Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: South Texas
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Sounds like you're planning to trade-in. Don't. Sell the old truck on your own. You'll come out ahead. Yeah...it's a pain. The dealerships count on it being a pain, which is why they give you so little for your trade. You'll have to find something else to drive between the trucks, or take a break from working with the truck.
When the dealership takes a trade-in, they're not sure whether they'll sell it or wholesale it. That decision is made AFTER they put your trade-in up on the lift and start checking it over in detail, after they own in. They price the trade-in to guarantee they make the bucks no matter what... even if they take a bath on wholesaling it to an auction house. Go to the KBB and NADA pricing sites and check the value of your truck ... trade-in, private party, and dealer-used. You'll see a huge difference between the three expected values/prices.
Negotiating to a trade-in differential is like negotiating to a monthly payment. There are too many parameters out of your immediate control or too many things the seller can tweak to screw you over. There's only one way to buy a vehicle from a position of negotiating strength -- no trade, and cash ... or at least a bank or credit union site draft ... in hand.
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