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Old 01-25-2007, 01:08 AM
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This will be my third year doing lawn care in the midwest. I am 18 and in my freshmen year of college. For the last two years I have been using my 1992 Jeep Cherokee to pull my trailer and I have always got tools and whatnot in the back of my jeep. I have been looking to purchase a truck that I can use for mowing. I usually mow anywhere between 30-40 accounts a week. Today I came across a 1990 GMC Sierra 1500. It is a regular cab, long bed. It is a 2wd, auto, no bedliner, already has towing pkg, the tires are average, the truck itself has 105k miles, and the motor came out of a totaled 1993 GMC 1500 and has 68k on it. I went to look at it and it purrs like a kitten, the tranny seemed very smooth and the power steering had no sings of problems. The older man has this truck listed at $2000 FIRM, which seemed low for a GMC 1500? Being as I am a good negotiator I use the I'm only 18 and have a small budget routine...and I got him to come down to $1600. I am suposed to meet him tomorrow mourning to seal the deal.....Should I buy?
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:20 AM
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$1,600 sounds like a fair price. Better than $4,000 for a 84 3/4 2 wheel drive. How is the body?
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:33 AM
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$1,600 sounds like a fair price. Better than $4,000 for a 84 3/4 2 wheel drive. How is the body?
There is rust around the back wheel wells about an inch curving around, and that is really it, a few tiny surface spots here and there.....I can fix the back wheel wells for under $50 if I really want to, the interior is basically brand new, power windows, headliner material is gone. The body is dent free except for one spot about the size of 2 quarters.
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1990 GMC SIERRA 1500 350 V8
2003 17.5HP 42" JOHN DEERE L110
2003 5X8 LANDSCAPE TRAILER
3 PLACE TRIMMER RACK
2002 21in 6.5HP ACE BRAND MOWER (Old Faithful)
2006 30CC RYOBI BRUSHCUTTER/TRIMMER
2005 25cc WEED EATER TRIMMER
2005 25cc WEED EATER HEDGE TRIMMER
2005 25cc WEED EATER BLOWER
2003 CRAFTSMAN CHAINSAW
HAND HELD EDGER
MISC. TOOLS
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:02 AM
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Sounds like a good deal to me.
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:44 AM
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Deal ,sounds good
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