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Automotive Reject, Vendor CEO?

Can a failed automotive agent be a decent vendor CEO calling on dealers?

  • Yes, I will try anything once!

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • No, they’re snake oil salesmen!

    Votes: 5 71.4%

  • Total voters
    7
  • Poll closed .

FrigginBandit

Sled Master
Feb 11, 2018
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Not necessarily a gripe but more of an observation. I’ve been vetting vendors lately and have found an alarming number of their “retail work” has been that of failure. Does this worry anyone else?

Bankrupting stores, being terminated due to inproprieties, prison time, criminal records... wow!
 
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john.quinn

Boss
Dec 2, 2009
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John
Alex and I have had this conversation before... What would the technology solution landscape look like if an actual, successful GM of at least a small dealer group set-out to build useful technology that streamlines operations in the dealership? Someone with real experience managing customers and cars across multiple profit centers...

Hard to believe it would resemble the fragmented (silo'd), overlapping solutions dominating today's marketplace.
 
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Alexander Lau

Under the Bridge
Feb 11, 2015
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Mar 21, 2012
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Ryan
Sometimes it's easier to be on the vendor side who can go in and talk the talk then leave a day later without having to produce the results themselves.

There's way too many frauds in the automotive industry, it all comes down to too many saying instead of actually doing.
 

FrigginBandit

Sled Master
Feb 11, 2018
37
38
Sometimes it's easier to be on the vendor side who can go in and talk the talk then leave a day later without having to produce the results themselves.

There's way too many frauds in the automotive industry, it all comes down to too many saying instead of actually doing.
VERY well said, it's like all vendors have a get out of jail free card and they also can make it up as they go along. "I was a GM" or "I owned a store" or my personal favorite "I sold 100 cars in a single month" hahahaha really buddy?
 
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