Britons could soon sell their cars at Morrison’s stores as part of 'convenient' plan


Plans have been submitted for an online car retailer to build a new sales “pod” in a Morrison’s supermarket car park. We Buy Any Car aims to set up a shop in the car park at the store in Bolton. The plans handed to Bolton Council within the last week from WM Morrison Supermarkets give details of the scheme.

Supporting documents outlining the plans stated: “No cars are sold from these sites, all branches only purchase cars, and all cars are taken off site and sold at auction.

“The online service allows for the agreement of a mutually convenient collection time at the site where inspection of the vehicle and agreement of the sale will occur.

“There is a maximum of 10 cars on a site at one time, however this is more likely to four to six on a normal day.

“The sold vehicles will remain in a parking space until collection.”

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Stuart Pearson, the chief operating officer at British Car Auctions (BCA), said that the start of April had realised fears that the expectations of buyers and sellers were “drifting apart” after it saw the average used car sold for £9,340 last month – down by £595 month-on-month.

He said: “Last month we raised concerns that sellers and buyers ran the risk of drifting apart in March, and whilst there was an initial positive step, the reality is that by the end of themonth things were drifting again, with the final published move into April falling well short of what the overall market was seeing.”

Meanwhile, eBay Motors suggested both the war and the cost of living in the UK threatened the used car market’s stability.

Their online platform saw advertised used car prices drop 1.1 percent from last month.


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