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sparky Paul

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Re: Front bumper paint damage. Repair or replace?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2020, 08:03:43 PM »
WBAC will pitch it at a price that guarantees a profit at auction after their costs are covered. Most of these car supermarkets and main dealers aren't interesting in retailing stuff over 3 years old unless it's exceptional, so lots of it goes to auction - a profit is a profit, if they can get the cars cheap enough.

The other thing to bear in mind is that a GD Jazz with original cat will scrap over 300 with a little work. Last time I was at auction, even tatty stuff was fetching a lot more than that, auction buyers seem to love them - especially CVTs with a decent MOT.

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Re: Front bumper paint damage. Repair or replace?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2020, 09:15:52 PM »
My local scrap yard will pay 30 if you deliver the car to them.   If they collect it from you, they do you a favour by not charging you for that.

sparky Paul

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Re: Front bumper paint damage. Repair or replace?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2020, 10:11:07 PM »
My local scrap yard will pay 30 if you deliver the car to them.   If they collect it from you, they do you a favour by not charging you for that.

If that's all they pay for a Jazz, they're onto a winner.

My local is currently paying 60/tonne for cars with engine, and 5-8 for alloy rims, prices are pretty low. The bulk of the money is in the cat, if you cut it off and take it to the right place. Cat prices have gone through the roof.
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Re: Front bumper paint damage. Repair or replace?
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2020, 08:04:57 AM »
Makes me wonder how easy it is to put a car in to auction.

As to the original question I suspect it's worth fixing and that replacing rather than repainting is the easier option.
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sparky Paul

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Re: Front bumper paint damage. Repair or replace?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2020, 10:32:29 AM »
Makes me wonder how easy it is to put a car in to auction.

Not difficult, auction local to me even have their own transporters and will come and collect your car. Some cars go through cheaper than you would expect, but buyers have factor in the risk. Some stuff makes silly money, and Jazzes do seem to attract bidding. Paperwork helps, especially a long MOT.
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Re: Front bumper paint damage. Repair or replace?
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2020, 03:59:45 PM »
Dinged all the emails from WeBuyAnyCar and today they upped their offer from 50 to 405. Must have had enquires for the Jazz!

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Re: Front bumper paint damage. Repair or replace?
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2020, 11:18:10 PM »
Dinged all the emails from WeBuyAnyCar and today they upped their offer from 50 to 405. Must have had enquires for the Jazz!
Just testing you, see if you rushed in for your 50 quid!

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