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  1. This is why I only had 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. Another couple done here today, 8 for the month so far, seems to be a bit more happening over the last couple of days.
  3. Nottingham wasn’t a regular of mine, only for specific vehicles to order; I’d be in Tewkesbury on a Friday morning.
  4. I was a little before that, 2004-2006; a good day on a Thursday would mean Friday off!
  5. 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 those that 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. I honestly can’t think of a worse time to get into this trade; all of 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 Proton thing on a H or J plate, clinging on to a few days MOT. In the hall, ‘who’s got £100? No? £75? £50? Who’ll start me at £25?’ One hand 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. 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. 2 so far for the month and it’s that quiet I’m currently trying to do something with this quality Gumtree lead. ‘Hello, Will you help me get a financial in this van, i have bad English knowledge.’
  12. Sounds like our commercial customers; we go all out on prep knowing full well the day the van leaves us is the cleanest its ever going to be in the future!
  13. '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 will value it at that and at the money it owes you there's no reason to give it away.
  14. 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. 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..)