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    • mouthscradle
    • By mouthscradle 7th Sep 07, 5:25 PM
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    BCA Auction View
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    • 7th Sep 07, 5:25 PM
    BCA Auction View 7th Sep 07 at 5:25 PM
    Does any kind MSEr have access to BCA's Auction View programme and would be willing to make some searches for me? I've paid for the Manheim one already, don't fancy shelling out another 15 quid :rolleyes:

    Thanks in advance
    Mother, wife, scientist, analyst.
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    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 16th Sep 07, 8:57 PM
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    • 16th Sep 07, 8:57 PM
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    • 16th Sep 07, 8:57 PM
    Yes, i'm a registered Motor Dealer with BCA...
    • Happychappy
    • By Happychappy 20th Sep 07, 12:57 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 12:57 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 12:57 PM
    If you put up the details of what it is you are looking for, please try and narrow down makes, models, trim, gearbox, fuel etc, also which auctions you can go too, I will have a look for you.
    • mouthscradle
    • By mouthscradle 20th Sep 07, 2:23 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 2:23 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 2:23 PM
    Thanks guys, we already got our new car now, got it from a Manheim instead last week If you need any searches on their system let me know, I have 2 weeks left on my sub. Thanks anyway!
    Mother, wife, scientist, analyst.
    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 20th Sep 07, 9:12 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 9:12 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 9:12 PM
    ...or it's free if you're in the trade...
    • mouthscradle
    • By mouthscradle 20th Sep 07, 9:16 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 9:16 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 9:16 PM
    Thanks for stating the obvious, but not everyone wanting something searched for might be
    Last edited by mouthscradle; 20-09-2007 at 9:23 PM.
    Mother, wife, scientist, analyst.
  • stevewu
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    • 21st Sep 07, 11:49 AM
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    • 21st Sep 07, 11:49 AM
    If you put up the details of what it is you are looking for, please try and narrow down makes, models, trim, gearbox, fuel etc, also which auctions you can go too, I will have a look for you.
    Originally posted by Happychappy
    hi, Happychappy:
    mind I help me check on a car search.
    I can not send private msg to you, may I have your email so I can send details of the car looking for to you.
    interested in buying from BCA Blackbush.
    thanks
    • Wig
    • By Wig 21st Sep 07, 11:56 AM
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    • 21st Sep 07, 11:56 AM
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    • 21st Sep 07, 11:56 AM
    Easiest way is just to put your desired car up here, I can also look on BCA for you.

    MAKE
    Model
    Derivative
    Engine size
    Petrol or deisel
    Gears = manual, automatic or tiptronic/semiauto
    Registration years most interested in
    How much you have to spend
    colour (if important)
    BCA venue

    HOWEVER, my advice is that the auction price is very similar price to what you *should* get it for in the private sale market. But unfortunaltely private sellers always think they will get more for their car than what it's book value actually is. You will see this is the case when looking on autotrader. So theoretically it is better to buy privately than it is to buy at auction, because you have no excessive fees ontop and you can take your time examining and testing the car. The problem will be in explaining to the owner his car is not worth as much as he thinks it is.

    There are some sellers on autotrader who realise the true value of their car, and as a result it is better to buy your desired car privavtely than at auction.

    Having said that.....

    If anyone wants prices/auction info, the best way to get hold of me is by PM, Even that won't usually be instant, as I am busier these days.
    Last edited by Wig; 25-01-2011 at 7:25 PM.
    • mouthscradle
    • By mouthscradle 21st Sep 07, 2:23 PM
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    • 21st Sep 07, 2:23 PM
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    • 21st Sep 07, 2:23 PM
    Hi steve,

    I got your pm but I don't really want to give my account details out openly, as Wig said if you list here what car you are wanting and the details above, I can gladly look at Manheim's auctions for you
    Mother, wife, scientist, analyst.
  • stevewu
    thanks,
    MAKE: BMW
    Model: X5
    Engine size: 3.0
    Petrol or deisel: Both can do
    manual or automatic: automatic
    Registration years most interested in: 2000-2003
    How much you have to spend: 10000-15000
    colour (if important): silver is the best, dont not matter too much
    BCA venue (you say Blackbushe)

    My email address:wuyunsong@gmail.com
    • Happychappy
    • By Happychappy 22nd Sep 07, 8:46 AM
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    Hi Steve

    All 46 on offer sent to you by email along with guide prices for all x5 models, this looks pretty good, anyway, hope you find what you like

    Regards
    HC

    BMW X5 3.0 SE, 5 Doors, Estate, Petrol, Manual Transmission, Registered 29-05-2003 To be auctioned at Brighouse on 24-09-2007

    RegistrationRE03ZNR Registered29-05-2003ColourTITANIUM SILVER Mileage59,368Equipment* Service History * - 1 SVC PRINT AT 26K Alloy Wheels - 18" STAR SPOKE CD Autochanger Colour Coded - DOOR HANDLES Communication Pack Leather Trim - BLACK DAKOTA LocationBrighouse
    Click picture to enlarge
    CAPNew£33,300Retail£14,095Clean£11,850Average£11,000Below Average£10,150
    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 22nd Sep 07, 10:24 PM
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    They look so naff as an SE don't they...?!

    We gave up buying them cos they took ages to sell cos there are too many X5's about!
  • stevewu
    thanks, I will keep looking around still, but that is very helpful. Bridgehouse is a bit far, although.
    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 27th Sep 07, 8:13 PM
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    Distance is only a number....
    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 28th Sep 07, 8:35 PM
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    I did ok getting £19,995 for our 02 plate 3.0D Sport auto with 48k on it then lol
  • stevewu
    BCA car buying
    Wow, that is great help. I was looking around and busy on selling my current car.
    After sold my car last Saturday and bought a small automatic for my wife, I am in comfortable position to hunt a car, which can drive for couple of years.
    Blackbushe is so closed to my office and I can just pop down there at lunch break, that is why I would like to have a look there.
    Long distance travel will push me in a position of must-buy, which I do not like it.
    I opened my mind a bit and looking for an old Porsche boxster as well. I looked at price on Ebay& Autotrader and had tested drive two already.
    It is nice and cheaper than I thought. I donít have too much clue how much it cost in Blackbushe. But I believe it will be much cheaper in the auction, even after paying 500 to BCA. Do you mind help me check.

    MAKE Porsche
    Model Boxster
    Engine size 2.5L
    Petrol or deisel Petrol
    manual or automatic Automatic will be cool, manual is also considered
    Registration years most interested in 2000-2002
    How much you have to spend 10000-15000
    colour (if important) Red, does not matter too much
    BCA venue (you say Blackbushe) Blackbushe

    I know BMW X5 and Porsche boxster are totally different style. But be honest, they are both nice decent car and I love both.
    Appreciate your help.
    thanks
  • stevewu
    This will definitely make me decide only buy from an auction nearby. Visit a auction site more than 100 miles. The feeling of not winning a car and go back home with empty hand will make me depressed.

    "
    Time to get up in the morning.
    miles
    hours driving
    extra cost


    Oh and Stevewu,
    keep in mind that when you buy at auction, there is usually no tax disc, so You either let them arrange delivery - 250quid or more
    You have a car trailer with you - or you go home and come back with one.
    You drive it out before 5pm closing time, and drive it home with no tax.


    Anyone else find the auctionview is not working today?[/quote]

    "
    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 9th Oct 07, 8:45 PM
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    Auction view has been ok. Its the damm Live OnLine Sales that can be a pain when the sound breaks just as you're about to bid lol
  • stevewu
    Thanks for Wig reply with details. I think part of his replies are very helpful to everybody, so post it here.
    "
    The bid price includes VAT, but there is a buyers fee on top, depending on the bid price, if you phone them
    0845 600 6644
    You can ask what the buyers fee will be on bid of 15,000 & 16,000 It goes up in zones of bids for example
    15,000 - 15,350 BF = 350*
    15,351 - 15, 650 BF = 355*
    15,651 - 15,999 BF = 360*
    * I just guessed these amounts, but the increments are quite small in the region of £5 per zone, so if you ask what the fee is for 15,000 and for 16,000 that will give you an idea of what the BF will be.
    Confirm with them the following (just to be sure)
    *Is the bid price inclusive of VAT
    *What is the buyers fee for bid....
    *Is there VAT ontop of the buyers fee
    *You can also suggest to them that they put on their website full buying tems and conditions (unbelievably they are not there or are not easily found)
    *Also suggest to them that they put on the website the full list of standard buyers fees (also unbelievably not on their website)

    V5 transfer is £23.50 incl. VAT (rediculous , I totally agree, would rather post it myself to DVLA)

    Ways to pay at BCA - From 17th September

    * You can now pay by MasterCard and Visa credit cards (transactions attract 2% + VAT handling fee.)
    * You can still pay with cash but from 17th September, payments will incur a 1% + VAT handling fee.
    * You can continue to pay with NO transaction fees by -
    Debit Card (UK Maestro/Solo/Visa Debit and Electron)
    Cheque*
    Bank Draft*
    Telegraphic Transfer

    *vehicles released on cleared funds, or subject to BCA Account and credit limit status.
    "
    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 14th Oct 07, 7:54 PM
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    Auction view has been ok. Its the damm Live OnLine Sales that can be a pain when the sound breaks just as you're about to bid lol
    Originally posted by harveybobbles
    Or if he misses you bid... GRRRRR!!

    Normally its Mark Jones that does that...
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