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Old 07-30-2019, 04:28 PM   #11
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Couple other small issues that can add a fair bit to the cost...

1. Location. Specifically, distance from you and how much headache and $$$ it is to retrieve. We've seen a lot of folks underestimate this.

2. Tire age. Check the date codes. If older than 7 years, assume new tires are needed and that can add up pretty quickly.

3. License/Insurance difficulties?? I don't attempt to understand why this can make retrieval so difficult for some folks but it is discussed enough that it must be a factor in some situations.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:01 PM   #12
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Nice bus priced about 5 or 6 grand too high.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:09 PM   #13
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Nice bus priced about 5 or 6 grand too high.
So you're saying this bus is worth 4K max? why so? i'm wondering because I need to know what to say. I want to counter his offer but i don't want to sound like an newbie idiot
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:59 PM   #14
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Not sure if your actually located in Miami. but if so, there is a bus dealer in Tampa.



Tampabusmarket.com


They have quite a selection of schoolies right now that are priced way more reasonably.
I am new to this concept also but plan a trip up to check out what they have sometime in the near future. If you would like to make a road trip let me know.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:14 PM   #15
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RE: layaway sounds like a BGA bus... great group of people, super nice and been selling busses for years...pretty reputable. their busses are average, their services are good, their prices are pretty high.. ive heard better pricing from tampa bus market.. couple members here have bought from them.. some have bought from BGA too..



the bus you mentioned is a decent spec but I wouldnt pay over 5 or 6k for it..



again its how much its worth to you like others have mentioned.. but also dont blow your whole budget if you dont have to... one of my busses came from BGA.. its an average bus like any other.. ive since built it up to be what I want it to be.. but at the time I needed a bus quick, and they had the type and brand I wanted and could perform the services to it i needed done.. the price on the bus was high, I talked em down a decent amount.. and the services i had done to it were less than I could find in other market areas so the overall value to me was just right...
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:08 PM   #16
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So you're saying this bus is worth 4K max? why so? i'm wondering because I need to know what to say. I want to counter his offer but i don't want to sound like an newbie idiot
At auction it would sell for $3k-$4k tops.
At a dealer, facebook, or craigslist its a $5k-$8k bus.
Ten k is silly money for it, imo.
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:19 PM   #17
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Personally if someone wants so much more than it's worth, I don't even waste my time with them.
BUT if you want to haggle simply tell him you found a few others in a much better price range that are pretty much the same as what he has that he needs to get in touch with reality or be prepared to sit on it.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:18 PM   #18
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:37 PM   #19
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Don't be afraid to walk away. Be patient as there will be others. I had two deals fall through before landing my Crown. Btw, my Crown was much less than 10G but required flying to CA and driving it back.
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Iím not one of the people who say that if you pay more than a couple grand for a bus you got robbed, but I have a nearly identical bus to the one you are considering and paid a bit over 5k. I have seen where people have paid as low as $3500 for similar.

If I were you I would offer $5 and walk away if you canít agree on something below $6.5k.

All of that said, I like my bus a lot. Some people donít like CAT but I have had a good experience so far and this bus drives much better that any of the ones I test drove and I went through close to 10.

There are a lot of busses out there.
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