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  • Your industry Independent dealer

    I am going to cancel asap
  2. Autotrader price increase

    Greedy bastards. Id love to see them go under. Not a nice thing to say but i genuinely would
  3. Tough one to call. I do believe that there is still money in the game but that it is harder to make a good living than it once was. Our site was bought and paid for 19 years ago and the workshop/ MOT bay is flying so even if car sales go a bit quiet, then the company is making money. We are in a rural location and could probably put 20 plus houses on our site so if we have to bail, out then we can quite comfortably but why sell when we are still making a living out of it. My biggest issue is that after 23 years of doing this , I am starting to begrudge working every saturday. In some ways wish i had gone and worked 9 to 5 for the council with 25+ days holiday a year.
  4. Self Admin Warranty

    I have done my own for about 8 years. I put in £80 for cheaper stuff and £100 for dearer stuff. Every now and again I have a bigger claim but I prep my cars well and most never come back. Theres 50k in the fund now so happy days.
  5. Auction prices.

    i Just dont understand how dealers are surprised about auction prices. It has done it every single year for the 23 years I have been doing the job this time of the year.
  6. Diesels

    Same here. Diesels may have tailed off slightly but it is very slight.
  7. Battery Alert

    If you do a lot of Fords, join their Blue Over trade club. Will get 50% off batteries from retail, putting them alongside Euro's etc for price.
  8. Servicing Vehicles

    Mot and service everything regardless of what has been done. Every diesel has a new fuel filter no matter what.
  9. Hows January?

    Ive not done too bad but Janaury has never been great for me . But October, November and December were all record months so I am not going to worry.
  10. December......Decent or Disaster ??

    December is a funny old month. Can be ok , can be rubbish. Ive had a cracking september, October and November so if i cover my costs and a wage, I personally would be happy this month. However my priority will be too buy as much stock as possible ready for January
  11. Selling to a buyer without a viewing??

    Totally agree with this. I am in Norfolk and have done this to customers in Cyprus, Aberdeen and London in the last 6 weeks alone.
  12. Stock Turn

    Pretty much agree with that. I stock 10-12 but always 3 or 4 coming in so could argue its nearer 15. Sell 15 to 20 normally per month. But 20 years trading and a lot of repeat business
  13. Best Jump pack

    My 7 series battery was nearly new. Another garage condemmed it and he asked me to replace it so my cost was 0
  14. Best Jump pack

    Exactly what i do. Huge battery from a 7 series BMW and a sack barrow with jump leads. Starts everything
  15. Diesel Sales

    Ive been buying Diesels here in Norfolk . A few months ago they dropped hard and i bought loads of them. Same the month after and sold the lot. Unfortunately a few dealers have now got wise to this and theyve crept up again in price. That said we are in a rural area but people dont seem bothered.