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Old 02-28-2020, 10:29 AM   #1
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New to this....what is this and what is fair price?

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This is what we recently found. Seems to be what we are looking for. How do I go about finding what a realistic market price for one of these?

It has brand new tires, fresh paint, low miles (65k), gas, 2003 model.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:36 PM   #2
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This is what we recently found. Seems to be what we are looking for. How do I go about finding what a realistic market price for one of these?

It has brand new tires, fresh paint, low miles (65k), gas, 2003 model.

Thanks for looking.
$4500-$5500. brand new tires aren't as big a deal as a full on actual school bus. For all intents and purposes these are vans. New tires are good- but they're like $600 vs $1800.
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:16 PM   #3
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This is at a reseller location, kind of pricey . They are asking over $15K. Not sure how to compare to others that are out there. So is this a cut away van? I would like to find link that would help me compare pricing.
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Its a cutaway van. Nice, but nothing special and certainly not worth near the asking price.
If you've got $5500 or so you can have your pick of them when then pop up at auction. A bunch just went cheap out in Cali. 2003's with 7.3 diesels being auctioned off due to new cali emissions standards. Just keep your eyes open and you can get one for about a third of that price.
It might not be white, though.
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LOL @ 15k for a 2003 cutaway with a gas motor
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:35 PM   #6
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One, EastCoastCB is dead on about the pricing and auctions. Two, it depends on how much you want to convert it. If you're going to completely gut it and start from scratch, then don't pay dealer prices - watch the auction sites. If however you want a clean bus with low miles to throw a couch and a small sink into, then I say it's a trade off. You get a nicer looking bus up front but are going to pay about 1/3 more for it.
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Old 02-29-2020, 12:03 AM   #7
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Okay, good info. I have looked around some of the auction sites to see what they look like. I am going for a shorty chevy bus ( like what I posted pic of ) the wife and I seem to agree on the passenger door as the entry door. Not a conventional bus door set up. So what is that called or do you just stumble across them from time to time. I couldn't find a single one on several searches.
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Old 02-29-2020, 06:32 AM   #8
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I think you're referring to a single hinged door, but correct me if I'm wrong. You can also post a picture of what you have in mind! I think you'll find that most of what you see on skoolies has been custom fabricated.
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:47 AM   #9
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The pic in first post shows what I am referring to. If you enlarge pic a little, you will see that there is no conventional schoo bus style door on the side of bus body. The passenger door is the way in. So when the driver swings the door open (with the handle thats mounted to a floor mounted pedestal) it's the factory passenger door that opens and closes. The steps up into bus are behind passenger door. Hope that makes sense, I only have that one pic for now.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:14 AM   #10
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20200229_090945.jpg This is a pic of different bus, it only has 4 windows instead of 6. At least it shows door setup that I am looking at.
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