Best way to sell your truck for top dollar

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  1. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    My wife has about had it with life on the road and I’m not far behind. We have a 2018 Volvo 780 with about 440,000 miles we bought new and have maintained well. Trucks seem to be in short supply these days so I was thinking $100,000 might be possible. I was going to list it on FB marketplace and Craigslist and see what happens. Is there a better way?
     
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  3. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I’m sure it’ll sell within a few days for 100k. @Wespipes and @SteveScott sold their trucks recently...
     
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  4. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    Do you know how they advertised theirs?
     
  5. Wespipes

    Wespipes Road Train Member

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    I posted mine on Craigslist, FB pages for selling trucks, comerical truck trader, and truck paper

    Craigslist; I posted in all the major ares around where I live. Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, st louis. Not a single reply

    FB pages; how I sold the truck. Got A LOT of hate people laughing, etc etc. A ton of low bids. I politely refused. After about 24 hrs I had 3 serious buyers. I picked the first one who said he had the cash and was on his way. By the time he got here(next day, he flew in from Nebraska. I'm in Tennessee) I had 3 more buyers ready to send me cash without even looking at the truck and told me to call if he passed on the truck.

    Comerical truck trader; paid for the premium. Took 24 hrs to post. Got 1 email. It was already too late guy was on his way to buy

    Truck paper; with them you post, then they call you. Your post doesn't go live until they've called you. Truck was already sold by the time they called me

    Sold a 2019 pete 389 185k miles for 210k
     
  6. SteveScott

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    Sold my truck and trailer together on Craislist within 24 hours of posting it. Don't be shy about asking too much for it. As soon as mine sold, I realized that I could have gotten $15k to $20k more for them which would have been about what I paid for them both new. Buyers are absolutely desperate right now. I'm very happy I'm not in that position right now needing a truck and/or trailer.
     
  7. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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  8. Siinman

    Siinman Medium Load Member

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    Will hopefully be selling mine in February. Just keeping an eye out on how everyone is doing.
     
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  9. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Heavy Load Member

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    Truck Paper sucks for the small guy. It's über expensive too. They forced me to provide them with a shop that has worked on my trailer to vouch for me before they would even post the ad also.
     
  10. Ridgeline

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    Say it ain’t so midnight!

    truck paper is also a good place.

    Yep you can get a $100k out of it.

    Your records and pictures … lots of pictures is Important.

    clean it to the point you can eat off the floor.
     
  11. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    :eek:
     
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