|02-09-2007 11:18 PM|
So how did the first few days go?
|02-04-2007 05:35 PM|
Way to go, hope you like it...just a thought, I went to my local dealership 2 or three times in my Explorer, and at least 3 times in my MJ and never got served...I got my TJ from my Ford Dealer! LUCK YOU
|02-01-2007 11:27 AM|
|02-01-2007 10:59 AM|
|02-01-2007 10:57 AM|
|binaryking||haha thanks everyone. For those of you looking for that "sweet deal", let me get in there a couple weeks and then we can talk.|
|02-01-2007 10:56 AM|
|02-01-2007 10:56 AM|
|01-31-2007 08:29 PM|
Congrats, I knew you could do it
I'll tell you, the salesman that sold me my Jeep owned a Wrangler, too.....it was a point in his favor, he also told me about the wave.
|01-31-2007 05:04 PM|
|Scout||01000011011011110110111001100111011100100110000101 11010001110101011011000110000101110100011010010110 11110110111001110011|
|01-31-2007 04:39 PM|
Congrats. Now, could you slip down to Parts and pick me up a couple oxygen sensors?
If I was going to sell cars, it would have to be jeeps. The wife would kill me if I took a commission only job. Have fun. Owning one should make it pretty easy to sell them. Just point yours out to them and show all the goodies you can attach to it.
|01-31-2007 03:07 PM|
|jeeperman||Congratulations! We knew you could do it!|
|01-31-2007 02:32 PM|
Now about that deal on a new jeep...
|01-31-2007 02:10 PM|
Congratulations on the new job!
Don't forget to tell new jeep owners about the jeep wave! Spred awareness, spred the love.
|01-31-2007 01:54 PM|
|01-31-2007 12:27 PM|
Great news! Congrats on the new job!
Now we have an "in" at the dealer
|01-31-2007 12:21 PM|
Thanks a lot everyone for your well wishes. It seems to have worked.
I GOT THE JOB!!!!!
I start on Monday. Thanks again for all the great advice, I'm sure it helped my confidence level a bunch.
|01-30-2007 12:42 PM|
|hardy1531||I used to work for Circuit City, 12 volt. (car stereo) I know it;s not cars but it is retail. We worked off commision for a while and I loved it. I am really good with people and listened to what they wanted and needed. Thats the most important part. If you know the product you are selling and can tell the customer about it with out refering to the manual it will show you know what you are talking about. People like this and will be more likely to buy from you. I agree with the other posts, don't judge people. I have had some really grubby looking people come it and but Thousands of dollars worth of car accesorys. I always hate going to the dealership and the salesman not know the options of a car, or if I ask "Do you have a TJ with a 6cyl and 5spd?" And they look at me like "what in the world is a TJ?" I think you will do fine Good luck with Job!|
|01-26-2007 06:40 PM|
They have computer training to help learn the different vehicles and the options. The first two weeks would be spent doing that. However, I can pretty much break it down already. Would just need to memorize the option packages.
|01-26-2007 06:36 PM|
|01-26-2007 04:44 PM|
|gcdcpakmbs||Can you make me a deal?|
|01-26-2007 04:40 PM|
Good luck boss, I hope it works out for you.
Only advice I can give you would be to know the vehicles inside and out. Study the JK like it's next week's final. Know the differences between the TJ and the JK. Know all of the difference in the Cherokee's and their new cousins. A sales person that can genuinely talk about the product that he sells has much more of a chance to gain a customers trust in the deal.
|01-26-2007 03:26 PM|
|binaryking||Thanks, I need it!|
|01-26-2007 02:00 PM|
|ddavie||Cool! I hope all goes well for you.|
|01-26-2007 01:57 PM|
|amy||Sounds good so far! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.|
|01-26-2007 12:26 PM|
Well guys, I had my interview today. It got pushed back a day, no big deal. It went very well. The sales manager spent over an hour with me talking about the business. I don't think he would have spent the time if he wasn't interested. He did however let me know that since I have no car sales experience, that I may have to come back and interview with the general manager before he can offer me a position. This is fine by me, as I have already spoken with the general manager on the phone and he was fine with the idea of me not being experienced, plus he seemed to be a good guy. He was actually the first person I talked to when I initially called them.
They seemed to be very up front about everything. I really liked what I heard. Especially the part about if a sales person lies to a customer, that person's employment is terminated. I like that. I wouldn't want to work in an environment where the only goal is a number. They seem to be very genuine about the fact that they take customer service very seriously and that 70% of their business is repeat customers and referrals.
He also said that in their dealership, the sales people are very friendly with one another, and that they do not "compete" for sales. They do take turns, they also will help your customers if they should stop in on your off day. The dealership only has 5 sales people. Since it is a smaller dealership I think this would be a great place to start.
I am excited about the possibilities.
It is strictly commission based, however they do have paid health benefits and 401k, which is a huge plus for me as I haven't had health insurance in about 5 years. What types of commissions do you other sales folk get? You can PM me if you don't want to respond to this post. I'm just curious. He mentioned a number to me, but it seemed kind of high so I was just wondering what everyone else was getting. I may have missed something in the translation.
|01-25-2007 11:28 PM|
|01-24-2007 11:08 PM|
Never ever judge a customer, even if a customer pulls up in a Geo metro take them seriously.
|01-24-2007 10:05 PM|
|binaryking||Thanks everyone for the good vibes. I will keep you posted.|
|01-24-2007 10:03 PM|
I used to work in tech support, so those hours are not foreign to me. I kind of like having a day off during the week to get things done. Errands and such, so I could definitely live with it. I would have to see how it goes before I figure out if this is something I would like to do for the rest of my life, but I can pretty much bet it would be enjoyable for me. I would get to put nice people like you, into their first Jeep. That would be cool.
|01-24-2007 09:58 PM|
|This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|