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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by RLS24, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. HPSInc

    HPSInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    That 14k asking price could come way down if you showed up and talked numbers. People dont know what to ask for their stuff it seems. Or they just wana start high. Or maybe they are high? Either way so much stuff is listed way more than whats its actually worth. If they wana sell it and could use the money, they will entertain your offer. Even if they dont jump on it at first, a couple days go by and they start calling you! More than once Ive left with something from CL for half their original asking price. Not everytime but usually a good chunk comes off that original number. Point out the flaws to the seller and shake your head a few times lol. Sometimes the sellers even lowball themselves worse than what I was about to offer. Ya never know man. Cash is King!
  2. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    The problem is that its far enough away that theres a good chance I could waste a lot of time and money going there and not being able to bring it home for the right price.
  3. HPSInc

    HPSInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    i hear ya, in those cases i try to beat em' up good over the phone after a nice long convo about the item. Explain your not nearby and need to be on the same page before heading out. Atleast set the tone of "this is what im willing to spend if its worth it to me", maybe give a range....,then ask should I come take a look or is it a waste of both our time because thats where im at for a truck of this year? If he says hes willing to work with you then you know its worth going to see. Plus, you can always beat him up on price more in person too. tell him it needs work,more than you thought etc.. you need some of that money to fix it up. Most anything cool i find forsale seems to be hours away. So I do alot of phone bartering and feeling them out. If they seem firm or real close to it then its not worth the drive if its overpriced. But most times, even through TEXT messages, ive been able to get the price alot lower, then even more once i show up. usually stuff IS worse than I thought it would be when i get there lol. Depends how bad you want the truck too ofcourse.
  4. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Trust me I'm as cheap as they come when it comes to negotiating for stuff like that haha I know how to play the game!
  5. HPSInc

    HPSInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    lol i figured i was preachin to the choir! Owning all the equip. u already do and being in this biz in general you gotta be good at those kinda things. I can be cheap too! its a gift lol
  6. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Just went through this whole thread and watched your company grow. I hope to follow a similar path. Keep up the good work.

    YardBros Outdoors
  7. KE-llc

    KE-llc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Offer him $12,000. Thats what those trucks are selling for.

    I just paid $20k for a 2000 F450 4x4 83k miles oneowner.
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  8. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Yeah I'm "smart" with money....I have friends that are "cheap" and it drives me nuts sometimes

    Thank you! Sometimes I stand back at my shop and thing "holy crap where did all this stuff come from??" haha

    I was thinking like 10 for that one. I am going to look at a local one today that seem promising.
  9. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,284

    Mike you got any pictures of it?
  10. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Just whats on Craigslist.

    Its kind of a pile, both cab corners and rockers are completely shot, its had a hard life. Truck has been for sale since like september the guy wants way too much IMO I told him if he wanted to get rid of it I'd give him $5000 for it. For that price I like dark blue chevys haha I'll find something for it to do.

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