Norflex Van Rental

Bren (from Norflex) wrote:
Ive PM’d you Andrew.

Dont worry, I’m not trying to sell to you.

Unless I can charge consultancy fees?

 
Based on what you’ve written on here you’re worth fuck all as a consultant. You’re either very stupid or you’re making the assumption that everyone else on here is; which is it?

Capital allowances only apply during the time you own the van, once it’s disposed of then any further reduction in value is reclaimable against tax.

So in your scenario, if the van is worth £11,500 less at the time of disposal then that’s exactly what is claimable against taxable profits, less any capital allowances already claimed. Any interest payments are also fully tax-deductable.

Your ‘explanation’ of GRT is the biggest load of bollocks I’ve ever read. You’re selling a flexible rental product, not lease or contract hire – how can you possibly seek to justify charging your users a vehicle’s on the road costs as an up-front one-off fee? The big selling point of your product is the flexibility to change from one vehicle to another. You’re saying that in order to keep this option open they have to pay you an extra £156 per year (60p/day) or pay the £50 fee up front? If they change vehicles after paying this £50 do subsequent users of the vehicle not get charged the 60p/day?

You come across as a typical salesman telling half truths in an effort to baffle your customers.

Posted under Vans

Posted by Alec at 10:43 am, November 9, 2007

3 Comments so far

  1. Alec added on  November 9th, 2007 at 11:23

    Bren (from Norflex) wrote:

    1) I’m not stupid or baffling anyone. I am simply replying to a post….thats kind of how this thing works.

    No you’re not baffling anyone – we can all see that you’re talking bullshit.

    Bren (from Norflex) wrote:
    2) The new vehicle registration fee is just that, NEW VEHICLES. We wouldnt charge your calculation of £156 per year…..common sense would suggest that is a laughable suggestion.

    Yet that’s what you wrote; you charge your customers 60p/day extra if they don’t want to pay the £50 up-front fee.

    Explain why the first user of a vehicle should have to pay YOUR on the road costs, while apparently subsequent users get it for free. Do you charge the first user extra for number plates and delivery as well?

    Bren (from Norflex) wrote:
    3) I cant recall saying GRT is a fee to keep the flexible option open, in fact I didnt!

    That’s exactly what you said: “customers may prefer to pay a smaller daily charge in the event that a vehicle may be returned”.

    So they have a choice of paying 60p/day extra or £50 every time they change a vehicle? If that’s not what you meant please be more clear; your customers are obviously as confused about this policy as you seem to be.

  2. Alec added on  November 9th, 2007 at 12:05

    Bren (from Norflex) wrote:

    Alec wrote:
    Yet that’s what you wrote; you charge your customers 60p/day extra if they don’t want to pay the £50 up-front fee.

    Alec wrote:
    That’s exactly what you said: “customers may prefer to pay a smaller daily charge in the event that a vehicle may be returned”.

    1) some customers know in advance they may only need the vehicle for (just to pick a figure) 6 weeks. In this type of instance, it is beneficial to them to pay the 60p per day option.

    Alec wrote:
    So they have a choice of paying 60p/day extra or £50 every time they change a vehicle? If that’s not what you meant please be more clear; your customers are obviously as confused about this policy as you seem to be.

    2) if a customer requests a brand new vehicle, the GRT charge is applicable. This is clearly set out in our T&C’s. This is not as you are suggesting a trick charge. If you would rather buy a vehicle, thats fine, but you wont avoid the GRT charge.

    No delivery/number plates are not charged for.

    GRT is a rechargeable item. Of course you are entitled to your opinion on that.

    So when I request a brand new vehicle and change it to a larger one after a month you’ll only charge 60p X 22 days = £13.20?

  3. Alec added on  November 9th, 2007 at 12:27

    Bren (from Norflex) wrote:

    Alec wrote:
    So when I request a brand new vehicle and change it to a larger one after a month you’ll only charge 60p X 22 days = £13.20?

    I would offer you the option of daily, or one off GRT and you would decide your preference. If your likely to wish to change vehicles often, I would recommend not having new. Instead, therefore not paying any GRT.

    So, as you’ve said that subsequent hirers won’t be charged GRT, are we to assume that in that situation Norflex just write off the remaining £36.80? I don’t believe you.

    Do you seriously expect us to believe that your policy is to penalise long-term users of your ‘flexible’ rental product while not penalising short term hirers? Either you’re a liar or your company needs to take a serious look at it’s policies.

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