"When I was a kid nobody pumped their own gas and every car's fluids were checked. Now you can barely find a rest room. Service went from first-class to no-class.
Years ago I worked at a store across the street from a hand car wash .... I sent…"
"Well Tim --- you sure covered this dilemma comprehensively. I have found some ways to convince those who may still be in doubt about auto sales video.The best cure is INSTANT GRATIFICATION ! To begin, forget about marketing of the entire…"
"Years ago someone had the crazy idea to make special "Levis Edition" AMC Grermlins and Jeeps. What if we created a pickup truck to carry your motorcycle called the "Harley Davidson Edition" ? Nahh. too ridiculous ! "
"I LOVE these events ! I worked at a store that sold 33 of 50 cars we brought to a Garage Sale --- in one day and made me a believer. In following days some of the others were sold from leads as well. "
There can be no debate about the importance of the SALES BIBLE. I actually have a version printed more than 100 years ago that I sometimes read to brush-up. But it reminds me of an old hotel here on Ventura Blvd with neon lights…"
"As I shop for a car I am tempted to do what customers do just to see if dealers react effectively --- so far ---- not even one has followed-up with me. So much for their "sales training". But I am sure NONE of the dealers…"
"Thank you. I have been requesting this for years without any traction from dealers to the left of me and vendors to the right. Here's a very brief 19 second sample from 2012.
Lisa, my BDC rep first introduce herself - greets the customer…"
"CLEARLY --- Customer satisfaction is forged by service not sales --- and I laugh to myself whenever I hear a salesman state that he is "always there" for his customers. What does that even mean ? People have urgent service needs…"
"Most dealerships today have a pretty decent sales BDC department that focuses on lead management. SERVICE BDC is all about retention and referral business. So look at your loyalty stat. Is it below the manufacturer's national average ?
" There are dealerships that want to make their sales people do BDC work.
I am sure they believe that bdc is doing work salesmen used to do for themselves -- when there were "real salesmen". The problem with the line of thought…"
"I did marketing for a dealership that did live radio broadcasts when we sponsored adoption events in the parking lot for the local no-kill animal shelter. We kept the broadcasting about the adoption of animals and stayed completely away from…"
"Yes - I am sure Skype is functional -- but I always prefer (when possible) to use an automotive optimized solution -- and there are a couple of good ones becoming available that are going to really separate the leading pack from the also-rans. I…"
Happy Sunday Steven, Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I worked through mine, but I'm not a big "Turkey lover" to begin with and my wife was in AZ celebrating it with her sister. Anyway, I knew I wanted to take time over the weekend to write you Periodically reflecting back on your situation that we discussed during our phone conversation, I'm curious as to what's happening with you. I have noticed that you haven't updated your bio here. Hey, it's easy to do and, as I mentioned, you certainly have a story to tell. Are you doing OK? Are you keeping optimistic and building a plan? My cell # is (714) 457-8287 or you can email here on DE or at email@example.com.
Now we're friends, huh? OK, got it! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. There's no "b" after brian, at least not in my address. One comment... On your last post when you mentioned the "3 Ms" (wrong salesman, wrong money, wrong car), wouldn't that make more sense if it were the "3 Ws"? And, thanks for the "more contact points" suggestion. I just put it on my TTD list as a priority.
Is a pleasure talking with you, how is everythig with you? I am Martin Iyanam. I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Can you please get back to me via my private email: ( email@example.com ) for the full details.
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