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Aren't You Getting Just a Little Sick and tired of these Weaklings Telling You that You Can't make a Profit on Car Sales Today?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Drommond Dec 12, 2013. 16 Replies

This is typical, one of the most profitable Chevy dealerships in the country said this... April 1st, 2011Marc Heitz Chevrolet1221 Ed Noble ParkwayNorman, Oklahoma 73073(405) 321-7021To Jim…Continue

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My Latest Article is Out in Dealer Magazine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Compton Oct 18, 2010. 4 Replies

This article has a lot of controversy, especially the title article... "Prophets of Low Profit" ...Let me know your opinions on what is happening here in our industry? …Continue

Why Grant Cardone's Employees Should be Ashamed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Richards Aug 2, 2010. 8 Replies

 mass email sent today to manyFrom: GRANT CARDONE [mailto:grant@grantcardone.com] Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:29 PMTo: Brock AllenSubject: Books for Votes   Help get me 25 votes today and…Continue

A Throwback to the Seventies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Shaughnessy Jul 31, 2010. 4 Replies

The following comes from a guy who hasn't been seen working deals in a dealership since 1991 (or earlier)Grant Cardone here,I need your last little bit of help here.......I know you are finishing the…Continue

 

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Internet Battle Plan XXI (21) at Crowne Plaza Midtown, Atlanta

January 10, 2017 at 8am to January 11, 2017 at 5pm
WE'RE PUTTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHERwww.InternetBattlePlan.comWe’re putting the Band Back Together. Internet Battle Plan XXI (21) will be held at the Crowne Plaza Midtown in Atlanta on January 10th and 11th. Produced by Jim and Debbie Ziegler.As always, Dealer Principals and General Managers Attend Free, just call Jim at (770) 921-4440 (Eastern Time).…See More
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LENNY GETS A DO-OVER

LENNY GETS A DO-OVER Those of you who are closest to me, you know that Len Bellavia is one of my better friends in this business. Not only is Len my personal attorney; he is perhaps the best Dealer Lawyer in the business. You might remember that Len was the attorney that successfully represented hundreds of Chrysler Dealers during their bankruptcy and saved many dealers’ franchises. I could go on and on about the dealers he’s helped and represented. I’ll just say, If I were a dealer and needed…See More
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LENNY GETS A DO-OVER

LENNY GETS A DO-OVER Those of you who are closest to me, you know that Len Bellavia is one of my better friends in this business. Not only is Len my personal attorney; he is perhaps the best Dealer Lawyer in the business. You might remember that Len was the attorney that successfully represented hundreds of Chrysler Dealers during their bankruptcy and saved many dealers’ franchises. I could go on and on about the dealers he’s helped and represented. I’ll just say, If I were a dealer and needed…See More
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Internet Battle Plan XXI (21) at Crowne Plaza Midtown, Atlanta

January 10, 2017 at 8am to January 11, 2017 at 5pm
WE'RE PUTTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHERwww.InternetBattlePlan.comWe’re putting the Band Back Together. Internet Battle Plan XXI (21) will be held at the Crowne Plaza Midtown in Atlanta on January 10th and 11th. Produced by Jim and Debbie Ziegler.As always, Dealer Principals and General Managers Attend Free, just call Jim at (770) 921-4440 (Eastern Time).…See More
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Samurai F&I and Automotive Sales Managers Seminars at Embassy Suites, Downtown Buckhead - Atlanta

October 11, 2016 at 8am to October 14, 2016 at 12:30pm
TWO DYNAMIC SEMINARS TAUGHT PERSONALLY BY JIM ZIEGLER, OCTOBER IN ATLANTAComing Home to Atlanta In October With Two Great Automotive Management Seminars... call Jim directly (770) 921-4440 OR Book The Events and The Seminars on The Website …See More
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steven chessin commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post When You Pay Peanuts - You Get Monkeys
"Monkeys is right !  Dealers are ADVERTISING for know-nothing monkeys ! To underscore Jim's point ; I saw this one today. If  someone was trained by Ford or Lexus - Ziegler or other trainers - AutoNation or Carmax  --- it is…"
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Samurai F&I and Automotive Sales Managers Seminars at Embassy Suites, Downtown Buckhead - Atlanta

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TWO DYNAMIC SEMINARS TAUGHT PERSONALLY BY JIM ZIEGLER, OCTOBER IN ATLANTAComing Home to Atlanta In October With Two Great Automotive Management Seminars... call Jim directly (770) 921-4440 OR Book The Events and The Seminars on The Website …See More
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"Wow. I'm new to the vehicle sales industry, and I can see where the huge differences between pay scales in Powersports, and automotive.  After almost 2 years in automotive, wish I would have stayed in powersports. More money, a little more…"
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When You Pay Peanuts - You Get Monkeys

EMPLOYMENT AD FOR CAR DEALERS  Wanted unambitious person sales position. Low Pay - Long Hours - Must Work Nights and Weekends - AND must be able to withstand consumer abuse and ridicule. You must be educated, and clean cut, well dressed with no drugs or bad habits. People with families preferred. MAN, WHO WOULDN'T APPLY FOR THAT JOB?_ EVERYBODY! "Dumbing Down the Car Business" and they wonder why we have 72% turn-over?I Hate the Trend in the Car Business to cut compensation to match lower…See More
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When You Pay Peanuts - You Get Monkeys

EMPLOYMENT AD FOR CAR DEALERS  Wanted unambitious person sales position. Low Pay - Long Hours - Must Work Nights and Weekends - AND must be able to withstand consumer abuse and ridicule. You must be educated, and clean cut, well dressed with no drugs or bad habits. People with families preferred. MAN, WHO WOULDN'T APPLY FOR THAT JOB?_ EVERYBODY! "Dumbing Down the Car Business" and they wonder why we have 72% turn-over?I Hate the Trend in the Car Business to cut compensation to match lower…See More
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When You Pay Peanuts - You Get Monkeys

EMPLOYMENT AD FOR CAR DEALERS  Wanted unambitious person sales position. Low Pay - Long Hours - Must Work Nights and Weekends - AND must be able to withstand consumer abuse and ridicule. You must be educated, and clean cut, well dressed with no drugs or bad habits. People with families preferred. MAN, WHO WOULDN'T APPLY FOR THAT JOB?_ EVERYBODY! "Dumbing Down the Car Business" and they wonder why we have 72% turn-over?I Hate the Trend in the Car Business to cut compensation to match lower…See More
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LENNY GETS A DO-OVER

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

LENNY GETS A DO-OVER



Those of you who are closest to me, you know that Len Bellavia is one of my better friends in this business. Not only is Len my personal attorney; he is perhaps the best Dealer Lawyer in the business.



You might remember that Len was the attorney that successfully represented hundreds of Chrysler Dealers during their bankruptcy and…

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When You Pay Peanuts - You Get Monkeys

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 1:30pm 9 Comments

EMPLOYMENT AD FOR CAR DEALERS 



Wanted unambitious person sales position. Low Pay - Long Hours - Must Work Nights and Weekends - AND must be able to withstand consumer abuse and ridicule. You must be educated, and clean cut, well dressed with no drugs or bad habits. People with families preferred.



MAN, WHO…

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A MODERN CAR-GUY FABLE

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 7:00pm 14 Comments

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GENERAL MOTORS’ USED CAR PROGRAM –HOW IT WAS BORN - A MODERN CAR GUY FABLE
 
Once upon a time there was a bunch of executive morons who really disliked and disdained their dealers because they were so superior and so much smarter than the dumb-ass dealers. Especially the little vertically-challenged Brit with the Napoleon complex,…
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THE WORST DISEASE A SALES PERSON CAN CATCH

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 2:00pm 9 Comments

THE WORST DISEASE A SALES PERSON CAN CATCH

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Have you caught a disease? Sometimes, a seasoned professional sales person falls into the trap of catching the disease known as "EXPERTISE".

As a salesman myself, I would occasionally catch a bad case of “EXPERTISE” and had to push the “Reset’ Button. As a manager, I’ve seen it repeatedly through the years.

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At 10:15pm on December 22, 2011, Keith Shetterly said…

I can guarantee you this:  Had Jim Ziegler trained anyone at TrueCar about how to sell to a customer, TrueCar would not have led their charge to THEIR DEALER CUSTOMERS--here and elsewhere--with condescension and belittling.  When you pat this retail vertical's people on the head like we "just don't understand", careful with your manicured had or you're going to get bit.  You go get'em, Jim:  Over 60,000 page views total across all these blogs, the two main ones approaching 35,000 alone.  Another thing Jim would've taught you is how to manage your social media presence with your custmers.  Well, he's giving you a lesson now, free.  I think you're about to get the bill from someone else, though... And, one more thing:  Does TrueCar's access to the 5,000 dealers DMS automatically make them AutoNation stores, data-wise?  I guess Group One didn't want to take that chance.

At 6:30pm on December 22, 2011, Michael Timmons said…

I appreciate your point of view but to say I am not honorable says more about you than me. Then again, if I was making $1500 a head to train salespeople I may feel threatened too.

Happy Holidays

At 6:03pm on December 22, 2011, Michael Timmons said…

I am not thrilled with your attack on TRUECar......... but I love your passion!!

At 9:47am on October 7, 2011, Bob Swartz said…
great seeing you here even though I owned three Saturn Dealerships and watched you tear us up for years......................... guess we showed you and closed :) Hope you are well.
At 4:02pm on September 7, 2011, pascalina derek said…
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my name is Pascalina, i came across your profile now on this Comment Site . So I decided to stop by an let you know that I really want to have a good friendship with you. Beside i have something special i want to discuses with you, but I find it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site. I will be very happy, If you can get back to me, through my e-mail. (pascalina2love_faya@yahoo.com)  So we can get to know each other better,and i well give you my pictures and also tell you more about me OK, you can contact me through my e-mail id Is, (pascalina2love_faya@yahoo.com)
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Pascalina,
At 12:17pm on August 10, 2011, Pete Grimm said…
Thanks, Jim. I'm having fun contributing and joining in the discussions. As always, I enjoy reading your posts. Your posts are what drew me to the site. Cheers, Pete.
At 5:57am on July 15, 2011, Tony Sutton said…

Hi James, in Moscow so not picking up messages as often as I should, the responses must give you great encouragement, still looking forward to the next edition.

 

At 12:14pm on July 14, 2011, Billy Wayne Jenkins said…
Thanks Alpha Dawg
At 3:47pm on July 13, 2011, Naomi R. Heckler said…
Hi Jim,
I am so happy to see you here. What do you think about Ford's new program Dealer Parts Advantage. They are being very tight lipped about it so I do not have all the information, but I can say it is a Win Win for Ford but Not for the Dealers.
At 9:17am on July 7, 2011, Lizelle Landino said…
Haha! That was unreal!! Had to check my location in the universe there for a sec!
 
 
 

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