I just think they are on crack, period.
The skoolies that come up fpr auction at a small fraction of that price have been maintained. They are far from basket cases. They may need tires, brake work, etc. So what.
Any school district with more than a few buses has to have a full time mechanic on staff and a decent sized garage and tools. This puts them one up on the majority of us hacks.
As a taxpayer, I think it is criminal that school systems basically throw away buses with soooooo much life left in them....and yes, I have 2 kids that ride those buses, daily.
As a prospective skoolie owner....someday, all I have to say, if somebody's gonna steal those things, might as well be me.
You can damn well bet that whover bought that bus, didn't pay more than 20% of what they are asking, maybe 25.
Do they deserve a profit for the risk that comes along with offering a warrantee? I guess. But, 28K for something with an auction market price around 5-7K. I don't think so.
More power to them, if they can find a sucker for that price I guess.
BTW, what does a new 40ft BBAA go for? Gotta be wayyyyyyy over 100K, I would guess. Seems like every damn bus in my over taxed town is a 2 year old pusher rig. Hate to think what their bus budget is.