Originally Posted by plfking
Regurgitation is all he's got, considering his first-hand bus knowledge consists of driving through flowerbeds, knocking over lampposts, and paying someone to remove his seats.
1st...This IS NOT a direct reply to the above quote or it's poster... I use that quote ONLY as an EXAMPLE to help illustrate my following point------
2nd-- notice I type IMHO ( in my honest opinion) a few times in this post.
3nd...notice I attack nobody "PERSONALLY" in this post.
4th.... see how you can have a differing opinion without unneeded personal insults.
Now on with my post.......
MAN OH MAN!..........
Why does this forum have so much hostility in it???
Personal attacks are not a green light for others to pile on with more personal attacks ya know. Seems very juvenile and lacking honor to join in on a group insult gang bang in a forum.
Even if certain members are kinda getting payback for their participation in similar unfriendly behavior. 2 wrongs never make a right.
The moderators IMHO need to start cracking down on this crap before this entire forum degrades into an insult ridden circle jerk of grouchy old guys. And it has been heading that way for a while IMHO. SAD!
WITH THAT SAID.......... (and back on subject)
IMHO....... this tiny home FAD crapola, fueled mainly by left coast, wanna-be hipster types, has made "some" believe that old buses are somehow worth more than they actually are.
I see it every day in various adverts.
Not to mention the fact that an advertised price is not an actual selling price. So you can not go by asking price to ascertain actual "WORTH PRICE".
I too get tired of seeing old buses offered for far more than they are worth. ( and I ALWAYS buy them for far less than some imagine they are worth)
I most eagerly look forward to the demise of the "tiny home FAD" which "IS COMING" far sooner than one may think.
Then there will once again, be a glut in the bus market.
Will be amusing to see all these imagined $10 to $20K buses selling for $1500. Especially the ones that consist of a few 2x4s screwed in sloppy framing fashion with some old discarded house furniture thrown in and called a bus conversion.....LMAO!
Most of them will end up as backyard or farm storage buildings again like they were in the past.
Prices will once again "regularly" be within reason, the skoolie camper crowd will once again be back to how it once was and all will be well.
And there you have REALITY CHECK 101...... from a guy who has been using school buses for various purposes ( living-traveling-camping-business) since the 70's.
( BTW--- My first bus was a 1959 Ford with a 312 V8 ( groovy external oil lines) 4 speed manual with a gnarly hand operated driveshaft drum E-brake-- psychedelic paint job...the police just LOVED US!!!
DISCLAIMER = Take it how ya may.......I'm just the messenger and it never benefits one to kill the messenger.