Why would anyone do this? New parts before returning the truck?

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  1. Underwater trucker

    Underwater trucker Bobtail Member

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    Ran into another guy getting ready to return a truck to a lender, but this guy was replacing things such as the windshield and batteries before turning it in. He said he’d get more than the cost returned to his bottom line at the auction. But with all the corruption built up in the world over the past few centuries, does anyone really think this poor guy won’t get the same rock bottom hosing either way?
     
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  3. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Are you asking for friend ? o_O
     
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  4. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    A little confused....are you saying this guy is doing a voluntary repo on his financed truck and he knows it will be auctioned off to satisfy the monies owed ? Therefore. he thinks sprucing up his truck a bit to get more $$$ at auction is to his benefit ?
     
  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Road Train Member

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    There's a definite break in the chain of logical decisions there.
     
  6. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Where are you hanging out that you run into these folks?
     
  7. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Paying your bills is the easiest way to not get hosed….
     
  8. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    I'm that way ... when I borrow other people's property I like to return it in better shape then I received it. Notice the defeatism in your language ? " with all the corruption built up in the world " Maybe a person with many defeats and problems in there life will feel that way. I feel with all the opportunities that have become evident in our country it is kinda hard to fail. But back to your ? , yes maybe he thinks the pain of a repo will be less if the equipment is in better condition. I don't know I've never had a repo.
     
  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    It won't make a difference, the amount of money that these trucks bring is sometimes barely gives a recovery of funds for the lender.
     
  10. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I’m guessing it’s the 2017 Glider Columbia that has $115k owed on it that we’re talking about here?
     
  11. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    That makes as much sense as trying to rescue a fish from drowning. And frankly i dont care if its prettyed up if i buy at an auction i tend to assume its there for a #### reason. And if someone has prettyed it up id lowball the bid just because id be concerned someone was trying to hide something.
     
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