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    Any recommendations on the best places to list a plane for sale? I started with Craigslist last spring and no hits. Going to put on AK List next I think. Should I go the route of listing in one of the big magazines or is that worth it? Any recommendations on a place to stick up flyers? Only plane I have owned and I picked it up from a family friend years ago. Never gone through the true process of listing and showing plane. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjb View Post
    Any recommendations on the best places to list a plane for sale? I started with Craigslist last spring and no hits. Going to put on AK List next I think. Should I go the route of listing in one of the big magazines or is that worth it? Any recommendations on a place to stick up flyers? Only plane I have owned and I picked it up from a family friend years ago. Never gone through the true process of listing and showing plane. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!
    Alaska List would be a good choice. Tell your mechanic and friends and offer a bird dog fee. Quite often word of mouth is the best option.

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    Alaska right now may not be the best place to sell a plane. The oil patch has funded a lot of the planes sold in Alaska. With oil field employment on the decrease there are more sellers and less buyers. I suppect it will only get worse.

    That said, I prefer Alaskas list over craigslist. You might stand a better chance on Trade a Plane or Barnstormers if you are willing to get it to the lower 48.

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    Also depends on the type of aircraft. Is it a time builder? Bush Plane? Heavy Hauler etc. That can determine where you would advertise it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polardds View Post
    Also depends on the type of aircraft. Is it a time builder? Bush Plane? Heavy Hauler etc. That can determine where you would advertise it.
    if it is a Supercub, advertise on Supercub.org...

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    plenty of buyers in the market however a/c and price need to correlate. what are you selling? good luck

    alaskas list, craigslist, tradeaplane, barnstormers, backcountry pilot forum and supercub.org

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    Alaska's list is a good place, as is Barnstormers and trade a plane. There used to be another Alaska based aircraft sales site... Just can't remember which or what....

    I need to sell my C-172N seaplane and get a larger plane, so I have been cruising the web sites as well.
    I sold myPA-11-90 in 4 hours on Supercub.org. The C-150-150hp before that took a couple weeks and I had to fly it down south for the new owner. The PA-12 before that was sold in a couple weeks from the bulletin board at Merrill Field.

    If it is interesting I can list it on my facebook business page. I get all sorts of views on that...
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    Barnstormers gets results. Advertising is reasonable and It puts the plane in front of a broad market rather than limit it to the state. Just my opinion


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    I wouldn't underestimate the bulletin board at Merrill. Granted, Los Anchorage is probably loosing more than it's proportional share of buyers due to the oil patch slump, but it's still a big and active part of the a/c market.
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    It's a C-182E so may not be of interest to as many folks up here as a cub would be.

    Great plane! Been in the family for 13 years I think. Owned by a good family friend years prior to that. Brought it up from California in 2011 and got all the winter goods installed so I could play year round. Really hate to admit to myself that I am not going to fly for a while but family has to come first now. Second kiddo is here and things are even busier so no time to fly!

    Thanks for all the tips! I am motivated to sell it before winter.

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    There is nothing at all wrong with a C-182 with larger tires and a HD nose fork.
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    Alaska Airmen's has a classified section.

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