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Old 09-05-2016, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I live in central Florida (winter haven). I want a bus to take short trips visiting family down in Miami and near Gainesville. Total passengers would be my wife, baby son, and I.

So I been looking for a short bus for some time. I wanted something cheap since it is my first time. I've been mostly looking at buses on govdeal and surplus-auction.

I won an online auction, but I am unsure about the price and condition of the bus. All info I have is from the website. I would have to fly over to NJ and drive the bus down to Florida.

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https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...36&acctid=3147

Please flee free to give me your opinion and suggestions.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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My opinion is that if someone lists it as a GMC and it is clearly a Ford, run don't walk...away!
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:07 PM   #3
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My opinion is that if someone lists it as a GMC and it is clearly a Ford, run don't walk...away!
jersey isn't known for being too kind to buses.
Youre in FL. How big a bus you want? I know of a few leads on good deals.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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The problem is, you've already bid on it and won. Kinda late to back out now.

The 7.3 engine is a good one. Not much in the way of mileage. Not seeing any major rust in the photos. Appears to have A/C (A big plus in FL). At this point I'd go through with the sale and not feel bad about it. The Ford 7.3 is easily serviced at most big box parts stores.
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My opinion is that if someone lists it as a GMC and it is clearly a Ford, run don't walk...away!
Hello,
sorry I took so long to reply but i was waiting to have my account unlocked.

The school selling the bus had 4 buses being sold. 3 of them were GMC/ bluebird and 1 ford/ Collins. I believe the person listing it just missed or was careless.
Either way, it is a big loophole for me.

Quote from the bill of sale.
Description Warranty. Seller warrants to the Buyer that the property offered for sale will conform to its description. Any claim for misdescription must be made prior to removal of the property. If Seller confirms that the property does not conform to the description, Seller will keep the property and refund any money paid. The liability of the seller shall not exceed the actual purchase price of the property.

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Get one of these youll survive the winter haha. Maybe, im just kiddin goodluck on finding a bus. http://[URL=http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/Mega_Gardner/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-09-12-17-39-49-776744142_zpsyz8ayden.jpeg.html][/URL]
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:19 PM   #7
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Get one of these youll survive the winter haha. Maybe, im just kiddin goodluck on finding a bus. http://[URL=http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/Mega_Gardner/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-09-12-17-39-49-776744142_zpsyz8ayden.jpeg.html][/URL]
R u spamming ???

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http://[URL=http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/Mega_Gardner/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsdlpjxblu.jpeg.html][/URL]
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Dude, seriously...

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seriously, im just f**kin around, but seriously it looks like a solid bus. you should seriously just take a chance & go get it. you wont regret it. hope you dont or didnt pay to much for it tho.
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