Originally Posted by Hank's P-O-S
I would say that the first one is $9000 to expensive. I would pay $2000 without AC.
The second one is still way to overpriced. I would pay $4000-$5000 without AC.
I don't know how AC affects bus prices but I don't think it's that much.
Keep in mind that international "IC" busses are bout 5 inches narrower than say a blue bird or Thomas. The rear caps appear to rust out really badly also.
I think you should keep looking.
That's wishful thinking. $2k for a short bus with 102k miles, A/C, and painted already. I don't think so. It looks like no rust. 4 new 11R22.5 tires would be at least $1200 for cheap Chinese. A cheap paint job would be at least $2k. How much is A/C worth to you? With the way the prices are going on the auction sites, this bus would bring at least $4-6k.
Also, the seller is a dealer. He is in business to MAKE MONEY, not give stuff away. What makes you think that he will do all the legwork and not mark it up.
I do agree that the prices are too high but they are just a starting point. The post by cowlitzcoach is spot on but I wouldn't want the second bus with the electronics.
Last thought, how far away is the bus? Is it in your backyard? That could be worth anywhere from $500 to $2000 to get a bus home. Airfare, fuel, meals, lodging, money for repairs.