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Old 03-18-2014, 12:57 PM   #41
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PIKE Electric, which is a huge construction company based here locally, bought out an electrical company in Texas. They shipped 'all' of their equipment back here and sold it off cheap!

All of the pick ups were early 2000's white ford f250's with big black front bumpers and black head ache bar with a lot of lights.

Every third truck around here now is a former Texas truck.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #42
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I think I may have found a deal I'm going to check out.

A plain jane 1999 F250 - regular cab with 8 ft bed. Has enough power to tow one of my trailers. 96k on the dash. Was used to run appliances.
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It's tough to find a decent work truck that doesn't have a ton of miles. I searched in the end of 2012 and early 2013 for 4 used crew cab work trucks. Eventually found them on cars.com or autotrader.com. I would run a search a few times a week for crew cab long beds with vinyl floors. Found 3 Chevy 2500's and a ford f-250 all between 80k and 110k from $17k to $19k. One was a short box most I had to drive 2-3 hours from home to pick up. No great deals but all pretty nice trucks, they'll do for a few more years I hope. Good luck guys it's quite the pia.
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I think I may have found a deal I'm going to check out. A plain jane 1999 F250 - regular cab with 8 ft bed. Has enough power to tow one of my trailers. 96k on the dash. Was used to run appliances.
Watch the front ends on those usually wobble if they haven't been babied!!
I was looking too but at the end of the day it's cheaper in the long run to buy a new truck!
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Just remembered about this so late notice but if you guys are looking for used trucks there are a ton of late models in the Ritchie Bros. North East, MD sale tomorrow. Looks like a big outfit in PA is downsizing or shutting it down and have a ton of trucks in this sale.
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Just remembered about this so late notice but if you guys are looking for used trucks there are a ton of late models in the Ritchie Bros. North East, MD sale tomorrow. Looks like a big outfit in PA is downsizing or shutting it down and have a ton of trucks in this sale.
I wish I would have caught this!! Lots of good deals - lots of not so good looking deals though...

I bet a lot of those high mile gassers were bought for parts. At those prices how could you not buy them
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Ended up getting this. 03 2500 with 110k. Anything over 100k always worried me but it's what I was looking for. $6100.00
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I wish I would have caught this!! Lots of good deals - lots of not so good looking deals though...

I bet a lot of those high mile gassers were bought for parts. At those prices how could you not buy them
I didn't stick around for the vehicles. Had a few pcs of equipment I was looking at but just like all rb sales they went pretty high. I can imagine some of the newer stuff went pretty high, there were a ton of people there. Couple of the things I was looking at went almost double what I would have paid.
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Ended up getting this. 03 2500 with 110k. Anything over 100k always worried me but it's what I was looking for. $6100.00
That's a pretty straight looking truck. 10 years old and only 110k I would say it was babied.
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...and a sleeper cab for those really long commutes!
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This is what I ended up with.



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Nice. What are the details on it?
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This is what I ended up with.
Nice score!

With that brush guard it looks like the rigs that oil companies run.

What are the specs?
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$12,000
Duramax
Lt package
200k


I have to get it in Texas the weekend after next.
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$12,000
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I have to get it in Texas the weekend after next.
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Man I had trouble spending 6 on a truck with over 100k. I don't know if I could do twelve for one with 200k even if diesel.

I'm sure a 9 year old truck in Texas is in much better shape than a 9 year old truck here though.

My next one I'll definitely be considering looking down south.
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A diesel should run 500k vs a gaser getting 200k
The problem here is anything with 200k is a rust bucket. So I'll put another 100k on it in the next 4 years, and get another one.

And yeah john. I've been playing phone tag with the dealer, I need him to send me the title so I can register it, then fly down and drive it back
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A diesel should run 500k vs a gaser getting 200k
The problem here is anything with 200k is a rust bucket. So I'll put another 100k on it in the next 4 years, and get another one.

And yeah john. I've been playing phone tag with the dealer, I need him to send me the title so I can register it, then fly down and drive it back
You must not be around well maintained gas engines. I have run three over 350k miles before selling and they ran like a top no issues at all.

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A diesel should run 500k vs a gaser getting 200k
The problem here is anything with 200k is a rust bucket. So I'll put another 100k on it in the next 4 years, and get another one.

And yeah john. I've been playing phone tag with the dealer, I need him to send me the title so I can register it, then fly down and drive it back
With my past gas and diesel vehicles (excluding my Jetta that threw a rod) they all rotted away around the engine.
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You must not be around well maintained gas engines. I have run three over 350k miles before selling and they ran like a top no issues at all. Cole
What year was the last one? How many times did you pull it apart. Anyone could drive 1,000,000 in one if they want to fix it enough. I'm very on top of maintaining vehicles, and 204k was the most I've ever gotten out of a gas (chevy 350) and 118k was the least (ford 302) I also had a dodge that went through 2 trannys and blew the motor at 140k. But maintaining or not, you're not going to get those miles out of a gaser unless you want to constantly dump large amounts of money into them

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