Hi there, Bob Aldons from Car Business on the job for you today. Or perhaps not – rather I’m on my soapbox about a letter I’ve just received from online car behemoth CARSALES. I wrote another blog post recently about my opinion on this company (https://carbusiness.com.au/wpcbadmn//carsales-customer-profit-exec-remuneration/), and they haven’t let me down.
The letter I received was addressed to me by Chris Politis, the Carsales Dealer Director. In the letter Politis trumpets how well carsales is going and how they’ve helped us (the dealers) to grow our business in 2016. He says that dealers have improved their closing ratio by 3% according to their ‘rubbery’ figures.
And this has resulted in a price increase, arguably wiping out the profit improvement by what they’ve done for the dealer community.
Product List From To Percentage Increase
$1 to $2999 $30 $35 16.66%
$3000 to $7499 $70 $75 7.14%
$7500 to $74999 $120 $125 4.17%
$75000+ $160 $165 3.12%
Now, in reality, there are not too many dealers plying their trade in the under $3000 price range, and only the prestige dealers are selling cars for over $75,000. But most dealers work in the $3000 to $74999 market range, and that’s an average increase of around 5%
And why are they increasing their fees? There’s really only a couple of alternatives. One is that they’ve got to pay their shareholder dividends but more so that they’ve got to fund their executive remuneration packages. Certainly won’t be that there’s been any real wage growth in carsales, other than the execs. I’ve often heard from carsales people that they’re underpaid and overworked compared to others in the industry.
So what’s the consequence of all this? Primarily Dealer annual invoices will rise by at least another 5% and they’ll be looking to recover that cost from you, the car buyer.
Even more, reason to reach out to a transparent car broker like Car Business
What’s Car Business all about?
Car Business is a multi-dimensional automotive company that aims to help you to buy your new car for a better price than you can do on your own. Based on the Redcliffe Peninsula about 15 minutes from Brisbane Airport and 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Car Business is located in an area that allows us to pick and choose from Brisbane’s finest new cars for sale.
The ‘go to’ Brisbane car buying agents, Car Business, is so much better than a car broker – first and foremost, Car Business is an experienced Car Buyer’s Advocacy service. Our experienced staff will stand alongside you and act on your behalf to help you buy your new car at a better price than you can directly through new car dealers.
My goal with Car Business is to provide timely and informative articles on everything to do with cars – used car purchase, new car sales, car service, car finance, car insurance, aftermarket car protection products – everything.
Above anything else, Car Business is a company that provides current automotive advice for car owners who don’t have access to knowledgeable car industry friends. To those of you without someone to talk to, I’m your expert – the car guy.
I’ve been in the car industry since 1978 – covering all aspects that consumers need advice on. I’ve been called a lot of things in my time – The Car Professor, The Car Doctor, and recently the Car Guy, but the bottom line is that I know a lot about this industry. Whenever someone needs some advice – they call me.
In general terms my car advice is free – it’s just something I like to do and my goal is to give back to the community that has treated me so well.
Good quality, Guaranteed Used Cars
I have access to good quality cars – you can see my current stock by clicking through to Cars Guide. I’m also able to search out that particular car that you’re finding difficult to find. I’ve got a great dealer community that I’ve dealt with for many years, and these cars don’t even hit the websites. I specialize in South East Queensland but in some cases, can look after interstate customers
Other areas that I specialize in are fairly widespread.
Genuine Spare Parts, Merchandise and Other Cool Stuff
www.genuinespares.com.au is an online spare parts business specializing in Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Isuzu Ute and Volkswagen. SO if you’re looking for anything from crash parts, electrical components, wheels, t-shirts or anything else, let me assist you with that search. You can rely on genuine spares to procure parts at better than trade price and certainly better than you can buy in Australia. My prices are reduced by about 30% on what you’d expect to pay here in Australia
Car Business Protects Your Car
Don’t get ripped off by car dealers wanting to make a huge profit – our window tinting prices start from $175 up to $450 for cars that dealers want to charge $750 for.
Car Finance and Car Insurance
My finance and insurance franchise, 1800Approved Finance, will help you get finance for your car at rates much lower than a dealer will offer. For a homeowner, we’re talking from 4.99%. Your bank won’t even offer you that.
It’s My Opinion – Cars, Auto Industry
If you’re interested in reading quality information about new car releases, forthcoming models and just about anything else to do with the car business, click over to my blog – https://carbusiness.com.au/wpcbadmn//blog/
You’ll find the various and wide-ranging comment about the car industry and car people. I don’t hold back on my comments – like it or not; my opinions are just that – opinions.
In closing, if you want to connect with me here’s how
Car Business and Bob Aldons Contact Info
Phone: International +61 418 748 498
Local 0418 748 498
Email: [email protected]
Visit: 226 Anzac Avenue
Kippa-Ring Q 4021
Mail: PO Box 195
Clontarf Q 4019
In closing, my passion is cars, car buyers, car dealers, but just about anything to do with cars. But you need to do me one favour….
Please drive carefully
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