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10-12-06, 08:53 PM   #1  
If you don't mind the travel......

Hello to all, finally got my used 2002 Chevy Silverado. I had bought it online at one of those popular online auctions (not trying to advertise) It was the best deal I could've hoped for. The truck is imaculate shape and look as though it came off the showroom floor. The best part was that I bought at about 2 or 3 thousand below trade-in value. Instead of paying about a thousand to have it shipped to me, I went ahead and flew to the location and driving it back home. It is definitely something to look into and very well be worth it. Supply and demand for your particular vehicle may have some hot and cold spots around the country and if you take a little time and try some areas you may find some good deals thats more affordable even with travel costs.

 
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10-13-06, 04:21 AM   #2  
Congrats on the purchase. It's always nice to hear good news as apposed to bad.

 
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10-14-06, 09:31 PM   #3  
thanks mattison. I'm still excited about my purchase. This is the first in my vehicle buying life that I'm actually still happy with my purchase. After being screwed around so much in the past especially the one before this recent one. I made a promise to myself not to be taken again. I'm no expert in this field, but I didn't feel like I needed to be. I have 2 friends that had asked to help them out with their purchase and I enjoy doing research. This time I can actually say that I had a great time from start to finish. If I can be of any help I'll try because I learned alot through this experience.

One of favorites that I like to do when dealing with a salesman is to ask him questions that I already know the answers to. I like to hear the crap they come with. A rule in my mind ( if they'll bs you in the lot, they'll bs on the deal) I found that tactic played a big part of feeling out the salesman.

One more trick that I did once was show up at about 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon with a huge cup of starbucks coffee. The look on the salesman face was worth taking a picture. Physicolgical warfare on my part. The sales guy was about to knock off for the day and was not looking forward to staying the day. I got the sales manager alot quicker. It didn't work out because they're stubborn with their so-called "internet deals" btw that vehicle is still collecting dust.

Like I said this can be fun and I'm helping two friends both girls. They've seen what I accomplished and want me to work with on theirs. Who knows, maybe I can make a living doing this. Not a bad idea.

 
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