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Old 01-11-2021, 12:11 AM   #5901
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Its a good deal?

It could be. I hate to be vague there, but who knows what the selling price will end up being. I know what I'd pay and I think it would fall into that budget...but it won't go for the $1600 where it is now. They tend to rise at the end of the bidding. Some people just place a bid cap at their max budget and let it ride. That's safe, since you won't exceed your budget. In case you don't know how that works...you place your max bid amount and the system keeps increasing your bid as others bid, up to your max. But it won't jump up unless it has to, to outbid an incoming bid (up to your max). Others wait until the very end, then drop their bid in. That's also a valid strategy, as it doesn't telegraph interest to others. This is often referred to as sniping...usually by the person who got outbid.



I think this looks like a solid possibility. But keep in mind that no auction bus should be approached with the mindset that the buyer will just hop in and drive happily home. They may need batteries (this certainly will), they may have some issues, the may require some mechanical attention. If you can't install new batteries or address some potential mechanical needs, then you're relying on someone else. So, I can't answer for you and your situation. But if I were in the market for another bus right now, this would definitely be one I'd bid on.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:28 AM   #5902
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shorties like that go for 5-10 grand on the 2nd hand market. all day.
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:36 PM   #5903
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shorties like that go for 5-10 grand on the 2nd hand market. all day.

This one sold for $4000, plus fees. A good deal, I think, for the buyer. I agree with you on the usual market pricing, so someone has a fair bit of room on this purchase...assuming there are no big issues. And that's the risk with an auction. If the buyer's here on Skoolie.net, we'd love to hear how things turn out. Best wishes and smooth travels to you!
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:05 PM   #5904
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I was bidding for those two shorties, and the same guy outbid me in both...
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:15 PM   #5905
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I was bidding for those two shorties, and the same guy outbid me in both...

I saw your bidding on this one. I was watching it because I like to see what interesting buses are going for now. I think you would have been really lucky to have snagged this for less than $4,000. When you do find the perfect bus for you, just be prepared to act and have a budget that allows you to buy it. It's out there.
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:21 PM   #5906
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I saw your bidding on this one. I was watching it because I like to see what interesting buses are going for now. I think you would have been really lucky to have snagged this for less than $4,000. When you do find the perfect bus for you, just be prepared to act and have a budget that allows you to buy it. It's out there.
Those shorties were what i was looking for, now I know what i want exactly ^^ Ill keep looking for the perfect bus!!
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:39 AM   #5907
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https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2707380

What do you think abaout this? would be posible to fix it or could be a trap?
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:00 AM   #5908
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What do you think abaout this? would be posible to fix it or could be a trap?
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:04 AM   #5909
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What do you think abaout this? would be posible to fix it or could be a trap?
The 444e is a venerable engine but they do wear out. If it truly has 366k on it the engine is likely close to end of life .
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:29 AM   #5910
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The 444e is a venerable engine but they do wear out. If it truly has 366k on it the engine is likely close to end of life .
yeah that looks like its at the end of its life.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:01 PM   #5911
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What do you guys think of this?

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Old 01-13-2021, 10:08 PM   #5912
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I don’t know that wouldn't scare me, just count on a repower. No big deal. I have a customer with a T444 short bus for a church with 619k and counting. Motor was resealed about a decade ago.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:22 PM   #5913
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Very nice interior. Roof rack mounting looks a little sketchy but maybe they braced those points internally. $28 grand seems kind of steep.
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Old 01-17-2021, 12:31 PM   #5914
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$28 grand seems kind of steep.
It seems like $28 grand is the going rate...check out this killer deal for $28k! 90% completed conversion - just needs electrical and water and finishing the cabinets... <sarcasm alert>

https://ebay.us/9T9Rlr

Sorry to post this in a serious thread...but this one made me chuckle.
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Old 01-17-2021, 02:51 PM   #5915
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It seems like $28 grand is the going rate...check out this killer deal for $28k! 90% completed conversion - just needs electrical and water and finishing the cabinets... <sarcasm alert>

https://ebay.us/9T9Rlr

Sorry to post this in a serious thread...but this one made me chuckle.
I was 100% certain your linked bus would still have the factory ceiling, and sure enough ...

It's only missing the roof rack, the live edge countertop and the kitchen knives on magnetic blocks.
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Old 01-17-2021, 05:17 PM   #5916
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$28k is a bargain compared to that one they were asking $99k.

42k miles on this 2001 with new tires, $11k.....so boring to just go traveling and not be installing tanks and electrical.

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Old 01-17-2021, 05:37 PM   #5917
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It seems like $28 grand is the going rate...check out this killer deal for $28k! 90% completed conversion - just needs electrical and water and finishing the cabinets... <sarcasm alert>

https://ebay.us/9T9Rlr

Sorry to post this in a serious thread...but this one made me chuckle.
Just a chuckle? I think that's good for a whole laugh and snort! A 365 with a 2000 trans and zero systems in the build. Love the wood stove surrounded with plywood and plastic bubble wrap(makes me feel safe) and the $40 Porta potty. The only thing I see going good here is the lack of rust and an air ride suspension. Man these Covid prices are getting crazy.
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Old 01-17-2021, 05:40 PM   #5918
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I was 100% certain your linked bus would still have the factory ceiling, and sure enough ...

It's only missing the roof rack, the live edge countertop and the kitchen knives on magnetic blocks.
Kitchen knives on magnets? What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:36 PM   #5919
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Im going to see 2 buses in Arizona, 2001 and 1993 Blue bird 30' buss with 5.9 cummins engine, ac, heat, wheel chair ramp, buss is in excellent condition everything works, tires 60 to 70 % rubber, driver air ride seat, interior no tears or rips, no body damage inside or outside, all mirrors in excellent condition, bus runs great. 72,000 +/ - miles.


In photos both look great!!!


Any advise before going?
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:48 PM   #5920
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Im going to see 2 buses in Arizona, 2001 and 1993 Blue bird 30' buss with 5.9 cummins engine, ac, heat, wheel chair ramp, buss is in excellent condition everything works, tires 60 to 70 % rubber, driver air ride seat, interior no tears or rips, no body damage inside or outside, all mirrors in excellent condition, bus runs great. 72,000 +/ - miles.


In photos both look great!!!


Any advise before going?
Don't look at tires as a percentage of tread left, learn how to read the date codes. Sellers will always tell you how great the tires look but that's not the whole story. In Arizona those tires could very well be dried out and severely cracked. If a tire had 90% tread but was more than 7-8 years old it's still timed out
and I wouldn't travel any further than a local moves with it and certainly not a long distance freeway run to get it home. Tires are a big expense and a seller is not going to put tires on to make a sale unless he has to.
Good luck with the search
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