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Old 05-09-2017, 08:56 AM   #1
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Hey I need some help if anyone has some advice.

I have a 2000 Silverado 1500 with 243,000km on it. I need to get rid of it today ideally.

The tires are good and it runs okay (outside of alternator and battery).

Problem is there is a rust hole in the frame, so it isn't suitable for road use. Ideally it could be parted out.

What is the best way to do this? Hoping to get $1000 or close to that for it. Worth more than that in parts, I just don't have the means to keep it.

Any suggestions?

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Old 05-09-2017, 09:14 AM   #2
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I'd try an auction. I had an old RX7 where the electrical was shot. I got it towed to an auction place, and they got rid of it. Some guy bought it for parts.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:17 AM   #3
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Yeah? I'll look into that thanks. Had a $150 offer from a junker but I feel like the tires alone are worth that.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:29 AM   #4
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Donate it to the Kidney Foundation or someone like that?
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:53 AM   #5
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Also make sure you are being objective about the value of the parts. I have seen people do that- they spent $500 on tires a year earlier, but resale on used tires is a lot less than what you may have paid.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:52 AM   #6
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Yeah? I'll look into that thanks. Had a $150 offer from a junker but I feel like the tires alone are worth that.
Agreed. Way too low.

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Donate it to the Kidney Foundation or someone like that?
Agree this could be a good back up plan. I think Kidney Foundation offers minimum $300 tax receipt for Calgary area, but number can be higher if car can be resold. They don't charge for the cost of removing the car either. I guess OP can always call and ask what they'd be able to offer.

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Also make sure you are being objective about the value of the parts. I have seen people do that- they spent $500 on tires a year earlier, but resale on used tires is a lot less than what you may have paid.
OP did mention he thinks the tires are worth around $150 which does seem reasonable. Perhaps he might not get $1k, but I think some of what he's said so far make me feel his valuation isn't completely out to lunch.

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Old 05-09-2017, 11:25 AM   #7
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For example - I replaced the fuel pump 4 years ago for $890. Gotta think you could sell that for $100 too. Maybe a donation is in order. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:00 PM   #8
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For example - I replaced the fuel pump 4 years ago for $890. Gotta think you could sell that for $100 too. Maybe a donation is in order. Thanks for the advice.
You need to be realistic. You wont get someone to pay $100 to lift the bed off the truck and remove a four year old fuel pump.
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