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Old 05-24-2016, 08:49 AM   #11
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where did it end up? BGA?
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:50 AM   #12
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where did it end up? BGA?
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No a crappy little dealer in DeLand.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:57 AM   #13
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No a crappy little dealer in DeLand.
I dont think I looked in that area.. I looked at a place in orlando.. but their stuff was mainly Trip Busses.. or "coaches" i guess people call them... the only short stuff they had was shuttles.. like airport vans with the bus body on them..

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I dont think I looked in that area.. I looked at a place in orlando.. but their stuff was mainly Trip Busses.. or "coaches" i guess people call them... the only short stuff they had was shuttles.. like airport vans with the bus body on them..

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Those airport shuttles live a hard life!

The place in DeLand is nothing more than a buy n flip arrangement. A tiny used car lot thats had nothing but school buses for a year or two. They sell em for about 30% MORE than BGA even sells em for. The DeLand place also has no shop or anything. Just a little office.
They seem to be making a living with about four or five buses on their lot at a time.
I'm trying hard to save the money to buy a small plot of land in the county so I can get in on this!
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:24 AM   #15
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Those airport shuttles live a hard life!

The place in DeLand is nothing more than a buy n flip arrangement. A tiny used car lot thats had nothing but school buses for a year or two. They sell em for about 30% MORE than BGA even sells em for. The DeLand place also has no shop or anything. Just a little office.
They seem to be making a living with about four or five buses on their lot at a time.
I'm trying hard to save the money to buy a small plot of land in the county so I can get in on this!

a lot of busses in florida end up exported.. ,maybe he buys up busses and sells them for export.. people seem to pay good money for those as its usually someone elses money they are spending...

I defintely think theres money to be made in flipping busses if you find your Niche..

BGA sells themselves on being more of a full service operation... repair, paint, wash, service ,etc.. their busses cost more than other places.. but their service rates are much less than others.. so it seems like if you sre buying a bus and having lots done to it you make out better than walk in, buy, pay, and leave...

I dont know the iuns and outs of selling busses.. seems like you should be able to sell yourself as a "finder" for someone.. charge a fee to find someone a bus and maybe even arrange delivery of some sort.. but not to be a dealer.. you simply enter into a contract to find them a bus fitting their parameters.. let them yeay or nay and then you bid on it for them or go look at it for them if its local.. work with the seller..

you would not need to be a dealer because you never own the bus or even have to house it... but you see on this forum alone the number of people clueless about anything more than "its yellow and has a steering wheel".. you have the knowledge and can offer a service..

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The plan is to buy a couple auction buses and be less greedy than others. Like BGA I can fill out the simple affidavit to change the title to motorhome. I can paint, remove seats, and raise roofs.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:44 AM   #17
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The plan is to buy a couple auction buses and be less greedy than others. Like BGA I can fill out the simple affidavit to change the title to motorhome. I can paint, remove seats, and raise roofs.

roof raising would be HUGE!! I know theres a lot of people that want raised roofs but find it a daunting task..

or they try it and do it wrong.. (like the bus that BGA is fixing..... they will make a mint on all the stuff that owner wants done to that bus)..

I imagine you cvan charge a pretty decent but still fair price to raise a roof and maybe even reskin after the raise..

once you have your tools, jigs, and technique down you could rock n roll..


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