James01

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  1. I think most have been very busy the past few weeks / months but we have started to see it slowing down a bit. Things won’t continue like they have been over the last year with record numbers month on month. As soon as it starts to slow down prices will level out and lots of dealers will be stuck with some highly overpriced stock on their stocking plans.
  2. 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.
  3. Good month last month but last week was absolutely dead, barely remember the phone ringing. Had to brave the cold and get the golf clubs out instead!
  4. They are always hard work to sell unfortunately unless they have something highly desirable like a pan roof and big wheels. Always do well with the cabriolets on the other hand.
  5. James01

    BCA

    When I used to have a facility I had to sign a personal guarantee. I guess unless your company has assets in bricks and mortar what’s to stop you just walking away when times get tough leaving the facility provider to take the hit.
  6. Some are never happy lol. I think it’s a good gesture. It helps us out when we need it and very welcome. As said before no one has a gun to your head forcing you to advertise with them.
  7. Had 2 appointments today and one had one already cancelled due to the current situation. Apart from that still getting some enquires in but am holding fire on buying stock atm unless stuff can be nicked.
  8. The advice you have been given is spot on I think. I certainly wouldn’t just roll over and hand the customers money back. At the end of the day if you put up a bit of a fight your going to be no worse off.
  9. Sill has a dent in it and wants a full refund, what are wrong with these people! If he missed it prior to sale then it’s his responsibility for not checking the car properly. stinks of buyers remorse.
  10. We have had a super year and have sold enough to cover our overheads already for this month which is always nice and hopefully get a few more away also. December will be about restocking with some good quality cars ready to go again next year. Im closing down for 2 weeks over Christmas for a well deserved ski break.
  11. Hi guys, my policy is up for renewal soon, can anyone recommend a good broker so I can compare? many thanks
  12. It’s all about keeping overheads in check. As said so many times it’s about what you keep not what you turn over. I think a lot of people who on the surface do well are being found out now the going is getting hard.
  13. I was just thinking the same thing. It’s either a big mix up or both transactions would have likely been moody. The person would not have bought the first car legitimately with his card and details and then bought a second one using stolen card unless they are extremely stupid. A local dealer to us nearly got taken for £40k on a bmw M4 with the same trick. Luckily the police recovered the car!