Earunder

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  1. New portal autotrader

    Nice try Yeah advert response doesn't load tho
  2. New portal autotrader

    It is true, I asked to be moved back to the old portal but nope, not available any more.
  3. Double threads

    I don't know what you mean I don't know what you mean
  4. Extended Warranty Advice - VAT

    We invoice extended warranties separate to the vehicle sales invoice. We then charge the customer the VAT on the extended warranty. I find It's an easier way as itkeeps everything separate and simple. We use The Auto Group who have been very good over the last 2-3 years.
  5. Videos - Need some advice

    Thanks for the helpful tips guys. We've got an iPhone here so will see how the lads get on with the iMovie app. Didn't even think of it to be honest, thought I'd be forking out but if this works out, I'll be chuffed to bits.
  6. Videos - Need some advice

    Like this? So they do work? They look all fingers and thumbs. Just don't have very good reviews but I suppose that could be from people like me who are all fingers and thumbs...
  7. Hey guys, We've all been doing pics for some time now and just wondered how you guys got on with videos and what setups you were running. We currently have a Nikon D3300 and take between 40 and 60 pics per car. The guys hate me as I'm a finicky fucker and have them follow my photo guide to the book so want but I'm kinda stuck as when I've gone to do videos, the movement of the camera just frustrates me (as I said I'm pretty finicky). I don't know anything about stands, hand held thingy's that make it smoother or even if they work at all so any help and advice would much be appreciated. PS - I tried the YouTube smoothing rendering thing but that just came out like the car was warping in and out from a star trek movie O.o
  8. Fence or Bollards ??

    We're currently on a site right in a town center and have been here for 18 odd years. Up until last year we had 1 car stolen but such is the state of car crime right now it doesn't matter what you do really as we've had 3 stolen since April last year. 2 x Evoques and 1 Disco. Our CCTV is literally state of the art, tracks people on site, ANPR on entrances and face recognition on the main office entrance. 2 of the thieves were caught broad as daylight on it, identified also butare apparently still on the lose stealing cars according their own facebook accounts. They are that brazen now they don't even cover their faces... It doesn't matter what you do really, you can just try to make it as hard as possible. I'd go for concrete bollards and steering wheel locks on any keyless cars. Anything to slow them down or deter them entirely. Good luck with whatever way you go. I'm dreading our insurance renewal this year.
  9. autotrader problems this morning

    Worst Platform ever. Limited to viewing 50 so everytime have to click the box at the bottom to show more. Traffic light system has been removed to show how your ads perform against others. Instead mow a hard to see exclamation mark. Can't open multiple windows to view response data and instead have to go into the data using the same window which when finished sends you back to the top of the list and again resetting your stock limit to 50. I'd love to know what dealers they got in to recommend this change as they've chosen some real computer and data illiterate morons. My guess, Autotrader just done this off their own back again thinkingthey know everything.
  10. Distance Sale

    Unless your desperate for it to be gone walk away. Asking for trouble on that car especially if you get "one of those customers".
  11. autotrader problems this morning

    I completely agree however I'm saving myself more than 250 quid per month and getting more for my money with motorcheck. I didn't like how HPi snuck in a 12 month cancellation clause and that when I chose to cancel still had to agree to the price increase. Ridiculous and I'm pleased we're not with them as I just knew more price increases were going to follow as seems the norm. Autotrader is an easy fix, just rotate your ads every 2-3 weeks orchoose a lower package. No point going premium if your only competing against 10 or less cars or the same spec within 80-100 miles. Lots of things to tinker with Autotrader so that's just trial and error to see what gives you the best return. Some say advertise all the stock, others rotate, others choose premium some do basic. There is no right or wrong, just what works for you.
  12. autotrader problems this morning

    left hpiand joined motorcheck. Worth looking up
  13. autotrader problems this morning

    It's shocking, slow and uneasy on the eye. Oh well we better get used to it as that's what the April 7% price increase pays for.
  14. Why do you mark your cars as SOLD

    It's great finding little niche ones no one else has picked up on yet
  15. Why do you mark your cars as SOLD

    Never done it apart from on our website with ClickDealer. I also don't get it. Why pay AT to advertise your sold cars? Why not advertise a few less and have some in reserve for that reason. There is not too much to give away anymore as everyone (if they actually had the time to) can find out anything anyway.