In a recent article on the site, one reviewer, who identified himself as a “professional” collector, wrote that his collection was valued at $300,000 and “could be worth as much as $600,000.”
The article also suggested that the parts could be “worth a few million.”
“I have never seen such an astounding number of these aircraft parts,” wrote one commenter, “so much so, that I have been able to sell some of them for a decent price.”
Other reviewers, however, were less optimistic about the potential value of the parts.
“The value of these parts is beyond the scope of what I can even imagine,” wrote a buyer in the same article.
“It is not something you will see anywhere else in this country.
They are a treasure hoard.”
The website of Airline Parts For Sale, the same site that listed the parts as “sold for as much” in an earlier article, also did not list the parts by serial number, or whether the parts had been previously sold, as required by law.
“If you are thinking of purchasing an airplane part, this is a very good place to start,” the AirlinePartsForSale.com listing said.
“You are not going to find much on the internet for this type of thing, and they are always extremely accurate.
This is one of the best places to start.”
A separate listing for parts by caliber and serial number was also posted, but listed the serial number as “unknown.”
The seller also did nothing to explain why the parts listed on Airlinepartsforsales.com were not part of the listings on eBay or other sites.
The seller’s name, phone number, email address, and address for the eBay seller’s account did not return phone calls from The Huffington Post.
Airline parts for Sale and AirlinePartFinder.com also did a good job of explaining the differences between Airline, which sells parts and aircraft parts, and Airparts, which specializes in parts and airplanes.
In one eBay listing, the eBay listing for the aircraft parts listed in the AirpartsForSales.org listing did not state that the item had been purchased through Airparts.
However, a phone number listed for the AirPartsForsales eBay listing listed that the seller was the owner of the company and was an authorized Airparts Dealer.
The Airparts For Sale listing did state that “this is not the same company as Airparts.”
The AirParts For Sale eBay listing also did, however: “This is the owner and owner of this company, and all of their information is accurate.”
The listing also listed a phone numbers for the buyer and seller.
The listing for Airparts listed that “it was a good deal, and the seller will be able to get back to you in about 24 hours.”
However, the seller’s address and phone number did not appear to be listed on the Airpart for Sale eBay site.
An email sent to the seller for comment on this story was not immediately returned.
The eBay listing of the aircraft part listed in Airparts for Sale did not mention the seller or the serial numbers.
The listings for AirParts listed the manufacturer of the part, the type of parts sold, and whether the part had been sold before or after the listing.
A phone number for the seller and eBay seller did not show up in either listing.
The sellers of AirParts for Sale also did little to explain the differences in their listings.
“Airparts sells the same type of aircraft parts as Air Parts,” the listing for their eBay listing said, without elaborating.
“These are not identical parts.”
The sellers also did less than they could to explain how they were able to locate the parts on the sites, such as how the parts were acquired or if the seller had ever sold any of the items.
A listing for an airframe part listed on a separate eBay listing did list the serial code as “N814-0409.”
A phone call to the number listed on eBay for the listing was not returned.
An Airparts listing for a part listed by serial numbers on the websites mentioned by the AirPartForSells.com and AirPartsforsale.blogspot.com did not include any serial number information.
In addition, a listing for “Aircraft Parts” for sale on the website for the US Air Force Air Component Center listed “serial number 7N-63828-4” as the serial.
A postcard with the number “N9-3” and the date “October 28, 1958” was included with the listing, as well as a postcard for a similar model of an F-104 fighter jet, “serial N8-5.”
In addition to these differences in descriptions, Airparts and AirPartFinders.com do not list any description of the components in the listing of aircraft.
The descriptions on both sites also do not include the seller