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Old 01-22-2015, 02:45 PM   #11
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Ok, central Floridians, where did you find your school buses. Ones I found on line seemed over priced, IMO.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:56 PM   #12
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Hey Kaleb! I'll repost the link to the CL ad I found. Ask the guy if he has anything else available. He should still have another shorty. Maybe if someone else tells him they're too expensive, he will come to his senses lol

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Old 01-22-2015, 03:03 PM   #13
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I got mine at auction, in Kentucky.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:09 PM   #14
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Try Wades in Alto GA. That's just above Atlanta off of 965.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:42 PM   #15
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http://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/4832662955.html
He had told me for this specific one he'd go as "low" as $4500...after I saw it, I would pay $2000 MAX! Lots of rust. From what i understood, both his busses were from ohio....Ask him if he has anything else, and to send you pics of his other busses. Too much for the other IMHO, but worth a try to set a lower price. I liked those very much, but way out of my budget

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:49 PM   #16
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Mine came from someone who was selling it for a church in the panhandle near Pensacola. He was their mechanic.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:56 PM   #17
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Check this one out-
http://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa...248&acctid=888
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:07 PM   #18
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that's a nice bus! I would love something like that. As long as it has a dt466 or a Cummings I would consider it. I really want the flat front/rear engine combo but a few Internationals with the front engine look good and are plentiful/cheap. I am always good at finding deals on CL and Ebay but haven't used any of the gov auction sites. Anything I should know?
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:26 AM   #19
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You should know this- almost every bus you've looked at came from some sort of auction. I watch them every day and there are about four guys buying them all up. They are dealers. They mark them up about 200-300% and that's where ten thousand dollar used school buses come from. Dealers aren't evil, but for a do-it-yourselfer I don't see the benefit of paying someone else to buy it from the auction.
It was such an adventure picking up my Senator, that I want to buy another just for the thrill of driving it home and selling it for double what I paid.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:09 AM   #20
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I still have never driven a bus. I like the idea of buying from auction but buying site unseen sounds kinda crazy to me. To save a few thousand I will be crazy though.
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