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Old 11-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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These are really nice, but what are they thinking? Probably should have started with a newer bus with a good diesel if they want their money back, but even then, 8k???

http://wichita.craigslist.org/rvs/4060777370.html


http://salina.craigslist.org/rvs/4132906157.html
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Oh, I dunno... I'd try to get that for mine if I were selling it. Whether anyone pays that or not is another story, but it doesn't hurt to try and get your money back!

Actually, Lapeer on this forum says he has recovered his investment on his busses. It can be done! Just have to put a jacuzzi in there!
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Remember too that people love to haggle. So if you want to hit 8K you aim for 10K and have plenty of wiggle room. Asking 8K, they are probably trying for 5-6K and anything above that is gravy. From what I have seen on CL they are probably going to sell it in reality around 4K. Diesel is only a plus for those who have spent time and energy researching these vehicles. For the average person gas sounds good as they think they understand gas engines. Gas is familiar, diesel is for big trucks and is loud and smelly and smokes and a million other things they don't understand. And of course you have to know some people who would rather pay than do, and these are "done". As a community of "do-ers" we should encourage these higher prices, after all it would mean we can trade-up when we want to. If someone were to offer me 4K for mine, (even unfinished as it is) I would take it in a second and go get another to start again.


Just my thoughts on it though.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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I think the first bus is pretty decent out of the 2. The 2nd one doesn't have near the rigging. But its all in what you want or what you want to make it.

I also agree that what people want and what they get is two different things. Most people think their stuff is made out of gold. Not a lot of things keep their value or increase in this world.

I bought a gas bus cause I know gas motors. If I had to do it all over again I would go diesel but Im sure I will do this again. When I sell mine off Im not looking to make money on it. I just want enough to get in to the 2nd one I will do. I see this all the time with BBQ trailer smokers. People think they are made of gold. yes steel is high but jesus I don't want to take out a small loan to buy one.

Usually when people don't know how much time it takes to build or get a bus to a certain level well they may blink and not understand how much time went in to that unit?
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
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For what has been done,if you don't do it yourself they are a good deal

Hell I tell people I'm at about 6k including all electronics and purchase price(excludes beer,wine etc used during manufacture)
BUT!!!I have a helluvalot of hours of sweat, tears, blood, cussing and then there is the beotching and wrench throwing
Oops where was I

Its kinda like being a porn star.....there is passion....AND THEN THERE IS PASSION (say'd with a euro accent)..OR...it's true and you are well....welll..... a certified BUS NUT......
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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Hey Bansil, you should be feeling pretty smug at $6000. What with the bus and two donor trucks I was at twice that out of the gate Then there is the sweat equity--my two year project is about to turn 4 years old and It seems like I still have 2 yrs work to do It's all I do---Help----I'm being smothered by my bus!!!! My mother kept saying she raised a fool and I've been trying to prove her wrong ever since---but then THE BUS came along and thank goodness Wiffy has better sense about managing money or we'd be living on the street. At least I would be
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but then THE BUS came along and thank goodness Wiffy has better sense about managing money or we'd be living on the street. At least I would be
BUT...the bus would be done
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:20 AM   #8
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Maybe 8k isn't enough? Here ya go:

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/rvs/4115372257.html
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Wow. I think I'm gonna list my bus on CL. Should I ask 26 or 27 thousand? I thought about 28 but I don't wanna blow anyone out of the water.

Those guys are in for a bit of a let down.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #10
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The last one has been on there for years. I saw one start out at 10k, make it all the way down to $5k over a year or two, and disappeared. It was very nice, one of the few I probably should have bought.
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