Dealers

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    Trev

    I see that Megane from Listers Mini has found us and is posting which is fantastic, especially as i hear that Amber from Stratstone Mini has left the business.

    Made me think if we should be proactive in emailing dealers and letting them know about the forum and inviting them to post?

    My only concern is the possibility of dealers flooding the forum with ‘hard-sales’ on threads not requesting them. Are there any rules in place for dealers posting, like we have ours?

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    Goldmember
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    Good idea Trev, I’d suggest the standard be along the lines of, that we can all easily find manufacturers AP’s and offers, maybe they could just post on here with the over and above super deals like Amber and Kitman were doing?

    #45162 Reply
    Trev

    Sounds good to me Goldmember, though i believe if someone had the tech knowledge they could set up a very profitable website by doing what the likes of carwow do, that is create a portal where motability customers can enter the details of the car they want to take a lease out on, then the website emails relevant dealers within a certain radius inviting them to make their offers… this would all be done on the website, so no direct communication with the motability customer. And only if the motability customer wants to proceed they can contact the dealer direct with a reference number and make an appointment to do the deal.

    The reference number being used would show the website portal was used and they get a set ‘finders-fee’. Website owner wins, dealer wins, motability customer wins.

    If it’s currently done by numerous websites for the private sale sector and is profitable, why not for the huge motability sector?

    Only with the motability sector it could be tailored not specifically to money off ap, but could also include extras like a full tank of fuel, luxury car mats, 50% off options, free upgrades to different alloys, etc, etc

    After test driving and finding the vehicle i want, i would have no hesitation in using a website like this, there would be nothing to lose by doing so.

    Important: this idea is trademarked by me! lol

    #45168 Reply
    lightbodyae55
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    Hi Trev

    How would we know that the dealer is legitimate, and is one of those that are willing to help Motability customers, rather than those dealers that have no interest in Motability customers.

    Somehow I don’t think your idea will work. I can see why you think it is a good idea, but I have my doubts, I still think word of mouth about dealers is best.

    lightbodyae55

    #45175 Reply
    Trev

    Hi lightbodyae55,

    The portal would only approach motability premier partner dealerships. The database of nearly 5,000 of them is easy to find on the motability website.

    The portal could also encompass a facility for the motability customer to review the transaction, thus as the site grows it will give customers added information to base their decision on should one or more dealer come in with the same / similar offer.

    Say there are 600,000 motability customers at present (i think it’s slightly more) if only 5% off those used the portal in a 3 year period, that would be 10,000 transactions a year. Say dealers paid the website £25 per transaction as a ‘finders fee’, that would equal £250,000 a year for the website.

    I respect your opinion lightbodyae55, and i’m sure there must be reasons why this hasn’t been done before now, I’m not the guy that comes up with million pound ideas thats no-one thought of before lol But it’s a thought that i wanted to bring to the table, perhaps wmcforum would have some insights.

    #45639 Reply
    nipper
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    HI GUYS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALL DEALERS OFFERS AND GREAT DEALS WE FIND OURSELFS

    IN THE SAME TOPIC JUST KNOW THEY SEEM TO BE MIXED UP

    ALL THE BEST EVERYONE

    #45691 Reply
    nipper
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    hi guys just an up date

    I have been looking for a good mobility deal on vw/cars many good deals down south

    but iam from Scotland (stirling) long way to go BUT good news if you stay in scotland

    I went to western Volkswagen in Edinburgh and spoke to mark bhai  a mobility sales

    specialist  I tolled him what I was looking for  he gave me a great deal on a tiguan se/nav

    150/bhp with rev/ camera and park/ass if you are looking for any mobility vw/cars give

    mark a phone or text  he is a great guy to deal with and (no sales bull s@-t }

    wester Volkswagen 1 hallbarns crescent newbridge Edinburgh

    ask for mark bhai   tel 0131 346 1661

    fax 0131 346 0937

    all the best to everyone

     

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