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Question on a price?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by clncut, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    I run a small lawn care business and Im looking into plowing next winter. Ive found a used vehicle and was curious as to what you guys thought.

    97 GMC 1500 4x4
    305 engine
    75550 miles
    has a western 7'6" plow that is included
    body looks fairly good, small crease in the bottom of the passenger side door and interior is decent

    Ill be looking at the eng with a buddy of mine who works on vehicles to give me his input.

    They are asking 11,000 for this and are willing to come down in price. What do you guys think?
  2. jrich01

    jrich01 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 55

    Look the truck up at www.kbb.com

    I checked it out with the info you put and i got trade in value at around $5,600.

    Hope that helps
  3. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    sounds really high

    the 97 should be a pretty good truck though if you can weasel em down quite a bit
  4. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Anyone else? I was thinking of offering 8000.00:confused:
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Looks are immaterial. Engine, transmission and front suspension are the key components. Pay particular attn to the transmission, transfer, ball joints and shocks.