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Motorpoint ranks top 10 unusual things left inside a part-exchanged car

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A dog and a set of false teeth feature among Motorpoint’s top ten ranking of the most unusual things to be left inside vehicles by customers trading-in a car as a part-exchange.

The family pet and prosthetic items were listed in the ranking as the car supermarket operator welcomed the return of physical retail in April.

A current slow-down in the supply of new cars has increased demand for Motorpoint’s nearly-new stock.

And, as industry analysts identified a lack of part-exchanges as one of the key market forces currently driving up the price of used cars, Motorpoint said that it had seen a “huge influx of part-exchange vehicles” following the successful return of non-essential retail.

It claimed that it has been equally busy processing thousands of part exchange vehicles for its sister company Auction4Cars.

In returning customers’ haste to get into a newly-bought car, however, it seems they are forgetting to empty it of their valuable possessions.

Here is Motorpoint’s top ten ranking of unusual things they left behind:

  • A dog
  • A hay bale
  • A (not so secret) stash of adults DVDs
  • Underwear
  • Wedding rings
  • Hairdressing dolls heads
  • A tree
  • False teeth
  • An uneaten Subway
  • George Foreman grill

Nikki Bamford, head of customer services at Motorpoint, said: “We are all guilty of leaving things behind when we are in a rush, such as our phones, wallets and keys, so it’s certainly only natural that our customers do the same in the midst of their excitement and eagerness to drive away in their new car.

“We have however been left a little bit taken aback with some of the strange things that have been left in some of our customers old cars.

“Thankfully, we’ve been able to re-unite most items with their rightful, and in the case of the dog, relieved owners.”

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