Market Conditions Commentary
With nearly 40 years in the wholesale automobile business, our founder Robert Hollenshead offers his insights on the market and where it is going -- info to help your business succeed!
by Robert Hollenshead
6/5/2014 3:59:32 PM

Tomorrow, Friday June 6, we have moved our lanes to be in the actual auction, not on the moon.  This will make it easier for dealers to participate in the rest of the auction without bringing  bivouac gear to the auction.  To be sure we inaugurate this event correctly we have scoured the earth and came up with a full boat (just like Noah) and have 2 of everything, 10 of many things, 60 of quite a few things, and 100 of a few things:

100 Lexus from soup to nuts

110 Mercedes something for everybody

70 BMW, and good ones, not lease return

170 Toyota, Nissan, Acura, Infinity, Hondas

220 Domestics that include (Vetts, Caddys, Trucks, Jeeps, you name it) impossible to find creamers to mile challenged price units

100 Audis,  Porsches, Bentleys,

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by Robert Hollenshead
6/5/2014 10:27:18 AM

Tomorrow, Friday June 6, the action is mover to lane 15/16 as we have moved our lanes to be in the actual auction, not on the moon.  This will make it easier for dealers to participate in the rest of the auction without bringing  bivouac gear (needed to go on Force Marches to get to our lanes!@#$%&^%!) to the auction.  To be sure we inaugurate this event correctly we have scoured the earth and came up with a full boat (just like Noah) and have 2 of everything, 10 of many things, 60 of quite a few things, and 100 of a few things:

100 Lexus from soup to nuts

110 Mercedes something for everybody

70 BMW, and good ones, not lease return

170 Toyota, Nissan, Acura, Infinity, Hondas

220 Domestics that include (Vetts, Caddys, Trucks, Jeeps, you name it) impossible to find creamers

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by Robert Hollenshead
5/8/2014 1:43:10 PM

If you have any inclination to buy inventory and you are not watching lanes 24/25 Friday, tomorrow in the Big House, Manheim,Pa. check your HVAC (heat and air-conditioning system) because somebody is pumping dumb air into your facility.  You would have to be a nincompoop to miss this offering.  Once again I feel like Noah (from the Arc saga) cause we have everything regardless of what your profile might be. 

CRs are being completed as we speak and Spotters are available.  Make-a noma stake-a Jake-a, there will be mayham in Manheim in our end of the building.  620 units will be having the titles reassigned.  Get comfortable as we start both lanes at 9AM and will not take a p-ss break until it is over, around 2PM. 

I guarantee many things including 10,000 offers via Trade-in Marketplace every day so I

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by Robert Hollenshead
5/5/2014 6:48:17 AM

Big week coming on the heels of a horrific market.

Big week is coming with cars in Adesa Kansas City Tuesday, Columbus Fair Ohio Wednesday,  Manheim Atlanta Thursday, and the Big House Friday Manheim Pa (next Friday, not this but the next our lanes are changing in Pa to be in the auction (not on the moon) for the first time in years, lanes 16/17 so be prepared). 

Here is the market as seen from the block selling the cheapest to the most expensive units in volume with SITG (skin in the game) as opposed to OPM interpretations.  The opinion you are reading is not from statistics that only show a number, not reality of who bid, who is there, who is on-line, how many on-line, what they are bidding on (or not bidding on, what is getting exported (and not), the desirability index, the stability of the market, etc., etc.

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by Robert Hollenshead
4/10/2014 8:40:34 AM

Thank you dealers that participated in the MADE event and thank you so much to all the staff at CFAA, incredible.  

Now we move to the 17545 for Friday.  We might not make it to 1,000 as we have 665 that are here or on their way.  We might fall a few short.  It looks like the market is slipping a smidge but, as always, we will sell directly into and through it, there will be no no-sales.  The merch we have in 24/25 for tomorrow is simply insane.  It looks like Noah’s Ark, nothing missing. 

Not that anyone cares about my advice but if you are a seller my opinion is to take the doe and let them go.  Spring sprang (past tense of was here and is not here anymore).  Now we are back to a strike market.  If you have a strike, or two, or God forbid three, it

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