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Ian Wittig

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originally published on http://vinadvisor.net

Chris K Leslie

So are you saying with your platform I wouldn't have to physically sign anything? 

Ian Wittig

I sent your question over to Jim Dykstra, the founder of vinadvisor. This is what he had to say:

Chris,

Great question. Once you negotiate a final price electronically, you set a delivery appointment at either the dealership, your office or home. Paper work is printed, car is detailed and ready for delivery. You take a quick test drive, then sign and drive. Our members average 40 to 55 minutes total in the dealership for delivery.

I hope this helps.

Jim  

Adam Spory

This certainly is a solution to the declining quality of lead generation

Chris K Leslie

Thanks Ian. 

Basically we still arent really selling cars online.

Scott Ordines

Why would you want to sell a car online?  Lower profit, lower csi, no customer relationship.  What every happened to selling an appointment?

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