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Why the hell can't I sell my truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomalex, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    tacomalex

    tacomalex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've posted ads on cars.com, autotrader.com, every craigslist in WV (multiple times) and I haven't gotten one offer or even an email asking questions..

    I know there's nothing wrong with my ads, I know I'm not asking too much, is it just because my truck is a 4 cylinder? or what gives?

    I'm taking it to some dealerships tomorrow to see what they will offer me, at this point I need the cash too much and I'll take the KBB trade in of 20k.

    I figured a Tacoma would be easier to sell, or maybe I've just been on this site too long and I think Tacoma's are the end all be all of the truck world.

    EDIT: I made this thread to reach out the TW community for help with selling my truck. I'm open for all suggestions that could help me reach out to a larger market and get my truck sold at a decent price. That is all.
     
  2. May 7, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    Ihavataco98

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    if its manual that might be a turnoff, the price could b a problem if its too high, other than that just be patient
     
  3. May 7, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    tacomalex

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    yeah it has the 5-speed in it. I've had it on the market for over a month, just re-upped my cars.com ad and then PAID to put it on autotrader.. It's just bugging me cause I really need the cash.
     
  4. May 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    rondog

    rondog your TW web developer!

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    what price you posting it at?
     
  5. May 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    tacomalex

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    23k OBO, I figured people would jump on that offering me 20k or so, and for a 2011 that's a fucking deal. I'm dropping it to 22k right now.
     
  6. May 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I think with it being a 4 cylinder that probably turned off a good amount of people.:eek:
     
  7. May 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    I figured that'd be a turn off. One guy I met checking out his 1st gen for sale said he'd trade up to my truck if it had the V6.. :mad:
     
  8. May 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    what tires do you have?? And did you paint or plasti dip the wheels??



    Do they have Carmax dealerships out in your area?? They usually offer pretty good on used vehicles - as long as you didn't mess with the suspension...
     
  9. May 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    How much $$$$ do ya need????
     
  10. May 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    Yeah...but just be patient. I'm sure your buyer is out there somewhere.;)
     
  11. May 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    ebay auction, starting bid at $0.99, no reserves, truck will sell in 7 days at market price
     
  12. May 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    damn risky!!
     
  13. May 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    I haven't checked into the Carmax thing, though I have done a lot to the suspension. I'm running LT255/75R17 Nitto Trail Grapplers on rattlecanned wheels.

    and jesus, that depends on whether you're just curious or you're a buyer ;)
     
  14. May 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    lj973gm

    lj973gm Sold it, dont miss it yet.

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    Not a huge market share looking for those options.
     
  15. May 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    anyone into off-roading wouldn't mind too much, and the dealership fixed me up after that and I can show them the paperwork.
     
  16. May 7, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Aw9d

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    All of these. Seems like the market is for v6's, auto, not damaged due to off road use.

    Keep at it, someone WILL buy it sooner or later. GLWS
     
  17. May 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    kinda, but OP just has to blast his ebay sales page on every car forum, CL that he can find.
     
  18. May 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    TacomaChris

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    If you haven't even received a single call then your price could be the issue. Every car I've posted on AutoTrader sold within a week. It is a distressed market...just because your vehicle may be worth something doesn't mean people will pay. Maybe it's the color?
     
  19. May 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    TacomaChris

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    LOL that's what I thought also...I remember the thread a while back when he was stuck
     
  20. May 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    tacomalex

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    what are ya talking about? I figured the color would be my biggest selling point?!
     
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