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Old 02-06-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Thinking about selling, could use some advice

So I am looking to sell the Blacksheep and I am trying to figure out a good asking price.

It's a 98 TJ Sahara with 145K miles. Manual with a 4" lift with 33" tires, custom bumpers, 2 year old super top with full steel doors. It was set up from the factory with a hard top so it has all the rear defrost and wipers pre-wired if someone want to get a hard top.

It has other little goodies I've added over time but that's the main stuff. What do you guys think?

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:08 AM   #2
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I think you wont get your money back. And thats a decent amount of mileage, I would say 10k or less. I can buy a rock crawler with lockers however for that but yours is a daily. I paid 5k for my cj7, 35's, no rubbing, sprung under, dana 300, lockers front and rear, dana 44, high steer ready, amc 20truss 1peice axle shaft, 30spline...ect plus its low for 5g with same mileage, ad can hit 70 lol) if that helps give you and idea.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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I got mine for 5500 and it has 50k less miles and a fair amount of goodies.

Sadly I think the reality is that this area is saturated with jeeps.

The real question is what are you hoping to get? Is it realistic? If you're looking for a niche buyer who will "know what I've got" on the jeep you'll be waiting a while.
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Try using the various auto shoppers available on the Web. Look at the asking prices for private sellers. That should give a fair idea of what jeeps are going for around here.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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Sadly I think the reality is that this area is saturated with jeeps.

Really?? It seemed when I was in the market for mine, it was hard as hell to find any decent Wranglers out there. Everyone would buy them up right when they got advertised...lol It was a pain!! I almost think the area is more saturated with Subaru's than Jeeps from what I see...hahahaha

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #6
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Just don't expect to get all your money back for the mods. Never works out that way. Bought my 2009 JKUR used with $15k of mods on it for book value.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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Just don't expect to get all your money back for the mods. Never works out that way. Bought my 2009 JKUR used with $15k of mods on it for book value.
I agree. Mods might give you and edge over other sellers, but they won't raise your value much over an un-modded jeep with the same mileage. I'd browse auto trader to look at similar vehicles and come up with a price from there. The nice thing about autotrader is you can search nationally if you're having a hard time finding a matching product locally. It helps get you in the ballpark on what you should charge.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #8
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Yea mods they will work against you. You put so much money in to them but get no money back because of them.
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BUT, I do believe that mods can work in your favor as a bargaining chip when you have more than one person interested in purchasing your Jeep. More people are going to be attracted to a Jeep with mods on it than a basic one. They will have to spend less money right off the bat if they purchase one that already has some modifications done. Unless they don't care of course...lol
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BUT, I do believe that mods can work in your favor as a bargaining chip when you have more than one person interested in purchasing your Jeep. More people are going to be attracted to a Jeep with mods on it than a basic one. They will have to spend less money right off the bat if they purchase one that already has some modifications done. Unless they don't care of course...lol
If you have a buyer that knows about jeeps and knows about mechanics and different factors like axels and driveshafts ext you might be able to squeeze more money out
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #11
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The mods are exactly what sold me on my JKUR. I had a general idea of what I wanted in a Jeep. Saw this one and immediately had to look into it. Saw everything it had on it, found comparable ones on the internet and decided that book value was fair. The mods kept me from trying to pay under book.

So, yes, the mods caused me to choose this one over others but if they had been asking $5k over book I wouldn't have given it a second look. I see too many people boosting the asking price of their vehicle because of the things they put on it. The first thing that comes to my mind is were the mods put on right? Mine had all kinds of paperwork on where the stuff came from and who put it on. Made me feel a lot better though I do know shops can make mistakes.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #12
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Depending on condition, I'd expect 6000-7000.00 I bought recently and feel this is a pretty accurate range having bought a similar 98 in the past couple months in CO.
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If suggest using Kelly blue book online. They'll give u a fairly close accurate estimate with your mods included

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