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What is ebay doing to us? $3250 for an 88?????

WTF? This sammi is at $3250. It will probobly go for close to $4000 IMO. Doesnt seem worth it to me.
Even if you parted it out, you might break even. Yes, I know rust free and nice paint, but sh*t. Ebay is driving the cost of our zuks up! Even our parts are increasing in price. I just dont want to see zuks in the same order as Landcruisers and Scouts, as far as prices and parts costs are concerned. Thats why I bought one two years ago. Inexpensive build up, oh well.

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Re: What is ebay doing to us? $3250 for an 88?????

That zuk looks brand new. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a brand new samurai for 4000$

One thing you might not be considering is that zuks that arent rusted out piles of crap arent very common the farther north you go. Whats may seem like a 1000$ truck to you can be worth a lot more to someone who cant find one locally at any price that isnt rusted out. That truck is in Texas, but the bidder may be in new england or some other rust belt place.

PLus, maybe you or I wouldnt care about the carpet or that kinda stuff, but someone who isnt buying the truck to modify it and take it offroad might want something that clean and obviously well cared for.

Ebay is making prices go up only in the fact that it presents things to a wide variety of people so that the people to whom the item is most valuable end up paying for it. The value of any given thing is not necessarily even across the board.

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Re: What is ebay doing to us? $3250 for an 88?????

Unfortunatly its calle dsupply and demand. the demand is going up and the supply is going down with no
new onea comming in, at least in the US. Is Canada still importing them? Or did that die too. The are
still in production every where else in the world.

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Re: What is ebay doing to us? $3250 for an 88?????

I see what you mean DAXE, but for some reason it just seems wierd to me. The vehicle still has 120,000 miles on it.

1988 Suzuki SAMURAI 4WD
Utility Convertible
121,000 miles

Low Retail Average Retail High Retail
Base Price $1,200 $1,925 $2,400

Mileage Adjustment
121,000 miles add: $0 $0 $0

Total Price $1,200 $1,925 $2,400

I got the above information from NADAguides.com. I think it is supply and demand. IMHO, zuks and parts(OEM and aftermarket) are only going to go up in price becuase they are becoming extremely rare. But as for my point about Ebay jacking prices up for everyone, I still feel the same about that.

That zuk is nice, but I wouldnt pay more than $1800 for it.
The hard top is nice, but its a 88 SUZUKI with 121K on it.
Guess its just me, Maybe also geographical as you stated before. Around here, you wouldnt get more than $2000 for that.


Can the zuk community control the prices of the products that we buy?
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a rust free body would fetch a high price here in minnesota. when ever i look at samurais to buy, i could care less on the mileage. i just look it over mechanically breifly and spend most of my time inspecting the body. i would NOT pay $4000 for a damn samurai no matter how nice it is.

if samurais were sold NEW still, then i would have no prob forking out $8000 for a new one off the lot, but that is not reality. $4000 for a stock used one is rediculous to me. if zuks are bringing in good money then i will sell all mine off but one.

if someone has cash burning a hole in their pocket i have a nice 87 tintop that i could part with for around $600. that would give you $3400 to put towards a build up.
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Im with you BLUE LOL

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Re: What is ebay doing to us? $3250 for an 88?????

It seems to me that you can put samuri part's on E-bay, and people go ape $h!t over them. same way with the complete rigs. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
But, I guess that's what's going to happen as the popularity of these thing go up, and the supply goes down! Sure wish I could start an import/export business and deal in nothing but samurai's...lol [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Re: What is ebay doing to us? $3250 for an 88?????

What's the big deal ? I hope the prices of them go even higher. Only makes them more valuable and when you get ready to sell, you will get more for it. I bought a stock 86 JX about a month ago and I paid $3150 for it. Of course, it has a great body, a strong engine with 112K on it, new factory AC system, great interior, new stereo, plus everything works just like it did when it was new. I didn't want a junker to fix up, I wanted a nice solid sammy that everthing worked on including the AC. To get what I was looking for took more money that a so so sammy that needed work would cost but you have to pay for what you get. Pirces will continue to climb on these great little trucks as well because there is a growing demand for them.
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Re: What is ebay doing to us? $3250 for an 88?????

"Whats the big deal?" Did you read my post? Your going to price yourself out of the hobby! If what you suggest is going to happen, that they are only going to get more expensive including parts, then we as the suzuki community are going to price ourselves out of what we love the most.

I dont want them to be in the same class as Landcruisers, where you can get an 88FJ62 for $10,000.

Then guess what apollo.....One day you wont be able to afford you zuk.

You could have bought the same truck that you bought from one of us for $600-$1000 and used the other $2000 for cool stuff, ie lift, tires, engine mods, sh*T I can get a 1.3 longblock from Japan for $300(connections my friend).

So, in conclusion, its individuals such as yourself that are going to make the zuk hobby inaccessable to a lot of poeple. And no offense, but for the $3000+ you spent, you could have gotten a really nice rig, with plenty of mods, little rust and trail ready, You shouldve checked auto trader dude. Just my .o2


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You could have bought the same truck that you bought from one of us for $600-$1000 and used the other $2000 for cool stuff, ie lift, tires, engine mods,

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part of what you're missing about the samurai on ebay and possibly this person, too, is that maybe they arent into the "Zuk hobby". Maybe, as he stated, he wanted a clean samurai with everything working on it and has NO PLANS to modify it at all. There actually are people in the world who don't wheel..ya know? If he bought the samurai for $600-1000, then he would have to spend the same 2000$ to make it dead stock and perfectly clean with working AC and a new stereo because that's what HE wants.

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So, in conclusion, its individuals such as yourself that are going to make the zuk hobby inaccessable to a lot of poeple. And no offense, but for the $3000+ you spent, you could have gotten a really nice rig, with plenty of mods, little rust and trail ready

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Maybe this person is sick of "people like you" taking apart perfectly good samurais and bolting stuff on them that makes them less appropriate for driving on the street, decreasing the number of stock, unmolested samurais he has to choose from.

Im just making a point here, I totally get what you are driving at, but just remember that your interest in offroading Samurais doesnt mean that nobody else is entitled to have them for any other purpose. It may very well be that people sucking them up for offroading is driving up the price for people who want a small, fun truck to drive on the street, too.

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