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chrishowie last won the day on October 10 2020

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About chrishowie

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  1. Why isn't Alex Chesterman being investigated for one of the largest frauds in Automotive history? Getting large backers, huge hype without any substance and then taking 100 million at least and leaving it to crash and burn????
  2. Hope you are all as busy as us! I'm looking at improving and updating all our systems as regards the car business. As I basically do my own accounts etc, I wonder what is the best option for easy to use software for vat hmrc etc that is designed for the very small business? Single user but most I've seen, are shaped around sending invoices etc in standard retail. What car accounts software have people found the most easiest to use and simple? Someone has suggested Dragon but I don't think that is really for me. Many thanks, Keep selling, Chris
  3. For all the lights to light up, could be a battery/alternator issue. Although I agree with the refund, it equally could be something she has done, i.e put diesel in a petrol, damaged some parts. I'd get a workshop to diagnose the issue before parting with any money. Explain to her you want an impartial party to look at it first. If its an easy fix, explain everything to her, pay for the fix and happy days. Work from there....
  4. Sounds like accountants running the company
  5. I meant, sign of the times with people having to much time to surf and waste. I have enough jobs without you adding to them : )
  6. Isn't it just a sign of the times? At the moment, all I've had is messers and dreamers no matter what I'm selling. They seem to come in waves, possibly sat bored, planning on wasting time over the long bank holiday weekend. Roll on next couple of weeks
  7. best of luck, it can be a lot of fun but stock value is high at the moment and suggestions are... some are going to get caught holding the baby so to speak very soon when the economy crashes. However for now, it is busy so make hay, have fun and expect your first screemer/i bought the wrong car/ the key fob battery has gone...! All the best : )
  8. Sorry to hear this. But Multi vendor.... No check... Porsche... Three red flags. I always take auction stuff on the chin. The good out weigh the bad. Always learning in the job! Nightmare for you but if your buying 100 cars plus and you would have mad maybe 3/4k margin in it so its a 2k loss maybe? That is how I'd look at it, sort it and move on!! But sorry again, hope you sort it. I wouldnt waste and time with BCA if there were no checks etc. Just wasting your energy and life...
  9. Morning All, I do try to smile though it all but we were informed this morning the ALL DVSA testing will be suspended until further notice. Kind Regards ; Richard Hennessey and Peter Hearn, Directors of Operations, DVSA Unsure what we are meant to do with that info lol lol.
  10. It has helped my cheaper end of the business. Sold a car to a woman yesterday who "Didn't want to get public transport due to the risk...."
  11. I also had the same problem there as well. I thought it was BCA! Opps. Thanks very much for help
  12. An impossible question. 2 months and I tend to look over everything from adverts, new pictures, better detailing etc etc. I aim for 1 month. This week I've done 4 cars, 3 in stock 48 hours 1 in stock 3 months Got 2 cars currently been in stock 4 months so you can never tell.
  13. But the law actually states something very different. I once chucked them on ebay for £1 and see where they went but apparent come backs from ebay is okay and no longer an auction format! etc. Nightmare
  14. Yes the response has been somewhat overwhelming.... maybe to cheap. But at £995 are exceptions twice that of a £530 car?