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What would you pay for this 550??

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cat320, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    I just saw a very nice truck for sale near me so i went to looks at it>The specs on it are:

    2002 ford XL f550 Diesel ,auto,4 X 4 1K miles.Custome built 12' Dominator body 10 hoist,banks turbo,after market rear suspention,banks turbo charger,computer chip,5" exhaust ,4:88 rears,hidden strobes And still has more but too much to list.

    My question is what would any one pay for such a truck This guy is asking $56K for it.

    Now I told him that I could get an F750 fully loaded with and auto and rated gvw at 33K for probably less.

    So what would any one pay for that truck do you think that he is high or is that a reasonable price for it???
  2. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    It does sound a lil high to me. I am shocked by these trucks prices anyways. My buddy down the street just bought a f450xlt V10 with a 10ft dump grain body similar to a dominator with elec. tarp 4*4 auto and 9ft fisher MM2 plow for about 50k. So take the psd and subtract the Xl add the mods and subtract plow and it will be right around $50k.
    Remember it is used and its a buyers market. Go price a new one, i know its $2500 cashback or 0% for 36 on the 02 PSD's.
  3. hoagie

    hoagie Member
    Messages: 64

    Thats WAY high... I wouldn't touch it.

    Sounds like this guy dumped all his $$ into the truck in aftermarket goodies, and is trying to recoup on a sale.

    You could get a REAL good deal on a brand new 7.3 leftover right about now. Save yourself about $11k.
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I looked at an '02 leftover last week. MSRP on the chassis was about $39,000 a body shouldn't cost more than $8000. I think he's way out of line. I've got to wonder why he's put all those performance items on a 550 anyways. It might be beat up, even with 1000 miles.
  5. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    That's what i was woundering too.This truck has sat there all last summer.Here is the guys number if any one would like to ask why he put so much into a work truckxxxxxxxxxxxx I almost choked when he told me the price .Like every one said you can get a left over 7.3 for less right now.

    So I take it that any smart person will not buy this truck may be seeing it again at a lower price in the want advertser.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 6, 2003

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Cat is this a dealer? If it is, then he's clearly high and it will be sitting for sometime (he's hoping the winter gets real busy!). If its a private seller than my guess is he figures he made a mistake for some reason by buying this and pride is keeping him from being realistic with the price. Are you looking just for long bodies with these trucks? BTW did it have a plow? If not what type of plow are you considering?

    Maybe snow on Friday :drinkup: .
  7. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    JD no it did't have a plow but was 4x4 ,it was a private seller would prefere a 9' body if i was to get one just for lot manuveability when plowing,I am cosidering a blizzard or a fisher but have not got that far to worrie about it yet.We should see 4"+ here for snow we shall see.:)
  8. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    There was a new '02 F-550 at the Connex show very similar to what you described with dump body by Dejana for about $39,000 complete. It was dark metallic green. I couldn't believe the price was that low!
  9. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    that sounds like a steel compared to what this guy wants.
  10. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    just to tell you how far out this guy is ,I was just looking at a flyer for my local for dealer he has :
    2003 F650 XLT
    Auto with 210 cat ,5-7 yard body crome front bumper and grill .

    This truck will carry more tow more and has a better inside than that 550 All for the price of $43K and change so he will be sitting on that truck for quite awhile .
  11. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    Cat320, true, but the F550 is 4wd and the F650's only come in 2wd I think. That would make for a really big price difference I would think. Mike
  12. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    that is true the 650 is only 2wd but your getting more truck for the money the only thing your realy getting with the 550 is 4x4 and i do like the size for what i would use one for but one is a year newer it is and xlt the other is not it can carry more and pull more and if you do big lots or streets you could get away with out the 4x4 for less money.Well just my way of thinking then you could get a 550 from a dealer at a lower price .
  13. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    The 4x4 option costs between 3-$4000. The guys seems like he's trying to get back every penny he's put into it.
  14. hoagie

    hoagie Member
    Messages: 64


    Build your own 550, buy new and save yourself big $$. A comparable '02 F550 4x4 xl w/ a 4.88 is around $39k and thats just MSRP.... you can knock about $3k off of that.

    Add $7650 for a Dominator body (installed) w/ 10ton hoist from Dejana and you can have a brand new one for about $44,000. BTW, a dominator is not the best choice for a plow truck. I have one and am seriously thinking about getting rid of it. http://www.rugbymfg.com

    Who the heck needs an aftermarket rear suspension on an F550?:confused: And a banks turbo on a truck w/ 1k miles?

    Cat... you should ask this guy if he's been smoking crack.
  15. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    well it sounded like he was when i called him.I just about laughed at him and said i could get a better and bigger truck for less money.I thought that he might be selling this becuase it sat there all summer i would see it parked all the time.
  16. 02 F550

    02 F550 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    bought my 02 550 xl all built with 9ft utility body for what a 350xlt list price is, yup my cuzin is a ford finance manager :D
  17. KatWalk

    KatWalk Member
    Messages: 83

    Decola....where is he the finance manager

    I'm in Georgetown, Mass......where is he the manager?? that is about the same exact truck that I am looking for. I am trying to hold out until Mascon to try and buy a show special if I am lucky. That is a month away though. Any input would be appreciated
  18. AboveParLDC

    AboveParLDC Junior Member
    Messages: 6


    I was just wondering why you don't advise having a dominator body on a plow vehicle? I haven't had any experience with the dominator body but other rack bodies. In the near future I'm going to be looking for either a mason dump or a rack with the dominator body. If you got rid of your dominator body, what type of body would you want to put on?
    Thanks for the Info

  19. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    Adam ,I think that if your plowing highway or streets there would be no problem but if your in a more confined area or small lots visability is a factor.That's what i would think the dominator body is a rack but you can't take off the sides. If i was to be using the truck for both winter plowing and summer massonary i would would go with a 9' body with high sides that can be removed in the winter.
  20. hoagie

    hoagie Member
    Messages: 64

    Yep... the dominator is just too big (8'wide), and you cannot take off any sides. It's also heavy... it's 2200lbs empty.

    It's awesome in the summer... you can fit tons of everything in there, and the side door is very convenient. But for a sanding truck... I don't think so. I don't have one yet, but it looks like it will be a pain to put a sander in the back.

    I'd probably just go w/ a regular mason body like cat320 said. Something that could have the sides taken off in winter, and on in the summer. Probably a stainless steel one too.