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Old 05-17-2019, 01:40 PM   #21
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BGA buys buses at auction, drives them to Florida, sometimes gives them a bath, and then sells them at a huge profit. I encourage people to save thousands by buying from the auctions themselves.

With that said, there are exceptions. I wrote a little bit about it here. https://wanderlounge.net/how-much-sh...ould-i-buy-it/
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:43 PM   #22
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BGA buys buses at auction, drives them to Florida, sometimes gives them a bath, and then sells them at a huge profit. I encourage people to save thousands by buying from the auctions themselves.

With that said, there are exceptions. I wrote a little bit about it here. https://wanderlounge.net/how-much-sh...ould-i-buy-it/
That's been my problem most of the time. Can't buy anything at auction always get out bid.

We're looking to buy before September... Id love one of these.
Guess I need my brother in Florida to look for me... Easier said than done.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:55 PM   #23
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That buss is F**KING adorable, I want it! but how much would that bad boy cost?!

That's what I'd love to find but there doesn't seem to be much market near Nashville for transit that isn't way more expensive. Or maybe shuttle buses, but again, rare. Maybe I just suck at looking i dunno.

Why do we hate BGA?
Has 300K miles on it.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:06 PM   #24
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The bus I linked was very much not recommending to buy that particular one, just showing what a short TC looked like.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:24 PM   #25
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Yeah, I just want one in that style, not that specific one. 500k miles is a bit too much for me hahah.

heck even searching now, Nothing exists within 300 miles of here that isn't a rip off or run to hell and falling apart.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:32 PM   #26
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I have a similar bus to Haz.Matt. a 29ft International CE200 8 window. I am building it out for trips for my family of 4 sometimes 5 people. My search took me over 7 months. https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2048134

Not a lot of buses on the 2 main auction sites right now.

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/br...aucs?catid=402
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...=&category=94H

keep up the search. you will find the right one!
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:45 AM   #27
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I bought my bus from Greg almost 7 years ago. I've only had a little brake work and and one tire come apart in 6 years and 8 months . He advertises the best used busses not the cheapest ones. If you buy from him you will be getting a bus that has ben gone over with a fine tooth co. He chooses the busses he buys knowing that he is going to drive it from where ever it is back to Hudson FL. and in my case back to Tennessee, to deliver it. Read all the nightmares in this blog and see how many start with BGA!
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That buss is F**KING adorable, I want it! but how much would that bad boy cost?!

That's what I'd love to find but there doesn't seem to be much market near Nashville for transit that isn't way more expensive. Or maybe shuttle buses, but again, rare. Maybe I just suck at looking i dunno.

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They're sheisters capitalizing on folks unaware of what buses can be bought for outside their stealership.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:48 PM   #29
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That's been my problem most of the time. Can't buy anything at auction always get out bid.

We're looking to buy before September... Id love one of these.
Guess I need my brother in Florida to look for me... Easier said than done.
Maybe just bid more instead of paying 3-10 times the price at a dealer.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:50 PM   #30
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Yeah, I just want one in that style, not that specific one. 500k miles is a bit too much for me hahah.

heck even searching now, Nothing exists within 300 miles of here that isn't a rip off or run to hell and falling apart.
I got a real nice bus in KY. And the nicest bus I've owned was $1625 on Public Surplus- it was in Northwest GA.
Got a real nice shorty from Aurora CO a few years back. Then a decent 2004 IC shorty with 466/2000 but it was a mechanical dud upon getting it home.

Paid less for all 5 buses I've owned than one bus from a dealer costs.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:00 AM   #31
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I bought my bus from Greg almost 7 years ago...
Sorry, I'm new here, who's Greg?

Yeah I'm not buying from BGA, or any dealership or anything. I generally look at craigslist and govedeals. I also look at local gov auctions.

As an update though someone bought that bus before we could even go see it unfortunately so we're back on the hunt. Still looking for something shorter than 30ft.
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keep an eye out on day cares , churches nursing homes car rental places at the airport ( shuttle buses ) etc. stop in and ask. give them your name and number in case they have something come up for sale. just bought a 2004 5 window micro bird w/ 135k miles for $2800. Came from an adult day care. Had individual bucket seats instead of bench seats. stripped floor and seats . found a couple of small leaks so recaulked all the windows and seams. going to tape off the roof and roll on a couple of coats of roof cement. The length from the poles behind the drivers seat is 14' to the back door.
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:38 PM   #33
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keep an eye out on day cares...
Never really considered going out there individually and asking around. Right now we don't have time for that, but its not out of the question this summer. I might do that. I did already do this with 2 shuttle services around here though.
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I bought my bus from Greg almost 7 years ago. I've only had a little brake work and and one tire come apart in 6 years and 8 months . He advertises the best used busses not the cheapest ones. If you buy from him you will be getting a bus that has ben gone over with a fine tooth co. He chooses the busses he buys knowing that he is going to drive it from where ever it is back to Hudson FL. and in my case back to Tennessee, to deliver it. Read all the nightmares in this blog and see how many start with BGA!
BGA doesn't do anything special. They're just resellers.
I've personally been in a few of their buses and they're just common stuff only vastly overpriced. Two of the BGA buses folks I know own had major repairs made really quickly upon ownership.
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