- Oct 13, 2014
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12 months ago I purchased a brand new Chevy truck..
Just before the chip shortage....
I "built" the truck online, exactly how I wanted it. Nothing more, nothing less.
To my surprise, MY truck was available at a dealership not too far away...
After a few test drives, and some haggleing, I signed the dotted line and now its in my driveway...
NOW when I attempt to "build" the exact same truck online, I can not find one within a 1000 mile radius, and the price has increased 20%!
And the dealership keeps sending me postcards wanting to buy it back, at a slightly higher price than I paid.
Never in my life-time would I have ever thought this possible.
It's just like the ads we get in the mail proclaiming "We want to buy your house!"
And they will, too. So, someone who has a paid for home gets bedazzled by the fact they're being offered wayyy more money than they paid for their place when they bought it years ago..BUT, when they go to buy another house they find out there's nothing they can afford without taking out a BIG mortgage.
And thus, a lot of folks that have a paid for home don't do their homework and fall for this, and find themselves SOL.