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Old 11-13-2015, 02:27 PM   #31
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know of any other sites where they come up for sale on? I saw someone mention govdeals.com in another thread, most of them seem to be on the east coast though. Thanks for the advice austin1989
I bid on a few on govdeals but eventually found mine on craigslist. ebay has some as well. good luck finding your bus!
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:18 PM   #32
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Man, dont be too bummed.
IMO though 3k was quite a steal.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:25 PM   #33
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thanks for the encouragement guys, after I realized it was Friday the 13th it all made sense. Had quite the rough night from not falling asleep until 3am to being woken up repeatedly to noises throughout the night and then finally waking up late... gotta get out of the city and back to the woods asap... then to see that I had foolishly not been aware of the correct time and to fumble around trying to get into the auction only to be too late to watch them go for low prices that I would have gladly paid.

I'll make the best of it though, the govdeals.com site looks promising as do some listings on eBay... it just would've been so damn perfect considering the buses were located in the city I'm in.

Don't want to derail this thread any further with my gripes and moans. Maybe we could discuss costs of shipping? or ways to move buses across country the best way, although it seems like it's pretty much been laid out, fly/drive to where it's located and fuel it up and take it back and possibly risk being pulled over without a CDL eh?
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:29 PM   #34
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A word of warning, almost all the closing times listed for auctions is EST. Make sure you plan for that.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:49 PM   #35
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You might also check out Publicsurplus.com for buses Forks, WA has one
up for auction a Bluebird front engine flat nose. Looks to be a parts vehicle
had a bid up to $100.00 this morning.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:52 PM   #36
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A word of warning, almost all the closing times listed for auctions is EST. Make sure you plan for that.
yeah... not a mistake I will make again. In my case it wasn't actually a confusion over the time, I just never imagined it would be so early in the day.

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You might also check out Publicsurplus.com for buses Forks, WA has one
up for auction a Bluebird front engine flat nose. Looks to be a parts vehicle
had a bid up to $100.00 this morning.
right on Dragonpop, thanks. I'll check the site out.
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:37 PM   #37
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thanks for the encouragement guys, after I realized it was Friday the 13th it all made sense. Had quite the rough night from not falling asleep until 3am to being woken up repeatedly to noises throughout the night and then finally waking up late... gotta get out of the city and back to the woods asap... then to see that I had foolishly not been aware of the correct time and to fumble around trying to get into the auction only to be too late to watch them go for low prices that I would have gladly paid.

I'll make the best of it though, the govdeals.com site looks promising as do some listings on eBay... it just would've been so damn perfect considering the buses were located in the city I'm in.

Don't want to derail this thread any further with my gripes and moans. Maybe we could discuss costs of shipping? or ways to move buses across country the best way, although it seems like it's pretty much been laid out, fly/drive to where it's located and fuel it up and take it back and possibly risk being pulled over without a CDL eh?
Eh, kinda sounds like how I typically sleep...
I sleep for 2-3 hours at night late, then get up early and have coffee... Then I sleep a couple hours in the afternoon.
Occasional cat naps are nice, too.
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:39 PM   #38
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I stalk govdeals.com and publicsurplus.com as well as Craigslist (WAY overpriced in the PNW, though). I also pop into my local bus depots periodically although the next scheduled fleet auctions all seem to be in June 2016
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:40 PM   #39
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Thanks for the tips and where to find more bus deals. Never heard of publicsurplus before. Will start watching there too.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:38 PM   #40
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I purchased mine on Public Surplus. Austin ISD had been using a local auction company for years and didn't like the way they did business, so they were testing the waters with public surplus. They posted 10 buses and I bought mine for $2,200! The bus barn manager said they usually sell for $8,000-$10,000 these days, but because it was a new auction site not a lot of people heard about it.
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