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Old 03-31-2016, 07:12 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with Midwest Transit?

While hunting for a bus in my meager budget, i discovered midwesttransit.com, they have really good pricing on buses, almost too good. Has anyone ever used them or heard anything? I was watching an auction and it ended today, went from within my budget to double in about 3 hours
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:08 PM   #2
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Strangely enough buses are selling for pretty high prices down south. If you're willing to take the risk and drive it home there are a number of states where buses sell at lower prices. Usually on Public Surplus, GovLiquidation or other auction sites that sell for the bus barns. Choose states that don't use salt.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:50 PM   #3
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I've also been looking at Midwest Transit a lot, driving far for a bus is probably not an option for me and they have several locations pretty close to me. Their prices are in my range. Well, once I find a job again and get back to work and sell my classic car their prices will be in my range. Anyone else want to reiterate on experience with Midwest Transit? I've been digging through threads and found a few comments by CaptSquid and dammitAndy recommending them... I found one post where some salesman named Tom Buleh? (spelled wrong I'm sure, sorry)

I also noticed pkgregory made a post asking the same thing and no one had replied: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f6/que...ome-15032.html

I'm a little surprised, I guess skoolies aren't as much a thing around in my area? Come on guys, anyone else like Midwest Transit?
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You'll have to sit on that question until about 6:00 am eastern time tomorrow morning to get your answer.

Is Midwest a reseller or a bus barn?
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You'll have to sit on that question until about 6:00 am eastern time tomorrow morning to get your answer.

Is Midwest a reseller or a bus barn?
Reseller.

Tom is in the Whitestown, Indiana office. I briefly spoke to him when i went to look at a 2002 IC RE a few months back.

He wasn't surprised at all when I told him I was looking to convert a bus to a skoolie.
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Wouldn't it be cheaper for you to get buses at the bus barn in auctions?
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Wouldn't it be cheaper for you to get buses at the bus barn in auctions?
Some of the bigger dealers get so many in on trade that they're usually willing to cut a deal just to get em off the lot.
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I've heard of that. I still haven't figured out the distinction between the good resellers and the outrageous resellers. Price is a good indication I guess. Value is where you find it.
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