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I'll look it up tomorrow for you. You wouldn't know a bit more about the car would you, year, which day was it in for auction?

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Sorry yeah it was a 03, with about 150k miles on it, and I'm almost sure it was the Windsor auction on Tuesday evening ? I'm just a bit curious as to what it even roughly went for as it stood out from the rest (imo) and because I like them. Was even offered one a couple of weeks ago but was a bit out of my budget....
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How often do you hold the no reserve auctions?
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How often do you hold the no reserve auctions?
Hi El Guapo!

At the moment, we seem to be having one every Saturday which has a selection of No Reserve's, Ex-Finance cars, Windsor Trade Ins and Private Entries.

Tomorrow is looking like there will be just over 40 No Reserve cars for auction. Catalogue will be finalised at 3pm this afternoon.

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Some cheap cars there !! It would be great to have something like Merlins in the Cork/ Munster area.
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WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER AT 7PM
We have a massive line up of cars for auction tomorrow, Wednesday 9th September with over 115 of the 140 cars for auction on behlaf of the Windsor Motor Group! Everything has to be sold to make room for more stock, super time to get a bargain, see catalogue HERE



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Sorry for delay in getting back to you.

At €10,000 the total price you would pay is €10,815 which is made up of €615 of a buyers fee including VAT and an indemnity fee of €200

The indemnity cover is such that, if the vehicle purchased is stolen property or is subject to an undischarged hire purchase agreement and is to be repossessed, the purchase price will be repaid in full.

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200 seems to be a large amount to pay for a car that you are selling as a business and don't know if it is is stolen or not.


What percentage of the cars you sell is found to be stolen or payment owed on that this indemnity is called in to action?
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€200 into €10,000 goes 50 times, so a 1 in 50 chance? Being facetious, but it's a high price to pay when a history check is well below €50.
+1, €200 is very excessive since your preferred supplier http://www.merlin.ie/vehicle_history , "motorcheck" do all those same checks for €35 or 3x for €65. Considering the amount of cars that pass through your doors, you probably get this at a heavily discounted price of approx €10 each.

As a prospective customer, this indemnity fee should be included in the buyers fee, at the least only add €20 to cover costs. €200 is just a rip off IMO
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FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER AT 10.30AM


Check out this stunning 131 Infiniti FX30D Diesel Automatic in for auction tomorrow. Not many of these in Ireland!



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+1, €200 is very excessive since your preferred supplier http://www.merlin.ie/vehicle_history , "motorcheck" do all those same checks for €35 or 3x for €65. Considering the amount of cars that pass through your doors, you probably get this at a heavily discounted price of approx €10 each.

As a prospective customer, this indemnity fee should be included in the buyers fee, at the least only add €20 to cover costs. €200 is just a rip off IMO
This exact same thing goes on in the UK but trade buyers who have an "account" with the auction house are exempt from this charge. It is largely seen over there as a means of (a) ensuring that auctions are the preserve of trade purchasers and deterring the average Joe and (b) creaming an extra few quid from what is already a lucrative business.
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But isn't is the traders themselves who are putting most of the cars up for auction ? Seems a bit backwards no ?
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Yes it is, you're screwed both ways.
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But isn't is the traders themselves who are putting most of the cars up for auction ? Seems a bit backwards no ?
Yes and no. I look at Brightwells on and off and a lot of their stuff is ex police, councils, govt departments and financial repos.

City Auction Group seems to have an "Avis Only" auction going in Rockingham.

BCA group have everything including fleet, repos and motability.

Given the scale of the trade in the UK., they probably don't particularly need to deal with ordinary Joes, let alone want to. Many auction houses shun cash and drafts now and are taking payment electronically only.
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FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER AT 10.30AM

Sorry I haven't been keeping this post updated, we've been very busy here, which is great news. Tomorrow, we have about 23 cars for auction, "Forecourt Ready", clean cars that if you were a dealer, you could buy and put on your forecourt straight away! (Might still need a service but they look great!)

Included is this 132 Ford Fiesta MCA Zetec 1.25 60PS M5 with 55,414 km on the clock ... See catalogue HERE



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+1, €200 is very excessive since your preferred supplier http://www.merlin.ie/vehicle_history , "motorcheck" do all those same checks for €35 or 3x for €65. Considering the amount of cars that pass through your doors, you probably get this at a heavily discounted price of approx €10 each.

As a prospective customer, this indemnity fee should be included in the buyers fee, at the least only add €20 to cover costs. €200 is just a rip off IMO


@ Patrick - Merlin.

Is there any way that this Merlin-only "Indemnity fee" can be waived?

As a purchaser at motor auctions in the past I would not attend yours as I would be forced to pay a secondary fee that's not required.
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What did the Infiniti FX30D make ?

Sexy looking machine !!
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What did the Infiniti FX30D make ?

Sexy looking machine !!

Hi!

Yes, it was some jeep! It was sold and it sold for €34,500

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