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MattR last won the day on April 13 2019

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  1. Dont just go cheap. Low price markers on AT can create suspicion amongst buyers. Go with great price, amend the ads, pictures in sunshine etc.
  2. They can predict the next best thing? Count me in!
  3. The best advice as above is deciding who YOU want to sell to, NOT letting idiots BUY FROM YOU. Arseholes in all price categories but if you sense champagne taste on lemonade money, be blunt and suggest they shop elsewhere. And never put yourself in a position where you are desperate for anyones money. Because they can smell it.
  4. Also some really strong deals on new small cars at the moment, 130 -150 per month common place with 5-8000 miles per annum
  5. you can tax with martin moore for the customer when you sell it
  6. when you say part time, do you mean you are continuing the mechanic side of things or are you doing something else so you can only do the sales part time? I think your mechanical knowledge will help you, you can buy stuff where you know how to fix it which may scare others off. As David has said, different online channels work for different people, you will find one that works best for you by trial and error. there is no answer to the length of time to sell a car, but prep well, quickly and take good pics, know your prices and you will improve speed of sale.
  7. You definitely need to find an accountant who knows what is going on with margin scheme as with cars it will make up 99.9% of your business. As said above, better to make an early swap than find out a year down the line he cant cope with it. And if youre doing your own accounts data inputting, make sure you have margin compatible software.
  8. Let it go. You described it as a jalopy yourself. I assume you paid accordingly. Advisories are precisely that, advisories. You seem reluctant to say what the car is, but there was an excellent thread recently regarding the high price of scrap, so a good return (and maybe even some profit) should be heading your way. And speak to the garage YOU use. A good one will carry out a pre MOT check thus saving you the hassle and enabling you to be the nasty trader who passes it on in the trade.
  9. No need to say it needs trailering away? £3500 is a cheapie, but is retail and comes with a warranty from here.
  10. Nowhere near. But we do have indoor toilets. And it is 2021, not 2001.
  11. Markets changed. 1500 and under is scrap. Cheapies are up to 4k.
  12. Bollocks. Absolute Bollocks. Selling sub 5k involves a new MOT and a service, thats enough to keep most punters happy. As for 'paying by credit card and knowing all about CRA 15', thats shit. They either have the cash, borrow off family or Finance it. Might get asked every now and again about credit card but thats normally a parent trying to get extra points when buying their kids a car. Cant remember the last time I got quoted CRA 15. That only happens if youve ignored a lunatic asking for your help. I help them if its needed, they appreciate it and never grumble.
  13. if its young enough, go to the main dealer and manufacturer warranty takes care of it. If its older, the warranty that was provided with the car covers it. No warranty? I'd imagine the customer is then reminded they declined the offer of a 12 month warranty at £xxx, so they are on their own.
  14. What was your previous name?