Roger Alvey
  • Bellevue, WA
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Automotive Creative Partners and Sunset Auto Group
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"You can't run a whorehouse with pictures"
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Car Salesman Confidential: The Top 17 Fibs Told By Buyers

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 2:37pm 0 Comments



One afternoon I upped (approached) a man in the Trucks Department. I’ll call him Mr. Hawthorne. He was wandering around with his son, looking at the brand-new Gargantuan Crew Cabs. He told me he was just killing time while his oil was being changed.…


When Deciding what to do with your Wholesale Units Don’t Forget About Copart

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 2:35pm 0 Comments

When Deciding what to do with your Wholesale Units Don’t Forget About Copart

Roger Alvey – I was out having dinner with several dealer friends last month when the topic of vehicle appraisals and wholesale profits/losses came up. I have always been a big believer in the old adage “your first loss is your best loss” when it came time to decide what to do with the problem children in my inventory. It didn’t matter to me if it was the 2006 BMW X5 one dealer had just taken in (with a…


Where did the sales pros of yesterday go?

Posted on December 30, 2009 at 9:12pm 8 Comments

They went far far away ....professional sales people don't work for minimum wage, and they don't work for 15-18% of the front of any deal. The sales pros that I used to work with were stronger than death and greedier than Midas and everytime their pay plan was penciled back they moved closer to the door. and then finally out. We are getting to the point where (depending upon the store's location and volume) the internet department and the sales department are going to become one in the same.… Continue

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At 11:41am on October 19, 2009, Jen Williams said…
Sorry for the late response but I just recently joined and still not in the habit of checking this site very often. Thanks for the compliment.

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