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  1. Anglo9 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Dealer Auction - Any better now?   
    And not forgetting the stuff bought in just for DA
  2. David Horgan liked a post in a topic by tradex in Dealer Auction - Any better now?   
    And not forgetting the stuff bought in just for DA
  3. Tony911 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Vauxhall insignia limp mode but no fault code   
    .....I do like this one though
  4. David Horgan liked a post in a topic by tradex in Vauxhall insignia limp mode but no fault code   
    Yes, and its the purrrrfect tool for the job
  5. Kes liked a post in a topic by tradex in clio 2006 dci red eml light and stop light and reduced power   
    Well, that's not much to go but we do love a Mystic Meg guess here....I'll go with worn injectors and/or HPP too.
    Cam sensors like to fail when hot, just to muddy the waters.
     
    PS if the engine cover was missing when bought.....
  6. trade vet liked a post in a topic by tradex in Just been offered   
    Given it a haircut and ask for 1800
  7. met liked a post in a topic by tradex in Just been offered   
    A bird in the hand... 
    You've done the deal, honour it
  8. met liked a post in a topic by tradex in MID all stock on   
    As soon as you sell the car, take it off the MID, or have I missed something? 
  9. David Horgan liked a post in a topic by tradex in Is It Easier or Harder to Get Ripped off Now?   
    All scams have one thing in common, the promise of something for nothing, as long as there are greedy types about scammers will continue to thrive. 
    My wife reminded me last night of a guy who bought a Jeep from me, few years back. Great story. 
    Guy got scammed BIG time off the promise of a 65k Lexus for £40k delivered from abroad. Sent £40k down to some guy in Spain (car was in Costa Brava, or something) and yup only to never be seen.
    They even sent him delivery records etc and then got another £1000 off him saying it was held up in customs in Francedue to a import tax error, he would need to pay but claim back off of HMRC, comical stuff really, but impressive too, quality scammers.
    They had pics of a line of their fake car transporters, fake office the lot. Scam was set up as an ex pats finance snatchbacks car sales hence the 'nice prices'. 
    The idiot even tried to take his Internet provider to court, his bank, it was everyone else's fault.
    We didn't hit it off from the off as I sold a lot of Lexus back then and asked straight off that surely you'd sense a nasty smell, 25k of retail, just for a 24 hour drive across  a bit of Spain and most of France, whoops. That put his back up a tad He told me it made complete sense......
    The irony was he had just retired from Kent County Council in the accounts department, chasing bad debts, you'd of thought the guy would know better?
    He was a real pain to deal with, it was a real peachy Cherokee too, but he was expecting a new car for old car money, pointing out every little stone chip, wanting 1k off the 4k price, years extra warranty, 6 months tax, full tank of fuel, new mats, Feu Orange, you know the type. Even walked at one point, only to come back and buy the car, complete buffoon truth to be told and got what he deserved from those scammers. 
  10. David Horgan liked a post in a topic by tradex in Is It Easier or Harder to Get Ripped off Now?   
    Certainly far easier I feel, if we are limiting things to the internet, probably says more about the buyers though?
    ...and try reporting e-fraud etc, better off talking to a brick wall.
    We had a problem with two of our cars being ripped from our old site. Cars placed on gumtree at silly money, along with an original condition old 'sand cast' CB750 at £2k and Benelli Sei 900 at some ridiculous price, quite a mixed collection We even rang the scammers telephone number and spoke with the guy, got bank details for payment the lot.
    Rang the e-fraud lukewarm line....never got sweet FA after spending hours on the phone to the 'fraudline'....the guy we spoke to sounded twelve and couldn't grasp what we were trying to get over....
    "...can we go over it just one more time... so you have advertised your car on Gumtree"
    "NO FFS WE I'LL SAY IT SLOWLY, OHH F*CK IT FORGET IT...."
    To be fair Gumtree removed the ads very quickly when we reported them....at least for our cars.
    DOH! Ahh, forgot one the reason we found about the scam, one of our cars had our own phone number on the gumtree ad' (not the brightest scammer) and our phone was ringing non stop for customers on a £6k Clio at the bargain price of £1,995 from the moment we were opening up.
    .....some thought "yeah I thought it was a scam?" err right so why call?
    .....some  were genuinely upset they had missed the 'bargain',
    .....some were quite rude "typical car dealers, get someone down to see the car and say it's sold, then try and sell something else",
    ....most just couldn't get their head around the fact it was a scam, which was quite scary
     
    ......in the end we just said to every call "sorry sold"....but this only encouraged " got anymore at that price?"
  11. trade vet liked a post in a topic by tradex in Is It Easier or Harder to Get Ripped off Now?   
    Certainly far easier I feel, if we are limiting things to the internet, probably says more about the buyers though?
    ...and try reporting e-fraud etc, better off talking to a brick wall.
    We had a problem with two of our cars being ripped from our old site. Cars placed on gumtree at silly money, along with an original condition old 'sand cast' CB750 at £2k and Benelli Sei 900 at some ridiculous price, quite a mixed collection We even rang the scammers telephone number and spoke with the guy, got bank details for payment the lot.
    Rang the e-fraud lukewarm line....never got sweet FA after spending hours on the phone to the 'fraudline'....the guy we spoke to sounded twelve and couldn't grasp what we were trying to get over....
    "...can we go over it just one more time... so you have advertised your car on Gumtree"
    "NO FFS WE I'LL SAY IT SLOWLY, OHH F*CK IT FORGET IT...."
    To be fair Gumtree removed the ads very quickly when we reported them....at least for our cars.
    DOH! Ahh, forgot one the reason we found about the scam, one of our cars had our own phone number on the gumtree ad' (not the brightest scammer) and our phone was ringing non stop for customers on a £6k Clio at the bargain price of £1,995 from the moment we were opening up.
    .....some thought "yeah I thought it was a scam?" err right so why call?
    .....some  were genuinely upset they had missed the 'bargain',
    .....some were quite rude "typical car dealers, get someone down to see the car and say it's sold, then try and sell something else",
    ....most just couldn't get their head around the fact it was a scam, which was quite scary
     
    ......in the end we just said to every call "sorry sold"....but this only encouraged " got anymore at that price?"
  12. RH Trading liked a post in a topic by tradex in Clio vibration   
    Jesus H Christ, never seen bulges like that outside of a 70's porn film! 
  13. Mark101 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Desicant dehumidifier recommendations   
    just rang to enquire about new element and ECOAIR say they will collect and return, can't say fairer than that? 
  14. Mojo121 liked a post in a topic by tradex in XC90 active vinyl seat tear - repair?   
  15. DHill liked a post in a topic by tradex in Liking/Loving Posts   
    As car traders we are a miserable and cynical bunch whom don't 'like' anything in case it comes back and bites us on the backside, so it was deemed redundant
     
     
  16. Area 51 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Dog hair   
    Looks like something from an Anne Summers party
    You do hold it, don't you? 
  17. Area 51 liked a post in a topic by tradex in court Mediation service Help   
    Maybe spend a few quid and seek the advice of a solicitor, it need not cost that much.
    PS:- Not wishing to sound salty but, threads such as this really should be in the private section, ANYONE and EVERYONE has access to this.
  18. David Horgan liked a post in a topic by tradex in Diesels   
    Yup, same lump
    5 litre, that's a starter motor! 
     
     
     
    5.7 here
    Every journey is an event with thst upfront 
  19. CCC liked a post in a topic by tradex in court Mediation service Help   
    It's not that clear though, is it? 
    PS my daughter is 7 and knows what an oil light is.....but she's had a head up. 
    Customers do have a duty of care and from what I read here she has not met that. 
    You do get costs if reasonable. 
    I'd bet the court won't award here 9999, worst way is refund. 
    Don't be scared by this, take her all the way if you feel hard done by. 
  20. David Horgan liked a post in a topic by tradex in Are consumers ready to buy a car purely online without ever visiting the dealership?   
    Can I vote Vicky Pollard stylie....."yes but no" 
    Some can and do, some won't ever. 
  21. trade vet liked a post in a topic by tradex in BMW E46   
    Wow, did you write all that yourself? 
    No mention though of crap engines, woeful front suspension wear issues, failed climate packs by the shedload, ABS sensors held in with a 5mm hex head only 3mm deep that always break or round off leaving the also stuck sensor in place, rotting front wings etc, rear suspension bushes made from the same stuff Ford used on 'tina mk3's void bushes..... 
    .....bizzarely I had a new 318 Touring back in 2002, auto in black. Owned it for less than an hour before I thought, bugger, should've bought another C Class
  22. jason doyle motor sales liked a post in a topic by tradex in Anyone got a Peugeot 3008 manual 12/13/14?   
    Was 2012 a bad year? 
  23. Kes liked a post in a topic by tradex in Anyone got a Peugeot 3008 manual 12/13/14?   
    Was 2012 a bad year? 
  24. Area 51 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Audi A4 1.8t Tfsi Rattle   
    Old school method for unsticking rings.....fill bores with diesel, atf can sometimes work on gummed stuff.....leave for a week, worth a go? 
    .....don't forget to empty before next start.
    PS, not valve guide seals, this is for piston rings, which is what it sounds like...
    ..or of course a bad FIE if bluey white smoke......we love a physic diagnosis. 
    PSS, bad piston ring seals on turbo can also do this......
  25. Area 51 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Audi A4 1.8t Tfsi Rattle   
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