Doug Doll

September 18th, 2014

Doug's Market Message

The fall market is upon us and I feel like things have settled down in certain vehicle segments. The factory, lease and rental accounts are starting to make price adjustments leading to more in-lane activity on those particular units. However, the dealer lanes are still in a holding pattern. Hopefully by the first part of October, all aspects of the market will be on the same page and the sales percentages will rise above normal.

Its that time of year where we celebrate what Kansas City is known for, amazing BBQ. Make plans to join us for our annual Blues, Brew & BBQ sale and event on September 24th and 25th. Wednesday evening will be an exciting evening offering you live blues music, catered meal from Gates BBQ and a comic performance by Butch Bradley. Thursday's sale offers you over 1,100 units, $7,500 in post-sale prizes and an Equipment Auction at 12:00 pm. It will be an exciting week that you don't want to miss!

Next week, I wll be attending the annual NAAA convention, a premiere auction industry event held in Boston. During the convention, there will be discussions on what part the auctions will play on disposing the increased inventory expected in 2015. I'm excited to learn how we can continue to help our customers in the coming months and years.

This week's trivia question: What year was the NAAA formed?

– I look forward to seeing you in the lanes,

Quote of the Week:

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm." - Thomas J. Watson