The used car industry is more competitive than ever before. Everywhere you turn you and your competition are going head to head on the vehicles customers in your area want. Overcoming this obstacle is all about standing out from the crowd.
And what better way to step out from the crowd than to step out from your normal acquisition habits? Sometimes the hidden gems are just hiding in places you haven’t looked before. And once you find them your customers and your bottom line stand to benefit.
Hop In The Car. Sometimes the best finds reside a few miles further away than your used to. If you’ve been hitting the same auctions year after year, it might be time to extend your radius a bit. You might just score a car that’s what you’re looking for and more for your customers.
Hop On The Internet. Online auctions might be a new frontier but might just be the ticket to the cars you and your customers desire. Test the waters and get on the web to see if you can find a new frontier for vehicle acquisition. Not to mention, if you find some that you like, you can start finding cars from the comfort of your office chair.
Hop On The Phone. You might even be able to find some dealers outside of the live or virtual auction lanes. If you’re in an area near a senior home, you might be able to make a connection to get vehicles as new residents are looking to offload them. Or maybe you operate near a college and students graduating and moving onto new jobs are trading up into a new car. Both scenarios give you the opportunity to find unconventional avenues to score big when acquiring new inventory.