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Gilbert A. Chavez
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Jamie Williams and Gilbert A. Chavez are now friends
Jan 11, 2012
Gilbert A. Chavez commented on Jasen Rice's blog post WHY WOULD YOU EVER PRICE A USED CAR AT $14,995 AGAIN?
"Excellent article as always Jason! We need to see you write more because you have always had your pulse on what is happening NOW in the market! Flat Based Pricing is where it is at. Playing the $14998.00 or the $15132.00 game is old school stuff…"
Aug 9, 2011
Gilbert A. Chavez posted a discussion

Repeat Customer Metrics

What standard metric should a dealership use for repeat and referral customers? I have been researching to see if there is an industry standard for both. Please let me know your recommendations.
Jul 4, 2011
Gilbert A. Chavez and Garry House are now friends
Jun 21, 2011
Gilbert A. Chavez commented on Keith Shetterly's blog post SCREENCRAFTERS AWARDED PATENT FOR 1st PARTY LEADS SYSTEM
"Way to go Steve! A great guy and a great company!"
Mar 16, 2011
Gilbert A. Chavez commented on James A. Ziegler's video

Jim Ziegler Attempts 300 lb Bench Press

"Great job Jim! I am hopeful I can do the same at 64!"
Feb 2, 2011
Gilbert A. Chavez and CJ Romig are now friends
Feb 2, 2011
Gilbert A. Chavez and George Magda are now friends
Oct 9, 2010

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Gilbert A. Chavez is one of the original automotive internet pioneers. He is one of the leading consultants in retailing automobiles, online, on the phone, and on the lot. Once called the Vince Lombardi of car guys.

A former Army Officer, Company Commander, Paratrooper, he has served as the COO for the Krumland Auto Group, the General Manager of the Burt Automotive Network, the E-Marketing Director for the Phil Long Dealerships, the E-Marketing Director for Planet Automotive and served as a VP for iMagicLab. Gilbert’s motto is, “Don’t tell me how great you are, show me.”
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Reynolds Web Solutions,, Izmocars, TK Carsites, DealerOn,
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HomeNet, vAuto, vinSolutions

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At 7:29pm on April 30, 2009,
Brian Pasch
Sounds like a plan....DD was a great opportunity this year to speak and I met many passionate marketing professionals.
At 12:57pm on March 24, 2009, VehicleXpress said…
Hello Gilbert-

Do you ever have dealers ask you about a DMS Solution for their business? We've created a powerful but inexpensive DMS that independent as well as franchised dealerships will benefit from. Please call our General Manager, Jolynne, and she can answer any questions you might have about it, 866-447-0462, extension 214.

At 12:09pm on October 20, 2008,
Pete Bonner
Hi there. I'd like to talk to you about our new pre-purchase lead scoring platform that we've partnered with RL Polk on. More info can be obtained @


Pete Bonner
Senior Vice President
Detroit Trading Company
At 1:25pm on August 20, 2008, Shannon Santos said…
Thanks Gilbert. I did get a promotion on April 1st. However a week and a half ago myself as well as several other Autobytel employees were laid off. I am currenlty looking for a new job. Have you heard of anyone hiring? Hows the consulting going?
At 9:57am on July 24, 2008, Gilbert A. Chavez said…
No problem. You knocked that one out of the park! Great job!
At 9:39am on July 24, 2008, Alvin Newton said…

Thank you for the kudos in your article!!
I am glad to see other people beleive in Micro Sites and what you can do with them.

Alvin Newton
At 7:18pm on July 18, 2008,
Kim Clouse
Sorry I did not call yet. we lost a sales manager and the used car mgr was on vacation. the finance mgr.'s mother in kaw died so I have had it all by myself.
At 5:10pm on July 6, 2008, Gilbert A. Chavez said…
Ok, Sounds good!
At 5:08pm on July 6, 2008,
Kim Clouse
Everything going ok? I will call you this week
At 9:02am on April 11, 2008,
Terry Alling
See ya in Florida. Lets talk before Digital dealer.

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