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Old 01-22-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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Bus search sites?

We have been searching for a bus suitable for our family of 5. I check here, ebay and craigslist everyday. I was wondering if there are other skoolie sale site out there that we are missing. I often come across listing & posts that are dated or no longer available.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:13 PM   #2
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Look up Rene Bates auctions. There are several more auction sites around Tx that handle the buses.... Call the bus barn in your area as well.
Each ISD seems to handle bus disposal differently, so it can be a chore to find who is auctioning them.
Some other spots:
http://autoauctions.gsa.gov/GSAAutoAuctions/
http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/bro...aucs?catid=402
http://lonestarauctioneers.com/
https://www.onlinepros.com/
https://www.renebates.com/index.php

To name just a few.
Your best bet for a local bus is to call or go down to the bus barn for the ISD you are looking at. I assure all the guys I spoke to were friendly and not 1 of them tried to bite me.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:57 AM   #5
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I've been told to avoid First Student.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:12 AM   #6
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I've been told to avoid First Student.
Interesting. I was just about to call them today about a few options. What have you heard about FS?
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:12 PM   #7
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Just some negative remarks by forum users I've read before.
Cross shop them, I'm just repeating rumors.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:25 AM   #8
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Some sites I had bookmarked deals on before eventually buying on ebay:

https://www.taylorbus.com/buses/?type=school
http://www.truckpaper.com/list/list.aspx?catid=223
http://www.bargainbusnews.com/

a website useful for searching many craigslists, useful when you're willing to travel:
http://www.searchtempest.com/
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:05 AM   #9
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I've yet to find many really good deals outside of auctions.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:23 AM   #10
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Thank you. I will look into each of these sites. I love Skokie.net So helpful!
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