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Old 01-26-2020, 02:47 PM   #1
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Colorado Bus for Sale-New Engine-Great Setup

Perfect setup for a skoolie
$12,000 or best offer....

1999 Thomas Bus
Allison MD3060 Transmission 5 speed
DT466E Engine-New Engine Installed 40,000 miles ago
No rust or very minimal
Electromagnetic Engine Retarder
174,000 miles on bus
40,000 miles on new engine!
36 feet long
64 Interior Height
Underbelly Storage Compartments
Full Maintenance Records
Various other parts replaced
Just retired from school district was spare bus not used daily.....

Pictures will be uploaded or sent to serious buyers
Bus located in Colorado Springs, CO
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:55 PM   #2
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Dang man- didn't see you as a bus flipper.
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:08 PM   #3
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Dang man- didn't see you as a bus flipper.
Ha ha, everybody ribbed him up on how great his $5700 bus was, and now it's worth 12 grand.
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:19 PM   #4
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I'll give you 5600 for it.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:17 PM   #5
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Uh, hi Marc?
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:48 PM   #6
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its inline with BGA pricing
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:32 PM   #7
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probably one of those Colorado buses that was on Public Surplus bidding was at 5k last I checked
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:16 PM   #8
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probably one of those Colorado buses that was on Public Surplus bidding was at 5k last I checked
Yeah you can check his post history, he just bought the bus. We all thought he was going to build it out. He asked about 3 or 4 different buses before buying this.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:31 AM   #9
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What a kick in the teeth for the skoolie community. i feel like we are seen as idiots.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:38 AM   #10
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What a kick in the teeth for the skoolie community. i feel like we are seen as idiots.

if you read the facebook groups, unfortunately many pay those high prices.. they dont come here first and get informed.. alot of people assume since a bus was 80 grand brand new in 2003 that 10 or 12 grand now is normal...
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:43 AM   #11
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:49 AM   #12
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That looks like an awesome bus.

If he has it listed at that price on FB he may get it. I would be quite surprised if he finds a buyer here.

If the tires are in good shape and the test drive and inspection are good,I would probably go $6000.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:00 AM   #13
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I agree that he came across as someone wanting to know if the bus he just bought for a conversion was worth it.
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:02 AM   #14
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To the skoolie newbies that only hang out on Facebook, $10K for a bus like that is a bargain. Places like AAA in Phoenix or Rocky Mountain would have that bus on their lot for $20K minimum.

If you're going to flip a bus listing it here is a waste of time imo, most people here are savvy enough to find their own deals.
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:02 PM   #15
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That's a $2000-$3000 bus all day long.

mine is 2000 IC FE 466 35ft with 107000 miles, drove home 300 miles with no problem for $2000.
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:18 PM   #16
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Takes all kinds, but where there is demand for something all the shady type come out of the woodwork.

In regards to someone paying 10K plus for a unconverted bus, only one phrase comes to mind.... "A fool and there money will soon part ways"
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:41 PM   #17
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We have seen many for sale ads here that have featured hilariously overpriced buses. Those aside, can you fault someone for wanting to get the most that they can when selling something that is honestly represented?

The value of an item is what someone is willing to pay. I place some value in buying from a private party or dealer as you have a better opportunity to inspect and test drive the bus before putting their money down.

If I were bus shopping, and reluctant to go the auction route, I would pay $6k without reservation.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:21 PM   #18
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The value of an item is what someone is willing to pay.
This is so true. So often here we get into debates about what some bus is worth but ultimately it comes down to the negotiation between the buyer and seller to arrive at a mutually acceptable value. If it checks all my boxes or saves me some time/money then why shouldn't I be willing to spend a little more? Sure they're always scammers and profiteers out there but I think the strength of this community is in educating novices and equipping them to make good purchasing decisions, not necessarily to determine what is or is not a fair price for such and such bus.
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but I think the strength of this community is in educating novices and equipping them to make good purchasing decisions,
Very well put.....could not agree more.....

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not necessarily to determine what is or is not a fair price for such and such bus.
...but do disagree with this, to a point. Yes, anyone who's spent time reading on this site learns what is and isn't a good price, and all of us 'regular' posters have invested that time because we're highly interested in the subject....but the novices usually don't put in that effort.....they just post the specs for a particular bus and ask if it's worth the price. I think the members here do a great job in coming up with a 'fairly' close consensus on what a bus is worth, but then it's up to the buyer to decide how much more to pay for their own convenience.
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Very well put.....could not agree more.....



...but do disagree with this, to a point. Yes, anyone who's spent time reading on this site learns what is and isn't a good price, and all of us 'regular' posters have invested that time because we're highly interested in the subject....but the novices usually don't put in that effort.....they just post the specs for a particular bus and ask if it's worth the price. I think the members here do a great job in coming up with a 'fairly' close consensus on what a bus is worth, but then it's up to the buyer to decide how much more to pay for their own convenience.
Agreed and that is basically my point. I'm aware that I can get long-winded so have been trying to abridge myself.
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