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Dealer Voices: “I’m Literally Running Out of Cars to Sell”

In this episode of the vAuto Podcast Retail Revival series, host Randy Kobat and Nick Anderson, general manager at Chuck Anderson Ford in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, discuss how market conditions have pushed Nick to rely on alternative strategies to acquire used vehicle inventory. Nick shares how Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer helps him acquire 20 vehicles a month with lower Cost to Market percentages than auction purchases. Nick outlines his strategy for working with customers, whether they purchase a vehicle or not, to ensure a satisfying, transparent process. Nick also offers the three strategies he’ll follow to ensure a strong close to 2020.

About the Author

Randy Kobat is vice president of operations and inventory management solutions for vAuto, Rebates & Incentives, KBB ICO and related products. In this role, Randy oversees all aspects of operations and performance for these companies and segments of Cox Automotive, helping them meet their respective goals for growth, product development and integration, and customer and employee satisfaction. Randy brings a unique blend of executive leadership expertise to vAuto that includes long-term planning, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, operations, sales management, and strategy development. Prior to joining Cox Automotive, Randy successfully held a variety of top-level leadership positions for automotive-related companies including Service Repair Solutions Inc., Trilogy Enterprises and CDK. Randy has also served as a business leadership lecturer for the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University, the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and other business schools. Randy earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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