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Old 06-02-2016, 11:26 AM   #21
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Public Surplus: Auction #1609474

I wouldn't pay even $3k for this bus. its up to what, 9 grand?
Over $10k now! WTF! That is crazy for the miles and year! I hope these bidders stay in FL and don't start bidding up the prices in the other states. Next thing you know a used skoolie will cost as much as a coach bus.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:40 PM   #22
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And I thought my shorties going for 5k last week was bad, ffs.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:58 PM   #23
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At those prices it sounds more like a money laundering scheme than a school bus auction.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:49 PM   #24
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This bus was parked right next to mine. Started on the first crank, idled smooth, and was leak free. No scary noises. I nearly bid on it, but decided getting two busses was really pushing it. Then Elliot was thinking about it!

The first auction apparently fell through so they relisted it. This was a darned nice bus with a well-maintained DT466 and AT545. It sold for 2 grand. ZERO rust. Awesome, friendly mechanics in the barn.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...32&acctID=2704
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:28 AM   #25
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Saw a really crappy looking minivan with a towbar CRUDELY attached to the front behind one of these buses yesterday when I rode by. They probably drive em to the port. I wonder what they'll do with the rest that have engine problems and don't run.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:45 PM   #26
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Way up here in the great white north prices have always been higher because there are fewer to begin with. However I think used buses are currently cheaper.
Just after we bought our buses, tones of Thomas buses with DT466's and 5 speeds hit the market for around three grand and it was O.B.O. not even at auction.

It is a crazy though.

The new IC buses rust super bad. There are buses that are only 7 year old that are rustier than both my buses combined.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:31 AM   #27
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we have a lot of IC's here in columbus ohio that are 2005+ and are all rusty.. there are older blue-birds still in service that look much nicer than these aging IC's..

and our schools just bought 400 new IC's in 2014.....

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Old 06-05-2016, 04:15 PM   #28
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we have a lot of IC's here in columbus ohio that are 2005+ and are all rusty.. there are older blue-birds still in service that look much nicer than these aging IC's..

and our schools just bought 400 new IC's in 2014.....

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IDK, but Ohio isn't kind to buses in general. But the rustiest vehicle I've ever seen was a Bluebird from Michigan.
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is that the one where they have literally completely removed rthe skin and rebuilt the ribs?

heavier duty busses fair better in ohio... mine doesnt have a ton of rust on it and its an ohio bus...

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is that the one where they have literally completely removed rthe skin and rebuilt the ribs?

heavier duty busses fair better in ohio... mine doesnt have a ton of rust on it and its an ohio bus...

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No I had a friend who converted the bus his mom drove on her route. She retired the same time as the bus apparently.
It got them down here and they lived in it for 2 or 3 years but man was it RUSTY.
So heavily rusted I thought the rims were going to disintegrate.

Almost every ohio bus is covered in rust by the time they're sold. Yours is definitely the exception. Maybe it was for trips since it does 65+. Maybe it was parked indoors.
Ohio buses usually are maintained really well mechanically for sure they do have that going for em.
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