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  1. If YOU are selling via the course of your business then yes I agree.

    However if the advertisement makes it clear the goods are advertised on behalf of xxxxx and it is from xxxxx the buyer is purchasing the goods and (most importantly) there is no reference to your business on the receipt/invoice then there is no responsibility on you.

    I’m not referring to pisstakers with half of their stock being sold on behalf of friends/relatives, I’m referring to a genuine friend/relative sale of which there is no legal recourse to your business - or at least that’s my belief.

  2. I think every other person I’ve met in associated trades (mechanics, MOT testers, bodywork men etc.) who’ve had a go at selling soon declare they won’t sell another car & say something along the lines of “Fuck me, there’s something wrong with the public, they’re as fussy as fuck” :lol:

  3. 5 hours ago, metcars said:


    So..... anyone going? I was watching the ticket sales and there’s still just under half still available at Colchester tonight. I thought it’d be crammed with the usual local suspects but? 


    I had an email the other day from Manheim trying to drum up interest.

    What I don’t understand is why on Earth  you need to register to attend & only one person per account - Manheim must surely be one of the most awkward bastards to do business with & yet again more hurdles to jump. You can go just about anywhere in the country unfettered but with Manheim that’s not the case. What a fucking company. 

    Not that I’ve used them much over the last few years but the sharp practices employed by their staff regarding misdescribed vehicles has driven me elsewhere. I’m afraid Manheim opening up for a few evening sales so I can look at the bangers won’t attract me back -  I’d bet they’re not allowing full access to the cars, no doubt disguised as anti-COVID measures, as they’ll do absolutely anything to castrate the efforts of trade bidders to sort the wheat from the chaff.

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  4. 9 hours ago, Halfpenny said:

    Yes, its crazy. Poor availability and sharply rising prices. Not seen this before in 40 years of this business. What the hell is going on?  

    This is going to sound a bit ‘off’ but does it really matter? Surely the price is passed on to the customer (directly, or in the case of vehicle sales, indirectly) & if they don’t like the price they can shop elsewhere. Perhaps this is an overly simplistic view but that’s how I see it. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Frank Cannon said:

    Very odd to my mind, if they can't get the basics right, always makes me think are the brakes maxed out, rightly or wrongly;)

    Absolutely. If they can’t be arsed to clean it they certainly won’t of been arsed to put it on the lift. 

    Mind you, I guess there’s no right or wrong way to sell cars because even those sellers sell their cars. 

  6. Quite a few customers who come my way have a tale to tell about viewing cars they’ve seen on FB. By the time they get to me these customers are usual VERY easy to deal with.

    Mind you have you seen the standard of sub £5K cars nowadays? A quick look on any advertising site will show filthy cars with stained seats :(. There’s one garage near me, plenty of cars, they have a £6K motor with a dented wing. It’s no wonder they have plenty of cars advertised with motors like that, fuck me, I’ve sold £999 cars that are tidier,

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  7. 2 hours ago, Frank Cannon said:

    Mate of mine who does the banger market under 2k is also slow

    That market is absolutely fucked & has been for months - the lads can barely give the stuff away & if you’ve tried selling a cheap p/x you’ll see the bottom-rung punters nowadays are absolutely pitiful. I’ve got three bangers to advertise & I can’t bring myself to advertise them.

    The management at one auction house are openly telling anyone who’ll listen they can’t shift this dross so they will submit any bid & work for next to nowt.

    I’m generally in the market sector above 2K (most of mine are 2.5-5K) & it’s absolutely flat out. I can sell everything (except for one heap of French shit no-one wants) that I can prep and as such I constantly only have a few cars advertised - as soon as something is advertised it sells fast so I always look like a business going down the pan with 3 or 4 cars advertised. 

  8. 7 hours ago, MattR said:

    if you sense champagne taste on lemonade money, be blunt and suggest they shop elsewhere.

    So true.

    7 hours ago, MattR said:

    never put yourself in a position where you are desperate for anyones money. Because they can smell it. 

    So so true :lol:. Vultures.

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