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A100man
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PostPosted: 15:49 - 06 Feb 2024    Post subject: BCA Car Auctions Reply with quote

Is it true you now must have trade credentials to buy from them?
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PostPosted: 18:15 - 06 Feb 2024    Post subject: Re: BCA Car Auctions Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
Is it true you now must have trade credentials to buy from them?

In British Car Auctions, they say,
Only trade can bid, come what may.
But the public, with glee,
Can buy cars, you see,
If they're keen on a great deal that day!
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PostPosted: 23:15 - 06 Feb 2024    Post subject: Re: BCA Car Auctions Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
A100man wrote:
Is it true you now must have trade credentials to buy from them?

In British Car Auctions, they say,
Only trade can bid, come what may.
But the public, with glee,
Can buy cars, you see,
If they're keen on a great deal that day!


Nice prose, although I'm not entirely sure ot helps Confused
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PostPosted: 02:06 - 07 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=Can+the+public+buy+from+BCA%3F

"BCA is currently only open to trade buyers. Should you wish to purchase a vehicle then please let us introduce cinch.co.uk the faff-free car service."

https://i.imgur.com/NrLiTHc.jpg
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PostPosted: 02:06 - 07 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP, is your google broke?

https://www.bca.co.uk/help/buying-with-bca

Only trade can buy from BCA.
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PostPosted: 11:13 - 07 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

MCN wrote:
OP, is your google broke?

https://www.bca.co.uk/help/buying-with-bca

Only trade can buy from BCA.


Tossers! Rolling Eyes

I was only checking cos I believe this is new. I'm hoping to buy my company car when the lease ends and I know they usually end up at BCA wher they tend to go cheaper than when you approach the lease outfit direct.

So Cinch = BCA retail then. Times have changed.
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PostPosted: 14:17 - 07 Feb 2024    Post subject: Re: BCA Car Auctions Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
In British Car Auctions, they say,
Only trade can bid, come what may.
But the public, with glee,
Can buy cars, you see,
If they're keen on a great deal that day!

A fellow named Ste, quite the techie,
Loved AI tools, oh so peachy.
From writing to art,
He'd delegate each part,
Till his brain went as soft as a peachy.
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PostPosted: 00:33 - 08 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.british-car-auctions.com

Laughing
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PostPosted: 15:18 - 08 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.british-car-auctions.com

Laughing


Now we know why they're trade only. Businesses don't get the same protections as consumers.
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PostPosted: 14:15 - 09 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.british-car-auctions.com

Laughing


Golly.. I'll admit I've not visited them in about 10 years so times have changed.. from this review it seems they are trying to offload the WeBuyAnyCar shite to the trade and they're not liking it much..
.. no surprise there folk will only use webuyanycar to offload lemons - its obvious.

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IVE BOUGHT VEHICLES FROM BCA FOR 50 YEARS, IN THAT TIME I HAVENT REALLY HAD BAD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THEM, BUT SINCE MERGING WITH WE BUY ANY SCRAP AND SELLING FOR THEM I CAN HONESTLY SAY THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY AWFUL, STORAGE FEES ARE ATROCIOUS, CUSTOMER SERVICE IS DISGUSTING, HERE IS A COMPANY THAT IS RUNNING ITSELF INTO THE GROUND,Avril Palmer-Baunack YOU NEED TO TAKE A STEP BACK, 4000 CARS A DAY FROM WE BUY ANY SCRAP, SELLING THEM WITH NO FAULTS TO CAR DEALERS AND WERE HAVING NO END OF PROBLEMS, I CAN HONESTLY SAY I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER CAR FROMK THESE COWBOYS, I THINK EVERYONE WORKING THERE SHOULD WEAR A MASK LIKE DICK TURPIN COS THEIR ALL ROBBERS. IVE GONE TO MANHEIM NOW AND I WONT BE RETURNING. ALL THE BEST BCA, YOUVE LOST ANOTHER CUSTOMER WHO USED TO BUY MINIMUM 10 CARS A WEEK!!!!!

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PostPosted: 15:10 - 09 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I'm not into car auctions but they really do have a stinking rep dont they?
There are always variation in any reviews but 92% of them at the lowest possible score says a lot
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PostPosted: 17:29 - 09 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

BCA are obviously self regulated. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 19:33 - 09 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/cinch.co.uk

Sounds reasonable enough.
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PostPosted: 11:47 - 10 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, can we conclude form this that WeBuyBlahDiBlah source all the vehicles for 'Constellation Group' then the shite is passed through BCA and the better ones through Cinch?
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PostPosted: 12:21 - 10 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

BCA sell more than a million cars each year and those cars come from rental fleets, hire cars, motability, webuyanycar, dealers, PCP cars, etc etc etc.

How they decide which cars go to cinch and which go to auction is anyone's guess. Lots of the places BCA cars come from are places where the driver won't have cared about the longevity of the vehicle so picking out the cream of the crop won't always be straightforward.

I reckon there's a reasonable chance that the low scores on trustpilot for BCA is down to a few really unhappy customers who have left and continue to leave multiple one star reviews. Those 397 reviews are spread over ten years so draw your own conclusions from that or perhaps don't draw any conclusions from that.
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PostPosted: 12:50 - 12 Feb 2024    Post subject: Re: BCA Car Auctions Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
Is it true you now must have trade credentials to buy from them?


Yes, you MUST have a trade motor insurance policy. They will ask for this when you go in to set up your account, which you must do before you can bid on anything.

How do I know this? I thought I would be a cheeky chappy and get some poor cunt who couldn't afford their Maserati's Maserati on the cheap without some cunt dealer as a middle man putting a mark-up on it for nothing.

But alas, I was stumped when I turned up at BCA and told to come back with a trade motor policy.

Anyway. The thing is I went and got quotes on a 5 vehicle trade policy and it was only about £2,000 which I think is actually really good for 5 vehicles (bikes and/ or cars) of a value up to £100,000 each. Didn't want to pay out for another insurance policy so left it.
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PostPosted: 13:32 - 12 Feb 2024    Post subject: Re: BCA Car Auctions Reply with quote

Fat Angry Scotsman wrote:
I went and got quotes on a 5 vehicle trade policy and it was only about £2,000 which I think is actually really good for 5 vehicles (bikes and/ or cars) of a value up to £100,000 each. Didn't want to pay out for another insurance policy so left it.

But if you had bought the policy, wouldn't it have been invalid on account of you being, er, not trade?
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PostPosted: 13:45 - 12 Feb 2024    Post subject: Re: BCA Car Auctions Reply with quote

Freddyfruitbat wrote:
But if you had bought the policy, wouldn't it have been invalid on account of you being, er, not trade?


Fat and Angry Car and Motorbike Sales Ltd can be created in less than six hours for £19.99 at companies house. Once Fat and Angry Car and Motorbike Sales Ltd had a company registration it would get insurance within an hour of that then apply for a Trade License from the DVLA later that day.

All legal. All legit. How else do others get started in the motor trade? Laughing
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PostPosted: 14:12 - 12 Feb 2024    Post subject: Re: BCA Car Auctions Reply with quote

Fat Angry Scotsman wrote:


Fat and Angry Car and Motorbike Sales Ltd


Please start this company forthwith.. with that name you cannot lose. Wink
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