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Everything posted by MattR

  1. Just Fuck off. Fuck Off. Cunt, Wanker, Arsehole.
  2. Im not surprised its 'successful' if the savings are indeed as suggested. Theres always someone greedy enough to buy a cheap car, and not worry about the consequences until something actually goes wrong. I'd have thought its only about dodging responsibilities. Most people reluctantly accept a 'fuck off' if that was implied to them at the start of the transaction, and for the few that don't, well, will it actually get as far as court?
  3. I use WMS Group, not bad, but as with all companies, a long list of exclusions. TBF they dont obsess about service history, I count an oil and filter change as a service and its never stopped a claim on that basis. But prep well in the first place. they all work off a burn rate, if you're claiming more than you're paying in, they are going to put your costs up. But it can be good for your cash flow at set up time, and it means its not you saying no to a customer, its someone else.
  4. Even a gimp sat in his bedroom must surely have something better to do. A Wank maybe?
  5. It doesnt seem to be sinking in does it. to be a dealer you need to offer back up. You either provide a warranty or 'self warrant' to re assure the customer. Who in their right mind is going to buy a cayenne from a plastic trader for near retail money? So yes, we do sell for the price we advertise. We build a reputation for good aftersales cover. we get reviews. We pay tax, VAT, recon and valet the car. Many of us have a premise, and a website showing we have multiple cars for sale. It all provides confidence to the customer. Get all that, and you will get the extra money. Till then, you will get what you're getting. Thats it, in a nutshell. How to be a trader that gets all the money. We dont hate you, you just havent heard or liked the answer we have given.
  6. I'd not worry too much. A sensible customer will look at the service history, see the fault, and buy the car. its not a huge error anyway. I understand that DVSA should be correcting this, but its a government agency. I'd leave it much as I know its wrong.
  7. Paying Tax and VAT yet? You arent a dealer. So you cant expect to get the price a dealer can.
  8. If you're making that sort of margin after tax and VAT you are doing well and don't need to change anything. Because thats what a proper, reputable dealer does...... 12 hours ago, said: So I have now sold a few cars making £1,000 to £1,500 profit per sale I sold them all at private seller prices. I was not able to achieve dealer prices even though i wait 3 months for a sale. Which services do I need to add before becoming an official trader and securing a whole extra grand per sale? I can add warranty from warranty wise and do 30 day returns only for major issues. I cant offer finance just yet but its not been an issue as plenty people have brought cars from me for £10K cash. By just adding these services I should be able to get an extra £1,000 to £2,000 profit per sale? Really? If you are making those margins after paying VAT and tax like a proper, reputable dealer does, you are doing well and have nothing to worry about.
  9. 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.
  10. They can predict the next best thing? Count me in!
  11. 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.
  12. Also some really strong deals on new small cars at the moment, 130 -150 per month common place with 5-8000 miles per annum
  13. you can tax with martin moore for the customer when you sell it
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. No need to say it needs trailering away? £3500 is a cheapie, but is retail and comes with a warranty from here.
  18. Nowhere near. But we do have indoor toilets. And it is 2021, not 2001.
  19. Markets changed. 1500 and under is scrap. Cheapies are up to 4k.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. What was your previous name?