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Five days ago, i sold my last car, monday, i was days off self isolating anyway, i saw, on monday, that the pm was going to be on at 8.30, so for him to be on at that time i knew this was going to be a big one, on closing monday night, i half heartedly put my business into lockdown, leaving some handbrakes off, putting the cheapest car in front of the more expensive for safety,but not doing anything drastic, hoping for the best, thinking, like you all probably have, there may be some cheap cars out there to put to one side for a month [  now you can't even buy them ].

At just gone 8.30, my arse fell out [ sorry, that means gobsmacked ! ] realising straight away that non essential, means me !

All this week has been spent following the news, catching up on gov websites [ changing hourly so constantly refreshing] and coming on here to see other peoples plans.

Fast forward to tonight, friday, and reflecting on the week, the government has worked so dam hard to keep some hope up, and money in peoples pockets, whilst still reminding us to isolate, all credit to them, they must be shattered, and of course the nhs.

Tonight, a thing i did half heartedly on monday, i have wrote down a plan for a full lockdown on my business, there will be a visit tomorrow to put this plan into action, it covers security, vermin, full lock up of all tools where i can, handbrakes off, batteries off [ except the later stuff, dont want ecu's loosing the plot] and taking essential paperwork home,even draining compressor, it's like xmas, but at least with xmas, you knew when you were back in ! 

Have to look into maybe post redirection too, a relation was going to come and help me but latest is do not socialise, well, five days hey ? very very strange days, stay safe people :)

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17 minutes ago, have a word with the wife said:

Five days ago, i sold my last car, monday, i was days off self isolating anyway, i saw, on monday, that the pm was going to be on at 8.30, so for him to be on at that time i knew this was going to be a big one, on closing monday night, i half heartedly put my business into lockdown, leaving some handbrakes off, putting the cheapest car in front of the more expensive for safety,but not doing anything drastic, hoping for the best, thinking, like you all probably have, there may be some cheap cars out there to put to one side for a month [  now you can't even buy them ].

At just gone 8.30, my arse fell out [ sorry, that means gobsmacked ! ] realising straight away that non essential, means me !

All this week has been spent following the news, catching up on gov websites [ changing hourly so constantly refreshing] and coming on here to see other peoples plans.

Fast forward to tonight, friday, and reflecting on the week, the government has worked so dam hard to keep some hope up, and money in peoples pockets, whilst still reminding us to isolate, all credit to them, they must be shattered, and of course the nhs.

Tonight, a thing i did half heartedly on monday, i have wrote down a plan for a full lockdown on my business, there will be a visit tomorrow to put this plan into action, it covers security, vermin, full lock up of all tools where i can, handbrakes off, batteries off [ except the later stuff, dont want ecu's loosing the plot] and taking essential paperwork home,even draining compressor, it's like xmas, but at least with xmas, you knew when you were back in ! 

Have to look into maybe post redirection too, a relation was going to come and help me but latest is do not socialise, well, five days hey ? very very strange days, stay safe people :)

May I take this opportunity to say please stay safe and take care  I'm hoping and praying we all comeback from this myself included not only in business but in health 

not only with the covid 19 virus but also general health it going to cripple some peoples mental health

Everyone sitting around looking at and currently thinking of trying to climb the 4 walls  

Best wishes and good luck remember we are all in this together 

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7 hours ago, have a word with the wife said:

vermin

Without the vermin who would we sell cars too?

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This seems as good a place as any to say I think the government are doing a great job trying to help us all, I also think their daily updates are a really good idea for us to get straight from the horses mouth information, please take care everyone and see you on the other side.

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It’s strange times we live in. Surprisingly how many emails and calls I’m having from people asking if I’ll open to sell them a car... scary how many people are willing to ignore the lockdown and risk lives. 
 

hopefully we all come back from this, I will be negotiating the rent on my showroom soon as I can’t justify the costs while it sits empty 

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1 hour ago, Row said:

This seems as good a place as any to say I think the government are doing a great job trying to help us all, I also think their daily updates are a really good idea for us to get straight from the horses mouth information,  please care everyone and see you on the other side.

I think there has been some criticism over there initial response being slow, and there general lack of preparation. It’s not like they didn’t know it was coming? Having daily updates is a way of countering some of the nonsense that’s on Social media. Boris and his gang are not my flavour, but I do feel sorry for him. A pandemic is one of a small list of disasters no prime minister wants dropped in his lap. Probably only a world war could better it? But it’s times like these that you need great statesmen, great men and great leaders? I’m not seeing any, which is a worry?

hopefully everyone will see how the NHS is a truly great thing and needs protecting, not selling off! And that people in our society in low paid work, like refuse collectors and postman are undervalued!

 

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3 hours ago, Row said:

This seems as good a place as any to say I think the government are doing a great job trying to help us all, I also think their daily updates are a really good idea for us to get straight from the horses mouth information, please take care everyone and see you on the other side.

Lets see how forthcoming it actually is from the government and ensure its not hot air.

 

The business loans are going to be horrendously difficult to get least of all for a 'car dealer'.

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We have applied for the 10k we are due because of business rate levels , see if it comes , cant see why not really when they have said it . 

Strange asking for money from someone else  rather than myself , first for me since i got 6d for going to school every morning from mother . Bought more with that 6d than £500 nowdays or that's how it felt :D

 

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17 minutes ago, David Horgan said:

We have applied for the 10k we are due because of business rate levels , see if it comes , cant see why not really when they have said it . 

Strange asking for money from someone else  rather than myself , first for me since i got 6d for going to school every morning from mother . Bought more with that 6d than £500 nowdays or that's how it felt :D

 

Just doing it

It wont accept whorehouse though am I doing something wrong:D

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6 minutes ago, New year revolutions...... said:

whorehouse

Not much social distance running a whore house :lol: 

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25 minutes ago, David Horgan said:

We have applied for the 10k we are due because of business rate levels , see if it comes , cant see why not really when they have said it . 

Strange asking for money from someone else  rather than myself , first for me since i got 6d for going to school every morning from mother . Bought more with that 6d than £500 nowdays or that's how it felt :D

 

Just do what you need to David i hope we never see anything like this ever again in our lifetime you and the family stay safe .

 

Just now, David Horgan said:

Not much social distance running a whore house :lol: 

I was going to say its hard times for them too but its probably not :lol:

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1 minute ago, Casper said:

I was going to say its hard times for them too but its probably not

Could be Casper , standing outside having a hard time seeing if they are open or not :lol:

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Just now, David Horgan said:

Could be Casper , standing outside having a hard time seeing if they are open or not :lol:

Lol :lol:

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3 minutes ago, Casper said:

Lol :lol:

Could be a new business  idea . Condom for the head instead of !!!!!:blink: Dont breathe Just !!!!!! wow tell I'm bored cant you :lol:

 

 I'm an 18 hr working  day guy normally and this time off is driving me nuts already 

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1 minute ago, David Horgan said:

Could be a new business  idea . Condom for the head instead of !!!!!:blink: Dont breathe Just !!!!!! wow tell I'm bored cant you :lol:

 

 I'm an 18 hr working  day guy normally and this time off is driving me nuts already 

Im climbing the walls mate I'm normally out and about at auctions etc 

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Update, could not do lockdown this morning, cctv showed none essential business near me still working :huh: so did it this evening, they will be reported when the trading standards/council have the legislation in place.

Unfair trading i call it, as well as the obvious risk to life, the competion just round corner are sat at home, he is taking there money, i was in a queue this morning at lidl, 40 minute queue, 2 metre apart, was one of his customers in that queue ?

anyway, business in lockdown now .

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7 hours ago, David Horgan said:

We have applied for the 10k we are due because of business rate levels , see if it comes , cant see why not really when they have said it . 

Strange asking for money from someone else  rather than myself , first for me since i got 6d for going to school every morning from mother . Bought more with that 6d than £500 nowdays or that's how it felt :D

 

Can you please let me know where to apply. Last post I read on this forum, we were advised to wait for local council to contact us next month? 

I agree with everyone it feels very weird to be fully winding down with no real time frame at the moment. I am trying not to worry about the price drop on my existing stock?! 

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3 minutes ago, Huggins said:

Can you please let me know where to apply. Last post I read on this forum, we were advised to wait for local council to contact us next month? 

I agree with everyone it feels very weird to be fully winding down with no real time frame at the moment. I am trying not to worry about the price drop on my existing stock?! 

Go to your local council web page and be guided

Do not wait for them its council remember jobs worth

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2 minutes ago, New year revolutions...... said:

Go to your local council web page and be guided

Do not wait for them its council remember jobs worth

Thanks I was slightly concerned by the initial don't contact us we'll contact you! 

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1 hour ago, have a word with the wife said:

Update, could not do lockdown this morning, cctv showed none essential business near me still working :huh: so did it this evening, they will be reported when the trading standards/council have the legislation in place.

Unfair trading i call it, as well as the obvious risk to life, the competion just round corner are sat at home, he is taking there money, i was in a queue this morning at lidl, 40 minute queue, 2 metre apart, was one of his customers in that queue ?

anyway, business in lockdown now .

It's terrible the amount of people that's going about their daily life's doing the same things they always do and having no consideration there's an old guy across the road from us says he's not interested in what the politicians say he's touching 80 and should be self isolation and he's has health issues 

nicola sturgeon said on the news the other day if life doesn't feel weird your not doing it right or something along they lines how true is that 

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12 hours ago, Casper said:

It's terrible the amount of people that's going about their daily life's doing the same things they always do and having no consideration there's an old guy across the road from us says he's not interested in what the politicians say he's touching 80 and should be self isolation and he's has health issues 

nicola sturgeon said on the news the other day if life doesn't feel weird your not doing it right or something along they lines how true is that 

A lot of the elderly think having their annual flu jab gives them immunity? Seriously?

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9 minutes ago, metcars said:

A lot of the elderly think having their annual flu jab gives them immunity? Seriously?

I know to be fair he's his one of they guys you couldn't tell or advise anything . 

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14 hours ago, New year revolutions...... said:

Go to your local council web page and be guided

Do not wait for them its council remember jobs worth

Hi have just looked at my local council web page and the only mention of the fund I can find is the "we will contact " part? What did you search for / what did the application look like on your council website please?

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9 minutes ago, Casper said:

I know to be fair he's his one of they guys you couldn't tell or advise anything . 

A lot depends on where he gets his news from? 

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Just now, metcars said:

A lot depends on where he gets his news from? 

Yeah i meant in general its all his way or no way 

i agree with you too though about the news things problem is people listen to people and not news sometimes .

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