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Old 02-28-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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Where to buy your skoolie, where not to buy your skoolie!

Where to buy your skoolie, where not to buy your skoolie!
I hope we can make this a sticky, maybe it can be added to the wiki at some point.
There is a partial list, in with the parts/yards thread, but I think it really needs it's own thread.
Please, everyone chip in, and I will periodically update the original post with additions.
Post where you have found good deals, good buses, or bad deals, overpriced tore up machines.
I made two categories, I think you can figure out what it's about.
Feel free to make suggestions about what category any of them belong in.
Did I miss some? Post them, and I will add them!

Likely places to get a used bus:




Possibly you should avoid these places for your used bus:
  • Floridachurchbus. I have read numerous tales of woe concerning overpromising and under delivering, all the way to straight out fabrications. The website is a HUGE mess (is it 1993 again?!), and the prices seem a bit high as well.
    http://www.usedbuslist.com/ Not terribly helpful though long winded at times, many links seem to take you in circles, never really getting anywhere useful. I couldn't even find any actual buses for sale.

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: Where to buy your skoolie, where not to buy your skoolie!

http://www.422sales.com - Public school bus auction. Primarily in the northeast, but some great deals if you know what to look for.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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Wait...people really buy buses from LEMON'S Auctioneers?! Talk about an unfortunate name...!
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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http://www.interschola.com/auctions.php?store_categories_id=3

These folk help school districts sell their surplus items...
Everything they sell they list on eBay, so it's not truly another place. You still have to go to eBay to bid on them.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:57 PM   #5
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/ttp://www.westernbus.com/ Nice people, nice web site. Leslie
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Re: Where to buy your skoolie, where not to buy your skoolie!

www.unitedtruckbody.com gets my seal of approval. I bought mine there, as did Olddog. I haven't heard back from him in a while to know how he feels about his bus, but I know I've been happy with mine and they're good to deal with.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:20 PM   #7
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Re: Where to buy your skoolie, where not to buy your skoolie!

I had a good experience with ks-bus.com for my purchase. They were negotiable/reasonable on the price, picked me up at the airport, and overall were decent folk. Located in Lawrence, KS.
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I had a good experience with ks-bus.com for my purchase. They were negotiable/reasonable on the price, picked me up at the airport, and overall were decent folk. Located in Lawrence, KS.
I can second this, just got my bus from ks-bus.com and nothing but good things to say. Was really suprised when they even gave me a 30 day/30% warranty.
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Just wanted to put this up again for those that haven't seen it yet. Is there any new additions for the list?
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I also found this website with many different selections of transit buses for sale to use for conversions. -->http://transitsales.com

Below is a pretty good list of their inventory:

Gillig Transit Buses --> http://transitsales.com/category/gillig ... -for-sale/
New Flyer Transit Buses --> http://transitsales.com/category/new-fl ... -for-sale/
RTS Transit Buses --> http://transitsales.com/category/rts-buses-for-sale/
Mid-duty Transit Buses --> http://transitsales.com/mid-duty-transi ... -for-sale/
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