It is possible to buy a truck in fair condition for under $1,000. Trucks purchased from an auto auction or through private parties can be had for less than $1,000, but a buyer will need to do research on each vehicle.
Auto auctions are set up to sell to dealerships. However, some auction license owners offer services which allow normal consumers to have a chance to purchase these same vehicles. Prior to their purchase, the vehicle identification number should be inspected in order to ensure the vehicle is in running condition.
Trucks can also be purchased from classified advertisements. Older trucks may not retain their value well, allowing buyers to find inexpensive deals. There may also be opportunities for buyers to negotiate the price to fit a $1,000 budget.