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What site for buying used trucks? (besides plowsite)

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by mkwl, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    What sites (autotrader, etc.) would you guys recommend for buying 3/4 ton pickups from? I'm lookking for a GMC/Chevy/Ford/Dodge 3/4 ton diesel truck around $15000-20000, with long bed and reg cab.
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    i found mine on autotrader...... and many others i would have gone to look at if this one had fallen through.
     
  3. Whip

    Whip Member
    Messages: 87

    Don't know where you're located but there's Magnum truck sales on rte 57 in Port Murray. They usually have some nice rigs sitting there.
    http://www.truckshopper.com/nj/3206t/index.asp?dealerid=3206t
     
  4. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    There are a bunch of sites around: Alden Truck Ltd, National Truck Brokers, Nutmeg Truck.....
     
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I found my truck in an autotrader. You could also check the daily newspaper classified if you get the paper. Or even try ebay, there is a shop locally thing on there so you can find vehicles with in 100 miles.
     
  6. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Auto Trader is the Place

    Auto Trader is the Place, I purchased Two trucks an, SUV and an RV all on Auto trader, great place to research and compare! Don't be afraid of doing a national search, print the best deal that you find no matter where it is, then shop in the area you are willing to go to, use the best printed deal to negotiate. When doing this be prepared to walk, you'll see the salesman come arunning back to you!

    I drove ten hours each way to get my Excursion saved $15K from local stealer, best 20hours pay I ever earned!

    Jay
     
  7. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Since youre close to the CT & NY try the bargainnews.com

    Its mainly a CT thing, but ive seen a lot of stuff from RI & NY too.
     
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Try Truck shopper and and Truck trader magazines. Check ebay out as well. I have the most luck though when I am just out driving around checking out random dealerships.
     
  9. dRam2500CT

    dRam2500CT Member
    from USA
    Messages: 45

    Cars.com

    Edmunds.com

    Yahoo Autos

    Ebay Autos

    All some online places to look. Is one better than the other, I don't know.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2007
  10. BOSS550

    BOSS550 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Check out Truck N Trailer. They cover used trucks on the eastcoast. www.truckntrailer.com
     
  11. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Being 16 years old how are you gunna afford a $20,000 truck in high school i am 22 with a full time job and barely afford what i got. Oh well you'll give Pickering a job.
     
  12. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,573

    hey i am only 20 been in the business for 5 years and i have no problem affording what i have just remember to work hard and be honest with people do not try to take advantage of anyone that will bite you in the ass
     
  13. iplowmore154

    iplowmore154 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Try www.truckpaper.com you can search by class, weight, model, type body I have gotten 4 nice decent trucks from the leads on this site. It is only a dealer forum but good info and pics
     
  14. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

  15. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    im not trying to be a jerk but how are you going to afford a 20K truck and even if you can afford that what about insurance it is so expensive with young drivers. i am 20 and i would rather have an older truck with no payment because with snow plowing you never know if you will have the money for a payment in the winter. anyways idk if it is in your area but i found my truck on carsoup.com