Craig Darling
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • United States
  • American Bike and Trike
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Vendor Partner
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American Bike and Trike
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VP of Sales and Marketing.
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FaceBook, Frans page.
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Hall of Fame Auto salesperson from Chevrolet.
Worked with B & B in December when we sold 1453 new cars in December of 1994. Plus "Old Guys Rule" I'm told.

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Up tick... Up tick... Up tick.

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 12:49pm 0 Comments

     I love those great months... who doesn't?.  You know the ones.. Excellent production, solid gross and great back end penetration.  Record numbers in the service drive and the parts numbers to support the RO's.

Up tick... Up tick.

Business being better at our physical place of business generally means an up tick in the web traffic.…


Improve your Community and Sell, Sell, Sell!

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 2:01pm 0 Comments

 It started for me early.  Social selling that is.  I was working on a project for a hospital charity about a dozen or so

people turned out.  Painting the walls in the old building and the guy next to me, in conversation, asks, “What do you do for a living?”.  Of course I said I sold cars…  About an hour later as we were “admiring” our handy work… another…


Help for the Used Car Director...

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 5:33pm 0 Comments

 It’s ready to help you.. as quickly as today!  You can now have instant access to over 20,000 cars and trucks.  No Auction fees, no buy fees and no “no sale” fees either…. With the same quality assurance offered by your local auction.

How about buy bids?  Would you like it if you could get a buy bid from several hundred buyers without picking up the…


Demonstration Drive? Every Single Time! Building your Business

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

How many times have I asked a sales person, "Have they driven the car?" Do you have any idea how many times I hear, They drove it at the other dealer or they don't have time to drive it or my favorite. They already own one that is three years old.  Really?  You are going to waste all that time on a write up when your chances of closing a deal without a demo…


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At 6:04am on September 14, 2010, Douglas R Manley said…
You must be a glutton for punishment to read 152 pages at one sitting. Anywho, thank you for your comment about DUH!

Here is what others are saying.

Southwest executive director, state auto dealer association said, "Have read book and thought it was very well done."

Journalist said, "Reading it as time permits. Interesting read."

Midwest executive director, "Read the first few chapters and it really highlights concerns with family businesses. I'm sure we all have a few rocks to look under!"

Ohio dealership general manager said, "Good common sense."

Minnesota dealer said, "Haven't finished what I see so far."

Indiana dealer said, "It made me laugh quite a bit."

California CEO of well known company said, "Thank you for the copy of DUH!. I really enjoyed the reading."

Dealer development consultant said"...have read about half of it. Thus far it has been extremely informative and entertaining. "...your book gives me additional insight into areas of the dealership that I have not had long term exposure to, and that information is invaluable to the value I can bring to my dealer clients."

Executive director, state auto dealer association said, "Tossed it."

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