New buying and selling website forum for car dealers everywhere

Time 12:53 pm, November 18, 2014

0519238REGULAR visitors to this site will (well, we hope you will!) be familiar with the forum.

It’s a place for dealers to get things off their chest, to ask advice, and to pitch story ideas to us nice people at Car Dealer (these posts usually start with the words ‘why are you useless lot not doing a story on (insert topic here)?? Call yourselves journalists???…’) but we prefer to use the phrase ‘pitching story ideas’…

If you’ve not seen the forum, have a quick peek (the link is at the top of this page, or here).

From today, there’s a new section – and it’s there because you asked us for it.

Why can’t you useless lot, the request began, launch a buying and selling section? Dealers often have bits and pieces around the place that are no good to them any more, but could be just the thing someone else is looking for.

So from today, we’ve done it (see… we DO listen…).

Click on the forum button, and then ‘Buy & Sell’ (link is here if you can’t be bothered with that).

Already today we have one dealer looking to sell handbooks and wallets for several makes and models, someone else seeking a Subaru carpet, and another wants a gearknob for a Peugeot 205 GTI.

So if you have something you’d like a little cash for, or are looking for something specific, take advantage.

There are a few rules (there are ALWAYS a few rules…) but they’re all pretty reasonable. Such as this isn’t a place to sell services to dealers (if you want to promote your services, talk to us we’ll tell you how you can do it), be nice and respectful to each other and to remember it’s an open forum, so anyone has access. Take a look at the bottom post in the thread, “You asked, we delivered… but now a few rules for more.

This area is designed as a swap shop. An area where you can list bits you might want to get rid of or swap.

So give it a go.

Mmmm… a website aimed at buying and selling. Don’t think anyone’s done that before. Wonder if that’s a germ of idea that might take off and make us all millionaires….

Colin Channon's avatar

Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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