Most of the dealers I know in the west don't bother much with auctions unless it is a liquidation auction.
Most dealers have a hard time getting rid of what they take in on trade and are not interested in getting "more" inventory.
Again, take a look at what we have in inventory at www.harlowsbussales.com
Most of what we have in inventory in our WA locations have been taken out of service very recently. Most are pretty good old buses with lots of life left in them. The beat up junk we send right to the crusher without even bothering to go on our lot.
The prices are asking prices and not necessarily selling prices.
Make and offer and see what happens.