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Bo_apex

1,349 posts

182 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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Drclarke said:
After the initial flurry of publicity, Chris Harris seems to have distanced himself from the company. After reading some of the comments of those, perhaps he saw the writing on the wall and made a wise choice!
As a BBC presenter he needs to be careful, the new boss has tightened up social media rules for all its presenters.

webstercivet

277 posts

38 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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The BBC's talking about introducing a Parliament-style public register of interests where presenters would have declare external paid work and shareholdings.

kevinon

281 posts

24 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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webstercivet said:
The BBC's talking about introducing a Parliament-style public register of interests where presenters would have declare external paid work and shareholdings.
Indeed. The Chris Harris's seal of approval for CC could cause a naive buyer to assume that CC do HPI checks (and more) before listing.

ferrisbueller

26,334 posts

191 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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Drclarke said:
After the initial flurry of publicity, Chris Harris seems to have distanced himself from the company. After reading some of the comments of those, perhaps he saw the writing on the wall and made a wise choice!
He's still doing the podcasts.

LaurasOtherHalf

19,706 posts

160 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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ferrisbueller said:
Drclarke said:
After the initial flurry of publicity, Chris Harris seems to have distanced himself from the company. After reading some of the comments of those, perhaps he saw the writing on the wall and made a wise choice!
He's still doing the podcasts.
And pimping their sales on his Twitter feed. I’m not sure where the idea he’s distancing himself came from?

birdcage

2,584 posts

169 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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I mentioned this before but The Market were great, they had driven the car I bought, honest and dare I say fun descriptions of the cars with an idea of reserve.

I like the fact they have the car at their headquarters, they help register it and seem quite passionate about what they do.

I was thinking about selling a supercar through CC, they kept texting me with crap prices and I wasn't convinced. It all seems a bit 'sheepskin jacket'

Shame as the idea is good but they might as well be selling white goods, I don't see any passion just barrow boys.


VonSenger

2,451 posts

153 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
And pimping their sales on his Twitter feed. I’m not sure where the idea he’s distancing himself came from?
Not that he gives a st but it became so tedious I stopped following him. "Please stop me from bidding on this amazing/ phenomenal/incredible (add any car)" is so insulting to the reader. He went dramatically down in my estimations and showed he'd sell his nan for some cash or exposure.
His denial to highlight obvious negatives, albeit with a positive spin if he likes, added to this. There was a manual csl conversion thing he just kept waxing lyrical about without actually acknowledging it will almost certainly prove a detriment to the final price when it was discussed on his twitter feed. He did the same with some awful 70's lowered mercedes thing. Who's he kidding? Like I said, insulting to ones intelligence.

LaurasOtherHalf

19,706 posts

160 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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VonSenger said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
And pimping their sales on his Twitter feed. I’m not sure where the idea he’s distancing himself came from?
Not that he gives a st but it became so tedious I stopped following him. "Please stop me from bidding on this amazing/ phenomenal/incredible (add any car)" is so insulting to the reader. He went dramatically down in my estimations and showed he'd sell his nan for some cash or exposure.
His denial to highlight obvious negatives, albeit with a positive spin if he likes, added to this. There was a manual csl conversion thing he just kept waxing lyrical about without actually acknowledging it will almost certainly prove a detriment to the final price when it was discussed on his twitter feed. He did the same with some awful 70's lowered mercedes thing. Who's he kidding? Like I said, insulting to ones intelligence.
It'll be his undoing like a lot of celebrities. Anyone in the public eye shouldn't be seen anywhere near this cesspool. To be fair, he didn't come across well on PH when he used to post on here, he got into a spat with me and started spouting all manner of ste.

I suppose we all might be guilty of that though. I first met him long before any of all that at a Porsche launch for the 997 GT3rs and he was a pleasant and enthusiastic as could be.

He used to do some of the same track days as us but I keep my distance knowing we called each other a tt on the internet hehe

will_

6,001 posts

167 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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SFTWend said:
Personally I think the level of transparency offered by The Market is exceptional and they should be applauded for it.

For a buyer they stand head and shoulders above any other UK platform and I hope they prosper.
Agreed. The problem is that as a seller CC is more attractive.

I've said it before, but if you mix The Market's approach with a fee for the buyer and not the seller that would probably be the sweet spot.

I really like The Market.

Bo_apex

1,349 posts

182 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
It'll be his undoing like a lot of celebrities. Anyone in the public eye shouldn't be seen anywhere near this cesspool. To be fair, he didn't come across well on PH when he used to post on here, he got into a spat with me and started spouting all manner of ste.

I suppose we all might be guilty of that though. I first met him long before any of all that at a Porsche launch for the 997 GT3rs and he was a pleasant and enthusiastic as could be.

He used to do some of the same track days as us but I keep my distance knowing we called each other a tt on the internet hehe
The Internet can bring out the best in people hehe

Double gauche

314 posts

61 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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will_ said:
SFTWend said:
Personally I think the level of transparency offered by The Market is exceptional and they should be applauded for it.

For a buyer they stand head and shoulders above any other UK platform and I hope they prosper.
Agreed. The problem is that as a seller CC is more attractive.

I've said it before, but if you mix The Market's approach with a fee for the buyer and not the seller that would probably be the sweet spot.

I really like The Market.
CC just feel better marketed somehow, shiny and new -
The market feels like its for older/ cheaper cars?


Cheib

20,198 posts

139 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Double gauche said:
CC just feel better marketed somehow, shiny and new -
The market feels like its for older/ cheaper cars?
They’ve got C Harris esq plugging there cars on Twitter which is a massive help...but yes I’d at they are better at it.

AyBee

9,454 posts

166 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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VonSenger said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
And pimping their sales on his Twitter feed. I’m not sure where the idea he’s distancing himself came from?
Not that he gives a st but it became so tedious I stopped following him. "Please stop me from bidding on this amazing/ phenomenal/incredible (add any car)" is so insulting to the reader. He went dramatically down in my estimations and showed he'd sell his nan for some cash or exposure.
His denial to highlight obvious negatives, albeit with a positive spin if he likes, added to this. There was a manual csl conversion thing he just kept waxing lyrical about without actually acknowledging it will almost certainly prove a detriment to the final price when it was discussed on his twitter feed. He did the same with some awful 70's lowered mercedes thing. Who's he kidding? Like I said, insulting to ones intelligence.
I was interested in your claim, so I've been back to April on his Twitter (yes, slow day) and there's 3 CC cars he's said words to the effect of "please stop me from bidding": E36 manual M3, F12 and Mercedes 300 SEL - I can imagine him genuinely wanting all of these given his car history, so what's so insulting about it?

Cheib

20,198 posts

139 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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AyBee said:
VonSenger said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
And pimping their sales on his Twitter feed. I’m not sure where the idea he’s distancing himself came from?
Not that he gives a st but it became so tedious I stopped following him. "Please stop me from bidding on this amazing/ phenomenal/incredible (add any car)" is so insulting to the reader. He went dramatically down in my estimations and showed he'd sell his nan for some cash or exposure.
His denial to highlight obvious negatives, albeit with a positive spin if he likes, added to this. There was a manual csl conversion thing he just kept waxing lyrical about without actually acknowledging it will almost certainly prove a detriment to the final price when it was discussed on his twitter feed. He did the same with some awful 70's lowered mercedes thing. Who's he kidding? Like I said, insulting to ones intelligence.
I was interested in your claim, so I've been back to April on his Twitter (yes, slow day) and there's 3 CC cars he's said words to the effect of "please stop me from bidding": E36 manual M3, F12 and Mercedes 300 SEL - I can imagine him genuinely wanting all of these given his car history, so what's so insulting about it?
There are three in the last five days.



Bo_apex

1,349 posts

182 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Cheib said:
AyBee said:
VonSenger said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
And pimping their sales on his Twitter feed. I’m not sure where the idea he’s distancing himself came from?
Not that he gives a st but it became so tedious I stopped following him. "Please stop me from bidding on this amazing/ phenomenal/incredible (add any car)" is so insulting to the reader. He went dramatically down in my estimations and showed he'd sell his nan for some cash or exposure.
His denial to highlight obvious negatives, albeit with a positive spin if he likes, added to this. There was a manual csl conversion thing he just kept waxing lyrical about without actually acknowledging it will almost certainly prove a detriment to the final price when it was discussed on his twitter feed. He did the same with some awful 70's lowered mercedes thing. Who's he kidding? Like I said, insulting to ones intelligence.
I was interested in your claim, so I've been back to April on his Twitter (yes, slow day) and there's 3 CC cars he's said words to the effect of "please stop me from bidding": E36 manual M3, F12 and Mercedes 300 SEL - I can imagine him genuinely wanting all of these given his car history, so what's so insulting about it?
There are three in the last five days.


Chris Evans got slapped wrists at the BBC for plugging his own commercial side ventures when he worked there.
No reason to expect Chris Harris will be ignored by the BBC detectives.

Pro Bono

330 posts

41 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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This F430 seems to have been sold very cheaply - £61,450 including the CC buyer's fee looks to be quite a steal, and I'm surprised there wasn't more interest in it - https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2005-ferrari-f...

VonSenger

2,451 posts

153 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Pro Bono said:
This F430 seems to have been sold very cheaply - £61,450 including the CC buyer's fee looks to be quite a steal, and I'm surprised there wasn't more interest in it - https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2005-ferrari-f...
Rag top, not red or manual. So there or there abouts.

MDMA .

6,245 posts

65 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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VonSenger said:
Pro Bono said:
This F430 seems to have been sold very cheaply - £61,450 including the CC buyer's fee looks to be quite a steal, and I'm surprised there wasn't more interest in it - https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2005-ferrari-f...
Rag top, not red or manual. So there or there abouts.
Dealer had it up for £68,500


https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1246882

kevinon

281 posts

24 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Cheib said:
There are three in the last five days.


Maybe Chris Harris doesn't write his tweets? They read just like the adverts on CC. And that's not a good thing! (IMHO)

Stryke

607 posts

126 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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kevinon said:
Maybe Chris Harris doesn't write his tweets? They read just like the adverts on CC. And that's not a good thing! (IMHO)
Maybe Chris Harris writes the descriptions for CC biglaugh
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