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Old 11-16-2015, 06:11 PM   #1
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Accidently bought 5 extra buses..

Hi guys and gals!

I have been lurking on this website trying to learn more about skoolies and how to do a conversion. I have been on the lookout for a bus for the past couple of months wasn't really serious about it. My original plan was to wait until June when I had saved up more money and the bus would hopefully be cheaper. However, I bid on a bunch of buses on an auction thinking I'd get outbid. Well... It turns out that I didn't and now I am stuck with five '84-'87 Bluebird buses.

I'd like to resell them ASAP so please let me know if you're interested or have any advice for me. I rushed into this without reading the terms of sale and now I'm pretty screwed. Please help me get rid of these extra buses!!

I am in Southern California and am selling them for $4500. Please let me know if you're interested and we can talk more about the price. I haven't seen the buses in person yet but from the photos they look like they're in good shape. I will update this post when I see them this week.

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Old 11-16-2015, 07:25 PM   #2
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Length, fuel type, engines? And did you seriously put up $23k on what you thought was a single bus, or are you just looking to make significant profit on your purchase by asking $4,500?
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
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We've all had a time where we won too many auctions, for me it is usually something small like magic cards or tools, never busses though. Well good luck hope you can get out from under them. On the up side you get the pick of the litter, look for the small victories.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:57 PM   #4
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If you're truly in a pickle, don't ask retail prices. I am confident those buses sold for much less than $4,500. Also, lets get some pics and specs on those if you're serious about selling them. Just a thought to help you out.
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:16 AM   #5
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Agreed. I may be interested in a bus if it's the right price.
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:52 PM   #6
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That may be for all the buses together
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:00 PM   #7
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:33 PM   #8
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:26 PM   #9
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:29 PM   #10
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Alright. It has been a stressful past 24 hours. Today I went to the auction company and sorted the whole thing out. I originally bid ~$2,000 for each of the buses (a total of 6) and with fees it came out to $14,000+. It would have been a great opportunity to make some money and pay for my conversion but between not having a CDL, the $14,000 or a guaranteed location to store the buses, I decided it would cause more stress and issues than it solved. Maybe in 5 years when I am a bit more financially more stable I can try this out again.

The outcome: After negotiating for an hour or so with the company, I had to pay $175 per vehicle for a restocking fee and I was able to get my original deposit back. Luckily I was able to back out of the purchase and it only cost me $1050... Looks like I learned some valuable lessons this week.

Oh, I also got blacklisted from the auction website so I'm going to have to find another way to buy a bus. In the end, I got pretty lucky with my situation and learn from my mistake!!
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