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Old 02-24-2013, 01:49 PM
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The used truck market

My son and I have been scowering the internet for trucks. He is looking for a truck to use for work and to also use as a truck for a side shipping business during slow winters. Naturally he wanted a diesel for economy and longevity. Well we were in for a shock at how far off people are with their prices. Everywhere you look, prices are 5-8 thousand more than their actaul value.

One of the best examples I found was a truck on CL, an 01 Ram 2500 QC shortbed cummins. Guy was asking $20,000!!!!! I called and asked to go look at it and he agreed. I went and told him that the KBB on his exact vehicle was just at 12k. When my son told him he would give him that, he went into a tempur tantrum about how "its not a gas job here" and " I guess you dont know a real truck when you see one" All im saying is the market around here is way out of whack and people seem pretty crazy. And believe me that I know asking price and final sale price are 2 different things, but people dont wanna move either. I know alot of guys on here are good at finding deals and everything else, but I guess im not as lucky.

What do you guys have to say about the market in general. How are prices in your area?
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:52 PM
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The used truck market

My father helped me search for a truck and we searched about two months. Prices over in our area were just how you were explaining. 8 weeks later we found a good pretty decent deal
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:54 PM
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The used truck market is pretty much toast. People think what they have is gold and want super high prices. There are some good deals out there but most of the truck in my area are over priced for the condition there in. Your almost better to buy new and have a warranty then buying a truck a used truck and not know what you are getting
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:59 PM
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Best time to buy is in the fall, right now everyone is getting income tax monies back. I bought my box truck 5 years ago, it took me 9 months to find it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:07 PM
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The used truck market

KBB is worthless in the first place you need to look at NADA here in NY for a more accurate price. And crew cab diesels up here at big money no matter the mileage! My advice if he wants/needs diesel pick up look at a regular cab and stick with ford, duramax and cummins are always more expensive used
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:54 PM
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KBB is worthless in the first place you need to look at NADA here in NY for a more accurate price. And crew cab diesels up here at big money no matter the mileage! My advice if he wants/needs diesel pick up look at a regular cab and stick with ford, duramax and cummins are always more expensive used
Why do you think KBB is useless? I dont think your wrong but ive always though of them as being the standard.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:16 PM
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Why do you think KBB is useless? I dont think your wrong but ive always though of them as being the standard.
You would think id like them considering we share the same name. Now a pick up truck they are ok. But once you go beyond factory options that site is absolutely worthless. They have no formula for dump trucks what so ever. Hell my 2 new ones are not even a size they will list. 4500s are less common and thus I guess they felt no need to figure that size out.

Now I just sold a truck 5 weeks ago. It was a 99 laramie 3500 quad cab with a 9 foot reading dump brand new good year armors. Trailer mirrors nice after market head deck an alcoa rims. Had trailer brake mod the hitch running boards basically a loaded truck. The flaw that year and many that followed had a bad block that cracks on the water jacket and she leaked coolant. It wasn't the end of the world we drove it 50000 miles that way. But every single SOB that texted "seems calling is so 90s so they all stay anonymous and text ya now" was on the fence and struggling with the decision. On the one hand its a fully loaded truck on the other it has a serious engine flaw. So I put it in for 8 k with hopes of getting 7k and 2 weeks later I accepted 6700.
But one after another tried to beat me down to 5k and they would say well the motor has a crack and I would respond yes I know its the reason I am asking 8 k and not 12 like it would be worth no questions asked if it didn't have the crack.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:30 PM
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My advice if he wants/needs diesel pick up look at a regular cab and stick with ford, duramax and cummins are always more expensive used
Yup, they are practically giving away clean low mile 6.0's & 6.4's.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:09 PM
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The used truck market

Oh and it took me 16 mo this to find my 07 CC duramax and I got a smoking deal cause its work truck package and only has cruise and AC
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:45 PM
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6.0 a need work done to make them reliable and the 6.4 is a huge gas guzzler. People were returning them they were so bad on fuel. That's why they changed to the 6.7. The best bang for your buck is the 2003-1996 7.3 powerstroke. Fords bullet proof motor. Parts are cheap and its good on fuel.
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