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Old 02-05-2014, 10:56 PM
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Got another call from the dealership I bought my truck at. I have been invited to a 'members only' event where they offer something like 14% off MSRP on a new truck, but I'd have to trade my old one in because of a 'nationwide shortage' of used trucks.

Now, this woman obviously doesn't know who she's calling since I know most of the sales team, my brother works at this dealership, and I have spent many nights drinking with the parts department and techs. I asked her how much they'd offer for my supercharged and nitrous blown lowered 4x4, and if the number was less that $50K that I wouldn't be interested... and she just brushed it off and kept on the sales pitch. They are really looking for used trucks and they'd look at it all before making a decision

The only way to get her politely off the phone, was to tell her I was working up north for the next 2 weeks and wouldn't be available, but she seriously couldn't take the hint that there isn't a snowball's chance in hell I'm trading my truck in for a '14.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:35 AM
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She was reading from a script, and she was either unable or unwilling to deviate from that script.

I encounter people like this every day, fortunately I can usually confuse the hell out of them by asking a totally off topic question, and then while they're thinking I always managed to some how get disconnected....

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I large part of me would die if you traded in the Green Mamba!! I as I am sure many here dream of the day to see the completed truck and everything that you have done to it. I am sure you would do it to your next vehicle but I really enjoy reading your thread of what is going on with your truck!!
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I feel the same way about mine. They're gonna look at it as a '95 and what offer me 4K? It's nowhere as elaborate as yours but no way.
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I get the special trade in offers saying they are looking for '2003 Dodge Ram 1500's' like mine about once a month lol.
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1 GM dealership still calls my dad with the same BS for our 08 Pontiac Torrent. Traded that in 2012 for his Caddy SRX.. People must just look at a page of vehicles and numbers.
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First i received the same phone call & since then i have received 2 letters in the mail, saying that they were short on 2009 Dodge Rams

I know that someone wants my particular Ram, a sales person has come up to me while i was in the Service Dept getting work done, he told me that he wanted it & that his offer was not based on me buying another Ram, he also knows what i do for work

I am considering a 2015 1500 diesel, but i don't think that they would do a trade in with my conditions. I would need a couple weeks after getting the new Ram, so that i could switch everything over to the new Ram.
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Which none of us are.
Damn, and here I switched to Old Spice body wash after those cool commercials with a black guy on a horse

I was talking to my brother about it today and he'll find out if I can be taken off the call list since I will never trade this truck in, I've gone so far with the mods that I've modified the frame and many other parts to make my vision work. Oh, and my wife would castrate me in my sleep if I got rid of it.
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I get postcards in the mail every few months or so from a dealership saying their inventory of quality used 2008 Ram's is low and they're looking for trucks. They say they offer top dollar for a trade and will even upgrade me to a new truck for a good price. Needless to say, I still have my truck and even though I have been curious enough to think about going to see just for grins and giggles what they could actually do, my curiosity hasn't gotten the better of me.

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