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TURNERS is opening a branch in Invercargill, but it will not be a car auction house.
Invercargill sales manager Ian McDonald said the Turners branch would be a ‘‘one›stop shop’’ for buying and selling used cars, offer› ing finance and insurance services as well as access to more than 2000 BuyNow cars nationwide and the weekly car auctions held at other Turners branches.
Located at 26 North Rd, Turners is officially opening on Saturday.
Mr McDonald, who has about 30 years’ experience working in sales, said he was excited about the new business.
‘‘I have two passions — people and cars. Put them together and you have a recipe for success.’’
He said he would value and make an offer on the spot for any car valued up to $50,000, or could facilitate the selling of cars through a Turners car auction.
‘‘Even if [people] don’t buy their new car from us, we’re still interested in buying their old one.’’
There would be about 20 cars on site, but Mr McDonald said he was also able to source thousands of cars from other Turners’ branches, which buyers could view on a large› screen television at the branch office.
‘‘Access to the over 2000 cars that Turners has at any one time nationwide is one of the real points of difference.’’
Southlanders could watch the com› pany’s car auctions — streamed via Turners Live at turners.co.nz — on the large›screen televisions, he said. Com› fortable couches and coffee›making facilities would be available to create a pleasant environment for customers, he said.
‘‘I want it to be nice experience… Buying a car is the second biggest purchase in someone’s life after buying a house, so I want to make sure it is the right decision for them.’’

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