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Connecting Dealers with Private Party Sellers

Chip Shortage, Supply Chain, and the ‘Curious Wrinkle’ Between Wholesale and Retail Prices

Used car prices continue to rise at record levels. The latest spike pushed used-car prices to 24.9% above September...

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Developing a Private Vehicle Buy Strategy

The pandemic forced many dealers to reconsider the way they buy used vehicles. With auctions out of commission,...

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Record Profits, Boosting Market Share, and Sourcing Second Hand Vehicles from the Public

There is no mystery behind the limited vehicle supply we are experiencing right now in the auto industry. And with...

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How to Approach Private Vehicle Sellers

The art of the sale doesn’t stop just because you’re using technology. Knowing how to approach private vehicle...

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How Reliable is Facebook Marketplace for Sourcing Pre-Owned from Private Sellers?

According to a recent Bloomberg report, the record-breaking rise in used car prices appears to have peaked, as...

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How to Eliminate Inventory Gaps with Cars off the Street

As the auto industry emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the used car business has, like many, been experiencing a...

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Introducing the Acquisition Council by VAN and VehicleHero.com

Over the last few years, VAN’s commitment to provide the “best communication tools and methods available to assist...

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Everyone’s Favorite Part of the Auction

Frank finds himself alone at the auction in this last episode of The Auction. His “friends” have deserted him for...

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The Auction Is Flat Out Objectionable

Katie “The Kid” (played by VAN Performance Manager Emily Gehrke) hates the auction for more than one good reason. In...

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