Doug’s Market Message

Doug Doll

March, 2017

March came in like a lion at KCI. The first sale yielded the highest conversion rate year to date. The tax money finally hit in the retail market and that reflected in the auction lanes. This month will be an exciting one. We will host our annual Auctions and Aces two day sale on March 15-16. Wednesday’s sale will feature 800 corporate units and complimentary food and beverages in the lanes. Later that evening, customers are welcomed to our Auctions and Aces Casino party, held off site at 1890 in Platte City, MO. The following day, 1200 corporate and dealer units will cross the block and any customer doing business will be entered for a chance to win thousands in post-sale prizes!

This week I attended the NAAA/CAR conference in Las Vegas and heard somethings I wanted to share with you. In 2015, 5,782,000 vehicles were sold in retail and wholesale. The projection for 2020 is that 7,804,000 vehicles will be sold which is a two million vehicle increase. The outlook for the coming years is good for new and used car sales. It looks like we’re in for a fun couple of years.

– I look forward to seeing you in the lanes,

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X