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Old 03-10-2019, 06:31 AM   #21
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I will be bidding with the same user name. "TonyandSelena"
okinawascuba, what's your username on that site?

Thanks for the input everyone. Keep it coming.

Also, this is probably on a different thread that I haven't found, but if I win this auction and wanted to drive it back to GA, do I need a special permit for my license? Do I need a special dealer tag? Or do we just roll and pray the various police decide to be nice to me?
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:04 PM   #22
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I will be bidding with the same user name. "TonyandSelena"
okinawascuba, what's your username on that site?

Thanks for the input everyone. Keep it coming.

Also, this is probably on a different thread that I haven't found, but if I win this auction and wanted to drive it back to GA, do I need a special permit for my license? Do I need a special dealer tag? Or do we just roll and pray the various police decide to be nice to me?
Go to the UserCP in the upper left and fill out your profile. Are you from Ga? Where? The state of Ga. allows you drive a newly purchased vehicle for 30 days on the BOS. State Farm covers me in any new purchase for 7 days on my existing policy. It's pretty hard to get pulled over by police, buses are invisible on the road. If you do get questioned , show them all the current sales paperwork and let them know you just transporting it home, you shouldn't have any issues. Once converted you'll notice on the back of your license Ga. allows us to drive ALL RV's, regardless of weight or brakes.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:08 PM   #23
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#32 is still sitting at $500 with only one bid, the other 2 are still low in bids.
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:06 PM   #24
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Well, here we go!
Thank you 01marc for the info on post purchase transportation.
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Well, here we go!
Thank you 01marc for the info on post purchase transportation.
Where in Ga.?
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:31 PM   #26
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Those auctions stay low until the last hour or so, then the dealers and exporters swoop in and try to snag them last-minute. I had one ping an auction I was doing and extended it out over an hour. They also ran me up almost 50% more than I thought I was going to get my auction for.


Just know what your top bid is, don't put it in until the last 5 minutes or so, and hope for the best.


Oh, and if the auction requires a down-payment, be sure to give yourself some time to enter in all of the info before the close of the auction.


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Old 03-10-2019, 03:32 PM   #27
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#32 is still sitting at $500 with only one bid, the other 2 are still low in bids.
Just jumped to over $1600 on #32
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:36 PM   #28
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Just jumped to over $1600 on #32
Putting your bid in 5 minutes from the end is not wise. 5 minutes is plenty of time for many more bids to come in. I normally don't bid until 5 seconds before it ends. On eBay, to bid takes 2 steps, placing the bid and then confirming your bid. When mine comes in with 5 seconds to go other bidders won't have time to post another bid. That theory works great on most timed auctions. Unfortunately the Gov. auctions always have the option to "extend" the end of the auction, frustrating.
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Putting your bid in 5 minutes from the end is not wise. 5 minutes is plenty of time for many more bids to come in. I normally don't bid until 5 seconds before it ends. On eBay, to bid takes 2 steps, placing the bid and then confirming your bid. When mine comes in with 5 seconds to go other bidders won't have time to post another bid. That theory works great on most timed auctions. Unfortunately the Gov. auctions always have the option to "extend" the end of the auction, frustrating.
Everyone's got their strategy.
Since most of them auto extend and I'm cheap I just bid what I'd actually be willing to spend the day its first listed. Then anyone who wants it has to outspend me. I move on.
I bid on a TON of buses but all the ones I win have been relative bargains. The bus I have now is a cherry and was $1625 total. I bid on it the day it was listed.
On ebay sniping works but on PS or GD its usually not much good unless the auto extend isn't a feature on a particular auction.
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Everyone's got their strategy.
Since most of them auto extend and I'm cheap I just bid what I'd actually be willing to spend the day its first listed. Then anyone who wants it has to outspend me. I move on.
I bid on a TON of buses but all the ones I win have been relative bargains. The bus I have now is a cherry and was $1625 total. I bid on it the day it was listed.
On ebay sniping works but on PS or GD its usually not much good unless the auto extend isn't a feature on a particular auction.
Best of luck to all of you.
You really cut yourself short doing it that way. Say you put your bid in for a max of $1650. Your bid hits the top at $1200, guy comes in and will spend $2K. He places a bid and you jump back to the top, he continues until he is high bidder at $1675. Now if you didnt have your bid in and he bids and is the top bidder at $1200, he stops bidding until he gets beat. With the exception of these extended auctions, you would have won that item at $1225, and not lost it at $1650. Best way is know your highest offer and wait to the end to list it, either it wins or not.
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