Ego-Scaper

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by SVA_Concrete, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
    Posts: 711

    WOW is all I have to say I am speechless..... That kid needs his head checked
     
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    Any descent new pickup with all the fixins runs at least 72k, my pickup listed 83k but I had a good deal on it. I also don't want my dirty employees in it either. Of course I could of spent 20k less but it wouldn't of been what I wanted.
     
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    Is that 72K Canadian? Any truck around here loaded wouldn't be 72K. I just looked at diesel duallies (Dodge) the other day and they were 58K loaded.
    Steve
     
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,406

    Its one thing for a seasoned, veteran contractor that's been in business for over 10 years to spend money on big ticket items.

    But another for someone thats been in business only 3-7 yrs to spend.

    There is another internet forum, "The Premier Site", and all 3 of the partners that started and manage the site.....are no longer in business.

    All these new guys are doing is working for the banks. I've been there and done that.

    I could never spend more than 20k for a pick up. And no more than $50k for a med duty dump truck. My heart is in other things in my life - like projects at home, Carribean vacations, and my kid. I pay cash for all those things, I dont even own a credit card. If I bought big ticket items for the biz, we would not have what we have and the collectors would be ringing my phone from sun-up to sunset!
     
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    Well i just cant set that much cash on fire. My little 2010 tacoma i bought for 14k with 20k miles does me just fine. And it keeps me from doing any real work and focused on running the business. I actually prefer it over my last loaded 2500 duramax.
     
  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    I guess if you have the money and want it that's great . You've probably heard this before , the number one item you should never buy new is a vehicle. .I shop for everything used, in good shape first before I buy new. If your patient you can find what your looking for. I have a shop filled with all kinds of tools but don't have alot invested. I own 5 skid steers and only have about 70K into them whereas I know guys buying skids for 50K plus each.
    Steve
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,406

    Many so called "men" are simply ignorant when it comes to trucks and machinery. They don't know what to look for when lookin at used. They don't know how to work on the stuff. So they buy new. But they probably surely know how to select curtains for their house.
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  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    Our trucks and cars are overpriced compared to the states, considering our dollar has been on par and over par for quite some time it really doesn't make sense. Up here you would be lucky to find any diesel for under 60k unless it had very few options.
     
  9. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    wasn't being critical ..just figured you might have meant Canadian..YIKES !!!!
     
  10. cecilmac

    cecilmac LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 49

    Me personally i bought 1st truck brand spankin new n honestly wld i ever do it again hell no. It sucked makimg that payment everymonthugghhh. 2nd n third were bought used bought fords w the 7.3 diesels n they run better then the new trucks. Dingos were bought used, trailers new cause tbey were almost the same price. I used to b skeptical on buying used but if u kno what to look for than u can find some great deals. It all depends on what ur doing w the equipment as well also it seems that tbe new trucks are built lk peices of ****..
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