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Old 03-20-2017, 09:28 AM
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Kidston in Geneva seems to be one of the best players in the business. Would anyone know whether they own their stock or whether they only broker the cars on their website?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:21 AM
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Hi there,

Kidston in Geneva seems to be one of the best players in the business. Would anyone know whether they own their stock or whether they only broker the cars on their website?
Broker.

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Old 03-20-2017, 05:43 PM
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Thanks. Any reason why they don't buy and sell their own cars?
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:52 PM
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Thanks. Any reason why they don't buy and sell their own cars?
They don't need to.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:57 PM
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They don't need to.
Would you care to elaborate? Does it have anything to do with Swiss warranty law?
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:33 PM
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Would you care to elaborate? Does it have anything to do with Swiss warranty law?
I really have no idea. Kidston and Company do very well with their current business model, their reputation is second to none.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:19 PM
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Great and knowledgable people. Simon is class act!

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Old 03-21-2017, 03:08 AM
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Thanks. Any reason why they don't buy and sell their own cars?
The sort of cars they sell would mean tying up many millions in capital. At this end of the market few intermediaries would spend their own money buying a car they market. Sellers pay for access to their list of potential buyers!

No personal experience but everyone speaks highly of Simon Kidson.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:54 PM
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Would you care to elaborate? Does it have anything to do with Swiss warranty law?
See latest issue of Octane Magazine (actually might be a month old by now) with the Lancia Stratos on the cover. There is an article on how to buy a 250 GTO in which the world of brokers and ultra high ticket car salesmen is explored, with a few interviews with main players, including Kidston.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:39 PM
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Great and knowledgable people. Simon is class act!

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+1. In 2008 I bought a Porsche 959 represented by Kidston. Very helpful and cooperative.
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