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Hi All, 

I am looking for some flexible storage for excess stock, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of where to start looking?

Being from Somerset I was thinking farmers with space in a yard/field or a pub with a large car park. 

Need to store 5 - 10 cars - any guide as to what I should expect to pay?

Thanks

Stu

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2 hours ago, M5Cars said:

Hi All, 

I am looking for some flexible storage for excess stock, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of where to start looking?

Being from Somerset I was thinking farmers with space in a yard/field or a pub with a large car park. 

Need to store 5 - 10 cars - any guide as to what I should expect to pay?

Thanks

Stu

I once used a private tennis club car park for a few extra cars.It was secure with CCTV in a good residential area.It was a long time ago and they were delighted to take £200 from me for a 12 month deal.( sports clubs are usually short of money).Today it would probably be a grand but worth it.

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I used to leave some car up at a local farm £60 a month for 5-6 cars

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I've tried to find some similar space on farms but they all seem to be green belt and apparently you can't store cars on green belt.. everywhere else is asking ££££.

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independent bodyshops sometimes have excess space in a corner if you have one,just make sure all cars are locked up so they dont get used as spares machines when you arent there or mobile canteens for the spotty junior and his large mac

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Also try places that do Caravan Storage.

That's what we've be doing. £5 per car per week.

Gold standard security, CCTV etc

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9 hours ago, M5Cars said:

Hi All, 

I am looking for some flexible storage for excess stock, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of where to start looking?

Being from Somerset I was thinking farmers with space in a yard/field or a pub with a large car park. 

Need to store 5 - 10 cars - any guide as to what I should expect to pay?

Thanks

Stu

Stu,

We pay £350 per month for lit/powered, barn storage, we can comfortably get 6 in, but can cram 8 at a push if we really wanted too.

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I cannot believe that you can get "done" for not being taxed in a pub car park (providing it was taxed or on trade plates to get there).

All we hear about is how under resourced the Police are nowadays, so why would they bother with such petty "crime."

I would hope that most "officials" would appreciate that someone is just trying to make an honest living.

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23 minutes ago, Mark101 said:

I cannot believe that you can get "done" for not being taxed in a pub car park (providing it was taxed or on trade plates to get there).

All we hear about is how under resourced the Police are nowadays, so why would they bother with such petty "crime."

I would hope that most "officials" would appreciate that someone is just trying to make an honest living.

I think you’re being naive. “Petty crime” is a specialist subject for police these days. Serious crime is on the up and online crime is much more important it seems. As we all know the police love to target a motorist so i’d not be so confident that the police would be too busy to make an easy nick. 

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All depends on what they have a surge on, for example when its drink drive season thats all you will find is people being pulled for that, seat belts tax there all pr exercises designed to make the public feel safe.

 

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Friend of mine used to use pub car park across the road from his business, land lord was OK with the arrangements but cars got clamped 'no tax' ! 

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I'm sure the police have better things to do.  When a load of cars got clamped near us for no tax, it was the DVLA, not the Police.

I park a couple in the local occasionally, but so far it's been OK.  Been doing it years.

However, there's always something that comes along in this game to kick you in the nuts.  Just when you think you've cracked it, something inevitably happens!

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Must be a nice position to be in to have spare stock i can hardly fill the site quick enough let alone have any left over to worry about.

 

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3 minutes ago, justina3 said:

Must be a nice position to be in to have spare stock i can hardly fill the site quick enough let alone have any left over to worry about.

 

I’d say your set of circumstances is preferable to having spare stock! 

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34 minutes ago, EPV said:

I’d say your set of circumstances is preferable to having spare stock! 

No i want the best of both worlds, I would like the cars to sell double quick and then have back up stock to slip into there place like a blink of the eye.

arghh fantasy land

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It’s only stuff waiting to be prepared. No matter how many painters or Valeters etc you use, they’re always busy. Or off on hols/long weekends or it’s too wet/ damp to paint or valet....

I’m  sure they moan about us too....

Edited by NOACROSS

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19 hours ago, trade vet said:

Is that still going on Andy ?

got one fine appealed the other and heard nothing! friends house got burgled took the police 4 days to turn up

in all fairness i suspect its busy body neighbors who are grassing as the police said they coldnt care a less, i'll find them and using a certain skill set i have developed over the years....

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27 minutes ago, andymc1973 said:

got one fine appealed the other and heard nothing! friends house got burgled took the police 4 days to turn up

in all fairness i suspect its busy body neighbors who are grassing as the police said they coldnt care a less, i'll find them and using a certain skill set i have developed over the years....

These people should be publicly whipped 

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2 hours ago, Arfur Dealy said:

These people should be publicly whipped 

The burglars or the busybodies? :lol:

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Thanks all for your responses. 

I have found the chap at our local storage facility (think a compound with shipping containers) to be very helpful. 

He’s got mega security / CCTV, electronic entry system and charges £30/month per car. 

Possibly a little expensive but it’s handy and keeps them safe and sound!

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22 hours ago, M5Cars said:

Thanks all for your responses. 

I have found the chap at our local storage facility (think a compound with shipping containers) to be very helpful. 

He’s got mega security / CCTV, electronic entry system and charges £30/month per car. 

Possibly a little expensive but it’s handy and keeps them safe and sound!

I stored some import cars on a site like that! It didn't stop the 'pikey's' breaking in and having a free for all!

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Yes, just remember a camera has never stopped a crime, merely recorded it. 

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