I’ve seen a number of ads asking for “best offer over MSRP” for the SR20. Has anyone here “jumped” the queue to get an SR20? What would be a reasonable offer? Also, how legal is it - does Cirrus allow people already in line to transfer their position to someone else?
Cirrus, unlike most aircraft manufacturers, supports the transfer of contracts. For $500 they will facilitate the transfer, though of course they wash their hands of any direct involvement.
At this time, due to the waiting time involved for a direct factory order, positions close to delivery may command a premium above the current list price (and those positions were purchased at a price considerably below the current list price.) It’s basically a futures market.
Having waited almost four years for my SR20 (and gotten a good deal on it as a result) I plowed my savings into paying a premium for my SR22 rather than waiting. I have no regrets.
I think that the premium on positions is coming down, partly due to market conditions (more folks are wanting to get out of their contracts or at least move toward the back of the line) and partly due to the size of the fleet (there are used SR20s becoming available.) If Cirrus eventually gets the backlog down to something reasonable (six months or so) I suspect that the premiums will disappear.