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Paying cash is a mindset

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by muddywater, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    Why buy a new one? I started a dedicated irrigation repair truck a few years ago, and I bought an 07 Duramax regular cab 2wd truck with 60k miles for $15k. Why not buy used with low miles for a fraction of the cost, but basically with the same service life?
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I suppose I meant "new" as in new to me. Sorry for the confusion.

    If I get a truck next year, it will be used. But 25-30k used!

    I wasn't advocating buying new. BUT, if you keep it for a LONG time, that 60k miles might make a difference. And then there's the preference of just wanting a truly new vehicle. We all know how that feels.

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