Call For Price

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  1. Tfoster100

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    My daily ritual is to peruse Barnstormers for cool planes I probably can’t afford. I really enjoy looking at the low SMOH, leather seats and a great panel, and imagining pulling the trigger. Then I notice it says call for price. Van Bortel here in DFW does it a lot. It’s really a buzz kill. Does that bug anyone else?
     
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    If you have to call...
     
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    Never understood that unless it is simply, “Yes dear, I have my plane listed for sale on Barnstormers.”

    Perhaps it keeps the mildly curious away and only folks who know actual value will call. Every time I’ve had a plane for sale some folks want to be phone buddies or pen pals but no real inclination to buy. I learned to pick them out quickly though, but still wastes time.


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    That is because Van Bortel is WAY OVERPRICED on everything. They don't want to list the stupid prices. I tried to buy a Legend Cub on floats from them that was way out of the water on price. They tried to tell me it was such a great deal. LOL!
     
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    I'll bet these very same people that post those kinds of listings also complain about FBO's not publishing ramp fees.
     
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    :) :)
    hurtdoll.jpg :):)
     
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    Call for price........ Uh, no, I won't.
     
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    That doll doesn't have eyes, which is how I detected the re-thread.

    Does I need to dumb that dumb down a bit?
     
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    Sounds like a rectal-cranial inversion. Hope you are better soon.
     
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    You are really funny.

    Now if I can just find the right imogi or meme to show sarcasm I'll be just like you.

    Please don't progress to the tired butt-hurt cream and stuff like that. Those are even older than topic of the this thread.

    And a song...
     
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    So, it is okay for you to chastise someone for something you don't like, but don't like when you are the object of attention. Sounds like the definition of being butt-hurt.

    This must be you sitting at your computer today... crying_baby.jpg
     
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    I always thought that when the dealer says call for price, that means we don't actually have that plane here, but come look at what we do have and we will try to sell you something you are not really interested in...
     
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    Normally it's because they know they are asking too much and need a sales pitch with the price.

    That said if I'm really bored and in the market I'll call, I'm also more likely to low ball those types of people.
     
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    I contacted a guy by the link provided in barnstormers on a plane with "call for price" the guy responded with more pictures, but still no price... Done with that one!
     
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    The last guy that low-balled me on the plane I was selling ended up owning it! So be careful ...
     
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    I think I will start another thread “I’m thinking about buying a plane - which one should I get?” Just to bug Pasta man. He seems to have a short fuse.
     
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    I walked into van bortels hangar by mistake once when looking for the planepower office. Lots of bondo being slathered onto airframes. If you want to spend too much buy a plane from them.
     
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    Aerodynamic smoother. Not bondo.

    ;)
     
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    Shoulda had a proper pre buy

    It it’s my job to get the plane for the least possible, a fair deal is good, but if you annoy me my version of fair changes, and there are MANY more people who want my money than your plane
     
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    I look forward to practicing my use of the search function, which is apparently a lost art. And your new thread suggestion, while as clever as @N3368K's contributions, probably has been proffered more recently than May.

    Hint: The answer is Bonanza
     
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    "Call for price" translates in my world as "go away, you bother me." Doesn't matter what is for sale (house, car, plane, boat, furniture, etc), these ads are immediately crossed off the list, and I sort through what's left.
     
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    You NEVER need to call Van Bortel to find the price. When its for sale by van Bortel, you just take the market price, multiply it by 3x, and then you know the Van Bortel price...my favorites were the $50k Alon, the $55k Cessna 150, and the (currently for sale) $60k Cherokee 140 w/7500TT & 1300 SMOH!
     
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    If I am bored I will call and ask what the price is, and if they tell me I'll say "thank you" and hang up.

    If they say come on in and we will look it up I will say "no thank you, I just wanted to know what the price is," and hang up.
     
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    So obvious question, who is buying them? Somebody does, or he would be out of business.
     
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    I've often wondered that myself. Of course in the time it took me to write this, two suckers were born, so...
     
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    I was reviewing the paperwork of one of my school's planes and it has a Van Bortel invoice hahahaha. Now I'm the dumb paying for them for buying overpriced stuff hahahaha
     
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    A lot of people get fooled into thinking something with a over the top price is somehow much nicer than the others. A friend of my father had him do a prebuy on two cubs the other day. One was 45k the other 22k. Dad told him the 22k was the better airplane but he bought the 45k one anyway.
     
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    Funny how that works sometimes...
     
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    It's his money, he can spend it how he wants.
     
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