Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

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Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Nikkormat » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:11 pm

I don't know if it's just me or if any of you have had trouble, but lately I can't find buyers for parts or whole Jeeps. What's the deal? Has facebook saturated the market? I can't give away my rust free 86!
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby rstep » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:51 am

It runs in waves I think. It does seem quiet for people needing parts even on FB.
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby fulsizjeep » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:40 am

My trouble is getting motivated to sell. It takes effort. I got all wound up to ship a brush guard last month. Krista and I put two hours into getting it all wrapped up but the Mancos to Tampa cost broke the deal. :-? Did sell a 401 last month though. :-bd
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby DustinLangston » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:39 am

86 falls in "the bad years". :) All the people who want a GW for the looks want an 88-91. I personally think Jeep got it perfect from 79-82. The older 60's and 70's are always hard to sell even though I just bought a 76 with a 401 (still not sure why). rstep is right though, it comes in waves. Just make sure you're not asking too much.
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby DustinLangston » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:40 am

Oh and I sold a 82 Limited Wagoneer and a 78 J10 Golden Eagle just a few months ago and didn't have a hard time finding buyers. Put up a link here of your 86.
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby az chip » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:17 pm

I sold a 401 last month to Germany. Sold a bunch of parts last week and this week.
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby fsj454 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:10 am

Production numbers have a lot to with selling ...
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby XSapper » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:37 am

Cash flow problem - people that want the Jeeps have no cash.

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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby richie_tenenbaum » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:01 am

How much are you selling it for?

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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:12 pm

$1750
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:23 am

Try selling it to pay rent.
When you don't want to sell there are always people nagging to sell. When you NEED to sell, everyone disappears. I feel your pain.

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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Camokiltman » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:51 pm

So I don’t want to sell Gertrude (90GW) but she needs a new home. We saved her from being scrapped but at over 200k she gets 20 MOQ. 4 wheel works, A/C did til the belts gave out. What to do?
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Lumpskie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:36 am

For me, it comes down to condition and pictures. Buyers may be like me. (I know that I'm a bit of an oddity on the forum) I was happy to pay $6750 for my '89 because it was complete and daily driveable. At the time, most Grand Wagoneers were selling for closer to the $3000 mark. I jumped on my rig because the body was clean, the wood was intact (I told you I'm an oddity on the forum!) and the engine had been rebuilt. It seems like the market for projects has less buyers and those buyers aren't willing to spend much to take on a project. (because they are smart and know that the project will always be more expensive than they plan)

That's just my impression.
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Dr. Marneaus » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:26 am

Who sells jeeps? Quitters, thats who.

Yes, that coming frm the guy who bitches more than about else about wanting to sell his hoopty.
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Grand_Wag_85 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:52 pm

Been trying to sell my amc Eagle on and off for years, so many flakes
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby rocklaurence » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:02 am

You've got to be willing to sit on it. I haven't been able to trend the sales over the last 8 years but will say that Christmas/Tax season and when Gov checks arrive is the most consistent times for selling. It also dries up when the kids get out of school on summer break.

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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Renodemona » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:53 am

It goes back and forth. I looked for a long time before getting my 72 Wag, but when I bought Susan in 2013 I had my choice of several FSJs even locally. It also depends on the price point. Not many people who can afford to spend 20K on a restored vehicle, lots of people who can afford to spend 1500, but there might not be anyone around looking to get rid of a rig for that price.
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby candymancan » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:12 pm

Bought my 90 2 years ago for 4500$ and it had rust on it.. All which i fixed though. Sadly the paint job is now getting foggy which means the clear coat is going bad :-( I put like 4-5k $ into repairs and its my daily driver now

Even if i wanted to sell it i doubt ill get the 8k$ i wanted.

It might have something to do with the years like someone mentioned.. To me 86 87 88 look the same as my 90 lol the 89 90-91s just have quite a few improvements on em.

Its kinda like ZJ grand cherokees 98s are the best years. But i dunno if this has any bearing on why you cant sell yours.. I doubt it tbh
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:43 pm

Dr. Marneaus wrote:Who sells jeeps? Quitters, thats who.

Yes, that coming frm the guy who bitches more than about else about wanting to sell his hoopty.


I've still got more than you! So ha! :)
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Re: Anyone else having a hard time selling Jeeps?

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:44 pm

It finally sold! Used the money to then buy a Toyota that was for sale too cheap. Now that's back up for sale after a few fixes with lots of interested buyers. The J10 fund is slowly growing!
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