SC Derby

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  1. All my cars go on FB marketplace, I would say we sell 1-3 max proper retail cars a month, but who cares, it's free and I answer every enquiry.

    It's amazing for selling the sub £1k bangers SUPER QUICKLY. I mean if you stuck a 200k passat or octavia on you would get about 25 enquires within an hour.

    So yes personally I like it, yesterday I retailed a £3990 Ibiza through on FB marketplace, sold within 24 hours to a lovely local couple. So why would I ever pull the ads?

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  2. 1 hour ago, MarkTVS said:

    Who’s good and cheap for doing the repair on the ecu for water ingress? I had normally used ecutesting.co.uk but they just quoted me over £800:lol: I did decline this and just paid their £65 test fee.

    They went nuts on price after they had their new building finished and fully kitted out

    I’m only 20 mins from them and had 2-3 1.3 cdti Ecus  repaired probably 4 years ago and got change from £300 every time!!!


  3. The market changes. We used to live on Fiestas, Polos, Ibiza’s, c1s etc etc etc

    but you’re right the margin is very small on these cars when sourced through traditional trade methods - nor do they sell anywhere as quick as they once did (I’m guessing too much competition and ability to PCP newer similar cars for not a lot of money)

    so basically I’ve just stopped buying them. May keep one in at a time but based on the above a unit full of them is a recipe for disaster right now.


  4. I think the law is quite specific, as Nick says, if a customer highlights the need for the vehicle to serve a specific purpose (ie tow a certain caravan) and this need is not met, then they have been mis-sold. Will probably come down to paperwork.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Mik said:

    I  wonder any one can help ?

    just got fined for no tax but had trade plate in window it must. Been a police car did a check and come up as a no tax but I had my plates in the windows I wonder what I should do ??? Thanks 

    I had this once

    write a letter to the DVLA explaining who you are, the fact you have trade plates and the vehicle was being used in conjunction with your job in the motor trade. Quote your plate numbers.

    i never heard a thing again 


  6. Up to 12 with a return customer today, took the old one bag in as well, 2008 Picasso 82k on it and still in same condition as when they had it off my 2 years ago.

    So nice deal. 

    My target was 12 this month so I'm gonna revise that now to 18, not sure if thats pushing it or not/


  7. 22 minutes ago, Mojo121 said:

    I've never been able to buy private - they're always knackered or too expensive :wacko:

    at least you can walk away though.

    The best ones are people who bring them here and say are you interested in this. I've had a few families I've had 4/5/6 cars from now and all sold well.


  8. 14 hours ago, sparky said:

    Sorry to here that mate. It's help feather your nest so better to have loved and lost etc.

    I agree though, did really well off it for a long time and the ups more than  out weighed the downs, but I've given it a fair go these last few weeks and I agree, it's ruined. Which makes you wonder, have they ruined it deliberately? ****s.

    Something doesn't add up.

    I am going to try Aston Barclay, remember to look at Auction 4 Cars and also the Facebook T2T group and maybe make a push to buy private.

    In fact anything I buy private generally sells in 2 weeks, so that's the true way to go I think and prep costs are always minimal.


  9. 6 minutes ago, AAM90 said:

    I've bought 2 this week. But I can't find where to get VAT invoices for buyers fee. Emailed DA but no answer

    Any ideas?

    The first car I bought on Monday didn't show who the vendor was. I had to guess and make a phone call. This issue is sorted now. But it's a mess

    It’s on dashboard then somewhere in there

    ivr downloaded and printed mine. If you can’t find it will give exact details tomorrow