I often have conversations with dealers and managers about units they have had in their inventory too long or those vehicles that might be in the $25,000 to $35,000 range.
I question whether they are profitable or not. For those managers who want to keep units until they can retail them I sorta agree in that I’d like to see you retail them, but faster. I hate dumping retail pieces in the wholesale market.
I’m convinced that keeping them past 45 to 60 days probably doesn’t make you money unless of course you make a killer gross. I’m also convinced that the longer you keep the more expensive vehicles, the further you erode your profits unless of course you make some awesome grosses which isn’t too likely.
So, here’s the deal…if you disagree with me “prove it.” Yep prove it. Start tracking the ROI on any unit you retail over 60 days old and any unit that you have over $25,000 in.
Come on, bring it on. Prove it to me. Prove it to yourself. Remember when calculating ROI, the standard is to use only front gross and the sweet spot is 110 to 120%. You can use my ROI calculator. Go to FixRoi.Com.
I’m looking forward to you proving me wrong. That’s all I’m gonna say. Tommy Gibbs