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J.T last won the day on September 24 2019

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  1. The thing I didn't understand about this story and as I think someone has mentioned that they paid a deposit by Paypal, and that this gang has done this several times. So who does the Paypal account belong to, and why after the first time were the Police not smashing their door down. There is an electronic trail here surely?
  2. Hahaha Smiths 'Ford' my arse, have you looked at the cars for sale? That's no Ford dealer, and I'm surprised they've been able to get away with it? https://smithsford.co.uk/used-cars-for-sale/ Have a look at where they are on Google Earth, it's a small garage behind a row of shops!!
  3. I can't see anything wrong with your adverts Anglo, but I would probably agree with what BHM touched on. Nine grand for a 10 year old CRV just sounds a lot of money to me, when people could go out and buy this IX35 on a 16 plate with warranty until next March: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911184486283?onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&postcode=dy138dr&sort=relevance&model=IX35&radius=1501&price-from=8500&price-to=10000&advertising-location=at_cars&make=HYUNDAI&page=1 I'm not saying that your cars are overpriced, just that they seem high in the book for what they are. You could also do with a drop of snow, always helps with 4x4 sales!!
  4. Have you tried HPI'ing it using the Vin instead? I'm guessing it's had a cherished transfer?
  5. That's very frustrating Peter. Can you furnish us with a bit more information, as you haven't really told us much? When you say on the streets do you mean a public highway, or is it private land?
  6. This gets asked a lot Jay which is probably why you've had little response, the answer is it's different for everyone. I use Autotrader, Ebay and Facebook Marketplace. You can't beat Autotrader (unfortunately) but they are very expensive, Ebay is around £220 a month so I only have to sell a few cars a year to make it pay which it does as I regularly sell cars on there. Then Facebook is £25 a month, which is neither here nor there and I have sold a full fat car on there so it's more than paid for itself. Facebook is still in early days but it does seem to get a good response for cheap part ex's. You just have to try them yourself and see which works for you.
  7. I had one of those once, I kept trying to explain that we could rent it a 2 bed flat for it to live in for what she was paying for livery.
  8. Hi 15, I believe that whoever has entered that car in to the auction has committed an offence by offering for sale a clocked car, without carrying out their due diligence and checking that the mileage is correct. As you did . The problem you have now is if you stick it back in the block you'll have to declare it and blow your bollocks off, if you don't declare it you'll be committing an offence. I would get something in writing regarding the mileage from the VW dealer and take it to the auction, remember your argument is with the vendor and not the auction house. Ask them to pass on your information and see if they will change their mind and refund you. If they still won't play ball then Trading Standards are extremely helpful, I had a similar situation with a clocked car and the auction/vendor wouldn't play ball. Two days after my call to TS, I was given a full refund from the main agent including my auction costs. Trading Standards are there to help us too.
  9. I agree with the plenty of lighting, I replaced all my HID lights with LED's over two years ago which cut my electricity bill by two thirds. The money I saved in the first year alone paid for the lights and the fitting. I would also recommend having an internal siren and strobe light fitted, burglars don't like light or noise and the alarm in my small office is deafening so they won't be hanging around for long.
  10. The same to you Casper and everyone else.
  11. You haven't employed my old valeter have you, twat was always leaving windows wide open on cars! I'd come in after a night of rain to find fish swimming around in the door pockets.
  12. A girl at AT pretty much said that to me that they were doing it to keep up with their competitors, I did point out that they keep telling us they are number one so why are you copying the more inferior sites. I also mentioned that these other sites charge a lot less than they do and are they going to be reducing their prices as well to keep up with the competition, I think the irony was lost on her. Luckily I'm a buyer of low mileage so the majority of my cars are well below average mileage, but they seem to have their own system for judging average mileage as I have a 2014 Panda with 34k on the clock which I think is pretty reasonable but AT say it's 5,000 miles above average!! I agree with your last statement too, which is why I reduced my Autotrader bill and will just swap my cars around. The number of sales from AT haven't increased to correspond with their price increases over the last couple of years, but I'm getting more from Ebay now and Facebook is starting to increase.
  13. As others have said welcome to our world, we all feel your pain here brother.
  14. You shouldn't charge for mileage, only usage i.e the amount of days he's had the car.