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Old 03-24-2019, 04:23 PM   #1
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AZ, CA, OR Bus Driver??

I'm always seeing buses pop up in AZ, OR, CA, and the general western region. Stuff I want to buy but I can't just stop and go get buses all the time.

Anyone in the west feel like driving a few buses a year east to FL?
It'd be a paying gig, of course. Just feeling the waters. I want to buy three a year.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:29 PM   #2
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I may consider buses from OR or WA.

I was gonna pick on you for not mentioning WA's "good buses" then it occurred to me that I bought my bus from OR......
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:35 PM   #3
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I may consider buses from OR or WA.

I was gonna pick on you for not mentioning WA's "good buses" then it occurred to me that I bought my bus from OR......
Ya, but Wash. has a good reputation for their buses. I'm not opposed to delivering buses as long as all expenses are covered.
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I may consider buses from OR or WA.

I was gonna pick on you for not mentioning WA's "good buses" then it occurred to me that I bought my bus from OR......
COOL!

general "west coasters" is what I'm talking.

I remember missing out on some MINT 8.3 mechanical 1998 RE's in Renton, WA about a year or two ago... breaks my heart but at least a buddy in Chicago got one!

I'd only be bidding on NICE, top notch stuff.

May be the only way I'll ever see a Crown in person.
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Ya, but Wash. has a good reputation for their buses. I'm not opposed to delivering buses as long as all expenses are covered.
Yeah man! Cool!
I should have posed this question years ago!
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COOL!

general "west coasters" is what I'm talking.

I remember missing out on some MINT 8.3 mechanical 1998 RE's in Renton, WA about a year or two ago... breaks my heart but at least a buddy in Chicago got one!

I'd only be bidding on NICE, top notch stuff.

May be the only way I'll ever see a Crown in person.
I remember those. Had a bit of buyers remorse...... If I had waited a bit....

Oh well.... I wound up with an ISC and MD3060... Not too bad
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:03 AM   #7
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If anyone in or near South Carolina can haul a pickup truck let me know. Its a 415 mile haul from Saluda SC to Eustis FL.
I can pay a buck a mile.
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I'm always seeing buses pop up in AZ, OR, CA, and the general western region. Stuff I want to buy but I can't just stop and go get buses all the time.

Anyone in the west feel like driving a few buses a year east to FL?
It'd be a paying gig, of course. Just feeling the waters. I want to buy three a year.
Once the weather (rain/freezing) lets me finish my roof and I get back on the road, I might be interested.
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general "west coasters" is what I'm talking.
That is where I would prefer to be stationed out of. But on-the-road is always wonderful...
I guess you would fly me back? How might that work?
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Once the weather (rain/freezing) lets me finish my roof and I get back on the road, I might be interested.

That is where I would prefer to be stationed out of. But on-the-road is always wonderful...
I guess you would fly me back? How might that work?
yeah, I'd feed ya and fly you back.

Finally got some auto shippers bidding closer to a dollar a mile... I will buy a big flatbed trailer or car hauler in the future.
And I'm thinking sooner than later. We want to buy a Bobcat this year, so we'll need an equipment trailer.
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I am interested. I am a school bus driver and have my summers off. I live in San Jose, CA. Let's set something up. I'm not opposed to driving one from anywhere. Just get me there and back home? Might even do it in trade for helping me get a bus and converting it.
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I want to buy three a year.

Why the number three? (just curious)
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Why the number three? (just curious)
Just a low, arbitrary number.
Enough to make a few bucks but not need to worry about being a dealer.
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Just a low, arbitrary number.
Enough to make a few bucks but not need to worry about being a dealer.

Understood ... sounds like a decent plan especially with your auction skill set.


Do you know what number of sales in a year Florida considers at "dealer" level?
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