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Old 06-09-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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I went looking for a new truck today and did not know my truck was so worthless and theirs was so good (money wise)
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Old 06-09-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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I went looking for a new truck today and did not know my truck was so worthless and theirs was so good (money wise)
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:19 PM   #3
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My way to beat any salesman at his game is this: I decide before I leave home what I must receive for my vehicle, and how much difference I can afford. Once I find out the price of the new vehicle I figure in my head exactly how much that difference is between vehicles. I then offer the difference. I say to them " I don't care what you price either your vehicle or mine at, I am willing to give only this difference." This takes away the salesmans tactics altogether, most are stunned and stammer around for a few minutes before bringing in thier boss, then the boss must either accept or reject your offer. This eliminates the numbers game. It works for me!
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:40 AM   #4
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Tom,

Have you considered selling your truck yourself? I've had good luck with my last few trucks, they sold at retail value from Internet advertisements.
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Old 06-10-2006, 11:10 AM   #5
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Yes Richard I have considered selling the truck myself. I wanted to drive one and see how it fit in the garage. I have nine foot wide doors and the truck mirrors cleared by a inch on each side. I think now I am going to buy a new truck and get the things I want off the old truck to put on the new one and then sell the old truck. I have done like Ray said before and on the last truck did very well. This time I went in not knowing what my was worth and they would sell theirs for. It was after I came home I found out how bad the deal was. It did not sound good there.
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Old 06-10-2006, 03:33 PM   #6
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Tom I part-time for several of the dealerships around Athens. We are having folks come in with nearly new trucks and trade them for small gas misers. I took a 06 2500 Chevy gaser 4wd auto with extended cab to the wholesale sale the other day because the previous owner could not (or would not) pay the price of gas to go in it. He traded this super nice truck (7200 miles) in for a runt and had to give money.
Sell yours yourself, cause the dealers figure it is their market on trades.
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I have sold the last two trucks we've owned myself. Actually, they sold themselves. Both times, people that worked for me asked about buying my truck before I was really ready to sell. I sold to each of these people for more than the T/I offered by dealers but less than the private sale given by the KBB, Edmunds or the third company(old man's disease, CRS). This worked out for both parties each time. In each case, the person buying the vehicle knew they were getting a well maintained truck. I also included a 30 day 50/50 warranty.

The problem with selling privately is some folks have no respect for you or your vehicle and may test drive it more vigorously than necessary.

I used to enjoy going to a car dealership and seeing how much I could talk the sales rep. down. Not anymore. It gives me a headache. I like to get everything ready from the computer, then go to the dealer.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The problem with selling privately is some folks have no respect for you or your vehicle and may test drive it more vigorously than necessary. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Never let anyone test drive your vehicle unless you ride along. When I sold my last truck, they came to my work and test drove it with me along for the ride. They drove real sensibly. It may have helped that I was wearing my Police uniform yes, they bought it!
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Old 06-14-2006, 04:03 PM   #9
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Today I called a GMC dealer that I saw a truck he had while I was down at the beach. The truck listed for over $47.000 and he will sell it for $42,000 plus tax. This does not count the $1500 rebate GM is giving on the truck. Now this is one I never heard before if you trade your truck and it a 99 or newer they will give another $1500 off the sticker. I bet they will still give me $1500 less for my truck than they would normally do. I like the GMC over the Chevy but that is just my personal choice.
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diandtom--
asked you a question on another thread here before I found this one.

What is wrong with your '06? Certainly if you trade so quickly you will lose a lot of money.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wingnut60:
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What is wrong with your '06? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wingnut,

Tom and Diane had an '03 Chevy and traded it for the '06 last week.
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Old 06-28-2006, 06:14 AM   #12
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Yes I did trade. I found a truck at a dealer that we bought from before and they gave me within a thousand of what I could sell it for. I would have had to buy the new truck and take the things off the old truck my self. They are going to take off the hitch and take off the Transflow tank and install it in the deal. I am happy with the truck and the deal, but did read today that GM is going to try to get rid of the 06 vehicles with some more rebates. I also got my truck from this dealer because I had great service from them before. Anytime you need to go somewhere while your is being serviced they will loan you something to drive.
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