I find it hugely amusing when seller's on this board and everywhere else always say "$40,000 Invested" or whatever overinflated number they can think of in their ad. You didn't "Invest" $40,000 you SPENT $40,000!!!
An "Investment" has an expectation of a positive return. You will NEVER enjoy a positive return buying a bunch of crap to bolt on a brand new or new to you truck, car, boat, plane, surfboard, 4 wheeler or whatever useless toy you just had to have! Your huge "$40,000 Investment" just turned into a huge "$40,000 Expenditure"!
I guess these sellers must think it makes them sound like a Sophisticated Overlander when they say $40K invested in build that I am only now asking $20K to sell. As ole Bugs Bunny would say "What a Maroon"!
Now it's Hip to add Overland Ready or some other BS tag line along with that "$40,000 Invested" moniker to make that $10,000 overpriced POS Overland vehicle you are trying to sell for $20,000 look attractive.
How about "Investing $40,000" in my Overland oceanfront and mountain top resort located in Arizona?
Put down $40,000 and I will finance that $40,000 remaining balance at 10% for 84 months! Such a deal!
Stacy Keach and I look forward to hearing from all you "Investors"!