Doug Doll

October 16th, 2014

Doug's Market Message

GO ROYALS! Many of us in Kansas City are excited about the Royals playing in the World Series for the first time since 1985. Our auction, along with the entire city, are painted blue and we're anticipating an exciting week. Our staff will show our support for the Royals by continuing to have "Blue Thursdays" until the baseball season is over. Hopefully you will join in the festivities by proudly wearing your Royals gear to the sale this week.

The Autoberfest Sale concluded with a 59% conversion rate and I attribute that to large crowd that packed the auction lanes. All of our lanes were strong but I noticed the prices in our lease and repo lane were the strongest they had been in weeks. Every vehicle, whether late model or older higher mile, seemed to be bringing top dollar. All in all, it was a great sale.

There will be a lot of excitement in Kansas City this week with the World Series but don't forget to join us on Thursday for a great lineup of consignment. We are expecting a strong lease and repo lineup along with an increase in dealer consignment offering exciting in-lane promotions. DM Northwest is expected to have 80 units and will be giving away post-season Royals shirts to every buyer and McCarthy Auto Group is giving away DOUBLE moolah if you buy during their run! I hope to see each one of you in the lanes this week!

This week's trivia question: How many times has the World Series been played with a best of nine format rather than a best of seven?

– I look forward to seeing you in the lanes,

Quote of the Week:

"Your time is precious so don't spend it living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs