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"Giving away Truck"

Discussion in 'Financial Cents' started by wastelander, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. wastelander

    wastelander Bad English, bare with me

    I do some buying and selling of used cars and such to make ends meet. There's this guy who turned out to be a prepper and I really like the guy, and he's in the market for a truck that I have in my inventory. The thing is, I would love to give him a price matching to what I gave for the old girl just because I like him and besides that hes already a speculant for some other stuff I have for sale.
    What would you guys do? Take the risk of getting used financially but the chance ofgetting a new friend?

    Excuse my English, I spent all days smoking pot outside the cafeteria back in school while I should have attended Los Englos Classos.
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Do what is in your heart, but don't forget; you operate a business.
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  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    sounds like a time for barter.
    does he have a surplus of something you lack?
  4. Amish Heart

    Amish Heart Monkey

    A friend in need
    Is a fried indeed
  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Or payment on precious metals which have the potential to increase in value.
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  6. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Exactly how do you fry an indeed?
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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    In bacon grease. No problem.;)
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  8. wastelander

    wastelander Bad English, bare with me

    Not that I know of no, besides a very hot sister. Might count for something ;)
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  9. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    perhapps he has a skill or trade he could teach u in trade ...
    Ive been known to have things that other people wanted that didnt work but they would hasve to let me help them fix it !!!
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I suppose if you know he's not conning you, you might do him the favor, but somehow make certain he knows it and why.
  11. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I'm going to take the opposite approach here. Never mix used cars and friends. I don't know the guy so maybe he's a peach, but every time I've sold a vehicle to a friend, or even an acquaintance, it's gone south. Sooner or later something breaks down and then they start hinting (or outright accusing) that I knew something was wrong with it and didn't tell them. Never mind I told them every single thing that had been giving me trouble, if something ELSE went out I somehow screwed them, and it didn't matter if they were the last person in the world I'd ever think would be that way. I'd still have to hear about the heap I sold them and how much it's costing them to fix it every time I saw them.

    If it were me, I'd just sell it for what I needed to get out of it, because experience has taught me that when that alternator started going bad they'd act like the only reason I gave them such a great deal was because I knew it was a lemon. If in the future it turns out he's a decent guy who knows you didn't hide gremlins in the engine just before he drove it off the lot, THEN you offer him the phat prepper discounts.

    Just my thinking.
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  12. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    I hate to be cynical (how's that for an oxymoron?) but I tend to agree with DW. If he gets the truck, it should be a business transaction, just like any of your other customers. Price is totally up to you but unless you are outfitting your MAG and he's part of it...scratch that, even if he's in your MAG and you are outfitting everyone this should be a business transaction. Price it as fairly as you need to for your conscience but friends/family and business transactions almost invariably don't mix and a "gift" has no value, regardless of history or gratefulness at the time. If/when it has a problem, you are at fault.
  13. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    QFT !
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