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EastCoastCB 06-20-2017 03:01 PM

Got A Work Van On GovDeals Today!
 
https://www.govdeals.com/photos/5534/5534_355_2.jpg

Clean, low-mile, no-frills cargo van for work. SCORE!

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...55&acctid=5534

Impeccable maintenance, 43k miles, unmolested dogiban!
:dance:

Robin97396 06-20-2017 04:18 PM

That's a good buy. That's also a pretty good drive back to your place.

I raised my kids on auction money from turning over vehicles in the evenings while working for the state during the day. I lived about a mile from the state surplus.

You're young enough to make a business out of just the auctions. The real money is in heavy equipment. The right $20k purchase can sell for $120k. Do that a couple times a year and your set. Plus if you enjoy traveling around looking at equipment all the better.

EastCoastCB 06-20-2017 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Robin97396 (Post 210243)
That's a good buy. That's also a pretty good drive back to your place.

I raised my kids on auction money from turning over vehicles in the evenings while working for the state during the day. I lived about a mile from the state surplus.

You're young enough to make a business out of just the auctions. The real money is in heavy equipment. The right $20k purchase can sell for $120k. Do that a couple times a year and your set. Plus if you enjoy traveling around looking at equipment all the better.

I'm taking a two headed approach- buying/flipping cars, buses etc.
And my bread and butter- the lawn route.
I won't be driving this though. Regular sized vehicles are much cheaper and easier to have shipped. $900 will deliver it to my door. I'd spend that driving it home, and this way I can keep working.:smile:

Robin97396 06-20-2017 04:42 PM

That prevents any possible mechanical issues from stranding you on the road too. Google said it was $350 for a flight to Lincoln anyway.

I was hoping that had a 5.9 in it, like some of the pickups.

chev49 06-20-2017 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin97396 (Post 210243)
That's a good buy. That's also a pretty good drive back to your place.

I raised my kids on auction money from turning over vehicles in the evenings while working for the state during the day. I lived about a mile from the state surplus.

You're young enough to make a business out of just the auctions. The real money is in heavy equipment. The right $20k purchase can sell for $120k. Do that a couple times a year and your set. Plus if you enjoy traveling around looking at equipment all the better.

The market is somewhat slow in Polk county the last few yrs for heavy equipment. I have prepped hundreds of mini's, backhoes, gradalls, etc., for resale by presure washing, new decals, paint, seat, etc. One can usually double their money in Oregon. However, what one buys normally always has to be hauled from half way across the States, then fixed and prepped to look great, -(For example a 2K hour 331 bobcat mini usually ends up having 12k or so in it when it is ready for resale and 18K or so negotiated purchase) Normally one gets a short term bank loan so they can purchase several at a time... Then, it normally takes a couple of months or so on the lot, and advertising in like the equipment trader to sell. It can be a good business, however, occasionally I have seen something sit for 6 months or even more than a year and have to be sold at cost. Beats the odds at the Casino, though.

Rusty 06-20-2017 05:38 PM

Nice score !
 
Clean van ! Nice styling, too.

these are great bang for buck - aluminum body, diesel engine. Lift gate here.

Too much competition in vehicle flips, you may double or sometimes triple your money, but as Robin said- Niche stuff can bring 10x initial outlay.

I just sold some hydronic boilers that grossed 25x. 300>7500 and they don't require any BS DMV trips, inspections, titles or fees.

That said, my favorite recent purchase is a P71 police interceptor. I'm severely enjoying the politeness of other drivers- nobody cuts me off anymore :rofl:

cadillackid 06-20-2017 05:44 PM

nice lookin van!! ive put lots of miles on vans just like these over the years.. they run like a champ!!

but thats a Heater-Only Dash panel...

-Christopher

EastCoastCB 06-20-2017 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Robin97396 (Post 210248)
That prevents any possible mechanical issues from stranding you on the road too. Google said it was $350 for a flight to Lincoln anyway.

I was hoping that had a 5.9 in it, like some of the pickups.

naw, but honestly for a cheapo, basic work van the 3.9 will do. Its been meticulously maintained, and I've had one before in a dakota.
Anything will beat towing with my subaru or borrowing the work truck from my buddy.
I hope its as nice and clean as the pics and description make it look. I've never had anything but great purchases on GD and PS, so I'd expect it's a pretty nice lil van.

EastCoastCB 06-20-2017 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 210259)
nice lookin van!! ive put lots of miles on vans just like these over the years.. they run like a champ!!

but thats a Heater-Only Dash panel...

-Christopher

You know me and AC- I just don't seem to care I guess. If it made others not bid and kept the price low, then a non-ac van is fine for my purposes. Our work trucks don't have working ac. Guess for a fl boy, I'm a bit of a masochist when it comes to heat.

EastCoastCB 06-20-2017 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 210256)
Clean van ! Nice styling, too.

these are great bang for buck - aluminum body, diesel engine. Lift gate here.

Too much competition in vehicle flips, you may double or sometimes triple your money, but as Robin said- Niche stuff can bring 10x initial outlay.

I just sold some hydronic boilers that grossed 25x. 300>7500 and they don't require any BS DMV trips, inspections, titles or fees.

That said, my favorite recent purchase is a P71 police interceptor. I'm severely enjoying the politeness of other drivers- nobody cuts me off anymore :rofl:

Yeah we've bought a couple p71's now. Roxy is waiting for a pristine "cheif's car" and we're gonna get her one for a daily driver.
I've fallen TOTALLY in love with the P71's. Such a great car!


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