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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10...kes-peaked.html

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Parked-up: A row of estate agents' Minis sit outside Foxtons :lol:

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The average asking price for a home has dropped by up to £18,000 since May, research reveals today. Owners seem to have finally accepted they will get far less than if they had sold during last summer's peak. Rightmove warned anyone thinking of selling to act quickly and put their house on the market for a 'realistic' amount, before prices fall even further.

I wonder when Foxtons will start auctioning their minis along with overpriced shoe boxes they can't sell :lol:

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Interesting discussion with a supplier of business services who had been sizing a quote for foxtons.

Apparently they are unwilling to commit to any new contracts while the size of their labour force

is expected to rapidly decline (i'm paraphasing).

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ST

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I wonder when Foxtons will start auctioning their minis along with overpriced shoe boxes they can't sell :lol:

They'll probably have a special offer - "Buy a house and get a limited edition Foxtons mini - They're not making any more of them!"

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A Foxton's mini looks so much better with the wheels missing, windows smashed and "w****r" spray painted on every panel.

How about spraying on "**** pi55 Foxtons"?

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Does anyone in the Acton area know if this is true?:

I work in Acton and nearby there's a lockup garage with 100s of Foxton's minis. They're removing the branding and I guess selling them on. Not only have they crashed the property market but they're also putting a dent in the market for minis

From: LINK

Is this true or false? :unsure:

Edited by Home_To_Roost

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This prompted me to follow up an email exchange I had a while back;

RE: Foxtons‏

From: Paddles (xxxxxx@hotmail.com)

Sent: 21 July 2008 21:00:33

To: xxxx xxx (xxxx.xxx@foxtons.co.uk)

Hi xxxx,

I've noticed a lot more bad news about the property market in the newspapers.

Have you started selling the minis yet? If so, can I put an offer in for one please?

Paddles

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Subject: Foxtons

Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 15:34:42 +0000

From: xxxx.xxx@foxtons.co.uk

To: xxxxxx@hotmail.com

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your recent e-mail. Unfortunately we are not able to assist you with your enquiry as we keep our whole car fleet. Good luck with your car search.

Kind regards,

xxxxx xxxxx

New Business Consultant

www.foxtons.co.uk

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From: Paddles [mailto:xxxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com]

Sent: 26 January 2008 09:06

To: FOEmail

Subject: Quey regarding Foxtons' minis

Hi,

I'm in the market for a secondhand car for my wife and I've always admired the impressive fleet of Minis used by Foxtons.

It struck me recently that the as the credit crunch shows no signs of abating and after reading in several newspapers that property is currently overvalued and is due to correct dramatically, that it is likely that there will be less need for such a large fleet of cars at Foxtons.

At the point that you decide to make redundancies and cut other costs by reducing the size of your car fleet, could you contact me with an idea of the selling price and condition of your Minis, please?

Ideally, I'm looking for a car around 2 years old, preferrably that has been driven mainly by one of your older, more sensible employees.

Regards

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Same picture. But those do not like Foxtons minis.

No, the flags on the side is a new thing, not seen any like that. Paintshop/sticker shop in Acton for the fleet.

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There's a selection of the designs here.

http://www.raccoon.co.uk/gallery.php?indcatid=Nw==#

yeah, your right. Most of the ones i see just have the natty name suited to the area that the vehicle covers; Notting Nibble, Shepherds Shadow etc. etc. never noticed the flags before i'm sure there loads without them. Now, has anyone got any suggestions for name changes on them? Notting Knackered? Shepherds shafted?

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Got another reply;

From: xxxxx xxxx (xxxx.xxxx@foxtons.co.uk)

Sent: 23 July 2008 15:34:47

To: Paddles (xxxxxx@hotmail.com)

Hello Paddles,

Thank you for your e-mail. We have not started selling our fleet of minis yet.

Kind regards,

xxxxx.

I note the use of the word yet......

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You didn't point out that you would want the vehicle respayed and fumigated before you took delivery.

There's probably a few quid of oil in the headrest.

Edited by maxwell

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There's a piece in London Lite today with a picture showing a row of parked Foxtons Minis

This image could become as iconic as the row of terraced housing with a for sale sign on every one.

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Does anyone in the Acton area know if this is true?:

From: LINK

Is this true or false? :unsure:

It is completely true.

I drive past this place when I go round to my sister's house in Acton. I took a pic as I drove past last week - don't know how good it came out.

I suspect that they are just end-of-lease 3 year olds.

Aren't Foxtons switching to the new Fiat 500 or some other trendy (and cheaper) model?

That's if they last that long.

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"Here, parked up in a layby near Hampstead Heath, are no fewer than seven cars belonging to the agent Foxtons"

Gay EA dogging session, surely?

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