Another independent CFI and I bought a 172 yesterday. It was just getting hard to find suitable and available planes at or near our airport to rent for training. So we decided to control our fate and buy one. It seems 172’s are pretty hot property right now. Prices are high and decent ones go fast. We ended up with one that had immediately sold, but the buyer couldn’t get financing. Learned of the availability yesterday morning. Flew to Montgomery, AL from east of Atlanta yesterday afternoon to look at it. Made an all cash offer on the spot which was accepted. Yeah, no official prebuy, no title search, heck we didn’t even fly it. But that’s the situation. I think we’ve got a solid plane at kind of a fair price. I think we’ll keep it busy immediately. We will see. So now I have two Cessnas to worry about. Sigh.