Only $389,000 for Icon A5

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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby TimTaylor » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:52 pm

It would be a fun plane to own if you want to spend almost $400,000 for a toy.
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby ShawnM » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:50 am

Living in Florida it’s almost a requirement to have a seaplane, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a body of water here. But as TimTaylor stated, $400K is a bit much for a toy. :mrgreen:

It really is a beautiful aircraft with some nice features but I just don’t see how they arrived at that price point.

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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby Warmi » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:00 am

Yeah I was wondering myself about that as well, but ultimately , the concept of “fair price” is not absolute - things are worth as much as people are willing to pay for them and they figured there will be enough rich people willing to pay that much for their plane and keeping their assembly lines busy ...
In other words, we are not even close to their target demographics ...
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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby ShawnM » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:05 am

Warmi wrote:In other words, we are not even close to their target demographics ...


I know MY wallet isn’t either. :mrgreen:

But you are right, there’s a sucker born everyday.

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Re: Only $389,000 for Icon A5

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:43 pm

I think $400,000 would be a fair price for some people. If you have more money than you can possibly spend, why not?
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