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Car Auctions to re-open for physical buying not online only
Since the UK went into lockdown in March 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic, car auctions are still yet to reopen resulting in the only option of buying a used vehicle to be online only. This impact has affected hundreds of used car dealerships all over the Country where stock is incredibly hard to buy and many businesses now going under financially. Trying to buy vehicles privately has also become a huge problem where prices have increased by 20% and the only way to keep businesses within this industry alive is for the Government to now give Guidelines to allow Car Auction Houses to reopen their doors for physical auctions to take place again. Buying vehicles online has become far too stressful where you are buying a vehicle you have not seen and upon collection, there are faults with the vehicle that is an issue getting a refund where Auction Houses are disputing refunds by stating "Sold as Seen' - you have not seen the vehicle! Trying to arrange collection of a vehicle is also taking weeks which would usually only take a few hours. This situation is causing stress, creating mental health issues and above all else, ruining the used car industries.