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Old 01-24-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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Whats up everybody? I've been trying to sell my truck for almost a year now and I haven't had much luck. I've put the truck on craigslist, cars.com, autotradedrs etc. No luck.... One of them I would have ended up having to pay for after a certain amount of time. Some key things to point out are its low mileage, smooth ride, in great condition etc. I have attached a more detailed ad. If you're interested or know anyone who would be, please do let me know. This is coming from Long Island by the way. DODGERAM.jpg
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:55 PM   #2
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Generally two reasons why things don't sell....

Price too high....

Something's wrong with it....

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It could be priced right, but usually people don't buy cars that are several 10s of thousands of dollars from other people. It's a lot easier to go to a dealer, have them help get a loan, or get a loan from your bank. The most important thing though is a warranty when spending that much money.
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Generally three reasons why things don't sell....

Price too high....

Something's wrong with it....

It's a Dodge....

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It could be priced right, but usually people don't buy cars that are several 10s of thousands of dollars from other people. It's a lot easier to go to a dealer, have them help get a loan, or get a loan from your bank. The most important thing though is a warranty when spending that much money.
Well the model in which it is starts at over $42,000. So, you could either spend close to $50,000 when it's all said and done, or for just about half that amount, buy one that's in brand new condition and not have to go through those games dealerships love to play with you.
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Looks like its priced too high. New i only paid $42k for the Platinum F150 fully load. If that thing was $50k and that's what they gave you they see you coming a mile away. Looks pretty much a stripped model.

Check to see what your dealers are selling that model used for as an example here's what a quick search of a 2011 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 5.5 ft bed 60k miles comes up as pretty loaded through dealer at $21,500 and thats dealer pricing. They add about 3K+ on top of private sale prices.

I have no idea what the full spec of your truck is and that's important as loaded models can cost $20k more than stripped models.

So you should be in the area of about $18k if you had a truck the same model as the one above.
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Looks like its priced too high. New i only paid $42k for the Platinum F150 fully load. If that thing was $50k and that's what they gave you they see you coming a mile away. Looks pretty much a stripped model.

Check to see what your dealers are selling that model used for as an example here's what a quick search of a 2011 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 5.5 ft bed 60k miles comes up as pretty loaded through dealer at $21,500 and thats dealer pricing. They add about 3K+ on top of private sale prices.

I have no idea what the full spec of your truck is and that's important as loaded models can cost $20k more than stripped models.

So you should be in the area of about $18k if you had a truck the same model as the one above.
Originally I had it at $26,000, then I lowered it to $25,000, and now most recently I've put it at $24,500. I feel that is the lowest I can go because I need to leave wiggle room for negotiating. I can assure you though the mileage is less than 60k. About half of that I believe.

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Originally I had it at $26,000, then I lowered it to $25,000, and now most recently I've put it at $24,500. I feel that is the lowest I can go because I need to leave wiggle room for negotiating. I can assure you though the mileage is less than 60k. About half of that I believe.
That millage will really help. Its crazy the difference between a 30k mile truck and 60k mile truck. Sounds like your just below avg for that year so that should help.
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That millage will really help. Its crazy the difference between a 30k mile truck and 60k mile truck. Sounds like your just below avg for that year so that should help.
Yeah that's what I've been counting on. Thanks for your input.
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You don't have enough detail in the description.
As BCC pointed out, what model is it? SLT, Longhorn, Laramie.

Just my opinion, but for that money it needs to have every option that was available that year.
It's a 1500 which means there are a lot to choose from.
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You don't have enough detail in the description.
As BCC pointed out, what model is it? SLT, Longhorn, Laramie.

Just my opinion, but for that money it needs to have every option that was available that year.
It's a 1500 which means there are a lot to choose from.
It's a Laramie with Crew Cab and also is equipped with a hitch.
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You really need leather and nav to get them prices too. Them options alone can add $5-6k to a new price and on used as much as $3k.
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I would change up the ad. First change the name. For 2011 it is just Ram, not Dodge. and it is Crew cab not King cab. What model is it? Also what type of transmission is it? Manual or auto? Put the actual mileage in the ad. Also correct any spelling like alloy, you have allow. Also I would put a side photo.

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So what is the mileage? What is the price? I don't waste time when purchasing a vehicle if a guy doesn't even have those two things in it.
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So what is the mileage? What is the price? I don't waste time when purchasing a vehicle if a guy doesn't even have those two things in it.
Less than 40k miles and $24,500.

If you read the discussions, you would have seen it stated though.
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I would change up the ad. First change the name. For 2011 it is just Ram, not Dodge. and it is Crew cab not King cab. What model is it? Also what type of transmission is it? Manual or auto? Put the actual mileage in the ad. Also correct any spelling like alloy, you have allow. Also I would put a side photo.
Yeah, this is the ad I used on the the sites like autotrader and cars.com, so I just put it in the section they had on there. Thanks for the tips nonetheless.
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Less than 40k miles and $24,500.



If you read the discussions, you would have seen it stated though.

I thought you said less than 60k miles?
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Less than 40k miles and $24,500.

If you read the discussions, you would have seen it stated though.
You were wondering why you haven't had any luck in a year. That's one reason.

The other reason is that the vehicle is only worth what someone will pay. Its obviously too high. At 15k it will sell tomorrow.
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I think a big factor in trying to sell something for $25,000 to a stranger on the internet is just that fear of the unknown. If it's such a great truck, why are you selling it? Maybe it has some horrible hidden defect. Maybe you could throw in a vehicle service contract for a year. How much would that cost? Probably pretty cheap on a young truck with low mileage. Check out EasyCare.

Otherwise, you will have to cut the price drastically until greed overcomes fear. You don't want to do that.
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All 7 posts in this thread...

Did you join this site just to try to sell your truck?

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