Market Conditions Commentary (Archive 2012-December)
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
12/24/2012 3:53:15 PM

When I was young I hated listening to “old” people say how time was flying.  It was so ridiculous.  When I was in school time went backwards.  Later, when I was in the Marine Corps I always said that if I were to catch a terminal disease I would re-enlist because time stands still in there, you’d live forever.    But I can’t lie to anybody about this, 2012 took about  4 seconds.  This is out of control.  This is the last sale of the year and I don’t have a clue where the other 76 sales went.

They must have happened however because I am sitting at my desk looking at the numbers and thanks to all of you, the dealers we do business with, at your stores, at the auction, on simulcast, and on our product you know as Trade in Marketplace, it was a record year.

I bought and sold more cars than anyone in