Why are people buying overpriced semi trucks?

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  1. Ownboss trucker

    Ownboss trucker Bobtail Member

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    I brand new Kenworth or freight liner cost about $160,000…..


    These delearships are selling used old trucks with 200k miles on them for $200,000 ….who’s dumb enough to buy that?
     
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  3. bonder45

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    Who says they are selling them? I read, class 8 truck sales are down 40% since January, and still sliding. I think the only ones buying BRAND new trucks, are fleets that require new trucks. I highly doubt many O/Os are buying any new trucks at that cost, more like throwing in the towel. You want a truck, THERES your market. There will be plenty to choose from soon.
     
  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    $160,000...??

    really...??

    i thought the going prices for new was like at about $200,000...???

    only dumbarses are paying that kind of money, like first time buyers that just gotta have it and be on thier own, and charge like 90¢ a mile to run it.
     
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    Just a quick check on FB Marketplace, there are oodles of decent pre-emission trucks for $20g's. And their prices have that "slash mark", so the "meltdown " has begun. 1984 W900, big sleeper, $24g's,, a '85 W900, $20g's( marked down from $26), even a decent 352 for $20g's. I'd say it's a buyers market,,if you're dumb enough to even think about that today.
     
  7. Judge

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    last new one i seen was $265,000.

    If i be good, it someone may win the lottery and park one out front.
    then i can whine and ask why they spent that kind of money on a truck, they could’ve given me the cash and in wouldn’t have to work.
     
  8. buddyd157

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    that's what i'd have done, griped about spending it on a depreciating object, over a nice home with land, that APPRECIATES in value...and of course retire.
     
  9. Judge

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    yeah, but people think I live to truck, not truck to live.
     
  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't call trucks that old at those prices a buyer's market. By the time the necessary work gets put into those trucks, you may as well have bought a more up to date truck.
     
  11. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Yes and no. It depends on the truck honestly. Besides you can limp a sick old iron along much further then a new plastic truck and can do a lot more of the work yourself.
     
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