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  1. 37 minutes ago, metcars said:

    Those Polish lorry drivers must be really excited at the prospect of coming back to all the hate!:D

    Whats next the fruit pickers, cleaners doctors nurses teachers, Brexit went well then.

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  2. There is no one working there or hardly anyone, I know of at least 3 working from home doing a 3rd of they used to be seems to be the new 

    level there expected to reach of calls, we used to have a walk in desk where it was quicker for me to drive 5 mins up the road and que behind 2 Mr Jones who couldnt fill in there v62's than ring them but even that has now closed. 


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  3. 17 minutes ago, SK1John said:

    who are we to moan :lol:

    We are quite simply no one put up or shut up would be there answer. 

    Its a game of numbers we used to have over a week 100 cars to view and be lucky if we bought ten now its more like 150 cars and be lucky to get 5 

  4. 1 hour ago, Lambchop said:

    Thanks justina gonna try the grade 4 5’s from bca. Just out of interest how much are you paying for a bumper blow in ? 

    Depends on the colour some of these crazy baby blue's and beige 500's for example you cant just flick around you have to do half a bumper, so easy colour £60-80 and pain in the backside £100 but the job is very good i can find cheaper but cant be dealing with having to clean the wheels with overspray ect

  5. Why doesnt the op just buy grade 5 stuff at any of the big players loads of it around, and so i am told far better prices than copart as the weekend warrior stays clear of auctions, again this is third hand have no experience in this market.

    I cant get my painter to do a simple bumper blow in at a decent time frame so would be of no use to me, 


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  6. 5 minutes ago, Lambchop said:

    Had a ford ka which has same engine, if there isn’t enough power in battery stop start won’t come on, you’ll get that warning yellow light. Also it should have  an actual stop start battery or will run the power down pretty quick .

    Agreed seen loads of these with a chepo 063 stuck on it the stop start battery is almost twice the size and for sure three times the price, the fault really does sound power related.

  7. 53 minutes ago, It's me said:

    And the next silly question please

    We await with baited breath pointy shoes and a bacon buttie with extra tomato:D

    Anyone who has spent enough time in auction houses will know the extra tomato ordered at the counter is a blag and often ends up in the bin outside the cafe. 

    sorry slighly off topic the extra tomato threw me, to answer the op you will never match a main dealer price and there margin isnt as big as some would think it is. 

    It has nothing to do with adding services, people whom like to buy from main dealers used section are buying a lifestyle choice no more no less. 



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  8. 5 hours ago, HuwD said:

    Amazing. Thank you both so much. Accountant seems to be struggling with the volume I'm looking at trading with etc so the correct advice is invaluable.

    In that case change accountants earlier rather than later save yourself a load of headache and possible surcharges 

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  9. 47 minutes ago, Blenheim Car Sales said:

    I think you have to measure your self against what you did last year............................what XYZ motors up the road is doing is not helping you pay your overheads, The only competition you have  is 2019..................... i should  meet or just touch ahead of last year so cant complain

    Normally i would 100% agree i am a die hard growth fan, units profit margin advertising everything gets a microscope over it, however i cant see how you can possibly draw a parallel with 2019, we where closed open closed half open didnt know if we where open or closed half the time plus a lot of businesses benefited from grants and the option to borrow large amounts of money that might not have been available before ect just way to many factors to try and say we did ok or didnt.

    For me if your still trading healthy and have the option to continue trading your doing well.