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    Thread: Tips for working at the dealer for the first time.

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      06-20-2012 06:51 PM #1
      Any tips in working at a dealer? For the first month or so there training. Is there anything I should get a head start on? learn or read about? Thanks
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      06-20-2012 06:58 PM #2
      Banging cashiers is a bad idea. All salesman do coke. Managers don't care about anything but numbers for the month.

      I've worked at dealers my whole life. Also salesman come and go like crazy. My 3 years at mercedes I seen at least 100 people come work or us


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      06-21-2012 03:33 PM #3
      ^ THIS

      I'll add to practice "step selling" if your dealer is into that and/or practices it. Aloways keep a pocket full of change so that you can buy drinks for your customers (if you dealer doesn't have free stuff) and keep stuff for kids (candy, cheap knick knacks, etc.). Befriend your service department guys/gals so that they can help you out if you need to get something taken care of right away. I still take my cars to my old store to get serviced because we got along well and they hook me up. I also used to make sure that I bought my customers a keychain or something small for their cars and that always seemed to go over well (I got the stuff on a discount, so it was ridiculously cheap). If you smoke, don't do it around the customer.

      I sold Kia's for a few months and there really was no training - they just thew me on the floor and said go to it. I averaged about 20-25 cars a month (which was good according to them) and I just spent my own time reading up on the products so that I could answer questions from the customer. Every dealership and/or car brand seem to have their own way of doing things. A buddy of mine who worked at a VW dealer said he actually got training for a month, so I guess it just depends.

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      06-21-2012 04:00 PM #4
      It's funny that I was a mechanic there and knew more about the operation of the place then the general manager did. Fun times tho


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      06-21-2012 06:41 PM #5
      ABC.

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      06-21-2012 09:12 PM #6
      lol. maybe I should have been a lil more clearer. I meant as a tech. not a salesman.
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    7. 06-22-2012 03:07 PM #7
      the mad conductor pretty much said it all...except, bang the cashier, just don't marry her. Wear a condom.

      When the seasoned techs tell you to jump, you should already be midair.

      Listen.

      and at least try and find the repair instructions before you ask questions

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      06-23-2012 12:39 AM #8
      I nailed all of them. Word got around and situations got sticky. But not as sticky as their hair was

      Just mind your own business and you will do ok. 👍👍


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      06-23-2012 03:40 PM #9
      Listen to the experienced guys. Stay away from the guys or gals that are always negative and complain all the time. A big huge toolbox doesn't mean that they are the best tech. Keep your area clean and keep the customers car clean.

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      06-23-2012 03:41 PM #10
      Oh yeah. Bang the cashier right before she quits!!!

    11. 06-23-2012 11:10 PM #11
      those cashiers are always hot as hell, especially the latinas.

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      06-25-2012 12:08 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by FISCAL View Post
      those cashiers are always hot as hell, especially the latinas.
      👍👍👍


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