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I bought my TJ last fall for $5000. Plain Jane 97 SE with 104,000 miles.
I will say that similar vehicles listed locally at the same time were more in the 6-6500 range, usually with more miles.

For various reasons, I unexpectedly want/need a more interstate friendly 4.0, so the time to swap 'em out has come much sooner than anticipated.
I wouldn't have put nearly as much time and $$$ in it if I knew I would only have it for 8 months.

Since October, I have added a new Bestop Sailcloth replace-a-top ($600), new goodyear wrangler tires ($350), replaced the stock steelies with some craigslist Canyons ($100), traded the half doors for full doors, ($500) new speakers ($75) and some Bestop seat covers for the buckets ($100). Odometer is at 106,9xx.

So, I figure I'm in it for around $6,750.

Local car dealers are selling similar wranglers for 9 grand and up, with absolute junk listed at 6-7000 for 200,000 milers.

Local CL has similars listed from 4500 up to 10-12 thousand. (Crazy people)

Local KBB value in "good" condition is $6,900

NADA Local retail: $7,200

Completed EBay listings for similar features and less than 125,000 miles: $4500-9500 with most in the 6500-8000 range.

So I figure I'll ask $6800 and wiggle down to 6,500 or so.

About right? Too greedy? Not greedy enough?
 

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Kelowna, it's an old marketing strategy. That's why you see things at like $1.99 people think they are getting a deal because it is less than $2.00 I know stupid right but that is how people think LOL

Looks like you have done your home work and looks fair to me.
 

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Shewoolf, I understand the concept, but it annoys me. I will sometimes not buy an item simply because of it. If browsing ads, I would be more inclined to call and get details on a Jeep listed at $7,000, more so than one at $6,900. The seller is just less annoying to me somehow, not such a game player, but a straight shooter type.
 

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The only TJ for sale in my area private party. Dealers always put "call for price" in their ads, which I never would. THAT is annoying.

1998 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L with COLD A/C, and manual transmission. This Jeep is adult owned, and babied. MINT condition. Black w black soft top. Full size doors. Gray and black interior, Recaro black seats, sound wedges, Rough Country 3" lift, 33" Wrangler tires, black steel rims, new OEM top, Best Top tinted windows, High Rock front bumper, Jeeps4All rear bumper with tire carrier, shackles front and back, tow hitch, rock sliders. 193K on the original engine (never touched), running strong. Doesn't need anything (maybe tires before the winter).$7800 firm
 

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It might be just me, I have quirks, but numbers like $6,900 annoy me, Wish people would just round them off to say an even $7,000.
That may be annoying in Canada, but down here it's called horse tradin' and is expected.

Cultural difference or marketing trick perhaps.

or maybe it's just you.:p
 

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It's just him. lol

Rik, that ad you found is great, "COLD A/C" lol Gee, the guy/gal should see about getting some heat added to that maybe. Does it have "WARM HEAT" as well.
I ran an ad once for a truck I was selling that said "A/C blows a blizzard, heater blows like hell". People commented on it when they called saying it was funny. What ever gets your attention.
 
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