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Lol @Benmac given your car listings they obviously do not recognise a good potential customer when they walk in. I sometimes wonder how these dealers keep going - I mean sales is not that hard if you are diligent etc - I've worked in sales for over 15 years so know a little bit about this. But then obviously not selling cars is a different proposition altogether... :) 


Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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@Benmac.....happy to let you try mine.....if you need to ......


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(Albert Einstein  14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955)

 

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Cheers @theelanman, everything OK with you? Have you still got your M100? Might take you up on that as I've not sat in one for a while; what spec is yours?

Yep @C8RKH, odd. In Oakmere I didn't labour the point that I had owned a few in my time but I did mention it and I was in my QP. With them the odd thing is that their parts guys have always been exceptional; sales side not so much.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Benmac said:

 

I emailed Stratton on Thursday morning, not heard anything back.  I called them lunchtime yesterday and left a message as the requisite sales person was out / busy. Not heard anything.

 

Says enough! :o

They were no different 15 years ago, thats how i ended up in a VX220 <_<

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Harumph. Still no returned call or email. I'll give them another buzz tomorrow and if no joy then I'll give up on that one.

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I usually talk to Steve at Chris Neils.....I find I get the best........


The Faster You Drive...The Slower You Age

(Albert Einstein  14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955)

 

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Wonder if the dealers actually read this stuff on here and take note........ take action ......... or not.........

Just find the attitude incredible, not as if you're wanting to spend 80p on a Mars bar is it!


Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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Aha, we have contact! Got an email and a phone call today. Missed the phone call as I was busy so will speak to them tomorrow.

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Still amazing that we feel 'lucky' that a salesperson has phoned back when you want to spend 30K + with them - something wrong with that picture!!

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Well we've had a decent chat now. I was in a bit of a rush to go out so I've left Jonathan with some questions (recalls, gear cables, owner history, seat bolster, that sort of thing) and he's going to find out and call me back tomorrow.

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Oh dear, love affair ended :o

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Does seem odd? But if I recall Colin has had 3 Evora previously so likes to flip flop cars?


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Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
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If it does go up for sale, it won't be for any of the reasons you may be thinking. :whistle::lol:

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I heard he lost it in a game of illegal high-stakes poker in one of the Fringe tents ;)


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7 minutes ago, Colin G said:

If it does go up for sale, it won't be for any of the reasons you may be thinking. :whistle::lol:

Off to Canada earlier than planned?


Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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He's going through the change and needs the money for his op... Colin becomes Coleen.

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Currently Owned: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 in Metallic Blue, Alcantara Pack, Forged Wheels, 2piece brakes, AirCon, Hard/Soft Tops, Red Calipers, Stereo, Interior Colour Pack, NVH Pack, Carpets, Mats.
Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
Previously Owned: 2010 Lotus Evora NA in Solar Yellow, Sports Pack, Tech Pack, "Heritage Edition" Recaro Seats
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On the weekend I had a call from Ipswich Ford dealer following up an enquiy I made via their website for a Ford Mustang they had for sale.  I made that enquiry before I bought the 400 as fancied owning one for a few months.   How the hell can you ignore an enquiry for months lol ?

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My Evora S is now for sale at MMC in Edinburgh:

64' Plate, Solar yellow, barge boards, FSH, full 2ubular exhaust system (manifolds/ silencer/ 200cell cat), Komotec 430EV upgrade, <6K miles.

Gorgeous and very special car.... even if I do say so myself :)

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Sorry if this has been answered before, but does anyone have a feel for what the spread between price paid by the dealer and price sold by the dealer is?

I may need to sell my car next year, and I'd like to get a feel for what it's worth without formally approaching a dealer or listing it.

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My 2013 white manual sr was bought by a dealer last October for 42 and sold to me in November for 45. He said he was going to list it at 47. Essentially they are looking for a 3k premium.

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B&C want £4K in every car! So I think it varies, some dealers are willing to get cars in and out quickly, so will reduce the margin in both the p/ex and the new car.

 

Also depends on what you're buying. If you're looking just to sell to a dealer then they'll want more of a margin in your car.

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Currently Owned: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 in Metallic Blue, Alcantara Pack, Forged Wheels, 2piece brakes, AirCon, Hard/Soft Tops, Red Calipers, Stereo, Interior Colour Pack, NVH Pack, Carpets, Mats.
Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
Previously Owned: 2010 Lotus Evora NA in Solar Yellow, Sports Pack, Tech Pack, "Heritage Edition" Recaro Seats
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Well, ironically I may have to sell the car to help pay for a garage to put the car into, so I'm unlikely to be buying again soon.

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