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Old 06-04-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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San Diego USD used bus prices

I thought Id check into the local school busses and see where they are getting sold. Turns out they have in-house sales and you can pick up a 1999 bluebird with a dt466 and at 545 for only $28,000. Cheap at twice the price! Maybe its in pesos?



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Old 06-04-2019, 01:37 PM   #2
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I believe the silly looking price is a reflection of how unreasonable it is to bring a 49 state bus into the great state of california. Lots of demand, almost no supply.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:01 PM   #3
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The extra $27,000 is for the tire shine.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:09 PM   #4
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I bet they give you maintenance records!
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:22 PM   #5
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I thought Id check into the local school busses and see where they are getting sold. Turns out they have in-house sales and you can pick up a 1999 bluebird with a dt466 and at 545 for only $28,000. Cheap at twice the price! Maybe its in pesos?



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maybe because it's so purdy?
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:49 PM   #6
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Really!
Obviously recipient of a recent rim job...
(Or is that part of the asking price..?)
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:25 PM   #7
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You guys need a magnifying glass.

That was a $28,000 bus - in 2010! (Or the ad said it would be available Summer 2010.)
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:58 AM   #8
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I thought Id check into the local school busses and see where they are getting sold. Turns out they have in-house sales and you can pick up a 1999 bluebird with a dt466 and at 545 for only $28,000. Cheap at twice the price! Maybe its in pesos?



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Yup its a ten year old listing. Good digging though!
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:17 AM   #9
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How awful do you have to be to not update your web site in 10 years?

(better update my web site)
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:03 AM   #10
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I found some actual California super clean buses at "reasonable" prices.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-CLEAN...UAAOSwKUJc7~tl
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