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Best place to buy a vehicle

Hi,

Whats the best place to buy a 2nd hand prep'd overland vehicle ? have been watching ebay and here, are there any other good places ?

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Blogs and websites

Here is one of the best places.

Also I noticed that perhaps 90% of people who finish their trips sell their vehicles, and usually advertise them on their websites.

I am always following a few blogs, and maybe your the same. Perhaps drop a few mails of to those finishing their trips. Or at least watch out what they are doing when finished.
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Sounds like a plan
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mobile.de - der Automarkt für Gebrauchtwagen und Neufahrzeuge - Finden oder verkaufen Sie einfach und schnell Ihr Auto has some good travelling vehicles mainly from Germany. A few ex Dakar type units, Unimogs, 4x4 campervans, etc.
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Thanks for that, currently looking for somewhere to hire a 4x4 for a week or so in Africa just to check that we both like it ! anyone had any experience that could point me in the right direction ?

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Try this site- luangwablondes | A guide for the overseas self drive, self sufficient, vehicle dependent visitor in Africa
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There is a nice looking Defender on ebay right now. The item number is 19020835679 it's got everything and ready to go, all the hard work is done!
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Can't seem to find anything with that number unless its gone already of course
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ah found it! had an 8 missing off the end of the item number, that is a nice looking one 1
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Sorry about that, didn't cut and paste well enough! Yes, I thought it was pretty good, might give it a call myself, could be out this summer which is a real bonus. All th gear on board looks pretty good too.
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There you go, I think I've got it right this time. 190208356798
I've found ebay much better than autotrader, lots more to choose from and easier to buy using paypal, I can even use the credit card!
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If you are thinking of buying a vehicle in South Africa, this page also has info that will help the process go smoothly. luangwablondes | A guide for the overseas self drive, self sufficient, vehicle dependent visitor in Africa
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Thats a very handy link, still looking at the prospect of flying out somewhere and taking a mini trip to check that we both like it 1st.

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4x4 hire in Africa

You might want to check out Livingstone 4x4 hire FOLEY 4x4 HIRE AFRICA if that is the area you are thinking of. Based in Zambia but covers neighbouring countries. I have never used them but they have been around for a few years. In Namibia there is lots of choice as there is in South Africa. I have seen lots of Britz 4x4 hires in the South for example.

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Yeah, it looks like we are off to Namibia for a trial run !
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