Car scrappage / appalling service

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Thursday 24 August 2017 1.25pm
NEVER get a car scrapped from the website http://london-scrapcar.co.uk/se1/
tel number 0208 114 1146 or 07766 797352. Avoid the mobile number 07575 771666 at all costs. This person lies, won't reveal his surname and sounds like he is on the verge of falling asleep at all times.
They did not collect my car over 5 weeks despite agreeing to for a price of 80.
They lied that I was not in the system.
I was left high and dry and told to go get someone else to collect it.
I had never scrapped a car before and had no idea of the system. Log books needed etc.
The call centre on above number after a huge argument put me through to a company in Gravesend "Scrapmycar Ltd ". They denied knowing anything about my car and although offered to come pick it up would not offer a penny.
The whole system is a farce from start to finish.

However my car has been sitting in The BLUE ANCHOR Garage, Raymouth Road SE17. They are the most wonderful people. They have not hassled me once. I cannot rate this garage and staff highly enough. Remarkable. THANK YOU.
Thursday 24 August 2017 1.32pm
If all else fails you can give it to Charitycar. They pick it up and you don't pay a penny. They scrap the car and give any money raised from parts/scrap metal to the charity of your choice.
https://www.charitycar.co.uk/
Thursday 24 August 2017 2.43pm
There used to be (maybe still is) a charity somewhere in SE London that took young kids and taught them maintenance skills. They would collect your car for free, and seemed to be doing good work (around 5 yrs ago, when we gave an old car to them).

Unfortunately, I can't remember the name....

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 24 August 2017 3.07pm
My wife swears by Blue Anchor garage too.
Thursday 24 August 2017 3.34pm
Ivanhoe, I think you're referring to the Ilderton Motor Project. I think it's still going in some guise. Edward Street in Deptford is where they are.
Thursday 24 August 2017 4.41pm
Gavin Smith wrote:
Ivanhoe, I think you're referring to the Ilderton Motor Project. I think it's still going in some guise. Edward Street in Deptford is where they are.

Thanks a lot, Gavin! It certainly is. http://www.ildertonfoundation.org.uk/motor_projects.htm

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 25 August 2017 10.49pm
Thank you so much. I wish I had thought about this earlier. I was just so annoyed and had to deal with a solution quickly. I have another company scrapping it now. Blue Anchor have been incredible. My car has literally been on their forecourt for weeks.
Friday 25 August 2017 10.52pm
Thank you so much for this advice. I should have looked into. It's a great concept. I have arranged its collection already as I needed to act on it so quickly.

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