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  1. We have a list of cars to watch for the coming week updated with late entries daily, it often happens that we have a car on our list so we have printed off all the advert and any report for safe keeping made all our notes ect, as auction houses lie through there teeth after the event. and quite often when the car comes up for suction the car in question has no pictures must be a computer glitch I rub my hands with glee as they always go a lot cheaper than they should have. sadly there is no pattern to this it’s just pure luck.
  2. I had one last week, guy wound me right up so I told him if your in the trade why you trying to buy a car at retail of me ? dodged a bullet guy was a right donkey
  3. This virus is a first for everyone no one has ever seen anything like it, for me i try to look at what went on last time in the auctions, for example first lock down BCA closed there doors and everything went on line and the prices went into outer orbit. This time is a little unclear as to if your can open or not Wales we where told to close and that was that thankfully for only two weeks i have plenty of viewings booked for the 9th onwards already. If prices do take a dip which i cant see i will be there waving my virtual hand in the air
  4. What does the garages estimate say ? Any mention of surface corrosion on previous mot’s it’s how you deal with these people makes all the difference instead of saying get lost just say I am very sorry and somewhat confused the car in my expert opinion was spot on but I am happy to look at the garages detailed report and we can go from there, I might need a second opinion in a garage I use but we will cross that bridge later. nine times out of ten there in the wind.
  5. If you can bid live then bid live you can sometimes gauge the activity and hold back for the bids to drop to £100,s or £50,s risky but thats the game we play. I am not a fan of proxy bidding, love the ups and down of dam i paid to much for that or the sinking feeling that no one bid have i missed something and bought a lemon, the joys there arnt any.
  6. The odd thing about this fault seen it many times myself (never again) is the car seems to run fine with the light on.
  7. In my opinion nothing is automatic apart from there invoicing out system. That’s a nasty repair I held out for my last claim as the roof was dented in four places they said hang on with your claim I will see if the vendor will offer anything for you to keep it which they did in all fairness £50!! I didn’t even put up a fight clearly a waste of breath just ended the call with come and get it ..
  8. I agree with mark second hand one all day, we have a very good guy local to us but he is always flat out covering battered old transporters seats.
  9. Auction houses again ? in march when the first lockdown hit prices went through the roof
  10. I don’t use Autotrader but you have to ask how on Earth can you expect any advertising platform to know you have put a fancy wax on
  11. Defo this plus a lot of smaller dealers have opted to offer free delivery nationwide so we are now competing even more with dealers up and down the country. Digital foot print is more important now than ever.
  12. I was only seeking clarification in case there was another way.
  13. So if I buy a car from the ever not so helpful bca log book to be confirmed four weeks later they finally admit it’s not coming I still can’t use this system as I do not know any of the previous owners details to order a duplicate ?
  14. A very good friend of mine runs a cleaning business or did it’s now in total shreds, commercial offices closed, student let’s empty as no students have come into the Uk, even his private customers have cancelled due to most of them working from home and doing it themselves, even the window cleaning section of his business has been hit very hard with most of his clients saying its pointless having clean windows as all transactions are now carried out on line and there looking to reduce there overheads. The council was a big contract who have advised him there is no budget for his services at present. gone from 8 staff down to him and his wife in a matter of months.
  15. Its chaos a builder friend of mine just sacked two brick layers for so called self isolating for two weeks only to find out they sneaked a small outdoor extension in cash job.
  16. The company would be on sticky grounds if there advertising for the same post as there about to make redundant, as regards fair and appropriate i think there are a lot more factors to be taken into account none of this is fair on anyone. I also disagree with your last statement i know a lot of business have kept staff on hoping praying the country returns to normal, restrictions have been lifted in a very odd and unforeseeable manor making some business more able to bounce back than others so the businesses that are still heavily restricted or have there demand seriously affected there are left with no option but to lay staff off, making them pay back any funding would finish them off all together.
  17. Same rules still apply i think, clean bca report and mot to have it driven and below 100k, you have to buy three or more from the same branch to get them transported then they can be any grade spec you like. We tried movex have no idea what was going on took three days to get insane quotes so didnt try again. I did ring one driver who used to collect from us and he said he wont even go to blackbush as there is often a two hour wait just to get the car, how much truth is in that i have no idea maybe thats why i wasnt getting any quotes from movex maybe. unless its been updated thats my understanding on the whole saga and it is a saga.
  18. No one is really going to be able to diagnose that over the internet, as the chaps have already mentioned resistor is one option, if you have no speeds at all could be the blower itself or the plug on the blower, i find most of our resistor faults allow one speed.
  19. i dont miss it one little bit, I know a few mates who never logged in on line once who have had a huge wake up call into the modern way of doing business, I did giggle when overheard someone down the mot station last week say they spent an hour on there computer looking for cookies to delete as they couldnt get on line to work...gesh old school at its best.
  20. I started off thinking they would miss the revenue from the cafe's the private buyers who get run up and pay eye watering fees, however on there flip side the trade seem to be paying way into and more often than not over cap clean so i guess with half your staff off its a very close numbers game and there clear lack of urgency to reopen it just could be the final nail in the coffin.