Browsing the blog archives for June, 2009.

iPhone Hype

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I don’t buy into the hype. More to come later when I have more time.

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Idea’s for the new GM CEO

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Why are dealerships so huge and stocked with so many vehicles? If you want to reinvent the company do a build to order system. If I want a certain car and want better brakes I shouldn’t have to get a sunroof and premium sound system. I say have two display versions of the vehicle on the dealer lot. One would be a basic model and the other totally optioned out. They allow buyers to start with the basic model and then add whatever options they want without having to add unnecessary items.
For example, I own a 2004 Sierra crewcab shourtbed Quadrasteer truck. When you introduced the quadrasteer system it was only offered on the Denali which means you had to basically get every option just to have quadrasteer. It would have made a ton of sense if you could have built the truck you wanted and then just add quadrasteer. Gm didn’t even try it and tacked on all the other options to try and cover the cost of the system. Do you know how many systems you could have sold if it could have been ordered on any truck. Imagine how well a standard cab shortbed truck would have turned or how many Crewcab longbed diesel’s would have sold.
So to sum it up, Small dealerships with 2 of each vehicle and build to order so customers could pick whatever options they want.

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