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Prebuy- Mechanic Flying the Airplane?

No- but its too complicated to try to explain. He ended up not holding it for the other person after a phone call

I wonder what happened with his other deal?
Here's what happened with an "airplane for sale" at my airport.
The owner tells me he wants to sell his (model redacted),
a model that a couple friends of mine are looking for.

I tell one of the guys about it, he calls about it, nothing apparently happened.
Then I tell the other guy, he goes to a lot of trouble to come over to look at it, nothing happened.
Talking to this guy afterward, he sez the owner wanted to talk about the airplane--
but he didn't seem to want to talk about actually selling it.
When I called & asked him, the first guy said the same thing.
I tell the owner- hey if you don't wanna sell, that's fine,
but tell me so I don't waste anyone else's time by siccing them on you.
"Oh no, I need to sell it". OK.

I sic a third friend on him, a local guy, they email and text back & forth extensively.
I finally tell my buddy if he wants to actually buy this airplane, not just talk about it,
he better make a date to physically look at the airplane, and make an offer if he wants it.
He sets that up, comes & looks at it,
and sez "I wanna buy it. What's the price?"
The owner tells him the asking price, my buddy sez "I'll take it",
then the owner starts making excuses why he can't sell it.
The next day the owner tears into the plane, and tells my friend "I can't sell it now, it's took apart".

I told the owner if he wants to jerk himself off pretending he wants to sell his plane, that's fine,
but it was BS of him to waste our time (and my credibility) by jerking us off too.
 
I wonder what happened with his other deal?
Here's what happened with an "airplane for sale" at my airport.
The owner tells me he wants to sell his (model redacted),
a model that a couple friends of mine are looking for.

I tell one of the guys about it, he calls about it, nothing apparently happened.
Then I tell the other guy, he goes to a lot of trouble to come over to look at it, nothing happened.
Talking to this guy afterward, he sez the owner wanted to talk about the airplane--
but he didn't seem to want to talk about actually selling it.
When I called & asked him, the first guy said the same thing.
I tell the owner- hey if you don't wanna sell, that's fine,
but tell me so I don't waste anyone else's time by siccing them on you.
"Oh no, I need to sell it". OK.

I sic a third friend on him, a local guy, they email and text back & forth extensively.
I finally tell my buddy if he wants to actually buy this airplane, not just talk about it,
he better make a date to physically look at the airplane, and make an offer if he wants it.
He sets that up, comes & looks at it,
and sez "I wanna buy it. What's the price?"
The owner tells him the asking price, my buddy sez "I'll take it",
then the owner starts making excuses why he can't sell it.
The next day the owner tears into the plane, and tells my friend "I can't sell it now, it's took apart".

I told the owner if he wants to jerk himself off pretending he wants to sell his plane, that's fine,
but it was BS of him to waste our time (and my credibility) by jerking us off too.

And this relates to the current discussion how?

MTV
 
In an even further thread drift, has anyone here actually seen the 1969 180 that is advertised in Gig Harbor , WA? https://nickelboat.com/home

I have resisted calling the guy because I don’t need to spend that much money. It is exactly how I would build one, and I don’t think you could buy the pieces for his price.

Please tell me its a junker that flies crooked.
 
Sturgill I think you should buy it and give us a user report so my curiosity can be put at ease! I've got family in Gig Harbor and was visiting over Thanksgiving. I had half a mind to call the seller and look at it then, but decided I wasn't serious enough to take his time. I don't see mention of long range fuel which would be a deal breaker for me. I've got a PPonk without long range fuel in my '56 182 currently.
 
My previous 180 had Flint tip tanks and 88 gallons. A fellow could add those pretty easily. I’d need to sell a couple airplanes. I’ve never bought a nice airplane before; always had to build it myself. Hard to imagine. Plus 9% TN tax!
 
And this relates to the current discussion how? MTV

An admittedly long winded example of an airplane being "for sale" when the owner didn't really want to sell it.
Thought it might be a similar situation to the OP's.

Sorry if my story offended your sensibilities.
In the future, feel free to not read my posts--
I promise that won't offend mine.
 
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I've seen it many times across items for sale.....the owner feels renewed love and decides to keep. Some realize it's a part of their life, or replacement is either unavailable or unaffordable at today's prices. Brokers can help break the chain of ownership.

Gary
 
I've seen it many times across items for sale.....the owner feels renewed love and decides to keep. Some realize it's a part of their life, or replacement is either unavailable or unaffordable at today's prices. Brokers can help break the chain of ownership.

Gary

And, by the same token, try selling something these days.....lots of Looky-loos out there, who'll waste your time and band width.

MTV
 
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