Sick of Truck Shopping!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GrassFearsMe, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Man i have had enough of this B.S. truck shopping. Everyone wants top dollar for the hunk of sh!T$ they are selling and the ones with decent trucks want the world for them.

    You guys see ebays trucks, all like new and super highmiles, 99 trucks with 250000 miles for $13,000, i mean damn the freaking trucks gonna fall apart. Oh but its diesel yeah but the rest of the truck isn't.

    Where are trucks for decent prices with decent miles? Why not buy new b/c i think the $40000 dollar price ticket should be put into buying a new house. Where do you look for good trucks?
  2. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Not here, i am having the same problem.
  3. Frank2

    Frank2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I can not agree w/ you more. Going through the same thing myself.
    I swear I'm going to sell some of my stocks and invest in diesel trucks.
    What ever happened to as soon as you buy a new truck and drive it off the lot it loses 30% of its value.
  4. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    I just found a great truck on ebay it has only 340,000 miles on it for the low low price of $12500. Great deal right!
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Don't worry its the same here too people want a high price for a worn out POS. I have been searching for a used truck for awhile now and its sickening that they want big bucks for a old tired truck.

    You can buy a gasser truck cheap and it maybe worth suffering with the bad fuel mileage. I can find low kilometerage Ford F-Superdutys with 460 power with a reasonable price tag attached to it.
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    im looking at a 99 ram 3500 reg cab diesel right now, hes asking 14k. could most likely get it cheaper. oh yeah it only has 57k miles. its an awsome work truck. oh yeah its a dully to, and 8ft bed.
  7. Ursushorribilus

    Ursushorribilus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    You're right, I think, about buying new. I was searching for used NPR's on ebay and and a few other sites, looking for something a year or two old. Guess what, I went to a dealership and brand new ones were roughly the same price they were asking for used trucks.
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    I had the same problem but a friend of mine was selling his truck about 3 months ago so I snatched up that deal. I ended up with a '00 GMC 2500 w/ 6.0 Vortec (basically an HD, original owner added a leaf spring to the back so he could use his camper) standard cab, SLE (power locks, windows, dual power seats) long box, 4x4, etc with 125K miles on it. I paid $11K for it, not a bad deal I think. Prices here are ridiculous too. When I was shopping, some guy wanted $8500 for a 93 F-250 manual 5 speed with the big 460 in it...YEAH RIGHT. I drove it 50 miles and it burned half a tank of gas. Needless to say I don't think they've sold it yet.
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I got tired of looking for a good used one. I have had real bad luck buying anything used dating way back anyway. The good used ones go for more than new on dealer's lots when you figure in all the rebates and incentives. I found a dealer near Rochester NY that made me a heck of a deal on a new ordered truck, so I did it. It's not loaded up, it's an F350 XL CC 4x4, but it looks pretty good and is not all that stripped looking once I added quite a few options. Price ended up being $8000 under it's $34,790 sticker price. I just didn't want someone else's trouble.
  10. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,794

    Go to repo auctions , government auctions , bring cash. My 1988 ford f350 dually gas with 28,000 original miles cost me $ 700.00 4 years ago . 1993 International diesel low profile ( roll back size truck) 160,000 miles , flat bed , great shape cost me 5 grand last november. The deals are out there , but not when you need or want them , I am usually buying a truck a year or so ahead of when I need it and have a spare sitting there ready to go. Do I have to do some work to them , sure usually no more that 2 or 3 hundred dollars worth. But I have 5 trucks on the road for a whole lot less than 35 grand .

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