Originally Posted by milkmania
Did I miss where they said they bailed on the bus?
I saw where they won the bid at $2200, and went to pick it up and found problems....
If they got out of completing the purchase, was deposit refunded for misrepresentation?
I'm lost here.
Deposit is being refunded. We "bought it now" at 2200 and paid the 500 deposit via paypal. Say what you want about paypal or ebay but they really back their ****. The bus was extremely misrepresented and the salesman, while nice, was a total sleaze. This was through Midwest Transit Equipment. The bus was leaking oil and coolant, major rust, bald tires and wouldn't have made it home to NY from IN despite being assured there were "no major leaks" multiple times. Salesmans name was Tom Buhle, buyer beware. He was either too lazy to look under the bus or completely incompetent and knew he lied. He tried spouting that "as is" bs at me and I wouldn't have it. Misrepresentation is not "as is". We were lucky ad we didn't go out of our way to pick it up but had we come from NY I'd have been furious.
Anyway, we won an auction today on a full size conventional 2000 Carpenter International 3800 with 65k miles ... verified no rust, no leaks AND excellent tires. 5 speed Spicer transmission. We are ecstatic! Total price paid was $2550. This did not have the dt466 we originally wanted but the T444e will suit our purposes. At 65k miles I could not pass it up. It was used only as a training bus and when they switched to automatic last year it went to use only as a backup. Meticulously maintained, supposedly.
Here's the link for the closed auction: http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...ew?auc=1681010
I'm picking it up in Maryland next week.
What a trip ... wish me luck!!