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Old 04-03-2019, 09:02 AM   #1
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anyone know this Crown Bus in Irvine CA? on eBay

Anyone know this Crown (already partially converted) bus on eBay?

I won the auction a few days ago and haven't had any luck contacting the seller to make arrangements for payment/pickup (seems very odd).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/88-Crown-Sc...53.m2749.l2649

If it was a scam, I would think they would be asking for something, but they aren't. Seller didn't make their phone number available on ebay, so that's out - all I've got is eBay's messenger system.

Does seem like they want/need to sell (why else would you post it on eBay), and this is a relatively small community, so I figured before I gave up and moved on, I'd ask here...

Appreciate any help!
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:34 AM   #2
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anyone know this Crown in Irvine CA - on eBay

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Old 04-03-2019, 10:02 AM   #3
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Sellers remorse??

Maybe they neglected to set a minimum bid and the bidding did not go as high as they expected?
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:44 AM   #4
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It did cross my mind that could be the case, but they did start the auction at $9950, so I would assume that was the minimum they were willing to accept? Regardless, not communicating with the buyer is the wrong response in this scenario.

I can understand that a one-bid sale isn't encouraging for the seller, but if others thought it was worth more, they would have bid higher. That's the spirit of an auction.

I'm hoping this isn't the case (seller's remorse) and they are simply unfamiliar with eBay messaging or aren't receiving my attempts at communication.

I am looking forward to my first Skoolie!
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:48 AM   #5
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I hope you are successful. That looks like a good deal on a nice bus.

I love the Crown's.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:56 AM   #6
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Did you try posting this on CCJ Facebook? Perhaps, someone over there is selling it or knows of it.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:40 PM   #7
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Thank GWRider - I would be happy to give that a shot.

I am unfamiliar with the "CCJ Facebook" group. What does CCJ stand for and I'll go find the page.

Really appreciate any and all suggestions!
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:22 PM   #8
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Found and posted on the CCJ facebook group... A couple people there knew the bus before the current owner purchased it (and have shared a few pictures of the bus pre-conversion). What a small world!

None (so far) know the current owner, but I'm holding out hope the someone recognizes the bus and can put us in touch...

The bus was #69 from the Long Beach school district - apparently sold at auction not too long ago.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:37 PM   #9
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Anyone know this Crown (already partially converted) bus on eBay?

I won the auction a few days ago and haven't had any luck contacting the seller to make arrangements for payment/pickup (seems very odd).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/88-Crown-Sc...53.m2749.l2649

If it was a scam, I would think they would be asking for something, but they aren't. Seller didn't make their phone number available on ebay, so that's out - all I've got is eBay's messenger system.

Does seem like they want/need to sell (why else would you post it on eBay), and this is a relatively small community, so I figured before I gave up and moved on, I'd ask here...

Appreciate any help!
Congrats on the Crown!!

I messaged this seller several time while the auction was still up looking for details on the drivetrain. The first time they responded within 24hrs, but didn't answer all of the questions I asked in the message. They never responded to any follow up messages and sort of went dark. I will look back in my message history and see if theres anything there that might help you.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:42 PM   #10
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Looked back at my ebay messages and all they said was that they bought it in 2017, it had sat for 6 months prior to then, they had no maintenance records, and gave no answers to my questions about transmission, engine etc.

Hope you get it worked out. Keep us posted.
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