Collecting Cars auction results

Collecting Cars auction results

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bennno

7,001 posts

231 months

Thursday 21st January
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fridaypassion said:
If you had any idea of how poorly regarded BCA are within the trade you would realise this is actually not an exaggeration of any kind. To compare CC to BCA and the level of malpractice is totally unfair.

Benno flukes one single purchase from BCA and thinks he's Jack Tordoff wink the guys that are doing serious volume with the likes of BCA get treated like dirt.
I’ve bought multiple cars there, direct from Mercedes, bmw, vw. Loads going through are tripe, you just need to be selective as much about the car you are buying as who is selling it. With BCA assured they test it and warrant it free of defects, you then have 48 hours to validate that and if there’s a problem you can either get it repaired at their cost or a refund. Nothing Jack Tordoff about it.

fridaypassion

5,397 posts

190 months

Thursday 21st January
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bennno said:
I’ve bought multiple cars there, direct from Mercedes, bmw, vw. Loads going through are tripe, you just need to be selective as much about the car you are buying as who is selling it. With BCA assured they test it and warrant it free of defects, you then have 48 hours to validate that and if there’s a problem you can either get it repaired at their cost or a refund. Nothing Jack Tordoff about it.
Categorically and I cannot stress this enough. You have been VERY lucky if you have not had any issues. You haven't been selective or clever you have just been fortunate.

jtremlett

982 posts

184 months

Thursday 21st January
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fridaypassion said:
bennno said:
Bit naive that. The majority of valuable cars at BCA have been inspected and tested by them and carry a 48 hour rejection policy, during which time you get your money back or undisclosed faults resolved.

Collecting cars is much closer in principle to eBay, but with the eBay writing the item descriptions without viewing the car and taking a cut on completion and leaving buyer and seller to sort the rest afterwards.

It’s a seemingly confused platform in terms of trade use. Zippy runs Targa Florio cars but appears to be banging out any unwanted px cars on the platform to the general public. CC really need to give this aspect some thought.

Moderator edit: cut out the potentially defamatory comments please
Oh Benno to be in such a fluffy bubble in which you live!

I've actually taken 5 full minutes to stop laughing at your comments regarding BCA.

For your information a few examples of what goes on behind closed doors:

People buying none runners advertised as assured
Clocked cars
Written off cars advertised as HPI clear
Cars appearing on dealer accounts that they haven't even bid on
Cars with very obvious faults such as gearboxes knackered or engines knocking
Dashboards lit up like Christmas trees on collection but not mentioned on assured reports
undeclared paint issues/poor repairs

In all of these examples dealers have had to pay for the cars with no negotiation or recourse. Its an area that is in dire need of some kind of legislation. There is no 48 hour handback! Fantasy!

So when I see the frankly pathetic criticisms leveled at CC you can see why I hold the informed opinions I do. This is the crap that trade people have to put up with.

Three further pertinent facts

I do not buy cars from auction

Unlike 99% of the poster on here I HAVE USED CC!

I should be anti CC as effectively they are competition to me but I just like the business model I like how they have set it up and the way they have managed to promote it and I wish them well in what they do.
Why isn't this naming and shaming then? Or is it only some naming and shaming that isn't allowed?

fridaypassion

5,397 posts

190 months

Thursday 21st January
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OK remove the name BCA and replace it with a large vehicle remarketing outlet of your choice. I'm not saying they are all as bad but these kind of practices are pretty standard across almost all of these platforms. A true wild west. As I say the sector is in dire need of reform. Traders have wide shoulders and can accept a certain amount of hassle with a purchase but the issues raised with CC to date are toytown problems by comparison. As I say the consumer n the UK is now so cosseted that some of the sharp practice in the trade that we would shrug off is a very large issue to Mr public customer. My personal view is that buying from a source any other than trade seller is lunacy for any car due to these protections. The bigger issue is that people want the same thing cheaper but then cry when things go wrong. You cannot have it all.

I think owing to the way that CC operate as a consumer facing auction perhaps they should invest a bit on doing DD in the cars. They do not do this at the moment in my experience other than a HPI you could be buying anything and that is something that is wide open to abuse. Having a package for the seller that involves the photographer and a basic mechanical inspection would be ideal as it perfectly bridges the gap between a true auction (with NO comeback) and a retail sale. Maybe this is something they should look at.

They are still a young platform and I'm sure they are learning as they go. My main point is that they are being framed as bogey men when I think the way they have set it up is better than other auction platforms.

R8Reece

1,069 posts

51 months

Friday 22nd January
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jeremyc said:
H allows discussion on the forums of eBay, Amazon, AutoTrader, car dealerships and other services competitive to the classifieds section. This is no different, providing that the discussion of CC and any of the other services do not break the forum rules.
108 pages of it tho, dedicated to one provider? PH is probably the best free promotional tool they have got - except Chris Harris. I'd never heard of CC until it appeared on here. Anyway, I just thought it was a bit contradictory that people are being pulled up on various breaches of the 'naming and shaming' rules, when pretty much a large quantity of this thread contains inviduals cross-referencing their own / friends vehicles for sale on CC - in breach of various PH rules - yet the thread still continues.
PH posting rules don't appear consistent.

I had a post pulled within about 30 mins of posting which was asking for a link to a car manual - I've yet to have a reply as to why it was pulled!

anonymous-user

16 months

Friday 22nd January
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R8Reece said:
PH posting rules don't appear consistent.

I had a post pulled within about 30 mins of posting which was asking for a link to a car manual - I've yet to have a reply as to why it was pulled!
This thread is just one huge free advert for CC. If the subject matter was about AT, it would have been pulled by now.

Drclarke

1,074 posts

135 months

Friday 22nd January
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MAC 720S said:
This thread is just one huge free advert for CC. If the subject matter was about AT, it would have been pulled by now.
Now the comments have turned from positive to negative it’s suddenly become something that the CC crew want policing. You can’t have it both ways!

jeremyc

19,193 posts

246 months

Friday 22nd January
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Enough! This thread clearly has run it's course because it is now so far off topic.
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