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Buying a HMMWV Part 1!

Buying a HMMWV Part 1!



hey folks my name's John Liddle I'm a member of freedom huddle you might not be familiar with me because you're probably more familiar with John Saunders John Saunders is a great American it's pretty much the highest compliment that's available to human beings we were able to come together on this particular project given our own love for America and things American like Humvees my love of the Humvee started when I was six years old I saw one said I will one day own that truck and today some 30 years later I own that truck it's a led to a number of questions that have been confronted to me since then like where did you get that truck how did you get your hands on a military Humvee is that even legal to have on the road and what you guys going to do with that hunger and you're going to get an answer to each and every one of those questions here on freedom model that's going to happen a little bit of background I found out from the internet that they were going to come up for auction so I started doing a little bit of research and my research showed me gov liquidation which is a website that is used to liquidate government scrap has another website called gov planet and they got a contract and it's my understand military Humvees they set up this iron planet and that's your place iron planet calm where you can bid on these Humvees so I headed over there set up an account within moments I had more credit than any rational or reasonable person would ever give me towards bidding on military surplus hardware and I started looking at the auctions and this was in December 2014 and these things came online and people are bidding forty and fifty thousand dollars for each one of these Humvees and I can tell you that my dream was being crushed with every single option because there was no way I could justify anything even close at all to those prices more than that come January start researching and they're not being sold as even being Road legal so you have to not drive them on the roads that's another pretty big bummer in terms of what I was attempting and wanting to achieve with getting my Humvee so anyway I followed the options come the anime prices were reasonable and to give you an idea the the prices on the Humvee start at around five thousand dollars for one that's not in running order if there's not a fits missing major body components it starts out lower but and if if the engine will actually turn over you're looking at something that starts in the $7,500 zone so by the end of May it was down in the nine eight thousand dollars you know every once in a while something was selling an almost asking price with a running Humvee so I was ready to make my bids and so I did what every person probably does which is I was slightly too greedy and I waited one auction too long and then Fox News runs a story that says military Humvees available for auction and all the prices go back up to thirty thousand dollars and so I had to wait comment of August prices are back down to something that's at least moderately reasonable and I'm now cautioned about being too greedy so I bid on a Humvee that was in Texas it had hard doors those are not very common with the EM 998 most of these are that are coming up for auction or cloth through cloth doors if they even have doors even if they have all four doors a lot of them have only two doors if you go on iron planet you pull up these Humby auctions you'll see there's a wide array of what you're actually going to get with the actual humpy so there's a lot of projects that just come about off the fat I've been on this this Humby I've been strong because I wanted those are doors and it seemed to be in good shape I've won the auction super excited so I wire the money over and then wait and wait and wait actually set up to have the shipping done a few days after I wired the money over because they have this little thing that says if your Humvee is on the lot for anything more than you know seven days after pickup time you have to pay storage and all these things lined up it turns out you have to wait for an e you see an end-user certificate to be approved by the government and as all of us are aware that any time the government has to do something it takes about ten times longer than any rational person could possibly explain as to why it needs to happen in that time so two months later EUC cleared shipping have my Humvee and that leaves us where we are now if we have so many plans and I am so excited for all the things that we're going to do with this Humvee and our ability to share with everybody so I'm going to leave you with god bless america


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