pricing new on 2500hd

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Kohls Landscaping Co, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
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    Hey all,

    I am in the market of looking for a new Chevy or GMC 2500HD (preferably a GMC). I was looking at a '06, 2500HD, 6.0 gas, 4x4, work truck, with a snow plow prep package.

    I went to the local Chevy dealer and the sticker on it was around $27,500. He knocked it down to $24,500 out the door w/tags and tax. Then he had the manager come over and he knocked it down to $21,300. I didn't make a purchase because I have been looking at used and haven't had a chance to make it over to the GMC dealer yet.

    Just curious for those of you who have bought a similar truck lately or have looked into it what kinda of prices have you been given?

    Thanks!

    Dave
     
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    $21,300 is a Good deal man, I paid like $26,000 for my 05' but it's loaded
     
  3. bonerigo.1

    bonerigo.1 LawnSite Member
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    Buy used. I just bought a GMC 2500 HD. 2001, Plow prep, 6.0, SLE (loaded), and 50,000 miles. Paid 16500.
    Could have bought a new one but this matches my other truck and looks great. You will really hate yourself the day you put a ding/dent/scratch on your new truck. Also, take the $1000 you save on depreciation and buy a tool that will make you even more money. Remember the only thing a truck does is make your life easier. You can make the same money with an older smaller truck too.
     
  4. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    $21,300 you say? You'd be a :hammerhead: if you walked on it and bought a used truck for $4800 less with 50K on the Odom. Then again, it all comes back to what you can afford.

    I paid 24,800 for my '06 GMC BTW. If you can, jump on that deal.:waving:
     
  5. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yea but like you said it's got 50,000 miles on it, well over Gm's 3yr 36,000warranty.

    Not try to be an ASS please don't take it that way, jMO. You have a "New" truck that is out of warranty, and the shadetree mechanic can't work on it.
     
  6. CutRight

    CutRight LawnSite Senior Member
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    thast a good deal, i paid $27,000 for mine with a plow after tax and registration. same exact truck... 2005 GMC reg cab long bed 4x4 6.0L gas W/T...

    if you're going to get a plow you should see if the dealer will have it installed. i got a $1000 "upfit" discount off the plow for having it put on when i bought the truck.
     
  7. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    It sounds like $21,300 is a pretty good deal. I was just price shopping at the time and was surprised that they knocked it down so far. I wouldn't be suprised if i went back in that they knocked it down a little more.

    TWUllc, that's exactly what i was trying to figure out. I agree with you that it doesn't make sense to buy a used one for $4k less with 50,000 miles on it and no warranty. I've been seeing used in the price range of $15,500 to 17,500 all with at least 50k miles on 'em.

    I haven't looked into it yet, but do many of you guys buy trucks with the plow straight from the dealer? I'm probably wrong, but I want to say that I've only seen 'yellow' plows on the trucks at dealers around me. I was planning on going 'red' with my first plow purchase. I know that is a whole other discussion though, (red vs. yellow)..........

    Thanks!

    Dave
     
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would pay $21,XXX for that truck. Brand new with a full warranty. Not worth saving $4-5K buying used with 50K miles IMO.
     
  9. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Buy It Now!!
     
  10. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just ask a Dealer rep if they can get a red plow. I'm sure the more serious you talk about the purchase, and the more money you are planning to spend, the more they will go out of their way. I would actually pay more to have the dealer install it IMO. Just so there is no middle-man. Peace of mind so I can :sleeping:
     

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