Leaderboard

  1. BHM

    BHM

    Advanced Members


    • Points

      11

    • Content Count

      4648


  2. trade vet

    trade vet

    Members


    • Points

      10

    • Content Count

      4536


  3. Frank Cannon

    Frank Cannon

    Advanced Members


    • Points

      6

    • Content Count

      4099


  4. David Horgan

    David Horgan

    Advanced Members


    • Points

      4

    • Content Count

      1734



Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 04/09/21 in all areas

  1. 6 points
    Good luck to those who will reopen tomorrow who have been closed all this time.Make sure to emphasise to prospective buyers the potential risks of buying blind from those online only operators who advertise on TV.Remember their advertising is aimed at discouraging buyers from using the likes of us.
  2. 5 points
    What has 800 legs, 3 teeth & stinks of piss? The queue outside Primark on sale day.
  3. 3 points
    I didn't know Primarni did a designer range
  4. 3 points
    WOW !!!! 2019 Flood damaged porsche, i have got t hear how this all ends up
  5. 2 points
    Look forward to episode 2.
  6. 1 point
    Get it serviced, MOT'd , say it in the adverts and most of all, its ready to drive away immediately when a buyer turns up for it! none of come back in a few days while we put it through ... ! Almost every single car of mine is ready to go today!
  7. 1 point
  8. 1 point
    Ha Ha,good luck to him with that.That market is fraught with danger, it is unregulated Wolf of Wall Street stuff.
  9. 1 point
    netting 70% of their t/o for several years when the trade find it difficult to net 2%. This is a fact that **isses me off every year ! We struggle as an Industry to make net1.5 % , and they make 70 % , we can only dream of making a 5 % return, i personally cant wait for Google to eat up some of their margin, about bloody time !
  10. 1 point
    Haven't taxing cars been made easier since C19, just a phone call from PO or did I dream that?
  11. 1 point
    I’ve been following this for years in Private Eye. Even when this final caseload started last year, the Post Office were still dragging their heals, making ridiculous claims & trying to get it chucked out of court. That obnoxious Paula Vennells, who headed the PO & knowingly covered up the Horizon system faults, should do serious time. It’s destroyed family businesses, and in some cases lives, and is an absolute disgrace to this country.
  12. 1 point
    Hope hes not stuck in Portugal like a friend we know , hes had to apply for a visa hes been there that long , No Flights , Cant leave the country , Cant get vaccinated , hes proper messed up with no help , Only went for 5 days been there over 6 months .
  13. 1 point
    Correct the owner retired and went to travel the world I believe.
  14. 1 point
    I believe the owner retired. If they had earned good money out o fit and had enough money in the bank enjoy it while you can! Good on them.
  15. 1 point
    I'm guessing they got tired of it. It was obviously getting more difficult to source good stock at a price that made it worth while. The calibre of their stock meant you couldn't just buy 5-10 units per week. I'm sure they struggled last year. The guys are obviously perfectionists too, as the detail they put into prep was astounding. Its a tough game as we know, so I hope they are moving to selling luxury yachts in Dubai or something.
  16. 1 point
    I was thinking the same , they seemed to be doing very good business and had built up a good following on social media.
  17. 1 point
    Moving / Turning stock , & Earning money/ Profit , Two entirely different things . That's one possible cause i suppose . Another is they got fed up and have gone to pastures greener . Lets hope its not ended badly .
  18. 1 point
    Sad to read this! Not sure what has happened but looked a great business and as you say @twerp seemed to move a lot of stock quickly and had a massive following.
  19. 1 point
    Ton of water in intercoolers, drained them worked my magic and cars up and running now with no faults or misses
  20. 1 point
    One door closes another one opens.If BCA and Manheim go online only that might be good news for the smaller Independent Auctions.Once Main Dealer groups work out they will get more for older stuff from physical auctions,they will use the Independents.There is no way I would risk buying 10 year old stuff online based on their rules regarding descriptions.You might get them knocked down cheaper but I suspect you might be spending a lot of your time negotiating for partial refunds.I would prefer to see them,hear them and smell them and pay less in buyers fees.
  21. 1 point
    Online only still. I wish I bought from BCA! Online has been a Godsend as far as I’m concerned. Shit cars with obvious faults bounced back at the auction houses for misrepresentation OR good money credited back. I’ve never had it so good. I think it’s a shame auction houses all seem to be reopening. An opportunity missed to revolutionise the trade into an efficient Japanese-style auction system with cast-iron (supposedly) appraisals . The majority of auctions can’t wait to let us back in through the doors to put the onus back onto us buyers. Believe me, the likes of Manheim want to take their £3-500 a bonnet with absolutely f.a. responsibilities.
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Today I suspect the punters were more interested in doing selfies in beer gardens or queueing up outside Primark. What on Earth is that all about? How fucking sad do you have to be to queue up for a £3 T-shirt?
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    Thats what happened they brayed on his door 2.30 am to get him out of bed to arrest him,he showed the paperwork where it clearly showed he had p/x it in the days before and to whom This is why we are saying paper trail always always,no trouser jobs
  27. 1 point
    All very interesting. Great replies.
  28. 1 point
    I did have a visit from the police as a car had been in my name. As soon as I said the purchaser declared themselves as trade they were satisfied with that. I don’t know if you’re aware but when the vehicle is in trade the police can’t see who the trade keeper is! Believe it or not, the DVLA records that are accessible by the police only show that the vehicle is ‘in trade’ but NOT who with. Hence in the event of an incident the police always go to the latest keeper on the log book & go from there.
  29. 1 point
    Wait till, the police come banging on your door in the middle of the night because a car you sold was traded on and was involved in a bad accident Didn't happen to me but I never forget it as it was a family member all he had done was p/x the thing in at a main dealer
  30. 1 point
    I just like being able to keep stuff in my car and not get a talking too if it wasn’t full of fuel and cleaned every day.
  31. 1 point
    The same now, there’s no way of recording trade movements with the DVLA after initially being put into trade. Record keeping is key here. If it’s a trader unknown to you I strongly suggest you also get a copy of photographic ID or photo their truck/trade plates etc. Over the years I’ve only had a few of these trade deals that turned slightly sour when 6 months later the police drop-in unannounced or a speeding fine dropped through the letterbox. However police investigations etc. are NOT my concern, making money on cars is so as long as I’ve got some basic form of I.D. that’s good enough for me and, more importantly, good enough for the authorities. There’s too much worrying here about who you sell too. If someone says they’re trade then they’re trade, however flimsy (or non existent!) their proof.
  32. 1 point
    Now I've had time to find my way round faceplant i find every trader has a plate thrown in the window yet not registered on the mid These same people will buy off you and mug it an hour later for £50 notes profit and walk off from the meeting place So don't depend on this,I know a trader who's used a plate for yonks and never paid dvla its a rear one as well
  33. 1 point
    Take a note of trade plates, too. No trade plates, not trade in my eyes.
  34. 1 point
    Welcome to a new way to chat to the motor industry. For us anyway. We know forums have been around a while. And we know there are some other forums out there that let you converse with other members of the motor industry. But we hope you'll embrace our new Forum and love it like your own. The Car Dealer team have been working very hard on integrating this forum into our website. Not only can you start posts in here just like any other forum by clicking 'Start New Topic', but by visiting one of the stories on our website and commenting on it a brand new thread will be created here too. It's a great way to share your views on the news. We know we've been lacking a commenting facility on the site for a while - you can thank spammers for that - but now this new solution takes things to the next level. You probably know the Car Dealer team is always online from our Twitter feeds and we'll be in here just as much, watching what you're talking about, taking note and diving in where we can. We want to know the topics that are affecting you. Is there something we should be investigating? A story we should be covering? All we ask is that you play nicely. Don't personally attack anyone. Don't be too aggressive or use inappropriate language. And no shameless self promotion from suppliers. And do let us know what you think. We're here. We're listening. Enjoy...