Aviacentre From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6404 times:
Recently, I have been coming across some very interesting aviation artifacts on ebay. I understand these sort of items (primarily seats) are on the marketplace everyday, but some of them have really caught my attention. Not sure if I can afford any of them, but it's worth a look! Very cool!
Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6277 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6379 times:
In the late 1980s there used to be a store in Denver called Factory Surplus and he was selling airplane seats from the 60s for $100.00 for three. I guess I missed my chance. I thought $100 was to high! Guess I was wrong.
I think $300 plus is rather stiff. I would think that there are mountains of airplane seats lying around and that the scrap value would be close to nothing. About how many passenger planes are scrapped or converted in frieghters every year? Do they reuse seats? I can't imagine demand being all that high either. I am sure plenty of people would want them, but not enought to outpace the supply.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6162 times:
I got an AA galley cart last year for around $100 with shipping. I also got a pair of awesome VS economy seats from a 747 (also $100 with shipping). You can see pics here (http://community.webshots.com/album/430480911EcHvcS) and here (http://community.webshots.com/album/441750694uqlTGW).
That Concorde seat is awesome, but for $6,600, I think I'll pass.
That is bit stiff for what you get. Last year a friend of mine was negoating for a B-52 simulator. The guy wanted $50,000 and my buddy wanted to give him $38,000. because transport was rather high. The guy wouldn't budge. So no deal. But that would have been cool. It was operational and everything.