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Just like a used car dealership tends to get a bad wrap, used bucket trucks dealers tend to get a similar wrap. A few years ago, there were swindlers and crooks in the business of buying and selling used lift trucks and trying to make a quick buck. As the saying goes, “a few rotten apples can spoil the whole bunch”, this easily applied to the business of bucket truck sales. Of course, there were a few reputable dealers that didn’t get damaged during this time but, the industry as a whole took a hit.
Awareness of these practices grew, the fly-by-night operations couldn’t make money anymore as word spread and business reviews spread. Google Places was a catalyst in this process because customer reviews could be written and made available to the public. Reputable dealers like I-80 Equipment, survived the difficult time and have since grown with renewed trust and purchasing power. An uptick in theThe recovery of the economy didn’t hurt either.
When buying used bucket trucks, always remember there are always people out there trying to make a quick dollar. You’ll typically find sellers like this on Craigs List, eBay, and other online classified sites. They use these guises to hide their identity and prolong their scam. It is highly recommended that you don’t buy equipment through these mediums even though the idea of a considerably lower price is tempting. If you do go that route, you HAVE to do your homework in order to avoid taking a loss.
Buying from reputable dealers is really the best way to go. If you can buy from a fleet, that’s your 2nd best option. Bucket trucks aren’t like used cars that you can drive and still be safe, there are a lot of variables and risks involved with utility trucks than cars. Ask your friends or acquaintances in the business where they bought their truck. If you decide to look online, read reviews. Try to buy from dealerships that have their own, old, and steady websites. Good luck on your venture for used bucket trucks.