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“Jaws of Death”

published 21/11/2001

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So you want to but a new car? What do you do? Read the newspaper and magazine ads? Visit a dealer? Import? Or perhaps buy on-line? The options are endless but only one is practical, economical, realistic, no beating about the bush and lots of fun!! Yes I’m talking about the Car Auctions...

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“Car Auctions”

published 16/08/2003

Vast choice

Easy to pick up a duffer! Payment options limited

I'm a veteran of the car auctions and I will share some of my knowledge and opinions with you. Statement You can save loadsa money! Truth. Only on forecourt prices which are over the top anyway Advice. If you go to an auction go with someone who knows the score or you'll be sorry. You'll see lots...

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“Under the hammer...”

published 02/04/2001

Some bargains to be had

Some dodgy cars to be had!

It could quite easily have been my worst nightmare, or so i thought.... Having heard about car auctions i was very curious as to what all the fuss is about, and more to the point, if a normal person with reasonable car knowledge could drive away with a bargin. Talking last week to someone who...

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“Fair Service”

published 19/11/2004

Wide choice; quick purchase

Many duffers; few great bargains

Firstly, Derrrrrrr's review here is useful and hints at the very many pitfalls of auction buying. Having said that a key factor for me is that the traders also buy their cars/vans at auction and sell from fancy forecourts with the same faults. The difference might be that you get a warranty but...

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cheaper cars

no test drives

i worked at a car auction site for over 18 years, can i just say to everyone thinking of buying cars through auctions be very careful as to what your buying. if its your first time always look around notice what happens and always try to find out as much info about them as possible. in my time i...

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“bca car auctions”

published 31/03/2012

none as a private buyer

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i am a car dealer and over the last 3 years i have bought about 300 cars from bca group, let me tell you that bca will do everything to mask and hide any faults on the cars they sell, the auctioneers take false bids to get the price up and drop the hammer fast when one of there buddies bid on the...

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No advantages

May get ripped off at BCA

British Car Auctions (BCA) Date: 07/11/11 Rating: Very poor Advantages: No advantage over buying on Ebay, in fact you would probably get a better deal on the Internet. Disadvantages: You may not own what you buy at British Car Auctions. My wife went to Measham car auctions caravan sale, she...

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WARNING FOR ALL PRIVATE BUYERS BUYING FROM BCA HIDDEN COST ON TOP OF THE HAMMER PRICE, I BOUGHT A 58 REG SKODA OCTAVIA TDI FROM NOTTINGHAM BCA FOR £10700 THEN WHEN I WENT TO PAY FOR IT THEY ADDED £480 BUYERS FEE + £25 V5 KEEPERS FEE THIS CHARGE OF £25 IS TO SEND THE V5 TO DVLA ! TOTAL FEES £505...

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“Tread carefully!”

published 30/10/2010

Occasional bargain

Potential for disaster!

Some very helpful and accurate advice above, I buy 5-6 cars a week at BCA auction sites, as well as from other dealers, and I have experienced good and bad with both. The fact is, there are good cars at auctions, as well as terrible ones, and no matter how much experience you have, it is not...

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published 10/08/2007

I have recently purchased a car from BCA but the commison on the car was virtually the same as the bid on the Car,Commision of 99 pounds on a car costing 100 pounds plus a 25 v5 fee that was not advertised in the rates and fees.,My 100 car cost me 225!Beware of the fees as they push the price up by about 10%

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