Bids continue for CyRide bus placed on eBay

Abigail Barefoot

If your ever wanted a CyRide bus of your very own, now is your chance.

CyRide began selling a 2002 E-450 transit cutaway bus Tuesday night on eBay. The bidding will stop at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday.

So far there is one minibus for sale, and another bus will be for sale next month, according to CyRide’s eBay account.

The bus’s replacement came in, and the the mini bus was no longer needed for their fleet. Chad Krull, CyRide’s eBay account operator for selling the buses, said this is not the first time CyRide has sold a bus on eBay — they have sold 7 to 10 buses through the bidding site.

Krull decided to sell the buses on eBay after unsuccessful bidding on other sites.

The first bus sold on the site was bought for $5,000.

There have been 16 bids on the bus, as of 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. The starting bid was $52.36, and in just two days it rose to $1,225.00.

Krull said the money raised from the auction will go back into CyRide’s general uses fund, but doesn’t know exactly what the money will be used for.

The payment must be in the form of cashiers check made out to the Ames Transit Agency.

People interested in the busses can search for “transit bus” on eBay for photos and descriptions.