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A View of Online Inventory Acquisition in the Current Market

In this vAuto Podcast episode, host Lance Helgeson; Rob Berman, used vehicle manager at Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City; and Patrick Janes, director of business development for Stockwave, discuss how Rob has adjusted his inventory acquisition efforts to fit current wholesale and retail conditions. A self-proclaimed “dinosaur,” Rob shares how he’s casting a wider net using technology to find the cars that match his buying parameters, regardless of where they are. Rob also details how and why more targeted, profit-focused auction acquisitions helped drive record-setting used vehicle sales volume and gross profits in June for his dealership.

About the Author

With over 30 years of automotive industry expertise, Patrick Janes is the AVP of Inventory Solutions at vAuto. As a former dealership general manager, he emphasizes the significance of a vehicle management system tailored for optimal ROI and dealer strategy support. Patrick's extensive career includes working with dealers nationwide for an OEM and serving as a vAuto performance manager, gaining insights into customer needs. A guest lecturer at Northwood University, Patrick holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University.

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