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Harlene Doane commented on Harlene Doane's blog post Special Finance Manager Wanted
"This one is in Northern IL"
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Travis Griffis replied to Travis Griffis's discussion Floorplan that offers a checkbook or other way to buy cars off street
"Well I wouldn't say no one is willing to do that. Because Ive done a few that way with my current floor plan. It would just be a heck of a lot smoother to me to be able to issue a check rather than tying up my capital waiting on the paperwork…"
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Lisa Bundy replied to Travis Griffis's discussion Floorplan that offers a checkbook or other way to buy cars off street
"I agree with Clint, no private seller will wait for money because they need money which is why they are selling. But I would use the floor plans for cars purchased at the auctions and save my operating cash for those deals on Craigslist and the…"
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Michael Marak replied to Carrie Mies's discussion Do I need a F&I Certification?
"Are you still seeking a f&I job we sell about 60 units a month and we are busy all the time with a handful of employees..I want to get to 100 units a month...email me at mdmarak@aol.com if you are still seeking a job..I would love to talk.…"
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Roel Guerra commented on Harlene Doane's blog post Special Finance Manager Wanted
"Where is this job located at?"
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Special Finance Manager Wanted

Are you a seasoned special finance professional with a verifiable track record? This is an outstanding opportunity to continue a rewarding career in the automotive sales industry. If you are motivated and driven by a culture where your pay is a by-product of your efforts, this Special Finance Manager position might be your greatest job opportunity.A Midwest dealership has a highly successful store selling more than 100 units per month and will be expanding to open a special finance center to…See More
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Harlene Doane posted a blog post

Special Finance Manager Wanted

Are you a seasoned special finance professional with a verifiable track record? This is an outstanding opportunity to continue a rewarding career in the automotive sales industry. If you are motivated and driven by a culture where your pay is a by-product of your efforts, this Special Finance Manager position might be your greatest job opportunity.A Midwest dealership has a highly successful store selling more than 100 units per month and will be expanding to open a special finance center to…See More
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Join The Content VS Retail Debate! This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Robert Donovan of DOM360 joins me to discuss the importance of both merchandising AND content development. Get inside knowledge on how you can marry the two schools of thought to build a robust and rock-solid marketing strategy.See More
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Looking for the best Craigslist posting tool

I am looking for the best craigslist posting tool. Anyone have any suggestions?See More
Tuesday
Kevin K replied to Billy Wills's discussion Top Rated App/Program for auto value?
"If you are looking for a vehicle appraisal tool which is very cost reasonable, I work for DealersLink.   We have a mobile booking tool with all books (MMR, KBB,NADA & BB) for $100 and a desktop version with mobile solution as…"
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This group is dedicated to helping existing Credit Acceptance dealers as a medium to share information, resources,tools as well as ask and answer questions.  The goal is that by sharing this information best practices will be established in order to help grow your business and succeed with the Guaranteed Credit Approval program.See More
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Special Finance Manager Wanted

Posted by Harlene Doane on July 1, 2015 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

Are you a seasoned special finance professional with a verifiable track record? This is an outstanding opportunity to continue a rewarding career in the automotive sales industry. If you are motivated and driven by a culture where your pay is a by-product of your efforts, this Special Finance Manager position might be your greatest job opportunity.

A Midwest dealership has a highly successful store selling more than 100 units per month and will be expanding to open a special…

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Controller's Counsel

Posted by Harlene Doane on June 15, 2015 at 7:56pm 0 Comments

What is the Controller's Counsel?

A group of individuals focused on the health and performance of the dealership, who wish to assist the dealership in growth through profitability by generating additional revenue opportunities, restricting expense escalation, or through expansion of operations, all while focusing on reducing turnover and the costs associated with turnover through the exchange of current advice. The Controller's Counsel is scheduled to launch on July 6,…

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Is It Time To Break The Mold?

Posted by Paul Potratz on April 17, 2015 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

Breaking routines can be difficult but change can yield long term results. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains why pressing the time clock should not always be priority.

Extended Market Strength With Smaller Cars Strength

Posted by John Sternal on April 22, 2015 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

In this week’s report, the Black Book editorial team reports on data trends straight from the auction lanes that may be showing signs of a tired tax season. Comments from the lanes and data show that used vehicle…

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Youngest Car Dealer in the US?

Posted by Troy Campbell on April 27, 2014 at 11:53am 16 Comments

My son is 20 yrs old and just got bonded and started his small car lot a month ago. Mistake or success? He was in college and dropped out for the car biz. I taught him about credit and he started building it at 18 and maybe that was a mistake as a father as he would probably be in school still. Thoughts? He seems to be doing things successfully and selling cars. He has not gotten a website just a face book page and it is working. He is a unconventional dealer but maybe the new generation of…

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40% of your buyers are Gen Y. Do you know how ro sell them?

Posted by Aileen Crass on September 3, 2013 at 12:10pm 2 Comments

Born in the late '80s and early '90s, Gen Y, accounts for about 21 percent of the total population, and 40 percent of the car-buying population. And this doesn't even account for who they are influencing. They are the most influential car buying population after the baby boom. Not only do they influence other Gen Y buyers, but they also influence their parents.

We have seen an interesting shift in buying dynamics over the past few years. While Gen X turned to their parents for advice…

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INTERNET PRICING

Posted by CAL HOOKS on August 26, 2013 at 12:47pm 3 Comments

I JUST OPENED A SMALL RETAIL USED CAR OPERATION IN LONGWOOD,FL. AND WOULD LIKE FEED BACK

ON POSTING RETAIL PRICES ON MY WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST. WHAT IS THE CONSENSUS.  POST CONTACT

DEALER OR PUT RETAIL PRICES ON WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST?

I JUST OPENED 2 WEEKS AGO AND AM ON VERY TIGHT MARKETING BUDGET SO IF ANYONE OUT THERE

COULD GIVE INSIGHT ON WHAT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO GET PHONES RINGING AND PEOPLE ON THE LOT? 

THANKS;

CAL HOOKS

APEX AUTO…

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Any suggestions on warranty companies for VW and AUDI

Posted by jeff anthony on June 20, 2013 at 11:58am 8 Comments

I am seeking suggestions on warranty companies who service VW and Audi units. thanks

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Relatively New Used Car dealer in need of your help!~ I know, I know another one of these posts.

Started by Murad Swati. Last reply by Travis Griffis Jun 26. 9 Replies

First off, just wanted to formally introduce myself and give a little bit of a background as to how I became a dealer.  My name is Murad and I am 28 years old residing in NYC.  I've operated my family's business of automotive repair for the past 13…Continue

Anyone know the bank that finance Rebuit titles

Started by samuel Elijah. Last reply by gdrum Apr 23. 2 Replies

Hello,We are independent dealer in Nashville Tennessee area, we have some cars on the lot with rebuilt titles but I currently signed up with United Auto Credit, unfortunately they don't finance rebuilt title. Any information will be very helpful.Continue

*Florida Dealer Sales Paperwork*

Started by Billy Wills. Last reply by DAVID FOLTA Apr 24. 1 Reply

Hello everyone. I would like to thank anyone who comments to this first and foremost. I am a one week old dealer and have several questions as you might already have guessed. My dealership specializes in classic/vintage vehicles, and I am having…Continue

Anyone use AFC Floor plan financing and increase your Limit?

Started by Chris Williamson. Last reply by Frank Nov 16, 2014. 3 Replies

I was just curious to the process to increase a floor plan limit with AFC?  Anyone have experience on the process and how often you can increase the line.  For example, do they run your credit again? or do they just automatically increase it?  Also,…Continue

Doing your own repos

Started by Jake C. Last reply by Clem Muhammad Oct 6, 2014. 3 Replies

I'm a dealer in Minnesota.wondering if anyone can tell me if I need repo insurance if we are doing are own repos?

Auction Genius

Started by Harlene Doane. Last reply by James Feb 8. 6 Replies

Took a call from a dealer this morning asking the following questionsIs anyone using Auction Genius? If you are can you please share your experience with us?How do you use it? How effective is it for you? How is the cost compared to the…Continue

Tags: inventory, auction

Why Does Manheim Need Access to ALL information on Your Computer?

Started by Harlene Doane. Last reply by Mark Jacobs Dec 31, 2014. 8 Replies

I'm completely flabbergasted that Manheim believes they need access to ALL information on my computer.To use several services on their site you are required to use their media player, and although it's not uncommon for some sites to need specific…Continue

Tags: security, manheim

Digital Signatures and Laser Printing

Started by Gabriel Mitri. Last reply by Nancy Long Apr 10, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi Folks, I just opened up a used car dealership here in California and I couldn't be more excited. As I cope with all the crazy feelings and emotions bouncing around my body I'm working hard to offer my customers a great buying experience. In doing…Continue

 
 
 

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