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You can usually talk people down on price so look a little higher price than you have to spend. I was looking in the 20k range and found my truck listed at 18 and only paid 15k for it, with 80k on the clock, clean inside and out and 4x4. So if somebody's asking 12,000 you could probably get it for a bit less, especially at one of those second hand dealers.
With that said, I'm leary of second hand dealers because it is hard to get history on the truck, and they are put through the ringer for cleaning, so it is hard to tell how the truck was cared for. 242K is not uncommon for these engines, but that is a lot of miles if the drive train wasn't properly cared for, and also on accessories and what have you. You might want to try having them through in a free extended warranty instead of dropping the price.
They are in the business of selling cars, and won't be offened and not sell you the truck because you started with a low offer. I'd say low ball the heck out of them, and you could probably get that truck for a bit less than they are asking.
2000 2500 reg. cab 4x4 auto 577hp
09 6.7L QC LB stick, 4x4.
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