Earunder

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  1. Let me re-phrase it... I feel lonely and now skint... HaHa I did get a drink and some potato wedges... #Winning... Should have opened up a Dominos haha
  2. Just had dominos thanks to your comment... Couldn't decide on lunch then you helped solve my issue. Was starving too. Home Alone Deal £16.99... I feel lonely.
  3. Not to defend them as they are overpricing themselves each year (and with a shrinking Audience to add) but you can leave them reviews on facebook, Trust Pilot, etc https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.autotrader.co.uk
  4. This gave me a good old chuckle for the day. Ta for that! As for a sensible comment on them, we've never had a solid ROI from them and as I stated before I refuse to support another company imaging the way of AT with unjustified price rise after price rise. From the stats on their website to the stats on AT, only 7% of CG customers DON'T visit AT, just as a heads up. The stats are available all online for you to view. My view is am I going to miss that 1 potential customer? Not really as in reality I'm just covering the yearly over head from being with CG. Try them, if it doesn't work then cancel. I have pretty much tried everything and anything related to advertising our cars, our company brand and all our services. Everything is trial and error, as there is no wrong, there is no right. It all comes down to ROI and NOT what the talkative sales person says on the phone or shows you in pretty pie charts. Try it, if it works -> Wohoo, if Not -> Cancel. At least you know yourself. EDIT - If they want you to trial it for more than 3 months, that should say all it needs to say. Any reputable advertiser that is confident about the leads they send you would offer you 3 months or less. Most nowadays are 30 day / 1 month contracts.
  5. Haha nice. Yeah prices still haven't dropped. +1 Yeah I've noticed that a lot. Picked up from Blackbushe, mostly all just standing around pretending to be rich and famous Picked up from Paddock Wood, packed! No one really bidding. Finally Enfield... Lots of "eager and young new style traders" who seems to have forgotten their manors. Well the prices on AT have risen slightly in the #SPOILERALERT "less popular" makes / models... The more popular makes and models will always be the race to the lowest price. Doesn't matter if your competitors one is a pig and yours is spotless with your nan as the previous keeper and 1k miles in 5 years, the pig will always bring home the bacon. Can't believe i just made that saying up, pretty impressive. End of the day the pig will get 20 people turn up to view it because of the price, 19 of those customers, realize it's a pig but it's the one that only cares about price that buys it.
  6. If you're in London then obviously a No No. Outside / Skirts, 50/50. Ulez clamping down again to the "inside M25 area" by 2021/2. As Nick above said, people who want the big heavy german engines are still buying and don't really car about the costs of owning the car and are more interested in getting a good deal on the car than anything else. Sold a Jaguar Portfolio 30k on the clock on a 13 plate, no Ulez, he wasn't fussed but because it was a good price and had every possible extra fitted to it inc rear entertainment.
  7. Haha I'm a sad stats fanatic Every rep pretty much hates having a sit down to talk to me
  8. I personally don't mind the phone call. Similar to the phone call from BCA after you buy something, I don't mind that either. Not gonna lie though, if they didn't phone I wouldn't mind that either haha. Just not overly fussed. But I do like a chat so I suppose I might miss the phone calls eventually and start ringing them haha.
  9. +1 Movex. It sounds trivial but I save about £20 on average from my transportation costs, I've found a very good transporter who I use direct now ( no telling, or you'll all use them and I won't get my cars! HAHA! ) That saving pays for just over half of one of my valeters a year! Movex is simple and easy to use, it takes less than 2 minutes per job posting.
  10. No rubbish now. Smell has already returned, yet with now a exotic cat smell tinge. Turned back to the Atom Machine from Euro Car Parts. Will update with how it gets on.
  11. Thanks for all the responses, really appreciate them all! So I started searching around and it seems the vast majority of the key programming specialists use an AD100Pro as it has all licences separately and starts from £1,495. Then after speaking to a few of the suppliers in the industry found they would recommend to "upgrade" to a zed full or a smart pro which were £3,500 and included 3 months free unlimited "tokens" (normally £15 a pop). Booked in for demos on all 3 so I'll let you know how that goes. We've got a snap modis ultra but my guys said it can't do keyless entry and proximity keys, etc? I'll get on the phone to snap on, just in case they're not doing something right. Well we're charged £140+ VAT upward depending on make / model / key on keyless entry vehicles from our local key guy. Worked out we would be saving if we did 15.6 vehicles let alone advertising doing keys ourselves now. We average around 40 keys per year where customers request it as part of the sale ( Although sometimes we can do a 50/50 contribution on a new key with a customer. ) and get asked for roughly 20 or so per year. It's a £100 minimum saving per vehicle so I'm willing to make a considerable investment to reduce my overheads and from the prices I've been quoted thus far would see a ROI in the first year.
  12. Can anyone recommend any decent key programming tools / equipment / software. Must be for the vehicle below: Main vehicles we supply are:- RANGE ROVER JAGUAR FORD CITREON MERCEDES AUDI BMW JEEP PEUGEOT SEAT I've had a look around but all with different or various reviews so it's not been the most promising of searches.
  13. You'll soon learn about AT... They don't give anything away, even if it's their F**k up. They give advertising platforms a bad name hahaha.
  14. Haha yeah typical. Love to see my name branding is catching on haha