Not Cheap Enough

One of my favorite things to do when working with dealers is to discuss their oldest used vehicles in stock. If the oldest unit is 55 days old or 155 days old, 99.9% of the time they all have a storyline tied to them.

The conversation will often evolve to where the used car manager will say “We have it priced #1 in the market, it’s a nice car and I don’t know why it hasn’t sold.”

Some of you won’t like my response. But, my response is based on reality. And the reality is, if it’s priced #1 in the market and it still hasn’t sold…it’s not cheap enough.

We’re not talking about a fresh piece. We’re talking about your oldest unit in stock. And, it may have a flaw you failed to identify soon enough.

You’ve had it way too long. It’s time to make it “cheap enough” and make it go away.

That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs