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Help me decide Is this a good deal

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I have a line on a 2001 cummins 2500 ex cab with a 7 1/2 boss plow Only used for personal drives

    It has 100,500 miles the injector pump and trans were replace by warranty at the dealer ship at 70,000 miles

    Has new exhaust,battery,tires,brakes.

    Only thing it needs is the plow lights fixed they dont turn on, worse case I buy a new wiring harness.

    He is firm on the price I have tried everything to get him down but he wont budge on the price


    He is selling it for $12.750 firm

    Hasn't been driven much in the past 2 years because this guys brother passed away and it was his truck, and he is just trying to part with it


    I think its a great deal but I want to hear from the other experts
     
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,977

    With the truck market as it is, I think it's about $3,000 too high.
     
  3. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    The funny thing is here in Michigan where the economy has been in the pooper for a long time, people are still selling these truck for way more then this.Well I should say trying to sell
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Thats the key words......"trying to sell"
     
  5. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Like stated above too much for that truck
     
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,977

    Plus, you really should have been looking about 4 months ago. It's going to be hard to find a deal on a plow truck at the beginning of plow season, now you'll have to hope that there's no snow, so guys will be going broke, which also most likely means you'll have less money as well.

    Look up the value on kbb.com, or other website. Look for the same truck on craigslist or ebay. You'll find values.
     
  7. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I would of loved to buy 4 months ago but I just go the money so I am up against the wall:realmad::realmad:
     
  8. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    little high 3/4 here are selling way lower plus the 3000 for used plow and thats high
     
  9. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    LOL, every plow truck that I have ever gone and looked at has been for "personal use". Never believe that line.
     
  10. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    yeah thats an understatement it was driven by a person so it is personal use
     
  11. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    TOO HIGH and you gotta consider if it hasnt been driving in 2 years thats not nessally a good thing. trucks are made to be used and all the working parts be in motion sitting for that long things can sezze up and seals get dry rotted on truck & plow
     
  12. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    I'd be kind of wondering why the tranny needed replacing at 70,000 miles even if it wasnt commerically plowing.
     
  13. stauffer.80

    stauffer.80 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Was it only driven on Sundays by a little old lady also?

    Just remember, Dodge wasn't known for their great transmissions, especially on a cummins.