D&M

Advanced Members
  • Content Count

    317
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

D&M last won the day on March 25

D&M had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

42 Excellent

About D&M

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Your industry
    Independent dealer
  • Dealership/company name
    .

Recent Profile Visitors

894 profile views
  1. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156181866153383&id=734333382&sfnsn=mo&s=734333382&w=y Cracking video guide here ^
  2. We tried it for 6 months just over 2 years ago.... We had a few emails & calls but no sales.
  3. I upgraded from an iPhone 6S to the budget Huawei P Smart - less than £200 brand new. Step above the iPhone in every way. Then I dropped the bloody thing and have now upgraded to the Huawei P30 - Camera is something else. No need for a seperate camera, the pics are that good. Would never go back to Apple after using a Huawei.
  4. We've done alright with the couple of Zafiras we've had... Always take 3 viewings to sell
  5. When we started out we bought a nice 5 door 1 Series. Looked over it, bid and won it very cheap, drove home lovely... Great! Next day, starting to valet it we noticed that its lovely cream leather interior was from a 3 door with the fold handles, and the rear seat bench was black cloth but the backrests were cream leather! D'oh! I guess that the 3 and 5 dr 1 Series have different seat bases, and we couldn't find a matching base for love nor money. Customer loved it as it was with (her words 'two tone') interior would be great as her little dog wouldn't ruin the leather on the seat base as he'd done in her previous car. Lessons learned that day: 1, Check all the interior matches. 2, Don't bid from the top row of seats!
  6. Our 1 and only time at Blackbushe wasn't great compared to our usual Bridgwater. We'd bought 1 online and gone up to collect and buy 1 more in the hall. Counter staff at Blackbushe seemed so rude compared to Bridgwater, I nearly got wiped out by someone sprinting between halls, when we had bought we had to wait 3 hours for the keys from the office as they'd gone walkabouts. Our car was in the back car park, and was told by staff to grab a lift from the minibus - asked the minibus driver if he'd take us round. No. So 1/2 mile walk (with the minibus driving past halfway, of course) to the car, and off we went. Thank god that was over! Was chatting to an old boy there who was staff, he said a lot of the time the drivers just go home early. Nobody cares whatsoever. So, if we were to go again we'd be prepaered for a wait and a warm welcome (not!)
  7. If you've read through your own T&C's and even you (naturally biased) reading them it comes across that you'll be refunded if you change your mind after leaving a deposit, you've got to give him his money back..... Then change your T&Cs to rectify the mistake so it doesn't happen again.
  8. The only car we've ever been given was a W reg Daewoo Matiz. We were planning just to use it as a storage shed, but the car was that shit that it wasn't even suitable for that Scrapped it for £20 Quids in!
  9. We did - awaiting reply. He was replying within 15 mins to all messages, but now.... Thing is, he sent 3 messages (was asked to call, suprise suprise, never called as he works 15 hours a day - poor thing) asking about a part ex, when it specifically says in the advert - No Part Ex as its a SOR car. Had a 170k 55 plate Saab 9-5 Estate, guy wanted £900 for it. 220k 55 Plate Honda CR-V, guy wanted £1000. 180k 02 Golf TDi, guy wanted £800. A monstrosity of a modified Citroen C4 coupe, 06, wants £1,690 Dreamers. We're always pretty generous when it comes to PX prices as well so its even more of a suprise when people are so insulted
  10. Saab 9-3 B204 turbo 11months mot Full history etc Clean tidy car! V reg After finally extracting some more info from the guy, offered him a generous £400 (CAP Clean £190) he was mightily insulted. He was giving me the oppertunity to buy a future classic. A quick browse on Facebook Marketplace, I find the advert the guy bought it from. He's had the car only a couple of weeks, bodywork is battered. The price he paid for this future classic a couple of weeks ago..... £440 ono
  11. We haven't retailed any write offs, but would have thought is would be a bit easier since the new catergories ame in... Well, easier for cars that have had light damage at least. A Cat S marker surely would be the kiss of death for 90% of people. Before, with C and D, you couldn't really tell how severe the damage was as it was in relation to the value of the car vs repairs (although I guess knowing the date of the write off could give an indication - but only an indication) The new system seems much simpler N= Non Structural, S=Structrual.
  12. The AA is £15 a month for the two of us on personal cover, and includes a tow to our choice of destination. Unlimited callouts too. I think the speed just depends on how local the patrols are to you. I think they aim to be with you within 40 mins, which isn't bad. But I think if you are stranded in a live lane or somewhere dangerous, you are prioritised and they come out quicker. Touch wood, we haven't had to use them.
  13. We're with AA - I asked, and have confirmation that they cover motor trade vehicles and told us to take out personal cover. Green Flag however, do not - as we found out sat in a car park with the bonnet up! They had changed their policy T&Cs a couple of months earlier.
  14. We had one this morning on a Lexus we have, wanted £990 off the asking price. Plus free delivery to Scotland We are based in North Devon!
  15. Usually try to improve or tweak something - then immediately ruin it. Boom - Instantly there is something to do!