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  1. Bye bye autotrader

  2. that's a different way to put it Nick!
  3. FB Automotive

    He's damn right, not much potential for full price retail stuff but OK as a "bangers 4 cash" outlet.
  4. Feeling Like a

    Same here.......... Done it once, never heard a thing.
  5. Warranty for home trader

    Wish my customers were like this, to be honest I do too much just to get people out of my hair sometimes....... Too nice I suppose, even though it really cheeses me off.
  6. Sold my last diesel

    Us boyos in Wales only know about them lez you see in them videos, definitely nothing to do with motoring.
  7. Who is doing well?

    It's OK Nick......... They definitely weren't Bulgarian!
  8. Who is doing well?

    Who is doing well?................. Autotrader!
  9. Who is doing well?

    Funny enough I had an auris hybrid, all it attracted was foreign gentlemen from the Yorkshire area (taxi drivers) due to the impending changes. Glad to get shot of it after over 100 calls and not 1 viewing.
  10. Business Slow?

    Guy I know has recently jacked in his site, fed up of the overheads, doing a bit of trading and selling a few from home etc. Reckons he's doing OK putting upto 500 across the bonnet and he said he finds they don't come back with the stupid problems being a home trader.
  11. Business Slow?

    Which platform have you kept going if you don't mind me asking
  12. Business Slow?

    Same here, feel like I'm working to keep others and pay bills. My Autotrader bill is similar plus cargurus, emp, motors etc...... All in comes to over 4k a month just for advertising. I too am thinking of getting rid of my site due to the stress, hassle, bills, wages etc....... Heck some months I haven't even paid myself!
  13. Valeting

    Back last year I had a fussy punter who wanted the engine bay cleaned due to some leaves and general dirt, just to humour him I told the valeter to do it all by hand and don't put the lance in there at any time........... Now does he spend 20 mins picking out all the dirt and debris or take the easier and quicker option of being a jet wash warrior and just go at it hammer and tongs with his karcher. As soon as I turned my back he took option number 2 which I wasn't aware of until Mr cussy funt customer broke down with loads of dashboard lights coming on. Turned out water had got into one of the ecu's, had to be sent away not once but twice and all this time the punter is telling me how he's lost confidence in the car, wants his money back blah blah blah. Felt like telling him that it's all his fault in the first place as cleaning them in the first place is just asking for trouble.
  14. Admin fee's

    I'm all for getting the money faster Mark but be careful, anyone that knows the law can make a quick call to TS and it could really open up a can of worms.
  15. Write off for minor damage

    TG..... My own vehicle had just been written off as a cat s for light to moderate front damage which baffles me. New bonnet, headlight, bumper plus some other parts etc, van drove into me on a single track road when I had stopped. I thought it would be an "n" but nope, no airbags went off and I will now buy it back and repair it myself. It's a 9 year old 325d, getting 8k from insurance and buying it for £1400 salvage value. Come resale time I know the "s" marker will affect it more than an "n" would but I'll document all the damage and provide pics etc to any prospective buyer, I'm adamant that it shouldn't be an "s" but it's not my decision unfortunately.
  16. A quick hello

    Exactly this! Within 7 miles they come back on if they have been knocked off before they enter the ring! Boils my piss.
  17. Sorry for another type of how's everyone doing this month post but enquiries have just dried up, been checking prices and making sure things are ok on the website etc but just complete lack of calls, emails and Ebay questions etc............on the plus side buying has been a bit easier than normal.
  18. BCA bank hol opening times?

    Yep...... Bank Holiday sales have always happened, I don't attend but if a mate of mine goes along he spots for me and bids on my behalf.
  19. Mileage descrepancies

    Do you mean the ones with no previous owners details? If so been having them for a while Mark.
  20. “Sold?! But what did it sell for?!”

    I'd rather say "sold for full price which I know it was worth"
  21. Should be a review system on DA....... Never will happen though as they are all in it together to rip us guys off for as much as they can.
  22. No one ever reads the adds at all EVER

    I'm going to start writing "this car hasn't got a panoramic roof or satellite navigation or leather interior" to see if i can get any more money!
  23. Decisions....

    Done loads of these on the 1 series and 3 series, some at low miles too. Poor design, would be difficult to know when buying from the block but I'll bet my bottom dollar that's why it was in the ring in the first place.
  24. Eerily Quiet Or Is It Just Me?

    So flat here I've only had tyre kickers kicking the flat tyres!