Ever been a worse time in recent history to buy a truck?

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  2. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    That's just ridiculous. What did one of those go for new in 2018, I'm guessing about that much?
     
  3. Badmon

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    Is someone really going to buy it for that much wow
     
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  4. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    A sucker born every minute. There was a nicely redone 359 on there a while back, still had the old B Cat, wasn't Unibilted, they were asking 160k, wasn't on there for 2 months even.
     
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    Makes me wonder how some of these grown adults have survived this long making those kinds of financial decisions maybe they know something I dont
     
  6. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    That 359 I can just about understand spending that kind of money if you have a pile of cash and good steady freight, it won't lose all of its value if rates drop. That Freightliner is about to be nothing but headaches, downtime, and repair bills, rates drop and it will lose half it's value overnight.
     
  7. Long FLD

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    Seems like many assume that only one truck owner ops buy trucks. There’s not much you can do if you’re growing and expanding unless you can use power only o/o’s to help you. A friend of mine from home has been growing over the last year and expanding into different areas and for the most part he’s been able to use o/o’s but did buy a couple trucks last year while waiting for the ones he ordered to come in. He’s also bought used trailers to use while waiting for new ones to show up. But he’s also going after contracts that are a million plus gallons of product per week.
     
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    It’s crazy…..
     
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    And if he would have included the belt buckle he could have got $500,000.

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  10. Rubber duck kw

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    There's a same era Freighliner FLC120 I think it is on there for 70k. There has been a few nice old A model KWs with Cats on there for 120 or so that don't hang around very long either. Everything is just priced stupid right now. I specced a nice new hopper just for ####s and giggles a month or so ago, came up with 86 thousand dollars for one with power everything, all the lights, and disc brakes. 86k freaking bucks for a simple white wall hopper, I about ran out of there screaming rape. I'd hate to know what they think an all stainless one is worth.
     
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