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WTB: Dakota PA28-236

Tim-NJ

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If anyone has any leads on non turbo Dakota's please send them my way.

The usual places - Trade-a-plane, Controller, ASO, etc.. seem to be full of over priced aircraft.
 

Orest @ CYFD

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Dakotas tend to be pampered, well outfitted and never trainers. They do sell at premium prices.

I've observed that an $80K Dakota is generally a "fixer-upper".

* Orest
 

PaulR

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I wanted to sell mine to upgrade to a Saratoga but every time I fly my Dakota, I fall back in love with it. :(
Keep the Dakota as its really great plane and never has a problem retracting the gear or lowering it!!!
 

Tim-NJ

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Ok Highjackers, I have a question :) I'm just playing don't flame me off the forum.

If an aircraft you were interested in buying just had an annual in February and the appraiser (which I hired) did not raise any concerns would you redo the annual or just get a prebuy?
 

arkvet

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Ok Highjackers, I have a question :) I'm just playing don't flame me off the forum.

If an aircraft you were interested in buying just had an annual in February and the appraiser (which I hired) did not raise any concerns would you redo the annual or just get a prebuy?


Pre-buy. To ask that question suggests you should do some homework on the definition of those two processes. Although there is some overlap the two processes have two entirely different goals.

A prebuy is to determine if the plane is a good value relative to asking price. An annual simply determines air worthiness.

A plane can shine at annual and be a terrible value. At the same time a plane could have a terrible annual and at the right price be a good value.

I would NOT annual a plane that was done 2 months ago. No way.
 
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