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Old 02-17-2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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Tues. GovDeals Auction

Who's bidding on anything on Tues.? There are fleets from Beaverton, Ore. and Pell City, Ala. Don't want to step on toes with multiple auctions of the same model buses.
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Who's bidding on anything on Tues.? There are fleets from Beaverton, Ore. and Pell City, Ala. Don't want to step on toes with multiple auctions of the same model buses.
I've been keeping an eye on Pell city, but haven't decided fully yet. I think we're looking for different sizes though
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I'm not bidding. I have a good idea about what you're looking for. We have the same idea about carrying our bikes with us. However, I haven't seen you mention, or I missed it, are you looking at long nose or flat nose buses?

I think I'll resume my search in the fall after I have cleared house and pocketed a little more bus bucks.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:22 AM   #4
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I'm not bidding. I have a good idea about what you're looking for. We have the same idea about carrying our bikes with us. However, I haven't seen you mention, or I missed it, are you looking at long nose or flat nose buses?

I think I'll resume my search in the fall after I have cleared house and pocketed a little more bus bucks.
FE Flat nose. It weird, there are about 6 identical buses with Cummins 5.9's. 3 with AT545, and 3 with 643's. All ending at the same time. you would think the 643 ones wouls be more desireable, I would. Yet the 545 ones are already bidding up and the 643's are still at the opening bid. Uneducated bidders?
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:32 AM   #5
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FE Flat nose. It weird, there are about 6 identical buses with Cummins 5.9's. 3 with AT545, and 3 with 643's. All ending at the same time. you would think the 643 ones wouls be more desireable, I would. Yet the 545 ones are already bidding up and the 643's are still at the opening bid. Uneducated bidders?
Could be someone trying to get some buses with similar parts to their existing buses? big churches, small private school, something like that. I would imagine if you had 3 or 4 buses to support, life would be much easier if your buses were identical or at least close.

One of the advantages we have to is that most of us could care less how the seats look, as we are going to be getting rid of them immediately.

I wonder if some of it also has to do with what order the buses are listed in. Do they stop when they find a bus they want to bid on?

I'm out on Pell city, too far and I have too much going on in the next couple of weeks. I will watch them though, curious to see what multiples does to the price. Does it attract fleet guys and drive the price up, or is there enough product that most people get what they want at a decent price?
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I will watch them though, curious to see what multiples does to the price. Does it attract fleet guys and drive the price up, or is there enough product that most people get what they want at a decent price?
i was just bidding on 1 of 5 buses from a school district locally, 1 10 window and 4 12 window ce200, and they all got bought up by the same buyer. They were also 2004's though which im sure attracts more fleet guys or schools
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FE Flat nose. It weird, there are about 6 identical buses with Cummins 5.9's. 3 with AT545, and 3 with 643's. All ending at the same time. you would think the 643 ones wouls be more desireable, I would. Yet the 545 ones are already bidding up and the 643's are still at the opening bid. Uneducated bidders?

Ok cool. I prefer the dog nose but would not pass up a flatty. I think it may be buyers ignorance but Tigerman67 may be onto something. The 5.9 tho, is a pretty indestructible engine. I would pass on the 545. Way to many horror stories floating around about them crapping out. Of course you probably know better than I about them.
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When I bought my bus I was simply happy that it was an automatic. Didn't know about the 545 at all. Yes, I'd go with uninformed buyer. I was. Most people that come here are unaware of the 545 until they start getting educated.
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Could be someone trying to get some buses with similar parts to their existing buses? big churches, small private school, something like that. I would imagine if you had 3 or 4 buses to support, life would be much easier if your buses were identical or at least close.

One of the advantages we have to is that most of us could care less how the seats look, as we are going to be getting rid of them immediately.

I wonder if some of it also has to do with what order the buses are listed in. Do they stop when they find a bus they want to bid on?

I'm out on Pell city, too far and I have too much going on in the next couple of weeks. I will watch them though, curious to see what multiples does to the price. Does it attract fleet guys and drive the price up, or is there enough product that most people get what they want at a decent price?
If I was bidding on parts buses I would not bid on the ones that have the parts that would go bad in my existing models, but bid on the ones that have the better replacement parts.
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You got people bidding for different reasons. Some plan to use as a school bus,some want to build a skoolie,some for storage, parts and,scrap metal.
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