SC Derby

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  1. Which is fair enough and he is not the only dealer operating within that school thought - though personally we’ve never had any issue at all within the 7 years we’ve offered finance. One mutually agree DEKRA report in that time on a Mini that found one minor fault (nothing like the customers claim as we and Close brothers suspected...)
  2. To be honest there’s no reason finance couldn’t be implemented into the procees if Simon wished. Still take the £100 deposit, process the application (20 mins extra work but worth it for the commission). If they pass great they collect like normal, e-sign the docs and you are paid via bank transfer as you request.
  3. We are of the reduce a couple of hundred till it sells brigade, it happens, sometimes even on proper well prepared cars you've sold 10 times over before. Also like to re photo is somethings been in say 8 weeks. Then the price drops can start at same time so taking it to whole new audience.
  4. Can’t claim against you personally can’t lose house etc
  5. Having been in this unit for 3 years we've started to see a decent amount of folk returning now, 2 already this month from returning customers. Always the best business tbh. Just checked, 836 sales in that time, not bad on 2 staff, although that includes any bangers moved on
  6. It's less than two hours work if you do it yourself.
  7. Fair enough. We've seem dip at similar time. Luckily we were flying until last week of June so no undue damage and it seems to be picking up again in last couple of days. seen* similar dip sorry
  8. Grant, is there just two cars for sale on your website?
  9. I'd normally say outside photos but tbh there I'd say your inside one is a lot better, the car looks better down its sides as well.
  10. I successfully cleared one after running the car for about 4 hours, but another needed both batteries. Struggling to sell them if the warning lights are on, just puts customers off I've found.
  11. crazy though isn't it I've not had one professional driver deliver a vehicle in over 7 years of using them multiple times per week, that doesn't display them in the windows of vehicles and these guys are wracking up the miles of around 1,000 a week in some cases.
  12. I’ve sold 3 with online auction pics last month not proud of it but it continues to work
  13. Never made any difference for me, sold loads of both.
  14. Mini - oil leaks, chains, gearbox, engine lights any diesel Vauxhall’s or petrol ones after 2010 (gearbox bearing after gearbox bearing) 207 petrol unless sub 25- head gasket and noisy gearbox Peugeot 308 petrol - possibly worst car in the world
  15. It’s often difficult as someone walks away blaming something minor and you can beat yourself up but honestly were they ever really going to buy? Or would they just have found something even more trivial as an excuse to ‘have a think’? we had a Kia Soul in white last month that had two small chips on the plastic pillar that runs up the drivers side of the windscreen. Gentleman comes with wife and says I couldn’t possibly cope going forward with that etc it’s been hit or whatever. in all honesty utter rubbish. It didn’t even really warrant a touch in but that’s what I would of done if pressed, 4 days later normal guy comes from Huddersfield, best one he’s seen by far, paid and gone in 30 minutes.
  16. Last 3 Close declines have all been auto accept at First Response, so can't moan about them at all.
  17. I stick to 1.6hdi 207s now Problem free so far.....
  18. part ex retailed out this morning sadly no 2001 180k V70 in chop though
  19. Dead today also but on track for a very healthy month
  20. Last one I used was radio codes . net I think, there are loads on Google and they give you a price before you order
  21. Loads of sites that do it less than a lady Godiva
  22. We’ve been keeping a spreadsheet since January so will update exactly but most are within 30miles and then the odd long distance
  23. 500s next on my banned list tight margins noisy suspensions sit for yonks
  24. I’d not advertise car with parking sensors and also make them aware and put it on invoice when they view/purchase had to do it this week on a 2007 Picasso, the money isn’t there to start fixing them but we wouldn’t try and hide it, it is what it is. May be harder if it’s prestige stuff though