Five airplanes for sale with mysterious price tags...

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  1. calberto

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    Call for price is a mystery?
     
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    Prefer to have the price posted,rather than have to do a dance with a salesperson,if I'm just tire kicking.
     
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    Call for price is loosely translated to " I want too much and don't really want to sell the plane, but my wife said I had to. I listed it for actual value plus emotional stipend so if it actually sells, I'll be so shocked and have so much extra I can get twice as much plane as I had before!"

    I've bought 2 planes in the past three years. I ignore any ad that won't list a price.
     
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    I actually was interested enough to call on a Stinson that was listed as "call." It was a waste of time. I called the "broker" 4 times over the course of two weeks. Never got a call back, never got an email, nothing at all.

    Seems strange that the broker did not seem to really want to sale a plane since it was still listed two months later.
     
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    I have also found that many planes are not for sale at all. Its more like call or click bait.

    Sales tactics.
     
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    I'm thinking it's way overpriced so they don't want to scare people off, and figure once you call, you are interested. Maybe not listing the price is a way to get rid of the tire-kickers who have no real interest or money.
     
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    A mysterious price tag indicates that there is, in fact, a price tag. These have no price tag. mysterious != null.
     
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    I made an offer on my Comanche at 25% under what other Comanches were going for when I saw what would become mine listed with no price. Offer immediately accepted. Sometimes you miss out when you have hard and fast rules.
     
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    @calberto has one thing going for him - he's persistent.
     
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    And can't find his sunglasses.
     
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    Yeh, I don't like this post that much this week. Stupid topic. What do you guys wanna see next week?
     
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    Five success stories - planes you've sold that are in happy new owner's hands. Or happy sellers.
     
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    Five planes with shock cooled engine damage.
     
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    That sounds good.

    But I got so tired of all the BS. I remember one guy would not talk price unless we were standing at the plane. I told him based on his ad and similar planes what I though it was worth and he hung up on me.

    You saw my Lance and I bought that bird sight unseen for $15k less than Vref. It was from Bartelt though. Did Jason tell you we had a gear failure on my check out?
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm not sure how many I've sold! Haven't been in contact with most of the owners whose planes I feature! I should start reaching out to them and see if these posts actually help them sell.
     
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    Breezeys for sale! :yeahthat:
     
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    Can you definitively say that one aircraft that you have advertised has sold as a result of your efforts?
     
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    5 TurboProps under $100k with < 1000 hours SOH :)
     
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    I like breezies!
     
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    We can do that!
     
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    I cannot. I no longer have active classified ads on my website. It's just a blog now. Couldn't get much traction with the classifieds part, so I just blog and share neat planes with folks cuz I think it's fun.
     
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    I could follow up with some of the listings I've promoted though and see if any of them sold. If the listing is still up I'll just contact them and ask I guess.
     
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    You are basically spinning your wheels and wasting time if you have no follow up method in place...
     
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    Is the purpose of this really to promote sales? I thought he was just doing this for fun.

    I know a lot of people (myself included) enjoy reading these.
     
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    I enjoy 'em too. Now get some Breezeys on there before summer is over!
     
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    If calberto is doing this only for fun nowadays, I'll take my previous comments back and apologize. I was under the impression that there was some sort of business model with these posts. (Pretty sure calberto posted a while back how he intends to run this as a business and represents planes for a fee?)
     
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    Problem is they will all be front Wentworth!!!
     
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    I originally planned it to become a business model. I wanted airplanebuyersclub.com to become a classifieds marketplace, like controller or tradeaplane, but I never got traction with that concept.

    I decided not to trash the entire website, because I still enjoy posting planes for folks to see.
     
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    It would pry help if I actually told people about changes every once in a while LOL :p sorry for the confusion!
     
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    It may be an idea at some point to take the buy/sell out, and also to publish the historic "Five airplane" lists. Mostly that someone doesn't feel like a dope when they sheepishly have to ask: "Did you do a five warbirds recently...?"

    I think to do that you may have to copy the images locally though - they still link to controller, which would be a problem if they take it down. (Not actually sure if they take them down if a plane is delisted - I assume so).

    2c
     
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    Yes, but then you ended up with a Comanche.. I kid I kid..

     
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    The Comanche is like a Dakotas big brother who has bigger bawls. :D
     
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    5 planes for eman1200.
     
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    What planes does the @eman1200 want?!?
     
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    affordable mooneys, affordable arrows, other affordable 130+kt low wings
     
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    5 low wings with 2 doors that are affordable and not slow.
     
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    I like that 5 planes idea! Not a fan of the call for price stuff but the 5 featured planes things is kind of a neat hitch.
     
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    Done. I like it.
     
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