August has been probably the slowest month I have seen so far. Although i have only been in Sales for about six months, I can tell when things are bad. And this month is just bad. Our building is undergoing a facelift, and this week they finally put the front face of the building on, and I must say it looks awesome. I am convinced that the contruction played a big role in this month's inactivity. Now that we actually look like a dealership again, I have high hopes for September. I did a…Continue
Added by David Bucey on August 26, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments
Hey folks! I have recently been asked to be the sole member of our new "service sales team". The concept sounded great, and I was all for it, until it actually was put into action. For many and most dealerships, I fully support the idea. We use the angle of having equity in your current vehicle, so getting a brand new vehicle for no money down, and we can lower your payments. Good idea right?
Heres where I run into a snag...we used to be a Saturn dealership. Now we are Buick/GMC. …Continue
Added by David Bucey on May 9, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Hey folks! I have been in the automotive service industry for about 17 years, both as a tech and most recently as a service writer. I was a writer for about ten years. I enjoyed what I did, and was rather successful at what I did. After a while, I got "worn out" because I realized that at the service desk, I was in the hot seat all day long. After a lifestyle change last year, I felt I was ready for a career change. I second guessed myself, feeling that a career change at 36 years old was a…Continue
Added by David Bucey on February 16, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments