I bought my bus there - I was very happy with it - the price was a little more than I would have paid at an auction - but it was worth it - Abraham was great.
I looked at the Tampa Machinery Auction - they have some mediocre Hillsborough County Buses - but not what I wanted. There are some gov. auction sites that are good - and s few folks here - like EastCoast who can give you some tips on them - He is close to you.
My bus is about finished - I will be full time busing it as soon as I sell my house in the Tampa area.
Originally Posted by bctatwo
After much thought and calculating I think my wife and I have decided to travel down the Skoolie Road. I just think it will be fun to create what we want and not just have to accept what someone else thinks we would like. I know my way around a table and radial arm saw as well as I have done electrical work most of my life. We live in Lakeland, Florida, right between Tampa and Orlando. When I look at Craigslist I continue to see Tampa Bus Market. Does anyone have any knowledge of them or know of any other place to look for school busses? I think I want a conventional diesel/automatic bus in the 35 foot or so range. We do not plan to go around the nation, mostly Florida weekend trips. I am really at square one and don't really know what to ask. I am looking forward to the journey and cant wait to get started!