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motorbreath

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605 posts

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Any one used these guys before they seem to get quite well specked cars in which generally go for less than the going rate. Seem to offer a don't like it don't buy it policy as well.

Any ideas where they get the cars from?

Motorrad

5,263 posts

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Auction and then make money out of people on ebay?

steve_k

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The feedback shows a lot of people dont buy the cars !

TomM

662 posts

82 months

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Thy buy from BCA Blackbushe

motorbreath

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I had a feeling it was from blackbushe BCA seem to turn a lot around, 100 feedback in one month, although a fair share of hat is people statin they didn't buy lol.

I'll probably head to BCA's then and try to get a better deal.

Cheers guys smile
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TomM

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They have been around for ages, using various eBay usernames and I have nearly stuck bids on a few cars they have sold. They have a lot of rubbish and sheds, but every now and then they have something interesting (RS6, 911, SL Mercs etc) Some pics now are taken at Blackbushe.

They seem like a fair bunch and sell everything "as is" and as said, plenty of people have walked away. Interesting business model - buy at BCA and sell immediately on eBay, must work as they have been doing it for years.

carreauchompeur

12,899 posts

91 months

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They are at least honest- Although personally I can't see the benefit over just going to auction yourself and buying the same cars, cutting out the middlemen!

J a k e

920 posts

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[quote]we will not entertain any after sales issues, all our cars are sold as seen
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Surely they can't get away with that, can they? They are motor traders, after all. Does just saying SOLD AS SEEN absolve them of the responsibilities other traders have to abide by?

RWD cossie wil

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J a k e said:
Surely they can't get away with that, can they? They are motor traders, after all. Does just saying SOLD AS SEEN absolve them of the responsibilities other traders have to abide by?
Of course not, but I would imagine they use the usual bullying, intimidating & ignoring methods, to those who do try to complain. Makes you wonder what trading standards actually do? Although most dealer warranties are more useful to wipe your bum on than anything else, hence why IMHO you are better off buying cheaper private & taking your chances, or spend the saving on getting a cambelt & service.

Xtype

1,504 posts

85 months

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You can report them for saying and advertising that, take a look on the government website, I would link it, but i'm posting from my phone

Fox-

11,387 posts

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Why buy from somebody like this? All the disadvantages and risk of buying from auction yourself but without the auction pricetag.. seems like the worst of both worlds?

james280779

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J a k e said:
Surely they can't get away with that, can they? They are motor traders, after all. Does just saying SOLD AS SEEN absolve them of the responsibilities other traders have to abide by?
if they are a dealer then by law the have to give a 6 month Warranty. doesnt matter what they say- the law is the law. thats why dealer cars are always more expensive as they factor that in, even if you buy an old trade in it comes with 6 months!

Gruber

5,209 posts

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james280779 said:
if they are a dealer then by law the have to give a 6 month Warranty. doesnt matter what they say- the law is the law. thats why dealer cars are always more expensive as they factor that in, even if you buy an old trade in it comes with 6 months!
What??

No they don't.

Boshly

2,103 posts

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I have always assumed that in an auction there is some sort of avoidance of need or obligation to warrant for a dealer. Is my assumption correct? Otherwise how do ADT (appreciate they are an auction house not a dealer) or their clients get away with it as there s definitely no SOGA protection when buying from ADT.

I therefore also 'assume' that selling via EBay (auction not otherwise) has the same effect?

Can anyone with knowledge confirm or otherwise?

Gruber

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Boshly said:
I have always assumed that in an auction there is some sort of avoidance of need or obligation to warrant for a dealer. Is my assumption correct? Otherwise how do ADT (appreciate they are an auction house not a dealer) or their clients get away with it as there s definitely no SOGA protection when buying from ADT.

I therefore also 'assume' that selling via EBay (auction not otherwise) has the same effect?

Can anyone with knowledge confirm or otherwise?
Warranty and SOGA protection are two different things.

In any event, your claim isn't against the auction house, it's against the seller.

SOGA can apply to cars bought at auction, if the seller is selling in the course of business, but usually signage and contract terms at the auction house will make it clear that SOGA protections are limited.

motorbreath

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There’s a nice little example on the SOGA website based around a used car being sold with a broken window handle. Basically if the dealer has noted it and even knocked money off in the first place then the customer doesn’t have a leg to stand on if they go back wanting it replaced for free.

Whereas if it was sold without the broken door handle being disclosed then yes the customer would have a case.

IMO that ebay seller does clearly state that there my be faults with the cars which they are unaware of, and upon collection at which point faults are found which weren’t noted the customer is not pressured into buying or even so has a full refund if money has already been paid. Seems quite reasonable and legit to me.

Snowboy

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I think that SOGA and warranty laws have some clauses about ‘reasonable expectation’ and ‘cost vs reliability’.

Which is to say; if the dealer is flogging the car as a bargain bucket job that might be knackered you haven’t really got a leg to stand on when it goes wrong.

He hasn’t lied to you.
He hasn’t done a hard sell and told you it’s a reliable car.

You might have some comeback if it turned out to be two cars welded together, if it came up stolen, if it was a cat-c and it hadn’t been mentioned.
In which case I’d expect the dealer would give a refund and take the car back.

But, random things breaking or needing ‘maintenance’ on a cheap car is expected.

SuperHangOn

2,495 posts

40 months

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The BCA private buyer fees are so extortionate I wouldn't be surprised if you pick up a car from the guy cheaper!

Boshly

2,103 posts

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Gruber said:
Boshly said:
I have always assumed that in an auction there is some sort of avoidance of need or obligation to warrant for a dealer. Is my assumption correct? Otherwise how do ADT (appreciate they are an auction house not a dealer) or their clients get away with it as there s definitely no SOGA protection when buying from ADT.

I therefore also 'assume' that selling via EBay (auction not otherwise) has the same effect?

Can anyone with knowledge confirm or otherwise?
Warranty and SOGA protection are two different things.

In any event, your claim isn't against the auction house, it's against the seller.

SOGA can apply to cars bought at auction, if the seller is selling in the course of business, but usually signage and contract terms at the auction house will make it clear that SOGA protections are limited.
I am well aware that 'a warranty' and SOGA are different, I didn't refer to 'a warranty'?

Also, without knowing the details behind your post (if this is your field forgive me, I am coming at it from a common sense and some exposure POV) I do t think it makes sense.

Most or at least many cars, sold at auction are sold on behalf of dealers. My understanding is they auction cars they want no come back on. And as for auction house contracts highlighting that SOGA prote tion is limited well that simply won't work. You can't state that a certain law doesn't affect you!

va1o

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Quite a long thread about them here - http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=901...

It isn't somewhere I'd buy from.
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