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$4000 Rot Box

Discussion in 'eBay, FB Marketplace and Craigslist' started by garage gnome, Feb 26, 2024.

  1. Feb 26, 2024
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    PeteL

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    Partly because of people like us who like and promote old jeeps?

    Plus, thousand$ are the new hundred$, in every direction I look.
     
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    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Isn't that the truth! Really gives "value" to what you already have.
     
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    Desertdog48

    Desertdog48 Everybody's crazy...it just shows up different!

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    But we can't get 20k for a completely restored jeep!
     
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    Dave Deyton

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    At that price, I've scrapped out hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of junk.

    Who knew?

    Dave
     
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    PeteL

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    Never scrap anything!
     
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    Dave Deyton

    Dave Deyton Member

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    The thing I scrapped were definitely unusable. More like parted out.
    But people would still try to sell them.
    Lined up a trailer to get a $50 rusted out Jeep for parts.
    Called the guy, and he said, they were going to sell it for a lot more.
    Glad I hadn't left on the long trip. I imagine it rotted into the ground right where it was.

    Dave
     
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    dnb71R2

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    I'll say it's much to do with emotional attachment...it's obvious he's hitched to the Scout! :lol:
     
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    sterlclan

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    sell it to the insurance company...
     
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    colojeepguy

    colojeepguy Colorado Springs

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    Been for sale for a month, and he says price is negotiable...
     
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    Dave Deyton

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    Called a guy on an old Jeep that was for sale. Sat outside an old garage for half a year or more. Very rotted out. Guy says he wants to sell it and put $3000 into rebuilding the engine. I say, "OK, I can't spend that much, maybe $500 to $600 dollars. It sits with no top for another 6 months. I call him up again and he says he wants to sell it. Again I say well, I can only give you 5 to 6 hundred. He got so mad over the phone, calling me names and told me not to ever call him again. I say, "Yes Sir, I take your number out of my phone right now." Years later, I see it (Same one) at an auto show with sign, Highest offer gets it. I kept on walking.
    Don't know what happened to it. I get the attachment and if you don't want to take the offer fine, but don't get angry because you overpriced the vehicle.

    Dave
     
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    vtxtasy

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    You can blame the Internet and YouTube. Everyone thinks they have a gold mine because of the ability to reach such a large audience.
    The good old days are gone. Not all bad but not all good either.
     
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    Jw60

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    The salt best be included.
     
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