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I'm looking to sell my pickup truck, seen in this userpic lurking in front of Devil's Tower. It's a 1996 Chevy S-10 LS with a cap on the back. The LS has a slightly longer cab (there are fold-down jumpseats on the side behind the split bench seats) and a slightly shorter bed (I want to say 6 feel long). It does not have A/C. Manual transmission. It has a tow hitch. It's got 133000 miles on it, and no major problems that I know of. It's in (I think) impressively good shape for a 20 year old truck, partly because it's spent most of the past 10 or so years as a spare truck only used occasionally. Now that I have swapped the Mini for a Honda Fit, I expect fewer occasions, so it's time to send the truck off to other adventures. Edmunds.com seems to think it's worth about $2K but that seems remarkably optimistic.

Date: 2016-11-19 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chhotii.livejournal.com
Yes, that seems absurdly optimistic. When I tried to sell Rich's Scion to the Toyota dealer-- at well less than half the age and half the miles of your truck-- they offered $500. Insulting! I did sell it privately for a lot more but that took a while. I didn't even bother selling the VW. I knew people interested in buying the VW but when I told them the Edmunds price they jeered, so I gave it to NPR which sold it at auction for about 1/5 the Edmunds "value". (This was before VW's cheating became known, so that wasn't a factor.)

Date: 2016-11-21 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmd.livejournal.com
Well, dealers are always going to offer well under the private sale price. The mini was valued at slightly above the truck, and the local used car dealer offered me $1100, I think. Ideally, I'd like to sell the truck for enough to get a good set of roof racks for the Fit, but that may be too optimistic.

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