Dave Fortney
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PROBLEMS WITH CRAIGSLIST - Flagging and blocking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Dixon Apr 4, 2013. 30 Replies

So we normally have been posting our ads to craigslist using 2 email addresses and craigslist accounts.  Have been careful to only post 4 new postings per day per account.  Utilize the templates from…Continue

Looking for simple & effective CRM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jared Bell Apr 15, 2013. 31 Replies

We're a small dealership, 2 sales reps plus owner doing some sales, mostly dealing with special finance (CAC) and have moved past the point of handwritten notes to track prospects.  Need an easy to…Continue

Trigger Leads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Misra (secondarypro) Dec 19, 2012. 8 Replies

Is anyone using trigger leads successfully and if so what service is working for you, what are you paying and how are you working them?Continue

Carvant Financial

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey Cohen Jun 6, 2012. 13 Replies

Is anyone using Carvant Financial?   I am looking for a good fit as a secondary finance company behind Credit Acceptance.  Want to know if they are good to work with and any other information. …Continue

 

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william s fitzell liked Dave Fortney's discussion Carvant Financial
Mar 17
leonard, vaughn replied to Dave Fortney's discussion Bankruptcy Leads
"I buy Bankruptcies Case every week  National Level  you get case no, chapter name 13, or 7 ,11 , full name of the person,address city state  zip ,filling date other filter as well."
Dec 14, 2013
Dave Fortney replied to Christopher W Stout's discussion -NEW DEALER- Any advice will help.
"Hi Chris As others have stated, its not nearly as easy as it looks.  You need to know what all of your monthly fixed expenses will be.  $3500 per year for insurance isn't bad, thats $300 per month.  You have to have it.  Add…"
Sep 23, 2013
Dave Fortney liked Randy Martin's discussion Question about a few banks
Jul 30, 2013
Dave Fortney commented on Charlie Hernandez's blog post Looking for a Used Car Warranty
"Check out ASC.  Excellent program, 3 month power train $100 including roadside assistance and towing and they pay the claims. You can set up, print warranty and pay for it all online before the customer leaves. "
May 26, 2013
Dave Fortney replied to Jay's discussion Old bhph guy in Ca looking for alternatives.
"We are also a 1 rated cac dealer and average 1300 up front per deal after pack.  We take every deal that works through CAC as they do all the work and their forecasting system is very accurate. Some deals are 3500 up front so even if you start…"
May 26, 2013
Dave Fortney replied to James Dalrymple's discussion I need floorplanning!!
"The main floor plan companies out there DO run personal credit checks and have criteria for providing a floor plan.  I believe you have to be prime or very near it to be considered.  Have you checked if any of your local auctions have…"
Apr 25, 2013
Jared Bell replied to Dave Fortney's discussion Looking for simple & effective CRM
"I notice your using Carsforsale.com  for your website.  Have you tried using thier CRM in the members area?  Its free with your website. "
Apr 15, 2013
Dave Fortney liked Erick Chavez's discussion Start up cost ? with current $25k in flooring.
Apr 15, 2013
Kenny Atcheson replied to Dave Fortney's discussion Looking for simple & effective CRM
"They have a few things including CRM.  A better question would be, "Has anyone used Adtel for CRM or anything else? Kenny"
Apr 10, 2013
Harlene Doane replied to Dave Fortney's discussion Looking for simple & effective CRM
"As a CRM Kenny?? I ask because they used to be in the lead business several years ago."
Apr 10, 2013
Kenny Atcheson replied to Dave Fortney's discussion Looking for simple & effective CRM
"Has anyone used Adtel?  I met a rep yesterday at the Leedom Event BHPHWorld in Las Vegas yesterday.   Thanks. Kenny "
Apr 10, 2013
Rick Dixon replied to Dave Fortney's discussion PROBLEMS WITH CRAIGSLIST - Flagging and blocking
"Almost everyone got hit by the Craigslist changes unless they were ahead of the power curve. None of our dealers experienced any problems with ghosting, then or now and would be glad to talk with you at your convenience. Rick Dixon Auto Marketing…"
Apr 4, 2013
DAN SULLIVAN replied to Dave Fortney's discussion PROBLEMS WITH CRAIGSLIST - Flagging and blocking
"Susan, I think any iPad with the app will work."
Mar 31, 2013
Dave Fortney replied to CHRIS's discussion Credit acceptance versus Westlake? any info from anyone
"CAC, hands down better.  Easy to fund, can approve everyone, make up front profit and build wealth later.  I'm on my fourth pool (sold 350 deals) and the program just flat out works.  Very good corporate culture as…"
Mar 29, 2013
susan fahnestock replied to Dave Fortney's discussion PROBLEMS WITH CRAIGSLIST - Flagging and blocking
"Awesome advice Dan.  Do all Ipads have 4g?  I have an ipad that is a couple of years old.  Thanks so much!"
Mar 28, 2013

Profile Information

Company
Dipper Dave's Used Cars
Position
owner
Dealership, Allied Industry or Finance Company?
Dealership
If Dealership, Franchise or Independent
Independent
Your web site
http://www.dipperdaves.com
Biography/Work Summary
Small rural dealership doing special finance and most of that through CAC. 25 - 30 cars on the lot. Into our second pool with CAC.
Activities Away From Work
Table Tennis, Family
Birthday
November 26

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At 4:26pm on February 18, 2013, Gary Campbell said…

Dave we are using CPS and Drive. The sub prime market in California is so bad I had to start my own Bank. I used my property as collateral. Since I am not a new car dealer its tuff to get Cap One. Where are you located?  

At 10:12am on April 19, 2010, vanessa woods said…
Dave,

I'd be happy to send you some information. Could you provide me with an email address to send the information to?

Thanks,
Vanessa Woods
615-869-0378
 
 
 

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