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Old 03-13-2017, 07:07 AM   #1
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BGA prices just doubled!

Used School Buses For Sale - Better Buses @ Better Prices - We deliver school buses nation wide

20 grand for a 99 BB TC!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Who the #$%& is buying these?
Do the phony title change and layaway program mean the bus is worth four times market value?
Are they reflecting an actual market value??

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Old 03-13-2017, 07:11 AM   #2
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Used School Buses For Sale - Better Buses @ Better Prices - We deliver school buses nation wide

20 grand for a 99 BB TC!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Who the #$%& is buying these?
Do the phony title change and layaway program mean the bus is worth four times market value?
Are they reflecting an actual market value??

No market over here. I may pay a little more if the title was already changed... But not 16 - 18 k more lol

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Old 03-13-2017, 09:45 AM   #3
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Holy sh!t. That's more then what most have into the entire conversion.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:59 AM   #4
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Lady I met paid em nearly ten grand for an 80's BB gasser.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:59 AM   #5
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So..................?
They are a business, they been around how long?
Your not going to be around long if you price stuff low at the start.
There are buyers out there that will bite at a certain price level and maybe that is their business model.
Try to sell high and adjust down as time goes by.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:00 AM   #6
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Maybe their strategy is to mark them @$20k, then sell them easily at $10-15K, when folks figure out what a "good deal" they are getting?

I talked to a very large bus dealer in Birmingham, thinking I might pick one up for $5k, they had NOTHING under $10k, and when asked why they mark them up so much - he responded "these buses are completely gone thru!"

I asked "You mean you wash them?" He giggled, and nodded slightly.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:01 AM   #7
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So..................?
They are a business, they been around how long?
Your not going to be around long if you price stuff low at the start.
There are buyers out there that will bite at a certain price level and maybe that is their business model.
Try to sell high and adjust down as time goes by.
I am not saying that they don't have the right to price their busses at what the market will take. I just can't afford those prices.

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The people that probably buy those BGA buses are: 1. Have extra money in the bank. 2. Just finished watching a YouTube video about skoolies. 3. Will get bored of the skoolie and spend another large amount of money on their next toy.

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Another issue facing future skoolie builders will be supply. At least of anything that a "normal" human being can work on/maintain. The late model skoolies are getting as bad as autos in that they have so many (unnecessary) computers and sensors on board that no one but the factory can ever hope to diagnose anything, let alone fix something. Even five years ago, I had to pay twice the price of computer controlled 4BT engine to get an older all mechanical. Even the factory guys hated working on the later models.

I for one do not need or want any integrated chip system making decisions about my driving, parking or anything else.

I am picturing a day in the not so distant future when 85% of all the vehicles on the road are "self driving"...then...a minor solar flare knocks out a few GPS sats and the internet goes down. Instantly, 12,867,312 people are whacked in one giant crash & burn. Just hope I'm somewhere out in the desert when it happens.
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