Question for dealers

John Francis
Hi Everyone, I'm new to this forum but I have always been fascinated by the auto industry. I'm a software entrepreneur and I'm looking to build something that can possibly help dealers in the auto industry. I would really appreciate a response to my question below because I might be able to help someone! Think back to the past week at your dealership. If there’s one thing that you never want to have to deal again, something that software or an app can fix, then what comes to mind?” Thanks!
Tony Wood
Well, I'm not trying to be rude John, but what you'll find is that most people in a dealership are very forward thinking and are all about the $. So, if I'm being honest, if anyone is able to come up with something that they think can be tackled via a service or program, they're going to spend the money to make it happen themselves, not provide that information to you. Again, I hope I'm not coming across as crass, I'm just being straight with you :)
John Francis
Tony, Thanks for the reply! I completely understand what you're saying and I don't think that you are being rude at all. I also agree with you. There are a lot of people who will see a problem, then set out to fix it themselves. I have one friend who has his own dealership. I try to help him with marketing from time to time. He has been looking to get out of the auto industry for years (He's burnt out). I proposed a software idea to him and he told me that he doesn't want to build an SaaS from the ground up..he would much rather be a customer than a builder. So I guess it can go both ways.
Ricky Patrick
Maybe some software that will field all the BS sales calls I get everyday. : )
John Francis
Ricky, That's an interesting one ...I"ll have to think it through.
John Francis
What about the process of buying a car and getting it ready for sale? For example, let's say that you buy a car at an auction. You notice that the car has a mark on the back bumper, a few scratches, and maybe it needs new tires. So your fix it and put it up for sale. While a prospect is looking at the car they notice a bump on the right side bumper, which you happened to miss, so they want a discount. I have heard of this happening before. What if there were an Inspect App that allows you to take pictures of every part of the car from a phone and upload them to the cloud so you can get the car ready for resale with less mistakes?

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