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?