You guys negotiate prices at a trailer dealer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    Just wondering, im looking for a dump trailer and an open 2nd landscape trailer. They want $2,499 for the open 16' landsape with some small mesh sides and $6,849 for the 14k dump body trailer. Granted both are nice quality, but ive seen TONS online, new all around the US for much less. The closest thing i found online was in michigan, new from a trailer dealer, almost same exact specs, but different brand of course, $1,749 buy it now... So why is my local dealer wanting $750 MORE?

    I see dump trailers in this class for $5-6k all over and yet again, $6849? common, This will be the 3rd big trailer ive bought from them, but they sell tons and still im not treated any more special than the next guy...:confused:
  2. TriPLandscaping

    TriPLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I am also looking into a open landscape trailer. I called about 15 trailer dealers. I am looking for a 6.5x16 brakes one axle 7000gvw. The lowest price I got was $1,499 and went all the way up to 2300. Those prices are 6.5x16 brakes one axle and 7000gvw. I even went to the trailer dealer where i bought two truck caps, and my present trailer and asked if they could cut my a deal(they want 2300 for the trailer) They said they would have to talk to the owner but they doubt it. I also called a dealer called leonard truck and trailer, they say they are the biggest trailer dealer in ohio. The guy I talked to souded very professional and was very interested in his sale. His price was 1599. I think i can work on the price with this guy. I think if you find a bigger trailer dealer you can get a deal specailly if you are going to purchase both trailers.
    Hope this helps.
  3. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    what type of trialers and where are you buying from?
  4. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    I have found that with most trailer dealers around here the price is the price. Even with used trailers, they still go for alot of money.

    I recently bought a new dump, after waiting for the whole winter/spring trying to find a used one. People just snap them up so quick. I have sold 2 open trailers before and they were sold within a week of putting them up for sale.

    When I bought the dump, the guy told me I was buying it at a good time cause come Hurricane season, the price goes up $500...

    There is just too much demand for any kind of trailer down here.....
  5. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    i have bought probably 6 or 7 trailers from my dealer i think they most they've ever taken off was like $200 on 2500 or $3000, and they acted like i was getting the trailer for free...
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I got my trailer at cost....a friend of mine sells them. In fact he has a screamin' deal on one now.....18ft enclosed w/full 4ft V nose, over-all lenght is 22+ft has a heavy duty rear ramp door, side door, vents, heavy duty flooring etc. he wants 5400.00 ITS BRAND NEW!!!! Pm me if interested.
  7. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    I just picked up a new 6.5 x 14 for $1200.00 yesterday
  8. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Try hecht trailers in toms river I've found there prices were better then most of the dealers in the area and they have alot in stock.

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