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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Soon to be new work truck

Got a little click happy watching a salvage auction and ended up with two cars. The other will not be work related but this one will be. 15 years old with higher miles, but minor damage, and overall truck looks decent. We'll see when I get it this week.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 10:50 PM
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Is that $250 bid for real? Front end must have hit a pole but at $250 it looks like it's worth the investment.

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Naw. Unfortunately more than that. You can prebid the week leading up to the auction, that was the winner of the pre-bid. I won it for $900 and some change after fees during live bidding.
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They lump their three locations in Iowa into one auction. Two are in/next to Des Moines, where I am. The third is 2.5 hours away. I wasn't paying attention to their location and won this and the other car both 2.5 hours away. Oops! Road trip this week.
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Still, though. $900 is a great deal. The rest of the body [except the scratches and mirror] is in excellent condition and so is the interior.

Do you have to pay to have it shipped or will you go pick it up?

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Not 100% sure yet. It's only 2.5 hours away but we have a crazy busy week. Quote is $300/ea to ship both cars. The other one is a Focus so I can haul that back, but the trucks a little too big for my trailer. I can legally drive them if I'm in route to the salvage inspection, so I may just drive the truck straight from the auction house to the salvage inspection, it should pass. Then tow the Focus.

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Still, though. $900 is a great deal. The rest of the body [except the scratches and mirror] is in excellent condition and so is the interior.

Do you have to pay to have it shipped or will you go pick it up?

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Actually, $300 doesn't sound that bad for shipping. Don't know what you paid for the Focus but I'm sure you got a good deal on that as well.

I've never tried the auctions. I get great deals on Craigslist and have not yet had to put a major amount of money into anything that I bought as long as 3 years or so ago.

I'm happy with that but maybe one of these days I'll check out the auctions, too. I'm always looking for ways to lower costs and get what I need without over-extending myself.

Good luck on both of those.

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No, I don't think it's too bad either.

Focus was $600 and some change, but it's a little more risky depending on damage underneath. Bid on it a little too quickly before I noticed the extent of the damage.
http://www.qcsadirect.com/Inventory....ntoryID=136524

This is the first time I've bought direct from this auction. One of my cars came from a dealer that bought from this auction though. Just cutting out the middle man this time There were lots of other great deals, but after I won two I resisted continuing to bid.

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Actually, $300 doesn't sound that bad for shipping. Don't know what you paid for the Focus but I'm sure you got a good deal on that as well.

I've never tried the auctions. I get great deals on Craigslist and have not yet had to put a major amount of money into anything that I bought as long as 3 years or so ago.

I'm happy with that but maybe one of these days I'll check out the auctions, too. I'm always looking for ways to lower costs and get what I need without over-extending myself.

Good luck on both of those.

Linda
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It can be tough to control the urge, like when you get bit by the eBay bug. Too many things you can use that you THINK you need at such low prices, it can be hard to resist.

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Yep, and that's what they hope for
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