I have offered up one of my planes for sale and several inquirers have asked about me flying it to their mechanic. We have no doubt had that discussion on here before and seen the horror stories that come from it but I was asked something new the other day - Would I fly it back to the factory for them to do the inspection? Given that this falls into the same category as flying it to another location, I declined for the same reason but it got me thinking... What better place to have an aircraft checkout out? I'm not talking some experimental like a Team Tango or a Rotorway. I'm talking a production aircraft, but I cannot see an overall justification for what you may be charged. In my mind this would be like taking a Porsche to the dealer for an oil change and paying $500 versus going to the local import specialty shop and having it done for $150. We know there are some subjectivities when it comes to A&P/IA's and I would think that the factory shop would point out every single thing in order to "bring it to factory standard" that would certainly outprice the process. Something along the line of "this is a rusty nut and needs to be replaced" type of thing. Thoughts?