Be Secure - Follow The Rules...


Sadly we need to pay more and more attention to our security these days. In this digital world it is all too easy for fraudsters to take advantage of technology and appear to be what they are not. We would advise you to read these two articles which highlight some of the risks.

In order to try and combat fraud, we are taking extra precautions to protect our customers. It may seem inconvenient but we are potentially talking about a lot of money so a little inconvenience now is a lot better than becoming the victim of fraudsters.

We are watermarking all our customers images so that they will not be of any use to fraudsters or their scams. We are also strongly urging the following:

CAR OWNERS Do not send any photos to potential buyers unless they have some sort of signature in them, e.g. You have either 'watermarked' the photos or they have your contact details embedded into each photo. Unfortunately a fraudster can pose as a genuine buyer to acquire images of your car, the engine number, chassis number and documentation on the pretence of doing his due diligence, and then use these photos for fraudulent purposes.

Of course you need to assist potential buyers as best you can, but only send photos that you are confident cannot be passed off as someone else's. Similarly, if someone comes and looks at your car then do not allow them to photograph it, instead you should take the photos that are required and then email them once you have watermarked the images.

You can 'watermark' or 'sign' your photos quite easily. One way is to include something unique in the photos that you take, for example a bright red rag, a spanner or your business card showing your contact details.

BUYERS: You need to be absolutely sure that the car belongs to the seller, so if you are requesting photos before you go along to see it, then make sure that you request at least 1 photo with a signature in it. For example you could request a photo of the car but with a milk bottle on the roof so that you can be sure that the car must have been in that person's possession when the photo was taken.

It can be embarrassing for both the buyer and seller to ask someone to do these things, but at the end of the day most people understand the need for security and are happy to oblige, so don't be embarrassed. If the other person is not happy to do this then walk away!

There is an interesting article here about fraud that you may also be interested in...

PARK YOUR CAR IN OUR VIRTUAL SHOWROOM AND WAIT FOR AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE!

It's FREE, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

This is not about rushing... it’s all about taking your time and getting it right. If you park your car in our virtual showroom then people can email you and at some point the right offer at the right time will come along. We only send enquiries in the right price range.
You are no longer restricted just to cars that are being advertised. Here you can find cars that are in private ownership and contact the owner to see if you can come to an arrangement. All the owners are open-minded to selling so there will be some great opportunities! Be patient and take your time.
One of the big fears about buying privately is a lack of warranty. Well now you can have confidence and peace of mind because you are entitled to a free 3 month warranty. Buying a car has just got a whole lot simpler!

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E-Type Club

The E-type club is run by Philip Porter and his team and they have been going for donkey's years! They publish a first class magazine every month so have a look at their website. Excellent!

 

Swiss Watches Direct

Absolutly new, top brand watches at huge discounts. Just like buying from an Authorised Dealer but without the mark up. Fabulous reviews with great customer service.

Alletz Warranty

This company provides bespoke warranties to quality dealerships and chosen partners across the automotive industry, bringing security and peace of mind to motorists...

About Us

This website is all about taking a very different and much more profitable approach to buying and selling classic cars. It came about due the the frustrations experienced when I was looking to buy my E-type Jaguar. Read more in our About Us

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