Are these Vloggers just a scam? SOL or Shmee etc? (Vol 2)

Are these Vloggers just a scam? SOL or Shmee etc? (Vol 2)

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Shmee

7,233 posts

159 months

Friday 20th September
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jon- said:
KHK said:
Pretty sure this video will be your highest viewed for the year
100% it's gonna tank now hehe
Unfortunately what becomes the biggest video isn't down to something one can so easily control, but rather the algorithm games or having a genuine viral bit of news.

I have 10 videos so far in the 9 months of 2019 that have done 1m views but by far and away the largest is the Bugatti La Voiture Noire launch piece from March at the Geneva Motorshow which is at 8.8m and counting.

I'd expect the Veneno video to do 400-600k over the first week or two, then maybe if the algorithms pick it up it might get closer to 1m but I'm not so sure it will break into 7 figures.

nunpuncher

1,330 posts

71 months

Saturday 21st September
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Johann_the_alpine_man said:
New Collecting Cars podcast without Chris Harris at the helm. Not a fan, didn’t hold my interest at all, this Sam guy just isn’t that interesting. I think they’re going to realise very quickly that Harris chatting with his mates is what made this podcast good and they’ll lose listeners rapidly if Harris is sidelined. I’d much rather one a month as they have been with excellent guests and banter than more often with that other bloke.

On the subject of podcasts, STG BTG DTW hehe latest podcast was quite good. Mentioned it’s only September and DTW has already cost over £100,000. Yikes.
I can't understand why they thought Salmon Cock would be a good host on this. He seems a nice enough chap and is professional enough but as soon as he said he wasn't that interested in, and new little about road cars I just thought "what can this guy really offer the average listener?".

Not much.

nunpuncher

1,330 posts

71 months

Saturday 21st September
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Last couple of car guys videos have been rubbish. It's turned into the Ferrari channel and this approach of trying to spec modern Ferraris to try to emulate classics just isn't working.

KHK

482 posts

30 months

Saturday 21st September
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Tim, wasn't B14s Veneno originally Verde Singh which was sent back to Lambo to have it painted in matte black? I remember someone posting about it over on the Lambo forums a couple years back.

g3org3y

14,050 posts

137 months

Saturday 21st September
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Currently enjoying 'salvage rebuilds uk' and the work he's doing on a Range Rover Sport with a broken engine.

washingitagain

113 posts

3 months

Saturday 21st September
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g3org3y said:
Currently enjoying 'salvage rebuilds uk' and the work he's doing on a Range Rover Sport with a broken engine.
Me too! He seems a genuine bloke who knows what he's doing. His Ferrari build is interesting too. He is a good example of how a channel can gain followers quickly despite (to his own admission) him not being skilled at video production.

nunpuncher

1,330 posts

71 months

Saturday 21st September
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I watched a few of his videos back to back then lost interest. I was wanting to see him actually doing repair work but him just rambling trying to get over 10 minutes got boring quick (he commented on getting over 10mins in a few videos). The sound quality (wind noise) also drove me mental in a few videos.

johnwilliams77

5,701 posts

49 months

Saturday 21st September
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OK, really enjoyed mr jww hooning around in a 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyh5uArCRI4&fb...

Gulf7

109 posts

4 months

Saturday 21st September
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johnwilliams77 said:
OK, really enjoyed mr jww hooning around in a 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyh5uArCRI4&fb...
Me too.

Klippie

1,581 posts

91 months

Sunday 22nd September
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Copy and paste...maker X launches a new Supercar that has the influencer brigade gushing with fake enthusiasm getting one wraped in fancy clingfilm or peelable rubber paint and claiming its the best thing ever to roll on four wheels, I don't know about anyone else but I'am bored with it to the point of not watching them anymore...and the hyper excitment when spotting a Piss-ta while driving around the same bit of London is excruciatingly painful to watch.

Youtube is full of interesting car people and entertaining content I've just had enough of the influencers and their Supercars.



Meridius

1,236 posts

98 months

Bubba Zanetti

287 posts

93 months

Sunday 22nd September
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nunpuncher said:
Last couple of car guys videos have been rubbish. It's turned into the Ferrari channel and this approach of trying to spec modern Ferraris to try to emulate classics just isn't working.
Especially when they go for grey/silver. Boring.

Escy

1,925 posts

95 months

Sunday 22nd September
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Meridius said:
Brilliant video, nice to see a car like that being given a total spanking. He can drive, I was hanging onto my seat watching it. I've subscribed.

CarHabit

44 posts

39 months

Sunday 22nd September
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Meridius said:
Second this - worth a watch

Johann_the_alpine_man

13 posts

1 month

Sunday 22nd September
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This popped up in my feed tonight, enjoyable watch. They seem to be getting really crappy views though, when the content is good. Don’t know why.

https://youtu.be/nono

akadk

779 posts

125 months

Sunday 22nd September
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Watched Tim’s vid this eve.

Based on today’s market his cars must have taken a 6 figure bath on values in total ?!

KHK

482 posts

30 months

Sunday 22nd September
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akadk said:
Watched Tim’s vid this eve.

Based on today’s market his cars must have taken a 6 figure bath on values in total ?!
Not just an UK issue. Prices in North America are tanking as well. Global recession talk and artificially pumping the global markets to the brink has a lot of people thinking twice about buying expensive toys. Also the flow of money coming out of China has slowed considerably which has taken a toll on luxury goods globally.

Bottom line is there's a glut of supercars and not enough buyers which means prices tank. Manufacturers can keep claim there's enough wealthy customers to justify new models every 6 months but it's starting to look like the market is imploding.

CityS

131 posts

143 months

Sunday 22nd September
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akadk said:
Watched Tim’s vid this eve.

Based on today’s market his cars must have taken a 6 figure bath on values in total ?!
Tim mentioned depreciation

-100k GBP for the 675LT
-50k GBP for the GT8

and the other less expensive cars probably have cost him money.

Τbh I don't really know if he can cover all these costs (he also mentions) and huge depreciation (probably 300k GBP for the last 3 years only).

KHK

482 posts

30 months

Sunday 22nd September
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CityS said:
Tim mentioned depreciation

-100k GBP for the 675LT
-50k GBP for the GT8

and the other less expensive cars probably have cost him money.

?bh I don't really know if he can cover all these costs (he also mentions) and huge depreciation (probably 300k GBP for the last 3 years only).
I'm thinking the Ford GT and Senna values would offset those loses.

Craig_89

132 posts

122 months

Sunday 22nd September
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KHK said:
CityS said:
Tim mentioned depreciation

-100k GBP for the 675LT
-50k GBP for the GT8

and the other less expensive cars probably have cost him money.

?bh I don't really know if he can cover all these costs (he also mentions) and huge depreciation (probably 300k GBP for the last 3 years only).
I'm thinking the Ford GT and Senna values would offset those loses.
The LT and GT8 are owned outright I believe which whilst that depreciation hurts at least there isn't any negative equity in the cars. If Tim ever needs to sell then they would still free up a big chunk of cash.

An advantage with owning outright in harder times but don't want to sell is you could just sorn them until you can afford to put them back in the road. Not ideal as they could end up with a few niggles or missing services but at least there won't be a bailiff on your door step if you couldn't keep up with finance payments.

I fear that there will potentially be quite a lot of people who will be caught out by the current market softening. I think a chunk of car swapping every 6-12 months will be coming to end soon and many will have no choice but to keep what they have until the terms run their course. If the market keeps softening people will quickly lose their deposits and end up in negative equity preventing them from moving into the next car.


Edited by Craig_89 on Sunday 22 September 22:09