Dealer taking the Piss

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Re: Dealer taking the Piss

Postby Buzby » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:48 am

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Re: Dealer taking the Piss

Postby Buzby » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:49 am

But that £10k realistically will be £7.5-8k as the discount will be passed on down the line... as for the value, theyu’ll want to earn the same amount from you on the trade in - as long as it’s less than the book value. If it doesn’t sell, it’ll go to the worst-case scenario...off to a trade auction, the secret it they mustn’t lose money. The price offered to you is based on this, if it sells for more, it’s a result - but will you cry if it doesn’t sell? Of course not!

Only my Twizy was bought and sold at the same price after 18 months (it never happened before or since). Yet 4 years on, and some owners are still asking for the price I paid in 2014.... like that’s going to happen!

If you sell privately and avoid WBAC, there’s a good chance you’ll sell.
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Re: Dealer taking the Piss

Postby noahs-dad » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:32 pm

You would probably be cheaper trading in via an Eco car seller and their list prices would be cheaper. They can also source exactly what you are looking for. The likes of Eco Cars, and Drive Green have good reputation and are worth a google/email. I have used Drive Green before and they have offered me £3000 trade in on my I-Miev. That is 3 x times what Nissan offered me! And their list prices are just as competitive or cheaper. Another individual also made me the same offer. It doesn't really sit well with me that Nissan are looking to make so much profit on the used side of the market, to the point that they even want to profit in the trade in resale.

So Drive Green looks like where I am headed for next used BEV purchase again. These "eco/green" car dealers also deliver/pick up cars, but I would do the drive there and back, is more fun and more of a BEV adventure that way. Plus you save on the hefty delivery costs.

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Re: Dealer taking the Piss

Postby Chunkybuns » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:32 am

I'll Keep that in mind. Thanks

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Re: Dealer taking the Piss

Postby noahs-dad » Tue May 15, 2018 11:23 am

Recently written-off my I-Miev in an April whiteout snowstorm in April (only in Scotland!). So my search for a replacement recently came to an end with another purchase from another one of these eco-green car dealers based in England. This time it was bought from https://e-carstrading.co.uk/ who are based in Wokingham (nr London). Got a low mileage 2012 silver Ion, under 20,000 miles and fantastic battery health. Only paid £5000 which is below current market value and car is in top condition and there was a lot of emphasis on the 'customer experience'. Could not recommend more, was actually better than dealing with Drive Green (although they are not bad and were good too).

I have tried to buy from the well known eco-cars guy in Orkney twice now, but the prices are a bit higher, and he seems very busy and stretched and like others I don't always find him to be great at communicating with. Very knowledgeable and resourcefull though of course. Was also dealing with Go Green Autos which seemed a viable option to source a BEV from. There are lots of non Nissan/Renault etc used dealer options out there.

Anyway, the point is these focused specialised eco-green-car-dealers are really worth a try and consideration and easy to deal with. Don't let the distance put you off, some will even deliver the car for free as happened for me this weekend. Safer than buying from Gumtree, Autotrader or Ebay for sure. And very reasonable prices and deals to be had.


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