How to Buy at Auction?
Since there's nothing near me that hasn't been eaten by road salt, I'm going to have to go somewhere to get my bus.
When I first decided to convert a skoolie, I was looking for a mid-size, now I'm looking smaller. Like a Paratransit or a short bus.
My question is: how do I buy one? I can't think that all the bids I see on the auction sites are people who have crawled under the thing, so is it like buying from ebay? The real auction takes place in the last five minutes, by people who are many miles away?
It doesn't seem practical to drive to, say, Houston to crawl under a bus, decide that I want it then get outbid by someone a thousand miles away.
I've got the money, I've seen sellers like Midwest Transport but no way am I spending that much money when I can see a dozen of what I want for a third of their prices.
Am I really going to have to buy sight unseen?
Also, how many miles is too many for a paratransit?