RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: Truck Scalping

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Truck Scalping

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next
Sponsored By:
lawnspecialties

Garner, NC

Senior Member

Joined: 02/09/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/05/22 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK. I don't know how to call it but that's what they call it regarding tickets to concerts, etc.

I have been browsing available F450s on Autotrader. I put in my parameters as only 2020 models and newer but I was willing to accept used trucks as part of my search.

I'm not saying this is right or wrong. Just a bummer for someone legitimately looking for a new truck soon. But there are several F450s within 200 miles of me that have anywhere between 100 and 1000 miles. But they are going for as much $126,000. XL STX models listed at well over $90,000 and the Platinums in the upper $120,000s.

Most of these are at Ford dealerships. I guess since they are able to list them as used, they can charge whatever they want. They call it "Market Price".

Oh well. Looks like it'll be awhile for me to get that new truck.

FishOnOne

The Great State of Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 02/12/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/05/22 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you're not in a rush for a truck simply order one.


'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs
"250k Miles"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"


Sport45

Not far enough from Houston, TX

Senior Member

Joined: 09/24/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/05/22 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Suppy and demand forces at work. Dealers were paying more than new vehicle prices to get trucks on their lots to sell. Now they have to sell for even more to make a profit. As mentioned above, the only way to get a reasonable deal cost-wise is to place an order and wait your turn in line.


’19 F350 SRW CCLB PSD Fx4
'00 F250, CC SWB 4x2, V-10 3.73LS. (sold)
'83 F100 SWB 4x2, 302 AOD 3.55. (parked)
'05 GMC Envoy 4x2 4.2 3.73L.
'12 Edge 2.0 Ecoboost
'15 Cherokee Trailhawk


specta

utah

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2001

View Profile



Posted: 09/05/22 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dealers have been doing this for years on high demand vehicles.
I remember my sister paying and extra $5000 over retail for a new 2002 Thunderbird.


Kenny
2011 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0L 4wd
1976 Ford F-250 6.4L 4wd
1995 Lance 945 Onan QG 2500 LP
Regular cab. The best looking trucks.


Lwiddis

Southern California :(

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/05/22 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why can’t sellers determine their sale price without being reasonable in your view? You disagree so they are “scalpers?”


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, WindyNation 300 watt solar-Lossigy 200 AH Lithium battery. Prefer boondocking, USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, state camps. Bicyclist. 14 yr. Army -11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560) IOBC & IOAC grad


BB_TX

McKinney, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 04/04/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/05/22 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Supply and demand. What the market will bear.

I sold my 5er a year ago last May and started looking to downsize to an F150. Lack of inventory on lots led me to decide to order exactly what I wanted. First contact with local dealer he said there was a $10,000 premium over sticker. Told him no thanks. Few days later got an email saying $5,000 over sticker. No thanks. Then an email saying no premium. Then I was at least willing to talk. Ended up ordering for about $2,500 under sticker. Far higher than I was accustom to. But my F350 I was selling was valued for far more than it had been a year earlier. So I paid more than expected for his and got more than expected for mine.

Horsedoc

Dixie --- N. Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 09/30/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/06/22 10:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My grandson got a call from the dealer he bought his 2500 Ram (bells and whistles) wanting to buy it back. He ended up sell the thing back to them for $12000 more than he gave for it. Made no sense at all until the other day I was at the same dealer and saw a list of a similar 2500 for well over $82000. Still makes no sense but they are selling the darn things

Dadoffourgirls

China, MI USA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/29/2003

View Profile



Posted: 09/06/22 10:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see this like the stock market. Buy low, sell high. Since OEMs cannot control dealers, they can either raise the price themselves, or let the market manage. My plan was to flip my 3500HD, but GM now requires me to only sell for a profit after 12 months of ownership. Was also planning on flipping my Bolt EUV. I see dealers adding a $5k market adjustment, and I had lease rebate and employee discount at MSRP.


Dad of Four Girls
Wife
Employee of GM, all opinions are my own!
2017 Express Ext 3500 (Code named "BIGGER ED" by daughters)
2011 Jayco Jayflight G2 32BHDS

Beaker

Brevard, NC

Senior Member

Joined: 07/28/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/06/22 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Horse doc wrote:

Made no sense at all until the other day I was at the same dealer and saw a list of a similar 2500 for well over $82000. Still makes no sense but they are selling the darn things


My 2008 Duramax when new listed at $48000. That's 14 years ago. With inflation, $82000 with bells and whistles sounds quite reasonable.


2008 Silverado 2500HD Duramax
2010 Cruiser 26RK

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/06/22 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Beaker wrote:

Horse doc wrote:

Made no sense at all until the other day I was at the same dealer and saw a list of a similar 2500 for well over $82000. Still makes no sense but they are selling the darn things


My 2008 Duramax when new listed at $48000. That's 14 years ago. With inflation, $82000 with bells and whistles sounds quite reasonable.


Reasonable? LOL.
Good thing Covid, 2 years of rampant inflation and historical supply issues haven't affected the price in your opinion!


2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Truck Scalping
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.