ey, because they thought the cars were a lot cheaper down here. He was a tough buyer, and I know I didn't hold much of a gross, but it felt good to get that first one.
When I was 18 I took a job in Wildwood, NJ at a Buick Pontiac dealer. I wanted to make it on my own, and my father used to buy most of the wholesale cars from this dealership. The dealer principal appraised all the trade ins. He was off on a Saturday, so the sales manager did all the appraisals. I had an up on a new Regal, and they wanted an appraisal of their trade. The sales manager didn't think they were serious, so he wouldn't appraise their trade. I appraised it myself, since I figured I had a checkbook to back up anything I put on the car. I presented them with the numbers but couldn't close them.
That following Monday, they came back and decided to take the car. The sales manager was furious that I appraised the trade and complained to our dealer principal. The dealer principal and I took the trade out together to look at it again. He asked me "you counted this for $2,500 and closed them?" and I said yes. After delivery, he called the other salesman and the sales manager in, and announced that I was the new used car manager. At the ripe old age of 18, I felt like I just hit the lottery.…
Added by Paul Green at 7:41pm on December 15, 2012
ile. The entity crushing or shredding the vehicles in this manner will be allowed to sell some parts of the vehicle prior to crushing or shredding it, but these parts cannot include the engine or the drive train.…
re any kind souls on the board who would be interested in serving as a sounding board for me to bounce some ideas off of.
I am located in New York City, and travel regularly to Orlando, Minneapolis and Los Angeles and would love to take someone out for some food and drinks to chat.
If you have a thorough understanding of the trade in process and have the guts to tell me why my product is terrible, I'd love to pick your brain.
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