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Old September 15th, 2009, 01:23 PM
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I kind of get bothered that trucks show up for sale on the board by new members. I understand they are just trying to make a sale but in an ideal world the only trucks that would show up for sale are by members who actually contribute to the board or at the very least these trucks should be listed int eh flea market.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Some boards have a minimum post (like 20) requirement to post for sale items. We don't seem to have a real problem with people spamming the site, and I'm not really bothered by people that just want to target their audience to people who are already into Rovers.

The only problem I do have is that many for sale posters need basic car-sales counseling such as rational asking prices and actual versus perceived rarity.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Agreed. I will say the sales pitch makes me laugh. The Land Rover Defender - only blah blah blah made. This one is super rare. . . . Don't miss your chance.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Also, it would be nice if the original poster followed the thread, and updated it if it sold.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 01:56 PM
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I've been on the other side of this selling vintage Jeeps and parts. I've been blasted on a few sights for my first posts being "For Sale" stuff. It's hard to keep up "membership" on every concievable board by posting random thoughts (remember Departing90) just to build up a post count.

I figure I am doing you (not you Barry - just general "you") a favor by posting stuff that you might need/want. If you don't like it, skip the thread and don't buy.

But I am not posting the annoying "super rare" or "NOS" ads that you sometime see.

Anyway. just my two cents.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 02:01 PM
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no it is all true and I see the point. I just like the idea of having some faith and trust in the people I am buying from, not the random guy who found the board just to sell. It also kind of sucks that people come to the board to end their relationship with the defender.

Again it is no big deal.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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Or the people that expect to get every dollar in "upgrades" and repairs back when they sell a truck.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 02:43 PM
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Wait replacing my gas tank in my 90 isnt an upgrade? I want that 1000 back
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Old September 15th, 2009, 08:36 PM
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Yeah, but being somewhat on the other side (followed this forum for a long time, but joined the site this year...so a newbie) I would like to not only own one that fits what I'm looking for, but would also like to have one without people being like, "Oh, you're driving ####'s 90." Opposite to that point, I also really like being able to follow a member's prior posts and threads to follow and research points about their 90 that might be of interest (example: the stack exhaust we saw a few months back)...so I see a plus to both sides.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 09:32 PM
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1000 for a fuel tank......you live in the wrong country!
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Old September 15th, 2009, 09:43 PM
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Guys, I hear you. I asked the mods to delete that thread!
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Old September 15th, 2009, 11:14 PM
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"Oh, you're driving ####'s 90."

Someday evilfij's former D90s will command a premium. That day will be when I hit 10,000 posts.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 11:58 PM
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Or the people that expect to get every dollar in "upgrades" and repairs back when they sell a truck.
Funny you said that Kevin. I didnt want to call the guy out but I thought the same thing. Sorry but what you spent on the truck added to what you spend on mods upgrades doesnt equal value.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 05:15 AM
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people don't realise the trick to buying a great rover is to wait for someone to sell a truck thats been up graded the way you want it and save your self a fortune.
As a dealer I would state that in my eyes certain upgrades increase value, but other diminish it. Generally an immaculate totally stock truck is worth most of all.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:26 AM
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people don't realise the trick to buying a great rover is to wait for someone to sell a truck thats been up graded the way you want it and save your self a fortune.
As a dealer I would state that in my eyes certain upgrades increase value, but other diminish it. Generally an immaculate totally stock truck is worth most of all.
True, but I dont know about you but when you buy a Defender its very much like a Lego set, You don't want to just buy an upgraded one cause thats like buying a built lego set or have a shop build minor crap for you, you want to put it together cause thats half the fun of owning one.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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I have to say, I am a newbie here for sure. I bought my D90/joined this forum last year and have minimal posts but I check this site everyday...so many of you guys have taught me a great deal about these trucks. I for one, whether they are new to the forum or not, like seeing all available 90's/110's for sale. I can't really explain why...I think it may just be the love that I have for each one that comes across my path (whether it's here on the forum, on any other site, or out on the road).

Just my thought on the subject.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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people don't realise the trick to buying a great rover is to wait for someone to sell a truck thats been up graded the way you want it and save your self a fortune.
As a dealer I would state that in my eyes certain upgrades increase value, but other diminish it. Generally an immaculate totally stock truck is worth most of all.

I agree with Julian. I bought my D90 with about 20k in upgrades and spent less than that for the truck.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by evilfij
"Oh, you're driving ####'s 90."

Someday evilfij's former D90s will command a premium. That day will be when I hit 10,000 posts.

Maybe Diamond the Dormobile 110 will be done by that point??! :-)
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