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Old 11-14-2017, 02:58 PM   #11
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Pretty similar story here in Houston. Many of them go South as soon as they hit the lots. The guy I bought my first bus from twenty years ago said he sold about 75% of everything that came in to Mexico and Central America. Here, they just drive'em to the border in convoys.
when i got my Redbyrd from Cyfair, the day i was picking it up, a whole group of guys showed up in a van and drove off abouit 7 or 8 busses.. I recognized they had bid on all and only the Internationals with DT-466s in them.. not the 444E's, and only dognose.. guessing they were exporters,,
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:32 PM   #12
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when i got my Redbyrd from Cyfair, the day i was picking it up, a whole group of guys showed up in a van and drove off abouit 7 or 8 busses.. I recognized they had bid on all and only the Internationals with DT-466s in them.. not the 444E's, and only dognose.. guessing they were exporters,,
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My TX shorty with 466 went for 4050 before auction fees.
The full size buses with 444e's went for the opening bid price, or didn't even get bid on.
They definitely appreciate the hearty DT466's down south. The last bid before I won was from a guy named "Jose".
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:46 PM   #13
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I rode quite a few of those upstyled buses in Guatemala in the '90s. They were a lot of fun to ride, inexpensive, and often FILLED with folks. You were charged by the seat, so three people would sometimes stack on a single seat to save $$
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thanks for the video info. i want to take my bluebird there.
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They were a lot of fun to ride, inexpensive, and often FILLED with folks. You were charged by the seat, so three people would sometimes stack on a single seat to save $$
I rode a couple of buses in Guatemala that were filled.. then filled more. They were packed all seats then all standing space, they even opened the back door so they could shove more people in.
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...si...but plenty of room left on the roof, amigo.
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...si...but plenty of room left on the roof, amigo.
Yeah, they try to throw your bags up there. Then when you are stuck in a can of people you might see your bag leaving with it's new owner.
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