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News Digest – Autumn 2017 Update

A Buoyant Trade in August This August must rank as one of the best summer holiday trading periods at auction that we can remember, with pretty much everything being offered selling and for strong money. In many cases, clean stock was making well over the Book guide price. The really weird thing is that, talking to the traders after the

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News Digest – Summer 2017 Update

Election Finally Over! Following the, perhaps unsurprising election result, it seems fairly likely that the used vehicle markets and the economy as a whole, will now simply stumble along as before. Whilst the markets remained fairly stable in the lead up to the election, most traders would agree that business was not buoyant, merely stable. It was hoped that with

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News Digest – Winter 2016 Update

Used Marketplace Trade Talk; January Trading Slow to Start Following the Christmas break, auction houses got into full swing right from the word go in January, with first week sales packed with traders. I say traders and not buyers because many appeared to be there to meet up and chat, rather than buy, as sales performances were generally down on December.

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News Digest – Autumn 2016

Used Marketplace Trade Talk Used Markets Remarkably Stable Despite the, rather rocky economic road that the UK finds itself on currently, the used vehicle markets have remained remarkably stable, with a very much ‘business as usual’ stance. There were some interesting warning shots fired during the month, about a possible post BREXIT manufacturing world, from outspoken Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.

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News Digest – Summer 2016 Update

Used Market Place Trade Talk BREXIT Debate Rages On Following the, somewhat shocking days and weeks following the BREXIT referendum, the financial markets were predictably thrown into chaos. The timing of the UK’s actual exit is yet to be decided and, that in itself continues to create uncertainty, as does the lack of any coherent political leadership currently. The used

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News Digest – Summer 2016

Used Market Place Trade Talk This month saw a more stable market, after the return to work from the Easter break. Markets stabilised Both car and commercial sales have seen rises at the forecourt, with some dealers reporting a healthy increase in customers. This has had a positive effect at the auction halls, where some fairly frantic bidding has been

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News Digest – Spring 2016

Used Market Place Trade Talk ‘Yo-Yo Effect’ The used markets for both cars and commercials remain in a constant state of flux. Week on week, we are experiencing great sales one day, and terribly ones the next, with similar stock being offered on both days! It is of course reflective of activity on the forecourts, which is almost unpredictable these

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Monthly News Digest – January/February 2016

Used Market Place Trade Talk Christmas Market Closure As is usual, all auction sites closed their doors a few days before Christmas and did not re-open until January 4th. This of course creates demand for the first sales of the New Year but, this year the markets took off almost instantly in the first week. Usually, it is the 2nd

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Monthly News Digest – December 2015

Christmas Markets Very Buoyant The markets in the lead up to Christmas have been surprisingly buoyant, for both cars and LCV product. This is largely due to the canny traders stocking up for a busy Christmas on their forecourts; they also know that they can often get some cheap stock, with many vendors anxious to get money in the bank

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Used Marketplace Trade Talk – Autumn 2015

Markets remain Stable The markets for both cars and commercials have remained remarkably stable this month, with a fairly even supply of stock to the market. Retailers are reporting good demand too, helped by the latest offerings in finance packages, so stock is generally all moving well. 4×4 Sales Increase As usual at this time of year, 4×4 sales are

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