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  • Birthday 12/16/1979

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  1. Auction buyers....

    This is why I onlyhad a few trusted dealers that I’d do it for. Plus,the people you’re buying for would usually be too busy with other things hence the need for a buyer in the first place.
  2. December Thread

    Another couple donehere today, 8 for the month so far, seems to be a bit more happening over the last couple of days.
  3. Auction buyers....

    Nottingham wasn’t a regular of mine, only for specific vehicles to order; I’d be in Tewkesbury on a Friday morning.
  4. Auction buyers....

    I was a little before that, 2004-2006; a good day on a Thursday would mean Friday off!
  5. Auction buyers....

    It’s a good business especially if you can do your wage on a Monday and be home by mid afternoon,though I’m sure online buying has had an effect on it now. I had two extremes amongst thosethat I’d buy for;a Mercedes specialist who was fussy to extremes, the other a supermarket that’d just give me a list of vehicles and max bids. Thursday was always my best day, Birmingham in a morning and Walsall in the afternoon.
  6. One of my favourite auctions, just up the road from me, used to do well out of Renault there.
  7. Should I come Back to the Game?

    I honestly can’t think of a worse time to get into this trade; allof the above plus the amount of ‘traders’ that are cropping up everywhere that’s only going to get worse when the post-Christmas blues rear their head..
  8. Reminds me of when I got ‘stuck’in BCA Paddock Wood a good few years back.. Had delivered a car just down the road and was asked by a dealer mate to get to Paddock Wood to buy a car he had a customer for; perfect for a lift home I thought. Got there, stuff was making through the roof and I had a bit of a panic on as my car was a few from the end, didn’t want to public transport it home. Couple of lots before mine was this old Protonthing on a H or Jplate, clinging on toa few days MOT. In the hall, ‘who’s got £100? No? £75? £50? Who’ll start me at £25?’ Onehand wave later and I’m the proud owner much to everyone’s amusement! Shows how long ago it was, I got it out of the auction, fuelled and home for £100 all in then doubled my money to one of the boys for £200..
  9. Same here, all our buying is done online so this is by far the way to do it, coupled with a last minute sniper bid!
  10. Hyundai I10

    In the past I’ve said that no book rather than an unstamped book can often mean that the previous owner has had the car serviced and book stamped and simply not put it back in the car.
  11. December Thread

    2 so far for the month and it’s that quiet I’m currently trying to do something with this quality Gumtreelead. ‘Hello, Will you help me get a financial in this van,i have bad English knowledge.’
  12. Where do you stop?

    Sounds like our commercial customers; we go all out on prep knowing full well the day the vanleaves us is the cleanest its ever going to be in the future!
  13. Project C Class C200 Sport

    'It's obviously a good car as its so popular sir' £1495 all day long AD, future classics market and all that, I'm sure someone willvalueit at that and at the money it owes you there's no reason to give it away.
  14. December Thread

    Ok I'll start One Saturday and have been closed today but a few email enquiries might see some business this week. What is everyone's target unit wise for the month?
  15. Multiple trade plates

    Convoying 3 cars back from auction, one set of plates, one in the front of the front car, one in the back of the back car. (On a private road of course..)