I know what you meant Geoff.
Just from a NHS perspective with a typical hospital not having enough medical equipment, it would have been a cheaper way to get some kit back in:

Rather then the typical buy a car,take it out the showroom and lose half its value scenario

Hereford need more 500's for example and by the looks of it there are five odd 500's going into the next Auction.
That would be a huge saving buying these then going straight to grasbey. But I know the typical reply would be, " We need a service record "

I understand that, but just thinking from another view..its just a shame how things run within the NHS, they seem to make it so much harder for them self's but hey..im back in the private sector so all is good smile