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Two-Ingredient Recipe for Used Car Success

Two-Ingredient Recipe for Used Car Success

Used car profitability expert Jasen Rice helps dealers distill an ocean of inventory stocking and pricing data down to the basics needed to increase turn and margin. Recon evangelist Dennis McGinn preaches faster time-to-line disciplines, so cars hit the sales
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Problems and Solutions - Nix the fixed ops frustrations that kill recon responsiveness

Problems and Solutions – Nix the fixed ops frustrations that kill recon responsiveness

Writing this article are two former franchised dealership veterans. We’ve managed Fixed Operations, Reconditioning and Used Cars, and had controller oversight over single and group dealerships. We believe we’re qualified to address a few of the many common and unfortunate
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Strategies to Improve Your Dealership’s Recon Turnaround Time – Geoff Meeker, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead & Dennis McGinn, CEO of Rapid Recon

Strategies to Improve Your Dealership’s Recon Turnaround Time – Geoff Meeker, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead & Dennis McGinn, CEO of Rapid Recon

CBT News was recently on location at Mercedes Benz of Buckhead with General Manager Geoff Meeker and CEO of Rapid Recon, Dennis McGinn to discuss all things recon.
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How Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Strengthened Their Recon Process- Justin Hoisington, Sales Manager & Dennis McGinn

How Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Strengthened Their Recon Process- Justin Hoisington, Sales Manager & Dennis McGinn

Continuing our discussion on how your dealership can improve it’s overall recon turnaround time, CBT News was on location at Hennessy Land Rover with Sales Manager Justin Hoisington and CEO of Rapid Recon, Dennis McGinn.
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The Advantage of Workflow Management in Reconditioning

The Advantage of Workflow Management in Reconditioning

On any given day, my business conversations typically focus in on one of three topics: dealers who are ready to give up on recon spreadsheets and the extra managerial oversight; dealers not ready to admit they have a recon problem;
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Reconditioning - A New Bastion of Hope - The Future is Now

Reconditioning – A New Bastion of Hope – The Future is Now

Having met with dealers at NADA, I’m reminded of Dale Pollak’s 2010 article, “Reconditioning – The Last Bastion of Old School Management.” While this is still generally true, there are finally straightforward solutions and verifiable success stories that have remedied
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Do You Have a Time-to-Line Culture?

Do You Have a Time-to-Line Culture?

Time-to-Line (T2L) should be the single most important objective that defines your dealership’s culture. This objective should bind all recon resources together from the time vehicles are acquired to the time they hit the front-line. And, to institutionalize a true
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RECONDITIONING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

RECONDITIONING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Buyers for pre-owned cars are spending money again, and across the country dealers are feeling cautiously optimistic about this continuing. At the same time, the online competitive landscape demands new ways of reaching buyers through search powerhouses, like AutoTrader.com, Cars.com
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The Power of Transparency Separates The Winners – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine – February 2, 2022​ THE POWER OF TRANSPARENCY SEPARATES THE WINNERS By Dennis McGinn A recent report from Deloitte comments, Trust is the new measure of success.    What builds trust is transparency. With relationships, transparency means earned reliability. You go where you

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Deal Wisely with the New Margin Compression

Deal Wisely with the New Margin Compression By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the February 2022 edition of AutoSuccess Our old nemesis, margin compression, is revisiting this spring. It’s possible not to notice if you’re continuing to operate under bull-margin mentality.   For such dealers,

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Recon Edge Recon Article – Rapid Recon

PALO ALTO, CA – JANUARY 05, 2022 RECON EDGE, A UNIQUE SERVICE TO PUSH RECON PERFORMANCE BEYOND LIMITS PALO ALTO, CA – JANUARY 05, 2022​ – A personal fitness trainer is the solution for the gym. RECON EDGE from Rapid Recon is the answer for

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New Executive Summary Recon Article – Rapid Recon

Palo Alto, CA, December 02, 2021 New Executive Summary of Critical High-Level Operating Data from Rapid Recon™ Now Auto-Delivered to Dealership Executives, Company Also Upgrades Its New Online Vehicle Description Tool Rapid Recon announced two new features to give users of its industry-leading reconditioning communications

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Why the Writing on the Wall Recon Article – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess – December 2021 Why the Writing on the Wall is Good for You By Dennis McGinn As dealer groups grow in store count and acquire a diverse range of operational processes, cultures, and technologies, store individuality must yield to group-wide standardization and consistency. Just

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Sales-Ready Speed

SALE-READY SPEED Recon Workflow is a Major Indicator By Dustin Jones Originally published in the November 2021 edition of Fixed Ops Magazine If you manage a reconditioning operation, how you structure the flow of cars through that process makes a significant difference in recon’s contribution

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A Temporary Level of Success

A Temporary Level of Success by Dennis McGinn Originally published in the November 2021 edition of AutoSuccess Dangerous risk is in human nature. Our present once-in-a-career gold mine should encourage the adoption of ways to reduce stress and increase accountability for the times ahead. Instead,

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