Resale value GU Steps & rear Bumper Bar

Submitted: Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:30
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G'day all.

Have replaced my rear bumper bar with an Opposite Lock steel twin wheel carrier (very Happy with) and am wondering what the originals would be worth for resale.
I am also looking at replacing the Aluminium steps with either ARB or Opposite Like steel, any ideas on what the resale value would be for these as well.
Any thoughts would be appreciated as I hope to justify the costs to SWMBO
Thanks
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:40

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:40
I was told to ring around crash shops,, which i did to no avail....
So i threw it out....
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Follow Up By: Barnesy - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 08:04

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 08:04
Voxson, I bought that storage system off of you a while back and am happy with it. Do you have any other accessories from your old GQ that you're trying to get rid of?
There are a few things I'm after for mine.
Let me know.

Barnesy
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 23:02

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 23:02
I only have a 96model steering wheel...
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Reply By: Boc1971 - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:48

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:48
Stick it on ebay -- Start it as $1 with no reserve -- you will get a good idea of its worth

why start at $1 >> here is an example

I had a antique chest of _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx on there -- i started it at $500 -- didnt get a single bid -

following week started at $1 NO reserve -- by the end of the week -- 40 something bids - and went to $700 + why ? because when its starts so low -- lots of people see it and bookmark it --- all the bidding happens in the last few min. and i have seen some very nasty bidding wars

Just a suggestion -- lots of photos and a link to another webpage displaying the photos is also a great benefit .

Frank
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:08

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:08
Hi Old Johno,

Much better to store if you have the space. Then when the time comes to sell the GU, put it back on (you won't get any extra with it on) but you will easily sell a GU dual rear carrier!!!

Cheers

Captain
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 19:04

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 19:04
As said here I always keep what I remove. That way when it comes time to sell you can put your vehicle back to standard and sell the good stuff seperately.

Takes longer to get your money back but you will get more back in the long run.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 08:35

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 08:35
I'd 2nd that idea too. I've been checking ebay and the Trader for months now, waiting for someone to advertise their side brush bars and side steps for a GU, as I reckon the new price (around $1100-) is just bloody ridiculous. And it's true, when you go to trade in your vehicle, you won't get any extra for the aftermarket side steps etc. So, if you've still got the originals stored, you simply change 'em back over and advertise the aftermarket items.....they'll sell the first day (if you're realistic about the price......unlike a current ad' in the Trader for an original turbo off a 4.2 Nissan where the bloke wants a grand).
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 08:53

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 08:53
Maybe you sold yours too cheap Roachie ;-)

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:52

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:52
I second the ebay idea. Start it low... the market will tell you what they are worth. I have a shed full of stuff like that. Should have sold them ages ago.

If you sell right now.. you can deduct what you get from the cost of the new stuff [mentally] and feel good about it.

Royce
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Reply By: Patrick - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 21:11

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 21:11
After a leisurely Sunday at Landcruiser Park I to have to change the original GU side steps to a more resillent steel variety. Those aluminium ones just can't take those nasty rocks withourt giving in.

So Johno which way are you travelling on your steel steps selection? Is one band better than the other? I havn't started looking into the replacement yet but there's no time like the present to do a bit of research.

Cheers, Patrick

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Follow Up By: Old Johno [NSW] - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 11:19

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 11:19
Patrick,
I have not damaged my steps yet but intend going places where I probably will to.
Am still checking them out but so far both ARB & Opposite Lock appear OK.
Will reply when I get more info
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 00:12

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 00:12
in all honesty, they arent worth squat.

theres plenty of them around like the rear seats out of 4b's 100's of em in sheds everywhere
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