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Old 10-16-2017, 08:23 PM   #1
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Crown Bus Sale 10-17-2017

Auction ends Tomorrow- Tue
Some SWEET deals on the BEST bus, am told.

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Who is buying a new bus tomorrow ???
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:05 PM   #2
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I do not need a bus with 10 tires, looking at the one with the 6-71 detriot, the 1980
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I do not need a bus with 10 tires, looking at the one with the 6-71 detriot, the 1980
No turbo on that one, though.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:03 PM   #4
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I know, can't have everything
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:42 AM   #5
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I love how the auctions stall at $5K- max for credit card.

Buses look super clean. I'd buy one if they weren't such a hassle to convert. It'd sure be a looker in my part of the World.

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Black Hewlett Packard Crown is wicked.

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The 1980 is over my price range and still has not met reserve
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I love how the auctions stall at $5K- max for credit card.

Buses look super clean. I'd buy one if they weren't such a hassle to convert. It'd sure be a looker in my part of the World.

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Its usually 5k max INCLUDING fees.
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The 1980 is over my price range and still has not met reserve
Dang it man.
I've tried several times to get in on this whole Crown ownership thing and it just doesn't ever work out.
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:41 AM   #10
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these crowns seem to have collector value as well as being know to have been built well and last so people want them for conversions.. so its a double whammy. bidding against classic-bus-enthusiasts as well as converters.

plus being that most are in california.. means little to no rust and probably drivetrains that are built to handle hills and highways..

so maybe a triple whammy to bid against.

if you buy a bus over 5K how is it paid for? wire the funds to the auctioneer?
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these crowns seem to have collector value as well as being know to have been built well and last so people want them for conversions.. so its a double whammy. bidding against classic-bus-enthusiasts as well as converters.

plus being that most are in california.. means little to no rust and probably drivetrains that are built to handle hills and highways..

so maybe a triple whammy to bid against.

if you buy a bus over 5K how is it paid for? wire the funds to the auctioneer?
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They're aluminum so rust isn't usually a big deal at least on the skins.
THe Cummins 855 is the ONLY reason I'd want one. Otherwise they're cool looking but I like our regular blue collar working class buses for actually converting.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:39 AM   #12
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if you buy a bus over 5K how is it paid for? wire the funds to the auctioneer?
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GovDeals? I usually paypal them the cash when over $5K or else a Bank wire. No big deal, but I like to get the air miles. You can usually show-up with certified funds, as well. Each auction sets terms, so some of them are weenies.

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Payment methods for this item are Wire Transfer, PayPal, or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express*, Discover) only. * American Express is not available for buyers on probation. PayPal and credit card purchases are limited to below $5,000.00 and Bidders residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico Only. If the winning bid plus applicable taxes, if any indicated, plus the buyer's premium equals to $5,000.00 or more, Wire Transfer must be used. If Wire Transfer is chosen, a Wire Transfer Transaction Summary page will provide payment and account information. The Wire Transfer must be completed within 5 days.
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THe Cummins 855 is the ONLY reason I'd want one. Otherwise they're cool looking but I like our regular blue collar working class buses for actually converting.
Then go for it. YOLO. Next ones to go to auction will go for even more $$. Auctions of like items follow a parabola and... we are nearing the tail.
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Then go for it. YOLO. Next ones to go to auction will go for even more $$. Auctions of like items follow a parabola and... we are nearing the tail.
I'm not enamored with them enough I guess. Plus I have WAY more important things to fund than Crowns that are 3000 miles away.
I'd be more apt to pony up if it were THE setup I wanted. I want the RTO and an 855. With air ride.
But I'm in NO position to be buying crowns. I was high bidder on the tandem with 300k but its now going to someone else. I only bid like 1500 anyhow. For that kind of money I'd FIND a way.
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I'm not enamored with them enough I guess. Plus I have WAY more important things to fund than Crowns that are 3000 miles away.
I agree- much nicer to go to be able to find parts locally. Next bus will probably be an MCI, like JD did.

Although this ACF is soooo cool:

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I agree- much nicer to go to be able to find parts locally. Next bus will probably be an MCI, like JD did.

Although this ACF is soooo cool:

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An MC5 would be high up on my list of buses to own!
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:03 PM   #17
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So, not the band MC5?

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I think the reserve is 5000
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wonder what they went for, did not save links
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Here ya go:

One did not make reserve of $5K

The rest went for between $5-$12K

Sooooo, Who got new bus ???????

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