmission=&doors=&max_price=&cardist=1001&standard=false

They might be aiming high, so there is some wiggle room. I would say try to put yours up for sale for about 7 or slightly higher so that you'll get closer to what you want. Just my thoughts.

P.S. DBFlawn---Please stop capitalizing every first letter. It makes it a real b*tch to read your posts.

TXNSLighting
02-01-2009, 01:26 AM
Did You Notice that I said Auction?

Wow, nope! skipped right over that, sorry. i get hurried sittin here sometimes.

DBFlawn
02-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Take a look at this truck. Its pretty much the same as mine crank windows vinyl floor, only its a 5spd. and has more miles too. Look at the price no where near the blue book value of $6700, how can people and dealers get that kind of money for that truck? No way thats a 9k truck, am I right on this?
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=256874245&dealer_id=1390051&car_year=2003&rdm=1233442217505&num_records=25&model=CHEV150&systime=&make2=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=2003&engine=&keywordsrep=&keywordsrep=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsfyc=&certified=&fuel=&body_code=0&awsp=false&search_type=used&distance=0&marketZipError=false&search_lang=en&showZipError=n&sownerid=581539&first_record=226&make=CHEV&color=&keywords_display=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=34695&advanced=&end_year=2003&pager.offset=225&transmission=&doors=&max_price=&cardist=1001&standard=false

aint no way in hell that there gonna get that for the truck. in that situations the dealer deffinatly figured in some wiggle room

DBFlawn
02-01-2009, 01:29 PM
They might be aiming high, so there is some wiggle room. I would say try to put yours up for sale for about 7 or slightly higher so that you'll get closer to what you want. Just my thoughts.

P.S. DBFlawn---Please stop capitalizing every first letter. It makes it a real b*tch to read your posts.


oops my bad. i dont know why i do this sometimes lol

DBFlawn
02-01-2009, 01:30 PM
Wow, nope! skipped right over that, sorry. i get hurried sittin here sometimes.

no problem bro

DBFlawn
02-01-2009, 01:34 PM
also by me i can your truck just a lil different for 3,500 right now. the only difference is im not sure but if i remember yours is a short bed? maybe? but anyhow i talked to the guy its got power windows, air, cruise, tilt, rubber floors, automatic, the rear passernger light is broke but other than that its a clean truck. v6 long bed, 2wd, original owner with 56k on it. its yours for 3,500.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/1015153381.html

South Florida Lawns
02-01-2009, 05:06 PM
DBFlawn are you talking to me? I'm just trying to figure out a price on my truck, I don't want another one lol. I think I'm gonna shoot for 7k.

TXNSLighting
02-01-2009, 06:10 PM
Good luck with it!

DBFlawn
02-01-2009, 06:24 PM
haha yes i was talking to you but i wasnt trying to get you to buy another one lol. i was just showing a comparision on what ppl are asking for a similar truck. thats all...sorry if i confused you

South Florida Lawns
02-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Oh yeah gotcha thanks!

South Florida Lawns
02-01-2009, 07:40 PM
Good luck with it!

you think I need to go lower than that?

DoetschOutdoor
02-01-2009, 11:36 PM
You pull that big azz enclosed in your pics with a v6? It do ok? Im going through the same dilema searching for a newer truck and it seems the prices change every day:dizzy:

South Florida Lawns
02-02-2009, 12:17 AM
You pull that big azz enclosed in your pics with a v6? It do ok? Im going through the same dilema searching for a newer truck and it seems the prices change every day:dizzy:

Hell yeah, pulls it fine, but I sure don't win any races.

TXNSLighting
02-02-2009, 12:46 AM
I think its a great place to start. You always want to start high. Just put O.B.O next to the number.