[thelist] used car sales online: anyone experienced?

Michael Kimsal michael at tapinternet.com
Thu Sep 19 20:36:00 CDT 2002

> I was about to ask the same question because I have a rant with many auto
> sites that purport to offer their inventory online but do a bad job of it.

We're just starting to work with some area dealerships, and the level
of data non-management is staggering.  Everything seems to be
outsourced ('to keep costs low') when having even one competent
part timer in there to do data management would cut data reporting
and management costs by 50%.

"Inventory" on dealer websites is generally outsourced to a company that
comes by once or twice a month, and they get paid anywhere from
$5-$15/car/month per listing.  Not all dealers can afford to have
their full inventory up to date at those rates.

Michael Kimsal

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