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Old 02-17-2020, 05:39 AM   #1
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The Price of Buses is Too Damned High!

Look what folks are paying for absolute swill.
https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2526667
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...90&acctid=3617

The one going for over 7 grand has 330k miles on it.
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:50 AM   #2
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At least the govdeals one has AC and has a good chance of having a 2000 series transmission
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Old 02-17-2020, 06:14 AM   #3
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At least the govdeals one has AC and has a good chance of having a 2000 series transmission
Low headroom common bus though. These typically top out around $3500.
This whole lot are going for 5 grand or more. Yikes.
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For some reason the Mexican exporters love the old mechanical 8.3 CTA Cummins buses. That combined with being in Arizona probably drove the bidding up. I have been bidding against that Jarias24 user on Public Surplus for the last 2 years now. That guy seems to be willing to pay crazy money for certain buses in AZ and UT. I'm like 99% sure he's a South American exporter judging by his purchase history.

I once watched him over 5k for a non running early 90s BB AAFE similiar to that one that was in literal pieces (no radiator, injector pump missing, etc etc).
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For some reason the Mexican exporters love the old mechanical 8.3 CTA Cummins buses. That combined with being in Arizona probably drove the bidding up. I have been bidding against that Jarias24 user on Public Surplus for the last 2 years now. That guy seems to be willing to pay crazy money for certain buses in AZ and UT. I'm like 99% sure he's a South American exporter judging by his purchase history.

I once watched him over 5k for a non running early 90s BB AAFE similiar to that one that was in literal pieces (no radiator, injector pump missing, etc etc).
What about the 5k and up conventional standard headroom buses that sold in Rome GA?
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What about the 5k and up conventional standard headroom buses that sold in Rome GA?
Maybe that's BGA or Florida-based exporters? You mentioned awhile ago that there are some exporters in Florida that ship out of the ports there.
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They can not get ALL of the deals, can they? Well now, not much of a deal anyway once they start bidding.
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