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Old November 1st, 2007, 11:00 AM
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I've never sold anything on eBay before. How do I go about doing it and not doing it wrong? I hear there are some pratfalls...
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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:35 PM
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I don't really believe that people sell vehicles on ebay. Just follow one make for a while and you see the same ones over and over again.
What ebay is good for is exposure, which is what your truck needs. I think lots more vehicles listed on ebay end up with private sales due to the free advertising they get on ebay.
Stick it on there with a reserve set at your lowest sell price, then sit back and wait. If there is someone out there with genuine interest, they will contact you.

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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:48 PM
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I tried selling my Jeep on EBay a couple weeks ago, closest it got was like 2300 from the reserve.. sold it privately via craigslist for just a little under what I was asking..

Anyways, for EBay you may get some bites since it attracts a wider crowd, as Dredd said, set your reserve at the lowest price you'd be happy with... then set your buy it now at a price where you'd be extremely happy at and see what happens. A lot of people wait until the last hour or so to bid on the vehicles..
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Old November 1st, 2007, 03:53 PM
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Harlan,

I couldn't disagree more. I bought both of the Porsche 911 turbo's (very big ticket items) I have owned off ebay. I bought my Defender there as well as my HSE. I think that ebay is far and away the best exposure/way to put a vehicle out there. I regularly cruise ebay.uk.com looking @ things for sale over there as well.

Mike- its cheap as chips. I have a vehicle for sale on ebay right now and it cost around 35 bucks to list it with six pictures. I listed it Tuesday morning and the counter that keeps track of viewings is already over 700.
Another happy note is my reserve has been hit with 4 days left to go.....
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Old November 1st, 2007, 06:27 PM
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Someone out there is willing to pay big bucks for a 130. The 130 that was originally up for ~ $100K in AZ that I last saw for ~$82K on LRX is sold. Maybe email that guy and ask if there was anyone that was low-balling him. A low-ball on an $82K may be in your ballpark.

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Old November 3rd, 2007, 04:54 PM
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I agree, lose the box. Then take it to some wheels events or dealer events where they invite the Supercharged Range Rover set. Mine has been at several in Dallas and the dealer is always conveying major offers. Those types will go north of $100K if they're in the right mood and feeling like a new toy
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 06:49 PM
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x3 on losing the box! You can try Ebay first, you will definitely get a lot of exposure. I found both my Defenders off there, I didn't pull the trigger until I actually inspected them in person. I suggest that if you have never used ebay, find someone who has great feedback to list the truck for you. You don't want to start off with 0 feedback trying to sell a $65k vehicle. I know I'd be a bit reluctant to deal with a 0 feedback selller. I don't live and die by it, but reading someones past selling history is helpful.

Don't mention anything about 'wiring funds' either. Suggest for people to come and see it and post pictures at nauseam. Posting detailed pics and info, lets people know you have nothing to hide and good rover porn to salivate over.

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Old November 3rd, 2007, 07:03 PM
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http://www.landroverman.com/page4.htm (half way down)

16k. Even with shady importing and restoring it you're still only half way to your asking price.

The box is such a specialized piece of equipment, and likely a fortune to fab, but doesn't have the utility the common user might want. Like the ability to put plywood or sheetrock in it.

Spent 2-3k on a 6.2/6.5 and then try to sell it. ;-)

As for ebay - I've purchased 5 rovers from ebay. They sell, just not at stupid prices many people ask.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:24 AM
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Ok, some very good ideas. I'll see what I can do about geting a hicap box. The other rear option I like is to do a drop-side tray back like in AUS. Thoughts?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:50 AM
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Tray back would be an improvement, but the hicap box is a lot better. Have you asked George at RDS, he may have one lying around.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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I've talked to George about this before. The 110 shortbed tub is the perfect length (6ft) to fit where the utility box is now.

It would cost about $3K to get it here, then some fab work for body mounts, fuel tank stuff, batteries (they're inthe box now...), etc...

It's been rolling around in my mind for a while.

I think it's funny that everyone hates the rear box. I have loved having it. Unconventional and a bit FUGLY, it fits the bill perfectly. I guarantee that the box can carry at least 2x the cargo that the regular box would even if there was a hoopset and canvas. I would predict that anyone who would buy the truck with the bed on it would put a canvas on it then fall short of the load capacity that the box currently has.

Anyway, that's the fun part about these trucks isn't it? Make it your own and make it work.

I've been surfing the eBay.uk and the Germany page also. Germany doesn't have nearly the trucks the .uk site does (go figure...).
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:11 AM
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I dont think everyone hates it. As you said, part of the fun is making these our own and making them work, all we are saying is that to maximize the chances of recovering your investment, removing the box would go a long way to make it attractive to more people that may pass on it because of it.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:21 AM
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I agree, I love them for what you can do to them. But it is a little like collecting art - buy it because you love it, not because you can make money off it. Every vehicle I have I intend to keep.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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I agree, lose the box. Then take it to some wheels events or dealer events where they invite the Supercharged Range Rover set. Mine has been at several in Dallas and the dealer is always conveying major offers. Those types will go north of $100K if they're in the right mood and feeling like a new toy
I'd believe that. I think you have one of the yummiest 110 crew cabs out there and I could see people at those events making offers.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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It is an ever expanding collection (or is it obsession?) Hard to believe my Porsche 930 is the least rare vehicle I have.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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I agree with the above posts. It's not that everyone hates it, the truck just falls under a very specific niche market. Both because of the rear box and price.

If you end up removing the box, what do you plan to do with it?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:55 AM
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Hey, I called dibs!

I think it would be perfect for a 109/110 Hicap cab.


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Old November 4th, 2007, 01:27 PM
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Jeff gets it.

I wonder how much I could get for it as scrap?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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I have Hi-cap beds.

But I think it is silly to reconfigure it to sell. You have not even tried to sell it yet. Ebay it a while first.

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Old November 4th, 2007, 06:25 PM
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I have Hi-cap beds.

But I think it is silly to reconfigure it to sell. You have not even tried to sell it yet. Ebay it a while first.

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