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2019 NADA Show Presents Solutions for Auto Dealers

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 07:45 AM

I just returned from visiting the 2019 NADA Show, a four-day annual conference by the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA). This year’s event was held Jan. 24 – 27 at Moscone Center, a complex composed of three buildings on 87 acres in downtown San Francisco. This is a really big show with 22,000 attendees, including 10,000 new auto dealers from all over the country. The tradeshow floor is enormous, and some individual exhibits are the size of small department stores.

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CrossCheck at Auto Dealers Management Luncheon

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 08:45 AM

One of CrossCheck’s finest, Senior Vice President Charles Dortch III, will be the featured speaker at a business luncheon by the Sacramento Chapter of the Auto Dealers Office Management Association (ADOMA) on Feb. 19. He will discuss the lifetime customer value offered by CrossCheck services and how they help increase sales and mitigate risk while saving time and money.

Highlights include CrossCheck's Auto Industry RDC Solution (C.A.R.S.), Flat Fee Warranty and Plus Sales (for checks declined by other vendors). He will also cover the services of two CrossCheck affiliates, Constant Processing and Qualia Collection Services.

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Tags: Auto Dealers

2019 NADA Show Supercharges Education for Auto Dealers

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 @ 09:45 AM

The 2019 NADA Show at Moscone Center in San Francisco (Jan. 24 – 27, 2019) has ratcheted up its educational offerings to auto dealers and their department managers with the Professional Series, Distinguished Speaker Series, and multitrack seminar sessions and workshops. Education, of course, is only part of the program offered to attendees. Other components include the NADA expo, franchise meetings and social events.

The NADA Show has an established reputation as the premier event for automotive manufacturers and auto dealers. Its dedicated website for the show details schedules, keynote speakers, blog articles, travel and accommodations, exhibitors and more.

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Auto Dealers Convene at the 2019 NADA Show

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Nov 05, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

The 2019 NADA Show takes place Jan. 24 – 27, 2019 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The mega assembly of auto dealers, managers, consultants and industry experts will make the most of the NADA expo, educational opportunities, distinguished speakers, franchise meetings and social events.

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The Worst and Best Practices for a Used Car Dealer

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

It was Thursday, September 19, a warm day in Los Angeles.

We were working the day watch out of Bunco.

My boss is Captain Di Donna. My partner is Travis; he’s a good cop. My name is Joe Sunday.

We got a call about a scam at the Buy Here, Pay Here used car dealer in Universal City. We checked it out. The suspect was in the back lot, selling a used car to an elderly couple.

The female victim approached us and said, “It was terrible, officer; just terrible.”

Please, ma’am, just the facts.

“I’ll give you the facts,” she said. “I drove by this lot on the way home. There were balloons and free cake and cookies. The sign said, ‘FREE FINANCING.’ I decided to check out a car that fit my budget.

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Tags: Auto Dealers

The Emotional Experience of Buying a Car

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 01:33 PM

Buying a car is the second most expensive purchase most people ever make, second only to buying a home.

Buying a home is emotional, but not as emotional as buying a car. It seems like it should be the reverse. In this short column, we will explore why this is the case.

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Tags: Auto Dealers

CrossCheck's Brandes Elitch Publishes Book on the Lancia Loraymo

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 06:45 AM

CrossCheck’s very own Brandes Elitch, director of Partner Acquisitions, has written a book, Lancia Loraymo and the Loewy Logic of Industrial Design. The work focuses on mid-1900s designer Raymond Loewy’s career and car designs, particularly the Lancia Loraymo.

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Mecum Auctions: From Rat Rod to Rolls-Royce, How Much Money Passes Hands?

Posted by Sara Holt on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 09:45 AM

Ever been in a bidding war at an auction? How about a slam dunk win where nobody bids against you? Maybe you were blown away by a bidder with deeper pockets and could barely get your paddle up to bid, once? Have you ever watched an item of yours being sold at an auction? In either case, two things are inevitable.

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Tags: Auto Dealers

Minority Auto Dealers Convene at 2018 Annual Membership Meeting

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) presents its annual membership meeting July 10 – 14 at Sheraton Grand Chicago for a nationwide network of minority auto dealers. The trade event offers membership meetings, workshops, social engagement and one-on-one meetings between dealerships and manufacturers. CrossCheck's Senior VP Charles Dortch III will attend the meeting and is available to discuss how dealers can mitigate risk, save time and money, and increase sales with the C.A.R.S. program (details below).

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Tags: Auto Dealers

NADA Social Media Accounts: Advantages for Automobile Dealers

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

NADA, the National Automobile Dealers Association, has represented the interests of new car dealers since its founding in 1917. Today, the association actively advocates, educates and provides a business community for over 16,500 members — dealers selling new cars and trucks located within the U.S. and abroad. Among NADA’s wide variety of business-enhancing resources, its social media accounts provide members with the latest association news along with a platform for networking with fellow members.

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Tags: Auto Dealers

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