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Ryan Gerardi
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steven chessin commented on Ryan Gerardi's blog post Used Car Profit Occurs When Buying, Not Selling
"My favorite dealer bought hi-end off-lease returns with minor damage far below wholesale - reconditioned and sold them well below retail. I never could understand why the original dealer passed on such nice cars but that's their business."
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Used Car Profit Occurs When Buying, Not Selling

From a logical sense you would think that profit is made when selling a used car, but reality is that profit occurs when buying them. This is because profit isn't about each individual vehicle sale, but about your strategy and process as a whole. How you buy used vehicles, and why, is more important that how you sell them.I published a post recently called Ideas for Enhancing Your Used Vehicle Acquisition Strategy that references how one…See More
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Used Car Profit Occurs When Buying, Not Selling

From a logical sense you would think that profit is made when selling a used car, but reality is that profit occurs when buying them. This is because profit isn't about each individual vehicle sale, but about your strategy and process as a whole. How you buy used vehicles, and why, is more important that how you sell them.I published a post recently called Ideas for Enhancing Your Used Vehicle Acquisition Strategy that references how one…See More
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"Ryan, thank you so much for posting on your page. I really appreciate your support. Have a great weekend brother."
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Stephanie Young commented on Ryan Gerardi's blog post How Often Should I Post to My Dealership Blog?
"I don't blog for a dealership but for a supportive vendor to the industry.  There is one guideline that I think applies for dealerships or vendors.....only blog when you have real and relevant content.   Blogging just to blog or…"
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How Often Should I Post to My Dealership Blog?

One question I hear more often than others is, “How often should I post to my blog?” But to answer this question there are so many other related factors to consider it will take you burrowing down a deep rabbit h*** of other similar topics, such as:Why would a car dealer want to blog?What is blogging and how is it different from micro-blogging and social media?What type of…See More
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Marsh Buice commented on Ryan Gerardi's blog post Blogging: You can't expect results if you treat it like a third wheel
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Used Car Profit Occurs When Buying, Not Selling

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

From a logical sense you would think that profit is made when selling a used car, but reality is that profit occurs when buying them. This is because profit isn't about each individual vehicle sale, but about your strategy and process as a whole. How you buy used vehicles, and why, is more important that how you sell them.

I published a post recently called Ideas for Enhancing Your Used Vehicle Acquisition Strategy that references…

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How to Suck at Social Media

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:36pm 0 Comments

We've all seen them. The market is been flooded with it. "How to succeed with Social Media," Top 10 Facebook Tips and Tricks," "Best Practices on Twitter." Don't get me wrong, the information is very useful and appreciated, but there is one problem... it's all the same information over and over again.

In the spirit of something new, the exact opposite…

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How Often Should I Post to My Dealership Blog?

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 12:43pm 5 Comments

One question I hear more often than others is, “How often should I post to my blog?” But to answer this question there are so many other related factors to consider it will take you burrowing down a deep rabbit h*** of other similar topics, such as:

  1. Why would a car dealer want to blog?
  2. What is blogging and how is it different from…
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Blogging: You can't expect results if you treat it like a third wheel

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 11:55pm 3 Comments

A few years ago when the idea of blogging for car dealers was a taboo subject, blogging itself was just becoming more widely accepted as a legitimate business tool. Today, business blogging is almost a must-do, like having a… Continue

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At 1:47pm on February 24, 2012, Marsh Buice said…

Ryan, thank you so much for posting on your page. I really appreciate your support. Have a great weekend brother.

At 5:50pm on May 24, 2011, Marsh Buice said…
Thanks for your advice. How often would you suggest a blog post by a dealership?
At 12:41pm on May 7, 2011, Joe Papa said…
Thanks for your Easter post Ryan! So true....
 
 
 

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