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Automotive Reject, Vendor CEO?

Discussion in 'I'm Angry and Need to GRIPE!' started by FrikinBandit, Mar 8, 2018.

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

Poll closed Mar 15, 2018.
  1. Yes, I will try anything once!

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  2. No, they’re snake oil salesmen!

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  1. FrikinBandit

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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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    Whaaaaaat??? There are no failed car guys in technology :rofl:
     
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    Lol
     
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    Alright @FrikinBandit@FrikinBandit - what companies were started by former car dealers?
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    You do realize by listing them I'll be pissing a ton of people off due to the title, right?
     
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    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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