What’s a used Garmin GTX345 worth?

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  1. Radar Contact

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    Just removed/looks new/about a year old/works perfectly

    thoughts?
     
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    I would think that at this point, it’s value would be very close to that of a new one. It is a very desirable item, especially with January 1 looming.
     
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    I'm sure someone would quickly snap it up used for $2500 but would buy new once you cross into $4k territory. Does the warranty transfer or is it void once its removed and installed somewhere else?

    You asked for a number so I would say $3500 or around the GTX335 price will seem like a deal to someone willing to take some risk (used unit) to get something with ADSB-IN and AHRS as well as the ADSB-OUT.
     
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    Worth a little now with some folks panic buying, though not new prices.

    However with all the new lower priced avionics coming out, that price might take a tumble after something better and cheaper comes out, or after 2020 when people realize the sky isn’t falling.
     
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    I don’t see panic buying. I just see those who have decided to equip and those who are waiting.
     
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    Mint condition without internal GPS, likely $3500 or slightly better. Considering a new one is $5K plus tax for many. Given this particular 345 doesn’t require Garmin dealer install, you will get a premium. This is the gold standard of stand alone ADS-B.

    $4K is not unrealistic. In my area they are selling for about ~$4700 plus 9.5% tax for a total of $5145 out the door.
     
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    I'd think a buyer who wanted to DIY the install with their A&P, rather than messing w/ an avionics shop, would pay a premium. I settled on a 335 for my Twin Bo because I didn't want to have to pay a shop to install the 345 and nobody would sell me one over the counter.
     
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    Yep. If I hadn't already done something, I'd be a buyer. I might anyway if the price is right. If you'd sell for $3,500 shoot me a PM
     
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    9.5%!

    F’ that noise
     
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    yup, my county in the Pelosi Bay Area charges 9.75%.
     
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    Come to NY, the water is fine. No sales tax for aviation parts or repairs.
     
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    More importantly, why are you removing one Kevin? There really isn't a better transponder on the market.
     
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    Depends. Does it have 310 Pilot's autograph on it? :D
     
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    Wish this posted earlier. Doing an avionics upgrade on my 310Q now. I’m stuck with the new 345 I bought.

    I’m guessing you’re going with the Linx 9000??


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    He's doing a remote transponder, that's why the GTX 345 is being removed. Just cleaning up the panel.
     
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    Assuming it's cosmetically perfect and working great, I'd bet it's worth very near the price of a new unit. With the last minute rush for ADS-B, more than one owner is going to be looking to buy one of these. New units have to be sold and installed by Garmin dealers if I remember correctly - and those guys are crazy busy right now. Your used GTX345 can be installed by anyone qualified.
     
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    The GTX-345 can be operated remotely same as the 345R.
     
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    Gotcha. Since he chose Avidyne, I figured he would’ve switched to the Lynx 9000.


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    My 345 was bought from and installed by a great avionics shop that is not a Garmin dealer. Did a wonderful job. A used one could be installed by anyone properly qualified, dealer or not.
     
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    I think he's going with the Avidyne remote transponder, and adding Avidynes active traffic system. It'll be a sweet setup! I'm looking forward to the pix of his new panel. I know he just got his plane back this week, but I haven't seen any pix yet.
     
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    Thanks guys this has been helpful and aligned with what I was thinking.

    I removed it during my Avidyne upgrades. I wanted a remote transponder for the IFD's and wanted to use their SkyTrax605a active traffic system. It'll give a more complete picture, cleaned up the panel nicely and all plays well together.

    I agree with you in that the 345 (and possibly the Lynx 9000) is the best all in one box ADS-B option. I was just looking for a little more.

    Ha ha...that would probably devalue it. I'd have a much better chance if my wife signed it. :)
     
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    Not sure your autograph would devalue it....but I'm quite sure Jamie's would offer more "value added!" ;)
     
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    Hi Radar,

    Sounds like a sweet set-up. Love to se the pics when available.
     
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    Double your money if she signed it "Jamie xoxo" and included a picture. ;) :rofl:
     
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    If @mscard88 was still around I’d have her throw some boob sweat on it as well. :)
     
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    I’m loving it so far. Today was the second flight with it all. I’ll do a post soon showing the before and after.
     
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    I laughed for about 10 minutes straight at this.
     
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