Doug’s Market Message

Doug Doll

April, 2018

This year, March came “In Like a Lion” and “Out Like a Lion!” The weather was brutal all month as we experienced freezing rain, snow and extremely cold weather. However the market was just the opposite. It was on fire! With increased consignment, high prices, and strong activity, we experienced our best March in our auction’s history averaging just under 800 vehicles sold per week. March also was a good month for our retail customers. In speaking with several new car stores, they experienced high volume vehicle sales as well. This is what we like hearing because it means those vehicles will be available in the wholesale market soon.

April looks like it will be another good month at KCI. NASCAR Days is the monthly promotional sale. Scheduled for April 11th and 12th, the sale will feature thousands of corporate and dealer consigned vehicles. Buyers and sellers will vie for a chance to win an all expense paid, VIP trip to the Talladega SuperSpeedway on April 29th! This is an exciting trip and I can’t wait to see who this year’s winner will be.

Also this month, we will feature Kia Motors America with 250 Open-Sale vehicles and a GSA public auction on the 19th. The following week, we’ll host our monthly public Equipment Auction. This is a month you don’t want to miss so make plans to join us each week.

– I look forward to seeing you in the lanes,

“When it comes to taking chances and sizing up risk, there are certainly some wrong decisions that get made but they happen less often than you think. What affects an outcome more than anything is the EFFORT and ATTITUDE.” – Mike Leach, Washington State Football Coach