Flipping Used Trucks For Profit

Orange Truck flipping overSo, you think you are an entrepreneur, huh? You want to make some quick cash flipping used trucks for sale? If you think you have what it takes to make quick money buying and selling used trucks, then read on!

This article will give you a brief set of tips and tricks to help you flip your first used truck for profit.

Know Your Market

One of the first mistakes many rookie car-flippers make is that they don’t research the market. By spending some time to research the car buyer’s market you can save yourself time and money.

For example, you might think that a light green Toyota Tacoma would be a great truck to flip. Without doing any market research you might purchase the truck for what seems like a good price, make some upgrades and try to flip it for profit. Unbeknownst to you (because you failed to do market research), the price you purchased the Tacoma was already above market price and when you added the upgrades and made it more expensive, you skyrocketed that already expensive price point. Even worse, it turns out that not very people in your area are interested in buying a used Tacoma. Moral of the story? You are out a couple thousand dollars and are now stuck with a truck you can’t sell.

Take the time to browse our site. This is the perfect place to see what the market is doing. What used trucks are selling? What are they going for? Could you find a better deal on a truck like this and flip it for profit?


The worst thing that you could possibly do (even worse than not doing market research) would be to purchase the used truck at the price that they are asking for it. If you are going to be flipping trucks, you need to treat this like a business.

First, don’t get desperate for a truck and don’t let the seller feel that you are desperate. You don’t need their truck, this is your business. You can simply find a better truck somewhere else.

Second, pay cash. This should go without saying considering the financial implications that would occur if you were stuck with the truck like in our earlier example. If you do pay with cash you can usually get a much better deal. Simply use the upfront cash in hand incentive to lower the current asking price. A dollar today is worth much more than 2 dollars a year from now.


This is another area where many first time used truck flippers fail. They overestimate their ability to make repairs to the truck. Most of the best used truck flipping professionals are also mechanics. They simply purchase, with cash, trucks that need major repairs, fix them and sell them for profit.

If you are not a mechanic, be aware of your abilities. You don’t want to be stuck with a truck that you can’t fix. If you can’t fix it, you can’t sell it.


There is certainly so much more to the equation of buying and selling used trucks for profit, but this article will set you on the path to getting started with the process.