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Old 03-05-2018, 09:00 PM   #1
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Question Heads up: Not my bus, but a good deal seen on craigslist

Good Evening. This is not my bus, so I have no interest in the sale. It just seemed too good to pass up of it is in as good a condition as the seller says it is. It is brightly colored with "Funmobile" on the outside. It is probably the remnant of a failed kids art and craft or entertainment business. It does not have many details, but it is an 11 window bus. Asking price, $2500. It can be found in Craigslist ads for Baltimore, MD. I was tempted, but this is way too big for my needs. The ad reads as follows:
It is a 1986 diesel bus that runs perfect. We completely built the inside of this bus from scratch. It is a great way for a small operation to make extra money as it is very unique. It comes with the games and art stations. I just lowered the price. It will be scrapped soon and that will be a shame.
It is located in Pasadena, Md The ad went up 12 days ago (it is now 3/5/1 Good Luck
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:09 PM   #2
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If they are thinking of scrapping it, they will take $1500, maybe less.
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:27 PM   #3
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I agree on trying to reduce the price. It might be worth calling a few scrap yards or used parts yards to find out what the going price is for a scrapped bus and making an offer a little above that. The price for a scrapped car is $250 in this area. I don't think the scrap price for a bus would be all that high.
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:34 PM   #4
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I agree on trying to reduce the price. It might be worth calling a few scrap yards or used parts yards to find out what the going price is for a scrapped bus and making an offer a little above that. The price for a scrapped car is $250 in this area. I don't think the scrap price for a bus would be all that high.
It can be $200 per ton.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:22 PM   #5
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Scrap iron here is at like $4/100lb, a 2000b car would net you $80. I think cars and truck salvage price is slightly different, didn't read the prices when I went by today, just saw the sign with current pricing posted.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:10 AM   #6
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So we checked into this one and it has a Detroit 8.2 with an Allison tranny. Good? Bad?
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The 8.2 was an ok powerplant in its time its time has come and gone fairly hard to get parts for pretty hard to get a good mechanic for it I'd pass.
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Good Evening. This is not my bus, so I have no interest in the sale. It just seemed too good to pass up of it is in as good a condition as the seller says it is. It is brightly colored with "Funmobile" on the outside. It is probably the remnant of a failed kids art and craft or entertainment business. It does not have many details, but it is an 11 window bus. Asking price, $2500. It can be found in Craigslist ads for Baltimore, MD. I was tempted, but this is way too big for my needs. The ad reads as follows:
It is a 1986 diesel bus that runs perfect. We completely built the inside of this bus from scratch. It is a great way for a small operation to make extra money as it is very unique. It comes with the games and art stations. I just lowered the price. It will be scrapped soon and that will be a shame.
It is located in Pasadena, Md The ad went up 12 days ago (it is now 3/5/1 Good Luck
If you have no interest in it how did you lower the price on it?
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If you have no interest in it how did you lower the price on it?
The ad reads "I just lowered the price." The seller said that, not the poster here.
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