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post #1 of 5 Old 10-09-2019, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Best place to sell a TJ?

Alright guys, i'm coming seeking some advice. I have what i would call an above average tj that i need to move. Its rust free, super clean, and very low mileage, but im not going to get into specifics because this isnt an attempt to sell it in this particular forum.

My problem is finding the proper platform to sell it. Ive tried ebay, fb market place, and craigslist. Those places are so flooded with 5-10 thousand dollar tj's that something that commands a premium so to say kind of gets over looked or passed by.

I've been out of the buying/selling game for a while. Does anyone here have any suggestions as to where to get this thing in front of the right eyes? Someone just looking for a jeep isnt going to buy it. Its going to take someone looking for a nice clean low mileage jeep to see it.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-09-2019, 08:49 PM
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-09-2019, 09:06 PM
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in general if you have tried to sell it meaning today Crags list or even auto shopper type old school ways and no ones looked/few it must be over priced or it would sell. if you are holding out for X amount well it will take "that buyer". its harder to sell say a 25k mile Tj since its value is in its low miles. not so much its a rare car. driven much most that added extra cost is lost fast and its value.

kinda went through this as a buyer. wife wanted here dream truck. they only made these for like three years with that engine. they were very expensive new in the day, i would say about sure the most expensive at the time Suv made on a truck frame and with one ton axles and burns coal. prices on these can still be near cost if its " low " mile been boxed up one. In the end we got a rust free very well maintained high mileage one in Utah. Thing is a great ride of 4tons of american iron.

in the end most of the trucks i did find on Craigs seemed the best source my trouble was sellers . thinking they had say 15-20k truck and its was not worth 7. seriously we looked for close to a year. The one i found in Utah i was lucky as the family had it on line only a day and had other callers. told them if the truck is what he says it is i wont even barter full price. in will be there in the am its a 6 hour drive. 6 back. she is happy. they were happy and were a nice family. it was his wifes beefed up truck. but she tired of its huge size and down sized. kids older now bla bla. makes a nice tow rig towing the jeep on long distance trails.

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-10-2019, 12:20 AM
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I agree with 222Doc. If you can't sell it on Craigslist, you must be asking too much for what it actually is. I've sold 16 of my Jeeps on Craigslist and it never took more than a week to get my asking price. My brother even sold his 05' Willys edition with 12,000 miles for $22,000. I sold my 03' with 27,000 miles for $13,500.

p.s. I friend of mine just bought a stock 99' with 10,000 miles on it for $10,000. I thought that was overpriced, but he bought it from a dealership.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-10-2019, 07:58 AM
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Offer up and letgo are also places to list things. They seem to have tire kickers and scammers than FB or CL.

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