A & S

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  1. Volvo XC90 - prime example. Earlier Freelander 2 heavy on road tax than the 2010 or after. But they still sell.
  2. Did I read somewhere, test drives are allowed with an upfront deposit.
  3. Customers/Consumers whatever you like to call them can do chargebacks on visa debit aswell as credit cards. Only reason why I've kept the card machine is just in case I'm out and our staff can take payment and not worry about calling me to ask if the money has come in.
  4. I have been with World pay formerly streamline 20+ year. Just got all rates reduced, they will talk and negotiate fees.
  5. What has come to mind is that alot of car dealers are becoming van dealers. More people want a slice of the cake.
  6. I make 1.5k to 2k on a caddy without doing all that. :-)
  7. Just sold a Transit Custom 65 plate, 45k for £12495 plus vat. That's almost 2k more than a 17 plate 10 months ago. Customers aware of the price increase, they need a van and they are happy to pay the premium.
  8. Bought a Transit Custom 17 reg with 64k in excellent condition for £8500 including fees (plus vat) back in May 2020, I have not been able to find one that low priced with a similar story. Bought a few customs since then. I bought one mid January 2021, 65 reg with 45k grade 3 with little body damage for 10500 plus vat delivered to the door. That's 2k above the 17 plate a year on. Bought another custom on Wednesday 15 plate with 49k for 8600 plus vat which was a little more sensible Autotrader reccomend £11994 retail plus vat. Only thing is I've risked it and bought a grade 4, on photos only one bit of body pointed out that requires paint osf wing. Fingers crossed the rest of it will be ok. Also been buying Caddys they are about 1k to 1.5k from about 10 months ago.
  9. Had 2 today, BMW X3 advertised £4995, attracting alot of idiots, first email " best price collect asap" i replied £4995. second email "would you accept £4000?" Didn't bother replying. From 2 different email addresses.
  10. A 10k fine for them is nothing they would of made 10s and 10s of10ks by the time they get caught and fined, I believe its a warning first then if you carry on they fine .
  11. Had a lady call today wanting to view a vw golf, told her its click and collect only, no viewings, no visits to the site, no test drives. She says she was at a main dealer yesteeday, they opened the car for us and started it so we could hear the engine running. I told her we can't let her come down and do that, its click and collect or nothing. Pushing so much to come down. She says I'm going to come down as I go for my daily exercise, would you believe she turned tried to get my attention, just ignored/blanked her. Oh her daily exercise was travelling 6 miles in her car. I mean how do you tell me people politely.
  12. Yes, you are not allowed. Done a few handovers from a boot of a car using the parcel shelf as a desk and some from the valeting bay / workshop. When I spoke to LawData you are not allowed to have customers in your showroom, office or on your forecourt. We have a private road at our entrance, we hand the cars and vans from there. Yes. Yes.
  13. Had a guy email about a Ford Transit Custom saying we have over priced it by 2k, so his offer was 2k less as there were others similar for that kind of money. Did try to tell him there was more likely a reason for the price difference. He wouldn't have it. So we replied with: well go and buy one of them then.
  14. We had a customer yesterday bought a van from us on click and collect, wanted to px couldn't describe properly and no detailed photos sent of his px so we offered him low without looking at it. He went to wbac who gave him more than we offered so he sold his px to them. He said they let him in the office to do paperwork etc. I mean surely he should not of been invited in the office, there business is no different to car sales. The big boys a breaking the law and getting away with it. Makes my p!ss boil.
  15. Aah we are in Cambridgeshire, got a tenant (eastern European) who repairs them for about 1200. He told me this after had my one done.
  16. We've got some like that round here. Thought tier 4 is click and collect/deliver only.
  17. Had power shift gear box repaired on focus diesel cost us £2400 plus vat. I now have a new contact to repair powershift gear boxes about half the money. Where abouts are you located?
  18. Hi guys, what are you guys doing for car/van sales? I mean we are working on click and collect/deliver basis only, no viewings or test drives prior to handover. 14 day money back rule. Reason why I am asking is because there are garages advertising viewings and test drives, is that allowed? If so how?
  19. A & S

    Ha Ha

    James Baggott on holiday, surely he would of deleted all these posts. They say never miss an opportunity.
  20. BHM, it's early on a Sunday morning, I'll rephrase that to uncertainty due to Covid and Brexit. But hey sold 2 cars this morning and one appointment this afternoon.
  21. Certainly a lot of negativity. Keep in there guys we'll get through this. What else would we do?
  22. In the lockdown, was offering click and collect/deliver was hard work done 3, we also do about 30 a month. Lockdown has been lifted been mental today, had a first appointment at at 9am, I got up late @ 8.30am as didn't get much sleep night before (as took my son to airport early hours night before) Took cereal with me to work, didn't eat that or a cup of coffee/tea until 2.30pm. (15 minute beeak) Done 4 today saw 12 customers today and phone not stopped ringing all day. Hopefully a few more tomorrow. Happy with that. This month needs to make up for last month me thinks.
  23. Set yourself a level you are going to buy at. I only buy from BCA, grade 3 vehicles, no fault warning lights, if there is an assured report check it, if anything like engine smoking, gear selection, or clutch slip etc, swerve it and go on to the next one. I know always going to get one not described the way I would look at it. But hey they are used vehicles so always going to be a risk, even if the top expert or mechanic on here will get caught out at physical auction.
  24. I won't go back to physical auctions, I sit in my warm office and be at 2 sales at one time. Since the first lockdown been buying online on Mondays for cars and Tuesdays for vans which can be any where. We are doing very well buying online, easier to stop bidding if anything is making too much. I never of thought I would buy permanently online, although we don't have a choice anymore.