Posts by Ben Putano

Which Car Appraisal App is Right for You?

Today’s car buyers spend more than 60% of their time researching online and just 20% with the dealership that sells them their car. That also includes the time spent filing paperwork and going through the purchase process. The market is driven by consumers who have access to all the information in the world via the…

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6 Tips to Win Your Next Dealer Auction

6 tips to make the most of dealer auctions

Updated January 6, 2019 Every dealership knows the sacred mantra of the used car sales: “You don’t make money when you sell a vehicle. You make money when you buy it.” Last year, dealerships sold 42.7 million used cars. A large percentage of those started at one of the hundreds of dealer auctions around the…

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The Dealer’s Guide to CarMax Auctions

Dealers-guide-to-CarMax-Auctions

Updated January 6, 2019 CarMax has fundamentally changed the game for dealerships. Now they’re trying to do the same with dealer auctions. With 75 auction sites around the country, CarMax is winning over dealers with the same friendly, transparent service that made them the largest used car retailer in the US. CarMax Dealer Auctions are…

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Vin Viper Has Closed Down. What’s Next? Meet VinCue

Updated January 6, 2019 Vin Viper was a pioneer in car dealership technology. Almost a decade ago, Selig Technologies unveiled Vin Viper as one of the first mobile appraisal apps. It was an instant success and quickly became a top appraisal tool for car dealerships. However, the company grew too quickly and had trouble scaling.…

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VinCue vs. Laser Appraiser: Comparing Dealer Tools

VinCue vs. laser appraiser

Updated January 6, 2019 It is harder than ever for dealerships to make money. As local and national competition heats up, dealership margins are becoming slimmer. Customers are also better informed and expect the best deal every time. For a dealership to succeed, they need to be on their A-game.  Pricing and appraisal tools have…

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