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Old October 10th, 2008, 03:45 PM
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Has The (Defender) Market Tanked?

Every few months I check around Ebay and Autotrader, and it seems that the "premium" Defender market (like other markets) has really taken a tumble recently. There are several very low milage 95s and 97s floating around for sale in the low $30K range, and that's just the asking price. Last year they were in the low $40s. While I never bought mine to resell it, it was nice to think that it's value was going up for a couple of years. I wonder how Copley's doing.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Silly money has been somewhat curtailed as of late.
"Uhh...I think they all leak like that."
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Old October 10th, 2008, 05:01 PM
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Here's one reason:
Oct 1, 2008 / Oct 9, 2008
Dow Industrials 10,831.1 / 8,451.2
S&P 500 1,161.1 / 899.2
VIX (Mkt Volatility) 39.81 / 69.95
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Old October 10th, 2008, 05:07 PM
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One the other end of the stick.....probably a great time to buy a defender.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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As an auto enthusiast, any time is good to pick up a D90. I know our NAS's will always be collectable but at the same time, being able to legally import trucks from abroad stands to hinder appreciation. Between high gas prices and financing difficulties, I think prices have dipped but I don't really care as I still love driving it.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:36 PM
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I dont think the market is that bad. I just bought a low mile 97 for a premium price and I had been looking for awhile. Take a look at Copleys stock of Defenders, they are way down on stock and are looking for more.
I also think ebay is a bad gauge of the market. I think people are scared to spend that kind of dough on an online auction(I know I am).
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