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
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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by Robert Hollenshead
4/8/2014 6:06:28 PM

I’ll pay your air fare to Columbus if you buy a load…Questions?

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by Robert Hollenshead
4/8/2014 5:52:17 PM

Market is not nearly as hot as the past few weeks.  Mile challenged units are dropping and we will be right back where we were prior to the wild past four weeks.  However, good ones are good, will be good, and always will be good because there are never enough real cars.  A made up hot dog can be found anywhere and they reveal themselves like a counterfeit hundred.  But a real will never be denied.  You can’t hide a good one because a car hound will sniff them out.

It just so happens we have 250 real ones at CFAA.com for the AM.  Go to MADEaa.com and enjoy yourself.  I am getting a very nice vibe about this little grouping. 

After tomorrow the quest for 1,000 is on.  I have 625 as of now for Friday with two day to hit the 1,000 mark.  It’s in the sights and it looks like we will get

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by Robert Hollenshead
4/7/2014 5:41:51 PM

The market was not anywhere close to what it has been this past week but good ones, sellable ones, creamers, remain as hot as lava.  Dealers all are saying the same thing "I can't find the cars I need".  Well let me tell you a little something about a little something.  This is a 1,000 car week for our crew and you are the benefactor.  We have pinched off a nice little group of 250 fat, very desirable units to start the week at Columbus Fair.  The overall line up is diverse, fat and deep.   They are exactly the kind on merch dealers are not able to find.  They are in the works, the staff at CFAA is working day and night getting the UCRs done, priced to the market to guarantee sell every unit that hits the block is sold. 


The goal here is a sell-out, absolute 100% sold MADE sale.  We sold 98% last sale and we have

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by Robert Hollenshead
3/26/2014 4:38:59 PM

Keith, Alexis and all the incredible people at CFAA, thank you for hosting us.  

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