Lazz

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    SCL CARS

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  1. Do you know if it's the touch screen that needs replacing or is it the gubbins in the glove box as well?
  2. Hi Was wondering if anyone knows if these are repairable or is it a case of just replace with new as i have an issue with a 2013 golf touch screen being unresponsive most of the time and wondered if you know where i can send it to be repaired if that is possible.
  3. Get a decent accountant to sort or the registration etc out for you
  4. 57 million will not be enough to disrupt the market and neither will 1000 cars and if they think it is they are kidding themselves and I would not trust my recon to bca
  5. To get the really big discounts and buy in bulk they will properly bypass the Main dealers and go straight to the manufacturer direct and get the big discount there, the main dealer may handle the prep, pdi of it and get paid a set handling fee for sorting that out .
  6. If you don’t mind me asking what sort of cost does that type of system run out at
  7. I think i will leave the auctions for a week or two to calm down the starting bids were cap clean on pretty much everything today at my local bca
  8. I have always found trading standards to be very helpful in situations like this and have spoke to them myself several times over the years and as long as you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to worry. I sold a £2000 car a number of years ago and approx 6 weeks later i got a bill turn up in the post, spoke to the customer and they were calling me all names under the son reckon they had spoke to trading standards etc so i said that ok i will have a chat with them, anyway when i spoke to trading standards to ask where i legally stand the 1st thing they said was have you been given the opportunity to fix it which i had n't and they asked me if it had been inspected by an independent motor engineer which it had n't which they replied thats 2 mistakes they have made and they do not have a leg to stand on. I personally at this point would stop all correspondence with them at this point by text and phone and now only deal with them in writing, explain your stance on the mater and if they are not happy with that put your solicitors details in there and tell them to deal with them from this point onwards. I think you may have a chancer here who you will never hear from again.
  9. I think if your not careful you will let autotrader run your business for you not the other way round, I have had an interesting conversation with one of their reps this week where by which they said to me that we should look at how i price my cars and I told them that's a topic they are not involved in the discussion. we all know you can buy crap and price it the cheapest, but we all know you get what you pay for as far as cars are concerned which an advert is properly not going to highlight. i think autotrader is going to fall out of bed eventually because I think how joe public searches for a car today is evolving and they are slowly getting left behind. My 20 year old sons would not even consider looking on there for a car, my rep has been spouting on to me that I am paying for a premium service but if i Am honest I am not so sure about that these days, but time will tell.
  10. Its funny how they can't stop messing around with it, i prefered it when it was a simple search and not a cluttered desktop with all the advertising, i advertise across all the platforms and i must admit it ain't generating the most enquiries or even the best for me will be interesting to see what this search will do now. I can see if you don't put a lot of effort and have one of their better packages it won't be worth advertising on there any more
  11. I think in this line of work it tends to come in waves, you have a run of sales, then a run of messers, a run of problems it does not seem to stay constant for me, one week you could earn 5k then nothing for weeks or just problems to sort out. may be trade girl you are just saling a little to close to the wind, been there done that, you just buy that extra car because it's a good price, job goes slow and messes the cash flow up and I'm still doing it, down a car and free up a bit of cash and leave a bit of breathing space and you will feel better with your back not up against the wall. this can be the best job in the world sometimes but I think the knack is not to let it get you down when the fires are burning all around you and just carry on like you don't give a dam
  12. I would n't worry about it , I have had a run of muppets this week on cars priced from 2k to 12k and people that have actually driven quite considerable distances and have not brought for what i consider quite un realistic expectations on cars ranging from 8 to 13 years old or expecting viewings at unrealistic hours like on a Friday evening when i am booked in the pub. I just smile, wave them on their way and wait for the real customers to turn.
  13. its funny how one thing works better for some than others, I have recently got back into retail and advertise across all the platforms to see what works for me and have sold more from ebay and motors enquires than auto trader, carguru, scumtree and facebook and the odd few have just google the model of car and a few customers have told me they have seen the cars across several platforms so i am not sure you need to be on everything as i am wondering if they will find the car anyway. The jury is still out on my advertising as i am giving it 1 more month before i cut the dead wood.
  14. That is certainly a good turn of stock
  15. I agree it can be a bit frustrating but work on the assumption it only takes miniutes to reply and just assume most of them come to nothing. i do tend to find autotrader seems to generate more actual calls.