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Old 11-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Every time I see a post that says you can get it on Craigslist cheaper. It makes me sad cause I always seem to find it is more expensive in my area/state.

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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I never find anything on Craig's list

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Every time I see a post that says you can get it on Craigslist cheaper. It makes me sad cause I always seem to find it is more expensive in my area/state.
Most of the posters telling you that are just repeating what they read here. You can find some great deals on CL, but you need to expand your search over a large area.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #4
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My $.02 if you want a good search engine for CL try www.searchtempest.com you can search an entire area.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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You just have to look several times a day,every day..A super good deal will not last long.You have to call and go look at it as soon as it is listed.I buy and sell a lot of vehicles on Craigslist
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yeah, you have to have patience... It took 1 year to work out my doors as an example. You have to keep checking areas around you then jump on something when it comes out.

My Jeep is white, this is how it went down on craigslist to use it to my advantage.
Found full hard doors from 87' for $200 that were Red. Drove 3 hours each way to get them.
Rode w/them for almost 1 year, then I found a 1987 Red Jeep YJ for sale, 30 minutes from my house that had full white doors from a 1994. I called, visited and traded doors even up. Now we both have matching doors!
Then, I went back out and sold my original half doors for $200.00.

So, in the end, it is as if I traded my white half doors for white full doors. Just took some time to find the right deals. I would not have found someone had I posted "white half doors looking to trade for white full doors" but in the end, thats what happened.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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I found a great 928d Grasshopper mower and my 92 Wrangler on CL...russ
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
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Finding deals takes a very long time. Week ago i purchased a complete brake to brake HPD30 with Yukon 4.88 gearing, Aussie Locker, Alloy USA shafts, Tuff Stuff Custom Steering with a Tuff Stuff diff cover and bunch of custom skids welded under the lower control arms. Sounds expensive? All for $550.

The way I find deals is by searching craigslist every day using different key words related to jeeps and offroading, Good deals don't last very long so it helps to look everyday, you may never know you might find a gem among a pile of junk!
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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In my area the same crap gets re listed "ad infinitum, ad nauseum". Seriously, no one is going to buy that rusted out "thing" from you!
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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Why don't you try kijiji. I don't really know if they have American site but i find it a whole lot better then Craig.s list
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #11
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I hate dealing with craigslist 50% of the time you get the run around and the other 50% of the time the seller agrees to sell to you and sets a time for the exchange and then he never shows and when you call they ignore you or say sorry sold like wth?
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #12
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You just have to look several times a day,every day..A super good deal will not last long.You have to call and go look at it as soon as it is listed.I buy and sell a lot of vehicles on Craigslist


This?

I buy and sell photo gear on CL, so the deals go quickly. The junk and overpriced stuff lingers on for weeks/months.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #13
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All craigslist does for me is solicit companies trying to buy or sell stuff for me. Annoying.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:16 PM   #14
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All craigslist does for me is solicit companies trying to buy or sell stuff for me. Annoying.
You have to find the deals within all those posts. Good deals last for a couple days, junk lasts for weeks, that is why you always see the same posts.
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You have to find the deals within all those posts. Good deals last for a couple days, junk lasts for weeks, that is why you always see the same posts.
Yeah good point.
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good deals around me barley last a day if that
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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I spent a month or more looking for a good soft top on CL. Just have to keep sifting through the crap till the right offer is there. Ended up getting a top in CT 3 hours away because the deal was right. Took a long weekend at the casino and paid for the top with the money I won playing poker.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:36 PM   #18
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You just have to look several times a day,every day..A super good deal will not last long.You have to call and go look at it as soon as it is listed.I buy and sell a lot of vehicles on Craigslist

I bought my Jeep of CL it was only on there for four hours. Best $2000 and that was with hard top, full doors, half doors, and bikini top. Plus new paint job.
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You just have to look several times a day,every day..A super good deal will not last long.You have to call and go look at it as soon as it is listed.I buy and sell a lot of vehicles on Craigslist
AND, I keep cash on hand so that when I find that deal I don't even have to take time to go to the bank
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I just found a great deal on craigslist denver that was for a used (but looks brand new) rock hard 4x4 rear bumper with rock rack and hi-lift, metal cloak rock sliders, and xenon flat fender flares for my jeep YJ. It's the exact bumper I wanted that retails for 1050 with the rack and another 75 for the hi-lift and 450 for the flares. then the sliders are 365. Thats 1940.00 dollars new without shipping costs that I paid a price of.... wait for it.... 800 bucks!!!!
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:37 AM   #21
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It is hit or miss here. I once ran over the back seat of my TJ (don't ask). Thought I would never find one that matched. It took about 6 month but I found one for $75. When I got there they threw in a new cover and a set of new rims because they didn't have the Jeep anymore. Also found a TJ top with frame for $50. When I got there the guy threw in what he called a bikini top. It was a spiderweb shade! Got a set of sliders for $50 also. Those were the hits. Just turned down a JK hard top for $900 (wrong year, didn't like the smaller windows) and a YJ for $2500 that I am still kicking myself over. But you do have to check every day.

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