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Old 06-01-2016, 11:35 PM   #11
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Well, figure at even $20K after their re-built, you've still got a better, safer bus then something you could buy new at 4 or 5x the price.

Except those guys only buy dognoses, cause you can work on em on the side of the road. . .
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:59 AM   #12
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what a cool idea!! Neat to see them get rebuilt and re-used and not just crushed like america seems to do with everything old.
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:33 AM   #13
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Even more crazy prices although not as bad as Gideon's.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:04 AM   #14
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either the skoolie trend is catching on or perhaps uptick in need for buses headed south to mexico and central america??
whatever it is that ridiculous!!
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:18 AM   #15
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farm season down south... I have been told by several people though that the Tiny-house movement.. and skoolies being featured in a few episodes of the TV show has driven the used Bus market in general up.. for school busses and coaches alike...

it also seems like the trend in recent last couple years is for school levies to fail... even in richer districts.. so perhaps busses are being run till they are ready to fall apart or in fact fail inspection.. so either they arent worth selling, or go to the scrapyard.. and not as many new purchases..

in the midwest here, IC definitely has the market cornered.. and from what I understand the newer IC's have a lot of body issues.. and of course we know of the many engine issues from the mid - late 2000s..(VT-365, Maxxforce 7) those busses are hitting the used market pretty heavily now but often need lots of body and mechanical repairs..
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With the price they're paying for the bus in the U.S., then the shipping cost to S. America, then the refurb/customization cost, I wonder where these people in a typically poor country are getting the $$$$$$ needed to buy these? Maybe they have a local "dealer" that leases or loans them the money. The finished buses look like the Jeepneys used in the Philippines. Elaborate decorations, bright colors, lots of chrome, etc.
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there was a transit bus auction here this week...... i thought the prices were very low. odd to see such a difference.

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there was a transit bus auction here this week...... i thought the prices were very low. odd to see such a difference.

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Those seem like great prices if they ran good.
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:42 AM   #19
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Yeah you have to keep in mind what the buses start from. Try to buy a brand new bus, zero miles on it. You can replace the entire drivetrain for less than the original asking price. They're just throwing them away at anything less than $5k.
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This is just sick-
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I wouldn't pay even $3k for this bus. its up to what, 9 grand?
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