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Old 03-07-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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FL buses at auction today

I've been watching these. This auction house is usually a complete, worthless ripoff but its local so I often watch it.
I've seen these and they're REALLY nice buses.
I was gonna bid for sport but its gettin too rich for my blood, as usual.
Average price for a bus at this place is like 8500 plus the most ungodly fees and conditions in all of auctioneering.

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They've got 8.3's, 3060's, and one storage bay. Nice buses and pretty clean. Definitely not rust buckets.
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:27 PM   #2
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My god, they're in the 12k range now. I thought they looked like nice buses, but damn. They still likely have some service life left.
These suckers are going to be expensive, and still an hour left.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:04 PM   #3
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Look at buses on PublicSurplus for Washington state where the long buses often sell for around $2000, and higher. Around here the short and medium buses sell for more than the long buses.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:13 PM   #4
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Short buses are less common.
Buses used to be cheap around here. Till about ten years ago. Now FL buses are WAY over-valued.
I went 800 miles north to Kentucky and got a humdinger of a deal on my bus. Off GovDeals. No competition really. Someone bid but a $50 bump up and I was the winner.
$2150 for a nice bus with air ride and mechanical DT466!
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:25 PM   #5
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Nice deal and I surely appreciate that you don't buy buses from a reseller middleman, although I can understand where a more prepared bus might be in order for those with minimal mechanical experience that don't mind paying more for a sense of security.
Here in Oregon for federal I shop GovLiquidation, otherwise Public Surplus is a pretty safe bet. I prefer the federal stuff because so much stuff is unused, but that's an 8 hour round trip. PS is close.
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