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Posted: 08/29/21 04:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of course it matters, it has to be red.
I think you're going to loose far more money than you can imagine if you buy a truck now and sell it in a year. Prices now are extraordinarily high.

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I know the GMC dealer was glad to get rid of a brown truck I bought. They called it (stay around brown). I actually liked the brown metallic paint and had no trouble with resell.

I will not purchase a red or black truck. If I order it in I order white. To hot for dark colors where I live.

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Posted: 08/29/21 05:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get the silver, it’s pretty neutral and doesn’t show the dirt as much.

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the cajun red 3500 hd 2021 we ordered and took delivery of in June is admired everywhere we go. it will be many years or so before we contemplate selling,
Our salesman had 5 others who wanted to buy it, as he had it on website from its build date , but we ordered it, he reserved it to us without deposit, as he had no concern that it would sell. Or our committment.
In walk about his lot before we ordered he had unsold white ( he called them refrigerators) and silver and brown. He likened them to dull and unimaginative work trucks.
I miss the days in the '90s where the 2 tone teals and pearlescent whites added some custum look.
Ive been considering taking this new cajun red truck to a custom paint shop for some work to really make it stand out.
color has never been an issue of any used vehicle I bought or sold. Condition is.
Since you work for GM, salespeople would give you better guidance than we can on such a short term ownership plan.

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Silver is what I'd buy, possibly white. White is so obnoxiously bright though.

I wish GM would bring back Silver Birch Metallic. I love that color.


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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

the cajun red 3500 hd 2021 we ordered and took delivery of in June is admired everywhere we go. it will be many years or so before we contemplate selling,
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I miss the days in the '90s where the 2 tone teals and pearlescent whites added some custum look.
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Since you work for GM, salespeople would give you better guidance than we can on such a short term ownership plan.


I have seen one Cajun Red and did admire it. I was real close to ordering that color.

My daughter now has a 2021 3500 Denali Duramax in White Frost Tricoat. I am not sure that I would get my $1000 extra at resale. This cost her $63k in June.

I have talked to some salespeople, and have access to all the colors of all the GM vehicles. However, just because we paint them the color the dealer orders, does not mean it is the color the customer wanted.

For those that say I will lose money, I appreciate your comments. I have been successful selling vehicles that I purchased because of pricing. I had contemplated a 1500 Silverado with the 3.0 Dmax, but that seemed to have a risky resale. I believe that 3500 HD Dmax will not have resale risk. And besides, if the economy tanks, and nobody can afford to buy a truck, I will have a really nice pickup.


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Darker colors hold heat, show dirt and show paint fade faster.


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way2roll wrote:

Darker colors hold heat, show dirt and show paint fade faster.


THe above sort of sums it up. I will add dark colors look best when they are clean!
Not sure how any of our comments on looks impact resale?...LOL


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Dadoffourgirls wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

...Seems like now isn't the best time to buy a new truck and plan to make money when you sell it in a year or so. I always thought the idea was to buy low and sell high, not vice versa. [emoticon]


I have the opportunity to buy low. I do not think prices will drop in the next year.


So likely buying using employee pricing, and likely needs to own a year before selling.


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Dad of Four Girls wrote:

For those that say I will lose money, I appreciate your comments. I have been successful selling vehicles that I purchased because of pricing. I had contemplated a 1500 Silverado with the 3.0 Dmax, but that seemed to have a risky resale. I believe that 3500 HD Dmax will not have resale risk. And besides, if the economy tanks, and nobody can afford to buy a truck, I will have a really nice pickup.

I agree worst case you wll have a nice pick up. The whole chip shortage has created an unprecedented marketplace. The industry has never endured or seen a chip shortage. I do think it is a bit more risky to buy and sell right now.
Ask the dealers what they are going through.
More importantly no one knows how this plays out or how long it plays out.
Buying with the idea of selling in a year is a questionable idea in this marketplace. It is surely not a slam dunk ..good luck I hope it works out again your insurance is you'll have a nice truck you do not have to take a loss.
We are living in strange times.

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