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Old 04-08-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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*********UPDATE********
I was just informed that they got their stuff in this morning from the previous deal, that I can come pick the truck up this evening. WHAT CAN I DO TO ENSURE THAT ITS THE TRUTH SO THEY DON'T TRY TO TAKE THE TRUCK BACK??
You go in this evening, ask to see the title first, check that it's correct, ready to transfer, check the vin #, check for salvage indication, if not salvaged then proceed with deal. If everything looks good then ask for the keys and drive home.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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You go in this evening, ask to see the title first, check that it's correct, ready to transfer, check the vin #, check for salvage indication, if not salvaged then proceed with deal. If everything looks good then ask for the keys and drive home.
Home? No. You just got a new truck, Drive somewhere in it and enjoy it. Go fill it up with firewood, or buy a tree at home depot and plant it. Better yet, go down some dirt track to a really cool viewpoint.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Home? No. You just got a new truck, Drive somewhere in it and enjoy it. Go fill it up with firewood, or buy a tree at home depot and plant it. Better yet, go down some dirt track to a really cool viewpoint.
Well you have to show it off to your friends first, especially that gal you're trying to impress, then you load it up and go camping, hunting, fishing, or whatever turns your buttons on.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Zymer, that sounds just like the Varny GMC I remember. When I was living in the County, I drove down to look at vehicles, Varney had one, but they were so slippery/slimy I left. The salesman couldn't keep the same story about the vehicle if asked a couple questions. It was a truck that went from being a local trade-in by a businessman, to a local trade in by a lady, to one they picked up at auction the week before, etc... he told me about 6 different back stories, NONE of which meshed with what the vehicle itself was telling me by it's condition and problems that were plainly visible.

If you found what you want though, they always did have decent prices.
LOL, I've worked at some dealerships (more than a few) so I generally don't pay much attention to what a salesman says about a used vehicle, they usually don't know jacksquat. I wear my working clothes and crawl right under it and look for myself, then pop the hood check the condition of fluids and belts and then run it to look and listen for abnormalities.

The particular salesman I was dealing with in this case even asked me what I was looking for, and admitted that he wouldn't have a clue about what to check- this was at the time I was pulling the dipstick and rubbing the oil off on my fingers (nice and clean, not burnt and dirty, no sign of water).

Update:

They finally came through with the Title docs yesterday, got everything squared away at the BMV and drove it off. Technically, they said that I had to have it towed off, since I had bought it 'as is' and they had done an 'Unsafe' report on it, but what were they going to do about it? Stop me? LOL.

First stop was my own mechanic just to check that there wasn't a problem that I hadn't noticed (there wasn't).

I probably paid a little more for it that I could have had I been in the mood to dicker more, but I still did OK compared to all the other ones I looked at- some for more money that had more than twice the mileage on them (this one was under 100k), with lots of body/frame rot, bad brake lines and other problems.

This one has had the body done, all the brake lines were done recently, new spring shackles installed *very* recently. It needs one rotor, new pads all around and new backer plates on the rear disks...and new rubber, the Michelins that are on it are nowhere near the kind of tread I need for the 1,000' mud track I call a driveway.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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I bought a pre-owned truck from a huge dealer in Houston. I was told the trade in had to clear before i could bring it home. It's been week and they keep telling me they are waiting to get paid for the previous deal so they cant give me the truck. How can i get this truck?
Patience.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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I love how people go right to "it's a shady dealer" to "run as fast as you can".
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