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Nice offer...but no

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tacoman101, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Jan 29, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    tacoman101

    tacoman101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So today I pulled in to the hardware store and as I was parking some random guy stops and watches me park. The day before I had just cleaned it and it was incredibly clean. When I got out he grabbed the hardware store door for me and asked if I would trade my truck for his 2010 Tacoma. He was legit. He said he had the title and everything. I thought about it for a minute and if I was smart I would have taken the deal but I told him no. He tried to offer it again, but again I declined. I think I like my truck with 150,000 miles on it better than a brand new 2nd gen.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    I'm glad you like your truck that much but if he was willing to trade straight up then financially that would have been a good idea.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    NraFan

    NraFan Join the NRA! Protect your freedom!

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    :facepalm:You blew it. Oh well. I hope you really, really like your truck. You may be thinking about that deal for a while.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    BUILT, not bought...
    either way, you did what made you happy.


    thats all that matters.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    That would have been a good trade!!!! You should have done it....but then again the 2nd gens seem to have a lot of problems:cool::eek:
     
  6. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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  7. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    swise

    swise TRIFECTA!!!

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    you have better luck than me. I always run in to the strange man who tries to lure me into his his windowless van with the promise of there being candy inside.
    ....put the lotion in the basket!
     
  8. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    :der: You could have sold it and bought a replacement similar to your truck, a new Yamaha Rhino, paid off some debt, and taken the little lady to a nice bed and breakfast for the weekend.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    RPain

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    Sounds like a scam to me, he probably had a bomb strapped to the bottom or he stole everything =P
     
  10. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    Its all about business brother. Money talks.. Personally, I would have taken the deal, no matter how much I liked my truck. If it was a legitimate trade and nothing major was wrong with his truck, with somewhat low miles, you really lost out on this particular opportunity.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    you are retarded. yes the 1st gens are 100 times better but like trdboy said.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    DUUUDE! It's a tough story to believe, but assuming you're serious... You could have swapped, re-purchased a truck just like yours, and had like $10k sitting in your bank account.

    I'm all for loving my truck, but if somebody offers me a brand new Tundra for it today, I'm accepting... then selling, re-buying, and banking the difference.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    04YodaTaco

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    Regardless of the financial implications here I understand tacoman101's thinking. I bought my truck a few years ago and could have had a second gen. There were several in my price range that I considered. I decided a first gen. was more the type of truck I was looking for and found one in the last model year with low miles. Just recently broke 50k on the odometer :)
     
  14. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Nobody's saying he has to like a 2nd gen over a 1st gen... he could have re-purchased a similar 1st gen to what he has and had some cash-money in the bank.

    If somebody came up to you in your 1st gen and said, "Do you want $10k?" would you say no?
     
  15. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    Your avatar looks like the Family Guy.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    tell that guy i'll trade him mine
     
  17. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    :eek: :rofl:
     
  18. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    I think you're full of shit :thumbsup:
     
  19. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    Thats why I started my post with "regardless of the financial implications". I understand what you are saying and you are right. I would have taken the money and found another first gen. I was just commenting on that I understand his thinking in not wanting to give up his truck despite the money.

    Yes I would because my truck is worth around that amount :)
     
  20. Jan 29, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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