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Old 04-03-2013, 09:23 AM
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Utility trailers; better than gold, greenbacks, or real estate?

Over the years I've noticed that utility trailers seem to always hold their value. It's amazing to me how trailers (especially mid-size 5x10 or 6x12 ish) seem to avoid any depreciation. Often a times increasing in value over just a couple years. Buy a new truck, or mower and in a couple years its lost 20-30%.

Screw my Roth IRA. I'm investing it 5x10 utility trailers.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:29 AM
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If you want something that really increases in value (more than doubled last year) invest in hammer forged steel, copper, lead ,and brass.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:35 AM
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Can't hardly buy the dang things right now. Shelves are empty. I have a few.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:14 PM
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i bought my 5x10 about 2-3 years ago for $999. i rode by the place where i bought it the other day. the same trailer costs $1299 now.

i think it's rediculous how the prices just go soaring up so quickly these days. something is messed up bad in our world and our economy. in 5 years a 5x10 is gonna cost $2000. it's a joke man.

somebody out there is getting rich quick. it's not like there is a steel shortage in the world or anything. what's the deal?
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:45 PM
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somebody out there is getting rich quick. it's not like there is a steel shortage in the world or anything. what's the deal?
Inflation. Obummer and his buddies are printing money like it's going out of style. The more money you print, each dollar becomes worth less.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:34 PM
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The part that amazes me is people are asking as much for used as new, often asking more than the original price. Never thought I'd see utility trailers hold there value better than the dollar.
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