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  1. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    there is another way ... and that is wait until the new model is released and shipping. dealers will almost pay you to take old stock off their lots. When I bought my 15 Escape I was seriously looking at a 16. but they had 2015s in pretty close to the configuration I wanted for 15k off .. Made the decision pretty easy. I think I could still sell it for about what I paid maybe.

    my father spent his entire life buying used cars because he didn't want to pay that "off the lot" penalty. I was the same way for a long time. Pops never did understand why my generation wanted new shit. I am seriously looking at the 2019 Ranger because I need a truck and I don't need an F150. But I have decided I don't want to wait for it to show up on the used market and since I will likely drive it till it drops I am gonna eat the cost ..
     
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  2. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    some places that is the cost of a modest house ... in a lot of places it is half the cost of a nice house

     
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  3. HudsonFalcon

    HudsonFalcon Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Very true.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your Ranger. My dad and I have always been Ranger fans/owners. He has a GMC now and likes it but he'll be hard pressed to pass on the new Ranger.
     
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  4. STAMPEDE3

    STAMPEDE3 SAULS BROTHER Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The only reason I'm considering new is because I plan on keeping it 14 years like my current one. I'm still having a hard time justifying it.
     
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  5. FJohnny

    FJohnny Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Have they really raised the selling price of trucks? Or just raised the MSRP?

    On black Friday week my brother picked up an '18 F-150. The dealer's advertised offer was 25% off MSRP on any vehicle. The final selling price took several additional thousand $ off of that. Maybe at least in part it's a marketing gimmick so they can always advertise a BIG SALE THIS WEEK ONLY! (And next week, too and so on.....). People love to think they are getting a bargain but if no one ever pays full price your discount isn't really real, is it?

    Got to admit my brother felt pretty good about his deal even after I explained how Obama had just artificially raised his MSRP. Thanks, Obama.

    Sure is a nice truck.
     
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  6. coposrv

    coposrv Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The cost of new trucks is down right stupid. I sold off all my plow accounts and my last f350. It just wasn’t worth it anymore. After insurance and labor on top of a truck loan I wouldn’t make enough to justify dealing with it.


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    HudsonFalcon Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Wow. When I see those big trucks I figured the only way to really justify the payment is to use them for work and you're saying even that's not enough. That's crazy.
     
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    The problem with buying used is that if the cost of new trucks is higher the used cost also goes up. The prices of used cars and trucks these days is just as insane.
     
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    For me yeah. Even a rclb was mid 40k. A good winter season for me I would gross 20-25k. After insurance fuel sand and a driver it wasn’t worth the hassle anymore.


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  10. rborden

    rborden Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Another reason prices are so high is because people keep paying it.

    In 1995 a fully loaded Chevy Silverado 4x4 extended cab, shortbed went for $25,900.
     
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  11. tt335ci03cobra

    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    1635 through 1912, inflation totaled 16%. National debt rose and was repaid. 277 year span. Population went from a few hundred to almost 100 million. That’s 1,000,000 times of population growth. Went from subsistence farming to trains and planes. Even had working math for a hydrogen bomb.

    1912 through today, 2600% inflation. USA population is about 350,000,000 so 3 and a half times of population growth.

    Those are the facts, no hit me with the tech-books characterization of how I’m stupid. I’m all ears.

    Back to these truck prices, buy that $80k truck today, watch it sink to $20k in 5 years, then line up sweaty palmed and slightly fatter for the $145,000 bargain that the 2025 will be! If that sounds like a fools idea...
     
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    Still cheaper by far to buy used.
     
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    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This. Let the new market depress. As much as those jobs matter, if our country keeps buying into this inflation scam, you’ll end up with average cars and trucks into the entry house range

    Oh, wait... unless you live in a big city, you can already buy a house for what a loaded new truck costs 0.o

    So buy the house and pick up a used truck. But wait MTV generation isn’t gonna be impressed by that...
     
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    It’s as if people who have had to balance a budget and maintain a business speak a different language when money is involved.

    The average employee says someone else can deal with it. Debt so that I can be comfortable is my wealth.

    The successful business owner knows they’ll go belly up thinking like that.

    The sacrifices we make today can be levied to secure a future of ease tomorrow.
     
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  15. rborden

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    I can't believe dealerships and private parties want $20,000+ for a used Tacoma with 100,000 miles.
     
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    Thank Woodrow Wilson.


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    why would I do that? everybody knows this about you already.
     
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    Screw-Rice I like BBC Established Member

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    The new truck prices are crazy. In my area how ever people want top dollar for used trucks. I’m sure I could look in other states but I really don’t have the time to drive or fly out to some random persons house or a dealer and risk finding something that doesn’t meet my expectations.

    Usually I will try to buy at the end of the year and get good deals on something off the lot.
     
  20. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    **** new truck prices. It’s sody pop and the like we should be worried about. Used to be able to walk uphill (both ways) to the local drive-in (didn’t have a car, because that was a luxury of the rich folk) and get a tall fountain sody pop for a shiny nickel.

    Is this the new weekly topic? Seems so. To compare house prices to vehicles is silly. Yeah I could have bought two new houses in Emporia, KS for the price of my truck. But it is Emporia...a bum-**** town with shit to do and it’s KS.

    When did SVTP go from guys that bench 400, have a 13” dong, and bitches galore to a bunch of geriatrics bitching about “kids these days”?!
     

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