• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Selling a truck: Craigslist, dealer, or consignment?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Selling a truck: Craigslist, dealer, or consignment?

    Edited to update: Sold today via Craigslist!

    I have a pickup truck on Craigslist. It's an awesome towing vehicle but totally ridiculous as a daily driver, and with gas prices being what they are I can't justify keeping it when I only trailer once or twice a year.

    Is Craigslist a good way to go when selling a vehicle?

    There's a local consignment place that is willing to sell it for me, and I'm not sure if that's a good idea or not. They don't take a percentage—just an arbitrary amount that they tack on top of my suggested price. They do detailing, marketing, etcetera.

    Any other free/cheap online resources I should look at?
    Last edited by didgery; Mar. 10, 2012, 07:56 PM. Reason: Sold!
    My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

    Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives

  • #2
    I sold two on craigslist -- one in a trade and one a straight sale, so it worked out ok for me. You have to answer a lot of questions, but hey, it's free.
    Life doesn't have perfect footing.

    Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
    We Are Flying Solo


    • Original Poster

      Thanks wildlifer . . . I've been frustrated about getting only spam in the first 24 hours, but I guess it's too early to worry.
      My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

      Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives


      • #4
        Depends on the truck. I couldn't sell my POS F-350 on Craigslist (did plan on full disclosure of its "issues" and compensating with low price). Not one call. Too many other trucks on there. The dealer sold in through a wholesaler and gave me the proceeds. (I think at that point, they were trying to help me out for fear I would continue to bitch about the truck until something was done).


        • #5
          We sold our 1996 F250 7.3 through a local independent dealer....he charged a 10% fee. It was gone in a week...no hassle with phone calls, strangers
          coming to our place (in the middle of nowhere and DH often works evenings).
          His lot was right on I-35 where it got lots of people seeing it driving by.


          • Original Poster

            Basque, that's what I'm tempted to do . . . the guy who's offering to sell it for me has a good reputation and a great location, and we're out in the boondocks where no one will ever see it at our home!

            Jan, this truck is in pretty good shape but you're right, there are a lot of trucks out there on the web—especially now that everyone's paying $4 at the pump!
            My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

            Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives


            • #7
              I think it depends on where you are located. We're in Northern Va and sold on Craigslist our 20 + year old F350 7.3 dually within a week and our Volvo XC70 that I thought we'd have to donate for the tax write off as well.
              "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."


              • #8
                Just a clarification: my F-350 was the 6.0L Powerstroke diesel. The 7.3L were a gift from the gods. Sold mine to another CoTHer (now, of course, wish I'd kept that one and sold the newer one before it blew up!)


                • #9
                  It depends on your asking price....if you're looking for over $10k, you will do better selling via consignment as people buying on CL tend to be cash buyers. Over $10k tends to involve financing, and most people think they need to go through a dealer for that (which of course isn't true...but that's what people do!).

                  Good luck - and if you do go on CL, make sure you have good photos!


                  • #10
                    As a buyer I prefer CL's as its a better price then a dealer who marks it up
                    I have horse to sell to you. Horse good for riding. Can pull cart. Horse good size. Eats carrots and apples. Likes attention. Move head to music. No like opera! You like you buy.


                    • Original Poster

                      I went to the nearest Ford dealer and got a positively embarrassing offer from them—hardly half of what I think it's worth. I'm going to keep trying CL!
                      My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

                      Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives


                      • #12
                        Do you have a local CarMax? I know the one around here offers pretty good prices near blue book and for the lack of hassle it's probably worth checking out.
                        Originally posted by Silverbridge
                        If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.


                        • #13
                          A dealer offered us less than half of what the proceeds were from the independent dealer. We thought about trading it in 2006 and two dealers offered us a whopping $3K and 1 offered $6k. We ended up keeping it.
                          We got $3950 after dealers fee in late 2011 with another 100K plus miles
                          on it. Go figure.....


                          • Original Poster

                            Sold via Craigslist to a very nice couple today. All's well that ends well!
                            My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

                            Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives