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Didn't you buy a truck last year, so you would have 2 spares for a total of 3 trucks?
If you could have 3 Corvettes...
 

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I’m working on a truck deal right now. Not cube, but upgrading my power wagon. $50k minus my sale. Have two prospective buyers for mine. $25k under 100k if anyone else is interested.
 

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Didn't you buy a truck last year, so you would have 2 spares for a total of 3 trucks?
Well now we got 4 trucks, my u-haul 2006 ford, the 2015 bakery truck(spare),
a 2006 chevy and this new 2001 ford truck.... We will be back to 3 trucks sometime
this spring....

Yes I bought the Bakery truck out of Chicago. last fall .. its pretty nice
because of the new regime and their stupidity,
in hindsight, .it turns out to have been a bargain
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My brother-in-laws 2006 chevy truck is on its very last leg with about 245k on it
and the doors are about to fall off of it......Heat is not working, you can hear a
slight rattle in the motor and well and its just one of those things
you can see whats coming down the pike....

I will de-comission the Chevy truck sometime this spring and sell it while it still
runs for around 6k if I am lucky--- if you look on what they are selling 2006 box trucks with
245k on E-bay its totally, completely insane....
sooo maybe who knows how much it might be worth in another
4 months..... and then maybe the bottom might fall out of the truck market too

Like I said earlier, my plumber freind in town here is shelling out 700 a week plus 40c a mile
to rent a Pensky truck until he gets another one lined up......
he is a real nice guy, but he got caught with his pants down
 

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If you could have 3 Corvettes...
You know, corvettes and box trucks are
kind of like guns...... if you can get another back up and justify the reason for it..

then why the hell not???

Check out my next back-up that just came out on the market last week
now I got to scrape up the spare change to get this puppy..
That girl aint too bad either.......



 

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You know, corvettes and box trucks are
kind of like guns...... if you can get another back up and justify the reason for it..

then why the hell not???

Check out my next back-up that just came out on the market last week
now I got to scrape up the spare change to get this puppy..
That girl aint too bad either.......



Sorry, for carry it’s the 9mm shield or HD the g19 with a tlr1…. Or the 12ga.


I‘d chose the shield over that one.

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Sorry, for carry it’s the 9mm shield or HD the g19 with a tlr1…. Or the 12ga.


I‘d chose the shield over that one.

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That is another very good choice.. I debated about this one too.......
I just like the 1911 style frame and safety
that comes with this new little devil...

pretty soon I bet that Sig Sauer is gonna take their small p938 9mm
and upgrade it to a 12 round gun... that too will sell like hotcakes



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That is another very good choice.. I debated about this one too.......
I just like the 1911 style frame and safety
that comes with this new little devil...

pretty soon I bet that Sig Sauer is gonna take their small p938 9mm
and upgrade it to a 12 round gun... that too will sell like hotcakes



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I have a guy SE Michigan that is a machinist. He made a new sear for the S&Ws. Mine has a 2# trigger. He also did a “fluff and buff” on my g19. That one is about 2.5# pull. I’m happy with both. Wouldn’t mind a 1911 or m9 to add to my collection, but ammo is kinda on the priority list. When I can find it…..
 

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Some gun owners;

I ain't gonna register my guns! That's just so the government knows what to look for when they try and take them! :mad:

Those same gun owners posting on social media;


Look at my glock, I have 2 of this model, a 1911 in nickel, 2 ar15's with chrome lined barrels and one stainless, because who has time to clean in an apocalypse scenario, am I right? 🤣 If you buy a maglite you can make a "Solvent trap" for "cleaning".....

I will never understand the need to document your personal defenses in a public forum. Don't you guys have a local gun club?
 

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Some gun owners;

I ain't gonna register my guns! That's just so the government knows what to look for when they try and take them! :mad:

Those same gun owners posting on social media;

Look at my glock, I have 2 of this model, a 1911 in nickel, 2 ar15's with chrome lined barrels and one stainless, because who has time to clean in an apocalypse scenario, am I right? 🤣 If you buy a maglite you can make a "Solvent trap" for "cleaning".....

I will never understand the need to document your personal defenses in a public forum. Don't you guys have a local gun club?

Seriously Who cares....??
Most ALL of the left wing liberals are now buying guns in droves
because of their own "defund the police" policies.... They voted for this now
they got to suffer the consequences ....
In Claifornia, the criminals are not going after the plumbers, the criminals
are robbing the $$$ celebs in Hollywood and breaking into their homes to
grab the diamonds and Rolexes .. Why would they want to bother with some
dumbass driving a plumbing truck when they got huge left wing FAT CATS to roll....

Now, Their dumbass governor is telling folks to maybe keep a low profile and
maybe not drive your 800k Lambo down the streets of LA.....
Dont wear your Rolexes or jewelry out on the town.....

interesting article here to read..... Merry Christmas, Los Angeles! You Get the Gift of What You Voted For

I dont think anyone at the FBI or NSA is checking out this forum too often....




Sorry about the thread drift here..... Could not help myself
I will steer it back to the van and truck shortage.....
 

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Some gun owners;

I ain't gonna register my guns! That's just so the government knows what to look for when they try and take them! :mad:

Those same gun owners posting on social media;

Look at my glock, I have 2 of this model, a 1911 in nickel, 2 ar15's with chrome lined barrels and one stainless, because who has time to clean in an apocalypse scenario, am I right? 🤣 If you buy a maglite you can make a "Solvent trap" for "cleaning".....

I will never understand the need to document your personal defenses in a public forum. Don't you guys have a local gun club?
Just follow the law of your state. All my hand guns are registered. Long guns don’t need to be, nor the private transfer.
 

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Eventually prices are going to come down and when they do a whole lot of people will have a nagging feeling they paid too much. In the mean time people will perpetuate high prices because they bought high and don't want to sell cheap.

I bet used prices will crash all of a sudden when factories are back to full production. Unless it's a slow process then it will gradually come back to normal.
 

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Eventually prices are going to come down and when they do a whole lot of people will have a nagging feeling they paid too much. In the mean time people will perpetuate high prices because they bought high and don't want to sell cheap.

I bet used prices will crash all of a sudden when factories are back to full production. Unless it's a slow process then it will gradually come back to normal.

well, you could be 100% right..... but it does not help you one bit this week....
the truck is necessity and it certainly makes you money if you are busy....
It really does not matter if you paid an extra 5k for for the truck or not if you need it
because it is just the cost of doing business.... Especially with the kind of work
we do every day.... 5k is just a few water heater installs to me...

Texas presently is going to build a chip factory to produce the
computer chips that are in short supply, unless the Bidens figure
out a way to stop them....because they want everyone to be driving
a electric car by 2030....

Getting this chip factory up and running is gonna take years to do so the value
of trucks will probably hover in the same range for a few more years...
We are going to be looking like Cuba soon with old clunkers being the only
thing on the roads....

people are acting like greedy hogs right now because their are no new
trucks available..... You are right that this will pass in time.....

these used truck prices are obscene


 

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Texas presently is going to build a chip factory to produce the
computer chips that are in short supply, unless the Bidens figure
out a way to stop them....because they want everyone to be driving
a electric car by 2030....
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Electric cars require computer chips too.

Electric trucks, vans, etc. are a long way off.
 

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I never heard of looking for a mirror....lol

Yes its got a lift gate.. that probably needs hydraulic fluid...(I hope).
Rear door needs work too..... probably just gonna put a new door on it
Its got a rusty front bumper, some rust on the quarter panels just like
my 97 E350 had... these are tanks....

its a 2001 with 48,000 miles on it.....They are storing it until I can get
up there and drag it home...

is a gamble on my part... It will need some TLC
but I could not pass on it...
Where's it at??? Only thing about buying a truck from up north is you know it's been in alot of salt thru the yrs
 

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You know, corvettes and box trucks are
kind of like guns...... if you can get another back up and justify the reason for it..

then why the hell not???

Check out my next back-up that just came out on the market last week
now I got to scrape up the spare change to get this puppy..
That girl aint too bad either.......



You'll shoot your eye out kid lololololololo
 

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Where's it at??? Only thing about buying a truck from up north is you know it's been in alot of salt thru the yrs
Its up in grand rapids.... I guess the truck was used in a prison yard for most of its life
hopefully it is not rusted out too badly.....
I am thinking about getting a price to just have it shipped down here to indy---
because every time I have gone up to Michigan in the winter time
I have always hit an ice storm and risked life and limb...
 

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My office manager found a 2021 Ford transit today with 9k miles for $46,000. She bought it on the spot, didn't even bother to ask me. Good for her, we had the money waiting for anything close to that. Most newer used are $55k.
 

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My office manager found a 2021 Ford transit today with 9k miles for $46,000. She bought it on the spot, didn't even bother to ask me. Good for her, we had the money waiting for anything close to that. Most newer used are $55k.
Good for you.... I Hope its not pink.....lol
 
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