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Old 01-31-2019, 01:18 PM
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I have been looking at the Ram 2500 Laramie's this month. I have talked to several dealers near by and they are not budging on the price. They list it online and not taking a dollar off of that price. I have gone in person to 3 dealers and nothing. One dealer we got with in of $1200 dollars of what i wanted to pay for it but they said that was it. What they were doing was bumping up my trade.

One dealer has a dealer demo with 4500 miles on it. They only said they threw in a seat of running bars to offset the price. That truck is listed at the same price as a brand new truck with 0 miles. They wouldn't even budge on the price.

I figured at the end of the month and a new model about to be released they would be all over trying to get rid of them

What can I do to get them to come off the price of the truck?
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:21 PM
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sales must be good for them.
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wait til end of novemeber
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:33 PM
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someone on this forum recommended using these guys. heard they are easy to deal with and sell to people all over the country. I have no experience but it may be worth looking into. when Its time for me to upgrade I will

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I gave up 3 weeks ago with my local dealers. I was looking for a 2500 big horn and the diesel. this place has the best deals I've found so far but still to rich for my blood, I'll be keeping my old truck.

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Old 01-31-2019, 01:39 PM
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Im asking a reasonable offers nothing to crazy or low balling them. If I can find their dog I will if thats what it takes
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:16 PM
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No such thing as a reasonable offer on a truck these days. Prices, even used, are off the charts silly.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:23 PM
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If you want it real bad, you're going to get it real bad.

If I could afford to buy a brand new truck (I can't) I wouldn't. I would look for one that was 3 or 4 years old and had 50 or 60 thousand miles on it. Likely to be darn near perfect, for way way less than new. And the price would be negotiable.

I realize there are advantages to a brand new truck, but in my opinion the disadvantages (mainly the sky high price) outweigh the advantages.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:36 PM
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Just wait it out. That is unless, you absolutely have to have a brand new truck this instance. Personally, I think only an idiot would buy a brand new truck for what their BS asking prices are these days. But hey, that is just me and I see plenty of brand new trucks on the road, so maybe I am the idiot. No way I am financing a 60K+ truck though....and yes, I can afford that all day long!
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If you want it real bad, you're going to get it real bad.

If I could afford to buy a brand new truck (I can't) I wouldn't. I would look for one that was 3 or 4 years old and had 50 or 60 thousand miles on it. Likely to be darn near perfect, for way way less than new. And the price would be negotiable.

I realize there are advantages to a brand new truck, but in my opinion the disadvantages (mainly the sky high price) outweigh the advantages.
I definitely think buying 2-4 years old is the way to do it, however, when it came time for me to buy one, the prices on used made buying new the only choice for me. When I was looking one year ago, used prices were absolutely ridiculous.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:53 PM
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With the demand, the dealers dont need to budge on their prices. I bought one on 12/31 and picked up a new one cheaper than I could find a used one. Mine was a Tradesman package 4wd long bed with the diesel and got it for 46500 our the door. Closest used price I could find was 45 plus TTL
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I definitely think buying 2-4 years old is the way to do it, however, when it came time for me to buy one, the prices on used made buying new the only choice for me. When I was looking one year ago, used prices were absolutely ridiculous.
I've noticed that too. Maybe there is more demand these days because more people think like you and I do than they used to.
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Originally Posted by ronyon1 View Post
Just wait it out. That is unless, you absolutely have to have a brand new truck this instance. Personally, I think only an idiot would buy a brand new truck for what their BS asking prices are these days. But hey, that is just me and I see plenty of brand new trucks on the road, so maybe I am the idiot. No way I am financing a 60K+ truck though....and yes, I can afford that all day long!
Naw, you’re right. There are no new trucks on the road. Every one of them is used. Every one.
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Have you tried a buying service? USAA has a good one but sounds like there is an economics issue of demand out pacing supply. Had same issue in 2012
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I am not in need of the truck. I can wait it out. Maybe they will have more incentives next month or March
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Originally Posted by jumpnjohnfish View Post
I am not in need of the truck. I can wait it out. Maybe they will have more incentives next month or March
Technically that's Trarch.
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Just make sure they at least pay for the lube.
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Been looking at trucks for a few months and the prices are just crazy right now. Even for 10 year old used trucks.
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    Everybody wants them. The dealers are smart enough to know that if you won't pay their asking price, another bro will be along before too long that will pay.
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