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Out of Office Reply: While I’m Away…

PhotographerThis will be my last posting until November.  I’m getting ready to head to the remotest part of the planet for a vacation that has been years in the making.

While I’m away, I hope everyone gets on Jeff to launch the all-new DealerRefresh website.  I won’t say anything about it other than it is really cool and much more functional.  I can’t wait! …I can also see Jeff’s face right now, and can think of exactly will be going across his mind when he reads this:  “Alex – you’re such a _____.”  Jeff – I’ll miss you buddy.

I’d also like to see my (and your) money still working when I get back, so you guys need to do everything you can to make the dollar strong again.  I’m sorry I won’t be here to fight the good fight with you, but I’ll definitely try to keep tabs and be thinking about everyone.

I’m either taking this trip at the best time or the worst, but it will be the trip of a lifetime.  I’ll be in the Antarctic Converge with National Geographic photographing the animals of Antarctica racing to breed for the very short Antarctic Summer.  I made a blog for the trip and hope to update it daily.  If you want to follow along, you can visit http://axspot.wordpress.com and click on the “Antarctica” category….or Email Subscribe on that link.  I have that blog filtering into my Twitter account, so you can “follow” along there as well.

I’ll be back just in time to vote, so I’ll see you guys again just as the election is coming to a close.  Good luck, sell lots of cars, and say hello to the new DealerRefresh for me!

Who knew an argument with Jeff Kershner, in 2005, would lead to Alex becoming a partner with him on DealerRefresh. Where will the next argument take ...
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    Kevin Frye
  • October 10, 2008
First goal: Be on cover of Digital Dealer
Second goal: Make the first internet auto sale ever on Antarctica

That about sums it up… lol - have a great trip Alex!
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    Gerald Hand
  • October 10, 2008
Alex- Sounds fantastic and truly amazing- Have a great trip.

BTW, will you be trying to corner the SEO terms for Checkered Flag while you’re down there?
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    Bill Playford
  • October 10, 2008
Sounds like an awesome adventure! Have a safe trip!
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    Lee Palmer
  • October 10, 2008
Wow talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity. Have a blast! Let me know if you plan to join Green Piece.
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    Lee Palmer
  • October 10, 2008
Ok I ment Peace....
I might be able to get a piece of Green on one of my lay-overs in South America Lee. I think I'll really be looking for a piece of a Cuban.

That's a good idea Gerald!

Kevin - got any leads on any available snow mobile franchises or dog sled dealerships for sale?
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    Jeff Kershner
  • October 13, 2008
Alex, have a great time on your trip. We will all miss you while you're gone.

I added the photo of you on the cover of Digital Dealer in Kevin's post. Another Congrats on that!

Enjoy your time in Antarctica and get some awesome photos!!

Thanks Jeff. I just took the tie off for the last time till November - that might be the best part of the trip!

That photo is hilarious. I really wish I was there to do it....errr....take it in the flesh.

Yep, Japanese-tourist-photo-taker here! Wheels up tomorrow - see you all in November.