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Old 05-27-2019, 10:50 PM   #1
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I REALLY want the bus I drove

I just hope the bid does not go too high.
I looked at and drove four or five buses in the past 6 months.
I want this to be mine!
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:56 PM   #2
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Good luck, hope you budgeted enough. Go a little higher if it's what you want and confirmed it.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:18 PM   #3
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Going to call tomorrow to check on the other one, just in case the bid gets too high on mine.

When I was at the yard the other day they had a key problem with #2. So I couldn't start or drive it. It looked really clean, in and out...the engine was clean, good tires etc. They have the fleet garage right there.

If they get it straightened out, I hope to go and test that one tomorrow or Wed.

Sounds like a plan.

The auction says all 3 .. runs, drives forward and backward, breaks work. So, hope they get it started for me to test out.
#3 had more miles, $158k so I have not considered it. Maybe??
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:19 PM   #4
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:24 PM   #5
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Thanks! I have had so many drawings and ideas for a while now. Time to make it happen.
Funny how all the other busses shouted "naw" and this one was like "yep" immediately.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:30 PM   #6
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Going to call tomorrow to check on the other one, just in case the bid gets too high on mine.

When I was at the yard the other day they had a key problem with #2. So I couldn't start or drive it. It looked really clean, in and out...the engine was clean, good tires etc. They have the fleet garage right there.

If they get it straightened out, I hope to go and test that one tomorrow or Wed.

Sounds like a plan.

The auction says all 3 .. runs, drives forward and backward, breaks work. So, hope they get it started for me to test out.
#3 had more miles, $158k so I have not considered it. Maybe??
Typical auction procedure. The Announcer barks while some one in the vehicles starts it up. Barker says, It starts, it goes forward, it goes back wards, what I have bid, as the guy in puts in drive, goes a ft, puts it in reverse and backs back up a foot. If they don't start, bidding stays low because everyone assumes the worst, it's gonna need a motor, other issues, etc. My buddy worked at the wrecker service and would call me whenever good CRX's or Integra's where going to sale. I had a deal with him that any one I was interested in was okay with me if it wouldn't start. I was getting nice CRX's for $120, instead of the $650-$1000 they were trending at.

Hopefully the key issue is a minor one. Good It's a day you will remember when you can say. I bought a freaking bus, what was I thinking.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:31 PM   #7
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Will be sharpening my pencil and check my funds tomorrow.
Im pretty good for the purchase.
Would be great if I got it under $2k. Prepared to go a little more. heck, it's a school bus. There are a gazillion out there. If it's too high I'll have to look again.

This one is near me so I was able to see it easy.
Might have to sell a guitar in the future, for build stuff, but that's ok. I have many.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:34 PM   #8
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Nice Marc!
This is an online auction.
One bidder has already made an opening bid on all 3!
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:48 PM   #9
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Nice Marc!
This is an online auction.
One bidder has already made an opening bid on all 3!
Sounds like you're bidding against a dealer, if so, expect to get beat out.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:58 AM   #10
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Sounds like you're bidding against a dealer, if so, expect to get beat out.
I was wondering....funny. He bid on #2, and 3 about 10 days ago. They have tinted windows and are Collins. Thought he/she wabred thst style....
My bus was not bid on until Friday , the day I saw it, and is a Thomas. Hummmm
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