It’s a Trick, A Bad Trick With No Treat

If you read the likes of Automotive News or pay attention to media reports you may have heard there’s a glut of used inventory coming from off-lease vehicles and prices are going to start to drop.

Some of you have already experienced the so called “price drop.” If you’ve had conversations with Bubba or been to the auction of late you absolutely know about the “price drop.”

For whatever reason, you may have beefed up your inventory over the last 60 days or so and now you’re going, “Oh crap, I’ve got a serious problem.”

Let me ask you something. And before I do, please don’t get mad at me. I’m not trying to be a smart butt. But, what planet have you been living on? Don’t prices start to fade a bit this time of year? Would you call this the real “selling season?”

Doesn’t it make sense to tighten your inventory up just a tick as we move into the late fall/winter season? This media thing is a trick, a mean trick to make you think you don’t know what you’re doing.

Maybe you don’t or you had a slight memory loss when it comes to remembering how the market works. If you went out and purchased a bunch of inventory over the last 60 days, what were you thinking?

You need to stop thinking about what’s going on in the wholesale market. It’s not any different than it’s ever been.

What you need to be thinking about is how to retail your inventory, not wholesale it.

While I’m at it, I have another trick or treat for you.

If you have a vehicle and it’s priced number one in the market and it hasn’t sold, guess what? It’s not cheap enough. Trick or treat, that’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs