At the end of my rope

Discussion in 'Waste Removal and Garbage Truck Driver Forum' started by RichardShipp, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    0 at the very least you kept the great truck you did buy for $25,000. Will it at least run a while to make some money? EDIT: I see now the motor let go. Was it that expensive to get one out of a boneyard or a long block from the dealer? I would still talk to some attorney. He can tell you if you are totally screwed or not. Maybe some judge in Civil court would take sympathy.
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    Reason for edit: Edited to remove religious statement.
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  3. Oakland Raiders Forever

    Oakland Raiders Forever Light Load Member

    Feb 24, 2020
    Poor guy. Handed over $25,000.
    When a man with money $ meets the man with the experience ... the man with the experience gets the money $ and the man with the money $ gets the experience.
    Hope the gentleman learned that it’s better to have $25,000 cash in hand than to not have $25,000 cash in hand. I can’t believe I’m about to say this but , this would have been better as a lease purchase. Ok kind and older wiser gentlemen why don’t we try your deal out for 1 month and we will see how EVERYTHING looks after that and we can then get down to serious contractual business obligations and go from there.

    I’m 100% debt free and plenty of bank account. Can’t tell you how it changes your life. Life becomes just fun activities to try out. If it ALL goes wrong ? Perfect time to take the week off , play some golf , walk on the beach , some heavy drinking , girl chasing etc etc and everything looks better a couple days in. America is good , real good.
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    That was my first thought; did the VIN number of the truck he wanted to buy, match the VIN number on the sale paperwork.
    A Dodge dealership in Nashville tried to pull that on me one time when I was looking at used SUV's.
    Liked the SUV and it test drove just fine. The salesman went inside the building while I stood by the car looking it over and thinking what a good deal I was getting. One of their mechanics came to me and asked why I'm messing with the car. Told him I'm buying it. He said, "That's a customers car that we have some work to do on it."
    The salesman was flapping his lips trying to fast talk me, so I got in my car and left without saying anything.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
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  5. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    Im not trying to make him feel anyway, im just telling the truth. Take it for what its worth.
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  6. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    No Im hoping it doesn't get moved, Im just trying to help. I can't do anything about his situation but, I guess when you're at the end of your rope encouragement does help.
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  7. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Heavy Load Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    You a mod now? Lol
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  8. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

    Apr 15, 2012
    Do you have to sort different materials or just 1 general material that is hauled to the landfill?
    Can you get your own contract to dump at the landfill?
    How many lbs to you have to dump in 1 week?
    Is your pickup worth any money?
    How is your credit?
    Is that broken truck allready gone to scrap?
    How creative are you in finding solutions?
  9. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

    Jan 25, 2017
    What's wrong with fairy tails ???
  10. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Ok, knock it off and let's help this person, not religious gibberish. There is so a G-d, but with stuff like this, you're on your own. I say, get another motor, and move on. They just paid more for startup, happens all the time. Guy I used to rent from, not too money savvy, buys a used Polaris 4x4, nice unit, test ride went fine, he gets it home, runs it until it gets hot , it starts knocking. He paid $2 grand for the 4x4, and another $2grand for a new motor, so he paid $4grand for a $3,000 dollar machine. They have the customers, heck, rent a packer if need be, but get back to it.
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  11. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
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