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Old 05-05-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Finding a bus is way harder than it seems.

I hear on here of $2500-3500 buses that have been sold, yet to see it though.

Seems like I'm looking for a unicorn bus. Flat front, rear wheelchair lift, Cummins. Usually wc buses are shorter, and that's what I want.

Can't find crap. When I do, they want $7-10k for them.
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:33 PM   #2
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A lot of it is timing. My best deals have always been from October through tax season. That's when money is tight.
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:39 PM   #3
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I hear on here of $2500-3500 buses that have been sold, yet to see it though.

Seems like I'm looking for a unicorn bus. Flat front, rear wheelchair lift, Cummins. Usually wc buses are shorter, and that's what I want.

Can't find crap. When I do, they want $7-10k for them.
Why no navistar?
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:56 PM   #4
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:16 PM   #5
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So that's what my bus would look like with a blue paint job.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:34 PM   #6
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Keep watching the auctions. Wait till there are several buses at the same time. Then wait till the last couple of days to bid.
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Keep watching the auctions. Wait till there are several buses at the same time. Then wait till the last couple of days to bid.
I zero in on what I want early, I bid the maximum I'd care to pay, and make anyone else who wants it pay more than its worth to ME.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:24 PM   #8
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Took me 2 years to find the bus I wanted in the price range I was willing to pay. I was patient and it paid off. Doesn't mean the wait sucked any less.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:42 PM   #9
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Yeah if you started working on a bus two years ago you could be finishing up your build right about now, on the wrong bus. It's destiny with a little carma mixed in.

I'll admit, I'd have liked to have had a practice bus.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:47 PM   #10
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Lord I hope it doesn't take me 2 years to finish it... I've already got a trip planned and booked in 7 weeks. I just got the bus 3 weeks ago..
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