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#43701 - 10/20/04 05:46 PM New Truck
Fred Offline
Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
I bought a new truck to put into service last week and fell into a deal. I had been dealing on a 2004 Chevy HD 3/4T 2x4 for a week and finally made the deal. The dealer was transferring the truck from another dealership and asked for a "good faith" deposit. I wrote them a check and they said I would have the truck in 2 days. 2 days later they called and said they were sorry but the other dealer had sold the truck out from under me and they couldn't find another 04 2x4 3/4T truck with standard cab/8' bed. I told the dealer he had better find something for the price we agreed on because he had my check and I had his receipt. 2 hours later he came back to me with a 2004 2500HD w/towing package, AC, tilt, cruise 4x4 for the same money as the 2x4 we were dealing on. I told him I would accept it if I had it by end of business the next day. He agreed and now I have a $29,950.00 truck for $19,875.00! I have always heard about some lucky slob getting a deal because the dealer made a mistake but I never thought I'd get to be that lucky slob! It's my first brand new truck in about 10 years and it feels great. Not that anyone out there cares, I just needed to brag a little.
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#43702 - 10/20/04 05:55 PM Re: New Truck
capt al Offline
Registered: 06/20/04
Posts: 203
Loc: Norton, Ma USA
Fred, congratulations on the new truck. Hope you get many good years from it. Great deal. Sometimes it's nice to be able to brag.

#43703 - 10/20/04 07:19 PM Re: New Truck
BigB Offline
Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 727
Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
Fred that's a really bad truck, all sorts of problems with them already. You better bring it over to my place right away and I'll take it off your hands.
#43704 - 10/20/04 09:02 PM Re: New Truck
Norstarr Offline
Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 89
Loc: Wi
Fred, Aren't you out to make a profit? I'll give you 21,875.00 if it's delivered. You could then go and do the same thing again and in a very short time you would have a new truck all paid for. How about It?
#43705 - 10/21/04 04:46 AM Re: New Truck
velect Offline
Registered: 05/01/04
Posts: 79
Loc: st joseph mi usa
The sad part is........they probably still made money
#43706 - 10/21/04 04:54 AM Re: New Truck
Fred Offline
Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
You bet they still made money.
#43707 - 10/21/04 08:13 AM Re: New Truck
DougW Offline
Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Sounds like as good deal - congrats!
#43708 - 10/21/04 11:43 AM Re: New Truck
Steve McKinney Offline
Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 80
Loc: Marion, Illinois
Way to go Fred! Sometimes all this is actually worth it!
#43709 - 10/21/04 05:01 PM Re: New Truck
sparkync Offline
Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 811
Loc: NC
I spent about a month in the library and different things trying to figure out how to beat the car salesman, before we went shopping for a car. I think he still got me Steve
#43710 - 10/21/04 05:09 PM Re: New Truck
arseegee Offline
Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 321
Loc: Statesboro, GA USA
Having a 04' 2500HD myself, keep the money you saved for gas! You'll need it.
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