selling a "new" truck...without getting burned

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by eggy, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just bought a Ford f 250 super duty and decided I really dont like the truck at all......any tips on selling it straight out it is a 2002 with only 3k miles...I am going to take a betting on it....I have that feeling....
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    unfotunatly you will have to take a beating on it to make it worth while for someone to buy over a brand new one :( . Im a curious as too what you dislike about it so much? I have a 2000 f-250 SD that I absolutly love. It has had its stupid little noises and dumb petty problems but overall I cant see owning anything else.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Hey don't feel bad I have todo the same albeit my truck is a 88 F-Superduty I gotta get rid of it for numerous reasons and I have only owned the truck for a year and maybe put 1000 kms on it.

    I know if I trade it in I'am gonna take a beating something feirce but I have no choice no body is gonna buy a 460 powered truck no one is dumb enough like I was. The reason why I bought the truck was it was a turn key dump truck ready to work the next day. I also didn't realize a few things I have found out with this truck that doesn't make it feasable for me to make any money with it.

    I paid 8000 grand for the truck and I figure I'am gonna have to take a 1000 dollar loss and I already have dumped 1000 bucks into the truck already. Damn impulse buying if I wasn't in such a rush to buy a dump truck I would have gotten myself in this mess.

    Good Luck
  4. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    Well if you get a $7000 and you put into it a $1000 than that means the truck cost you $2000 for the year. Divide that by 12 months and that is only $167/month. Not too bad.
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Those expenses were new tires etc the biggest expense is fuel if the truck burns atleast 40 bucks a week and I'am not trying to drive the truck much. I figured it out it costs me 10 to 40 bucks a day in fuel depending on what I'am doing one load of topsoil I hauled 80 kms cost me 35 dollars in fuel.

    The biggest reason why I'am getting rid of the truck I have now is it burns way too much fuel a friend of mine has a 450 and it was gas and it burned 1200 dollars a month in fuel. My truck see's at best 8 mpg M/T and fuel being 3.38 a gallon its pretty expensive.
  6. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Eggy what in the world is wrong with the truck?
    I have a 2000 F 250 and cannot imagine owning any thing else, other than another one. If it is a gasser then I can understand.
    More than likely you will take a beating on the truck. Sucks I know.
  8. m&m

    m&m LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    i also would like to know what u dislike about it.........i have to say that you have a good truck unless u bought a lemon
  9. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    if indeed it is a lemon at 3000mi try to get the dealer to buyback.

    from what i've read this does happen more than one might think

    i guess you now long for a bow tie;)
  10. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
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