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Clint Jones replied to Travis Griffis's discussion Building relationships with banks, credit unions local finance offices
"I have many lenders on the Prime and Sub-Prime side. I actually use Westlake for my Sub-Prime. The key component in Sub-Prime is CASH DOWN. Cash is what puts the bank in a favorable position. This includes Westlake. You mentioned that you were going…"
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Take the How-To Challenge

There are over a million instructional videos online, and 70% of them contain "How To..." in the title. This week, Samantha explains why its so important to have instructional "How-To" videos on your website.Also take the "How-To" Challenge! Submit 5 of your "How-To" Videos and submit them on this week's Hard Facts to get a free prize package from POTRATZ!See More
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John Sternal posted a blog post

LEASE OFFERS HEAT UP AHEAD OF MEMORIAL DAY SALES

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports several aggressive lease deals in May according to its Wantalease.com new lease online marketplace. Fifteen popular cars and trucks are being offered this month with monthly payments of $200 or less.Five cars are offered for less than $149 per month, headlined by the Chevrolet Malibu LT, which can be leased for $149 monthly and $0 down payment. Other cars offered at $149 monthly include the Nissan Sentra SV, Chrysler 200…See More
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13 Never Before Shared Strategies to Sell More Cars

I recently visited Copenhagen, Denmark to speak to Danish dealers on how they can sell more. This week on Think Tank Tuesday, watch the entire presentation!Over an hour of exclusive strategies and dealer questions!Learn from the experience of Danish car dealers.Create strategies for every step of the sales process.See More
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Travis Griffis posted a discussion

Floorplan that offers a checkbook or other way to buy cars off street

I'm looking for a floorplan that allows me to buy cars "off the street" so to speak using a checkbook or other method. I'm aware that I can floor cars I've purchased. But I've never done it. If I have the money to buy the car it seems a bit pointless to me to "borrow" the money so to speak and pay a fee for it.I get a lot of customers come by trying to sell me their vehicle and I buy a lot of cars on craigslist or other local advertisement. I don't always have the cash on me to buy these cars…See More
May 16
Paul Potratz posted a blog post

Is it Time to Break the Mold? Yes.

Breaking routines can be difficult, but proper change yields long term results. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains why pressing the time clock should not always be priority.See More
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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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Best Dealer application to use for wholesale/Retail on you Smartphone?

Posted by Fadi Fayyad on August 15, 2013 at 6:28pm 5 Comments

Fellow Dealers, 

I wanted to get some feedback on what Dealer applications (VIN scanner) that has worked for you successfully and what do you recommend. i came across few applications from doing my research. i would like to get something that handy and useful along with a carfax report details and pricings and pricing comparison for auction,wholesale,auto trader , and retail, trade-in value. 





what has worked for you and what has not and…

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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

Secondary Finance Pay Plan

Posted by David Disbrow on April 16, 2013 at 11:30pm 6 Comments

In a new car and truck dealership, what is a good payplan for a secondary finance manager with 3 secondary salespeople under him? Also, how would you pay the salesperson who first greeted the customer?  There always seems to be discord between the primary dept and secondary department. Are there any suggestions to bring harmony to the 2 departments?

Any and all suggestions are welcome

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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

Problems with live or web auctions?

Started by Bill Hebert. Last reply by Bill Hebert Apr 9, 2014. 7 Replies

Has anyone had any issues with buying inventory at live or at web auctions?If so, what kind of problems? Continue

 
 
 

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