MrC

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    www.freedomconversions.co.uk

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  1. I'm not on my own any more, there are 3 of us now, 2020 and 2021 have been crazy busy for obvious reasons. It's been very hard work, stress levels have been high. Our biggest challenge has been the supply chain, really hit and miss with getting the bits in to do the jobs. Beds are a 10 week lead time and furniture 14 weeks poptop canvases are 6 to 8 weeks at the moment. So it's been a lot of long term planning and holding more stock than usual. Most of our customers have been fabulous and understanding with our challengers, but we have had one or two inpatient customers. The rest of this year is booked up than includes the vans we have on order. The idea of doing our own vans is to try to get back a decent work life balance and work just to our own dead lines. Also we can preplan 12 months in advance what we will need, this should simplify our ordering process. Standardise all our colour schemes etc. I started off 4 years ago buying, converting, advertising, selling then preselling vans before I even had them in. This turned in to converting customer owned vans, and that's the way its been for a while. Last year I bought a brand new van we threw the world at it and sold it within 10 days for £58k. Actually made twice as much as we would normally. As it stands we do have a dealer willing to take vans straight off us, needless to say we'll take a hit on the profit. But its good to know we could just punt them straight in to them if we need to turn the cash around quickly. I know the transition will be rocky and scary at times, you can soon tie a whole lump of dough up in couple of vans. We reallyy need to work smarter and these are the first steps.
  2. Looking to start the process of becoming FCA registered pretty soon as we are moving in to selling new campers, I have 5 new T6.1's due to land this year and will be ordering 20 vans for 2022 to be drip fed to us from VW though out the year. My question is which finance companies are worth working with and which are the ones to avoid? Thanks in advance
  3. Facebook.. All the village idiots in one village.
  4. Every transaction we do is BACS. Dont have any issues at all.
  5. Very low stock of 6 month old and pre reg Transporters. Factory order is the way to go at the moment and even then they are delayed. My new van was supposed to be here last month, doubt I'll see it till March. As for older used vans, I sold our 2014 100k miles binged up caddy swb for £7500 Last week sold our 2012 95k T5.1 LWB day van/camper (no poptop, he's paying extra for me to fit that) for £23k it has a ton of spec and features coming out of its arse. I have a brand new T6.1 with a fresh high spec Conversion going to a main dealer this week on SOR at £55k. They have no factory campers in stock!
  6. My most hilarious offer a few years ago was in a Spares or repairs Golf 1.4 TSI I had gotten buried in. I'll save the full story (I'm sure I posted it on here) the punter offered a good sum more than it was advertised for.... He wanted to pay using a couple of grands worth of Postage stamps. I've also been offered a Painting at one point
  7. MrC

    Ha Ha

    Does this work? Asking for a friend
  8. There is one bonus to being VAT registered.... Said no one EVER
  9. MrC

    christmas

    Boxing day is my favourite day of the year, simply because it's the furthest day away from the next Christmas.
  10. Bloody hell got one I have been waiting for today. 16th August we bought the car!
  11. Just checked both and its not looking good. No doubt they will blame covid
  12. Anyone else having V5 issues. Bought two personal vehicles one in August and a bike about 6 weeks ago. No V5 for either yet, I even filled out a V62 and send the V5C for the car five or so weeks ago. Still nothing has arrived.
  13. We dont take cards at all, its BACS and very occasionally cash with small job but thats a pain in the ass to be honest. No ones has ever winged about BACS.