auctions are an exciting new way of finding used aircraft
Below you'll find all of eBay's currently running
a few tips to help ensure you don't get taken for a ride:
Make sure you know both the
logbook status (Complete and Original?) and the damage history
(if any) prior to making your bid- either can affect the
fair market value substantially, and sellers often forget
to list these in their ads. (An email link to the seller
always available from each auction.)
Never assume anything! If the seller hasn't
listed an item, email them and ask. One of the things
we've learned is that sellers often neglect to list avionics
or equipment (such as audio panels or marker beacon receivers).
Also, unless the paint and interior are new,
you may also wish to email the seller one of our Aircraft
Rating Scales, to get a clearer idea of the interior/exterior
condition prior to making your auction bid.
Consider doing a Chain
of Title search. You'll learn a great deal about
the aircraft's history. And don't forget to check the NTSB
Accident Report database as well.