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UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Started this discussion. Last reply by A Jay Gould Jan 14. 2 Replies

Tesla Motors

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A Jay Gould replied to A Jay Gould's discussion UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
"This is just what I'm talking about-a PI lawyer would have a field day with this response. I'm suggesting dealers be pro active and reinforce thier drug policies especially in Colorado,Washington St and near by surrounding states.  "
Jan 14
Ben Misra (secondarypro) replied to A Jay Gould's discussion UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
"You wouldn't let them drink on the job, so why would you let them smoke on the job. Just common sense."
Jan 12
A Jay Gould's discussion was featured

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

I have not seen anything regarding several states legalizing Marijuana and what the effect it will have on dealership drug poliies. While I expect most dealers will maintain thier current drug free policies its the readily availablity of this "drug" that causes me concern. Yes, I understand that its availble fairly easily BUT as it becomes more socially avialable I think as a dealer you should reinforce your policies with your employees.I would hate for an employee of mine to be working under…See More
Jan 12
A Jay Gould posted a discussion

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

I have not seen anything regarding several states legalizing Marijuana and what the effect it will have on dealership drug poliies. While I expect most dealers will maintain thier current drug free policies its the readily availablity of this "drug" that causes me concern. Yes, I understand that its availble fairly easily BUT as it becomes more socially avialable I think as a dealer you should reinforce your policies with your employees.I would hate for an employee of mine to be working under…See More
Jan 10
A Jay Gould replied to Mike Parker's discussion Just started as a salesman, any advice
"You may want to check with your managment before you do the website. Not that its not a good ideal, it is the fact that you must be extemly careful with content. We never allowed salesmen to have dealership related website for that very reason and a…"
Dec 2, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to Tom LaPointe / CarChat24's discussion Is FTC REALLY looking at car dealers regarding TrueCar situation????!!!!
"If it look like it, smells like,feels like it than its safe to assume it is what it appears to be. True car is a dealers enemy-"
Sep 17, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to susan fahnestock's discussion Selling an independent dealership
"I am not sure that a CPA is capable of making an evaulation of any new or independant dealership. Your requesting a "ballpark" number isn't really what you want. Jeffery makes some good points but you need a…"
Sep 16, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to diamond sales's discussion Switch from Retail to Whlse - Any dealers buy direct from Wholesalers?
"Ever give any thought to where wholesalers get the majority of thier vehicles- auctions if I had to guess.  "
Jun 17, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to Jason Pike's discussion Team Leaders / Floor Closers
"Great for the 70's,80's not really a fix for todays operations. Impower your sales staff and make your sales managers work for a living. No-one leaves without talking to a sales manager. I'm telling you this based on over 60 years in…"
Jun 17, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to Timothy Brillant's discussion Shop Mangement
"Appartently your mechanics appear to be paid hourly, if that assumption is correct and you lack the knowledge or system go to clock hours try to find and/or promote one of you mechanics to shop forman. It would then be his responsibly to…"
Jun 17, 2013
A Jay Gould posted a discussion

Tesla Motors

Recently an editiorial in the Houston paper written by a person I had a great deal of respect for openly came out in favor of allowing Tesla Motors to operate factory stores in Texas with out meeting all the requirements a franchise dealer must meet to obtain a license to sell and service new,used vehicles.I know that this is a major battle in several states currently and while Tesla will never be a big player in the market I think that the current franchise laws in states provide a good…See More
May 3, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to Jay FitzGerald's discussion Reinsurance Program
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Mar 28, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to Jay FitzGerald's discussion Reinsurance Program
"Go with an established company with a good reputation...there are plenty of GOOD solid companies out there..."
Mar 25, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to Jen Bressi's discussion GAP QUESTION
"Thats the solution-good job."
Mar 11, 2013
A Jay Gould replied to Jen Bressi's discussion GAP QUESTION
"The problem here is the bank financed the premium (which I assume had your profit in it) they would be intitled to a refund of the unearned premium regardless of any loss occurance.The Gap provider only received the cost associated with the GAP…"
Mar 5, 2013
A Jay Gould commented on THOMAS CAMPBELL's blog post Taking photos and video
"Sell cars, hire someone to do the videos..."
Mar 4, 2013

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Retired from Gillman Car Companies after 34 years ,last position held COO. The Gillman Group is one of the largest independent dealer auto groups in texas with dealerships in San Antonio,Houston,Rosenberg and the Rio Grande valley. I also served on the AIADA board of directors for 6 years.
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Trust everyone but cut the cards
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Currently writing a book to assist young managers who are becoming first time GM's. I also have a home on the Gulf coast where I spend a great deal of time fishing and thinking.

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A Jay Gould's Blog

2013

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Well its now 2013 and everything is great, time to dust off those bad habits you put on the self and turn on the volume. If your shoulders are still sore for all the patting you did last year understand that most dealerships volumes are up 20 plus percent for the year and unless you turned around a poor performing store you probably don't deserve too many "attaboys".

I don't kinow who the quote came from but it goes like this " those that forget the mistakes of the past are sure to…

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Hold Checks

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

I have been receiving numerous solications from "Hold Check Companies" offering 100% approvals,ect,ect. FOR FRANCHISED DEALERS I would strongly urge you to talk to your lenders before you institute any type of program for hold checks.

Unless times have changed and I doubt they have, it is a violation of the covenants of your dealer agrrement to accept hold cheks. When you act as the lenders agent you certify that the terms and conditions expressed in the contract are 100% in…

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2011 TO BE OR NOT TO BE

Posted on December 15, 2010 at 2:38pm 2 Comments

Well, you survived 2009 and made great strides in 2010 but are you ready for 2011?? If you lisen to the economists 2011 is going to be much better that 2010. Are you prepared to take advantage of the opportunities this new year will afford you. Say what you want but I bet the public companies have already made thier forecast and budget plans for 2011,have you?

You would have had to be brain dead not to have improved in 2010 over 2009, continued improvement in 2011 will require that…

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Where have all the benchmarks gone

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 1:02pm 0 Comments

Is it just me or my imagination. Traditional long time benchmarks/policies that I have used to manage businesses for years seem to no longer apply . I hear the arguments about charging market for internals instead of full retail, yet I see grosses,after wholesale loss, so low that the change would make small or no difference to the bottomline.



I see internet pricing so low that acheiving profitable margins is almost impossible thus re-inforcing my previous statment and no benchmarks… Continue

Its offical -Lifo elimination is in the Bacus bill

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 6:53pm 2 Comments

ts appears that once again the car dealer is going to suffer to help fund the "health care plan"- I urge all dealers to take a long hard look at their lifo caculations at year end and take whatever advantage tax wise you can.

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At 5:28pm on May 20, 2009, Rod McDowell said…
I can respect that. Not trying to discredit anything that has been accomplished internally, only trying to introduce some opportunities and pricing that surprises even our largest clients.
At 7:49am on March 14, 2009, Douglas Baker said…
I will participate.
At 11:40am on March 10, 2009, Rod McDowell said…
I appreciate your willingness to respond to my discussion regarding Expense Reduction. You are absolutely right.
 
 
 

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