I took this photo on the way to work the other morning..what some dealers are doing to get their piece of the Cash for Clunkers pie. I have to admit, it caught my eye. What have you seen? – Jeff
If you’re experiencing some good results with the C.A.R.S. Program you’re probably excited to have a bunch of cash floating in limbo and a back-lot full of junk! If you’re like us, you’re probably still hitting refresh on the CARS-Dealer-Marketing site for a store or two. Does that make you nervous?
Add to the limbo-state of things some of us may be in, along with the fact that FuelEconomy.gov is changing the combined mileage stats on some cars and some additional rules & forms magically appearing in the dealer portal you’ve got to be feeling exceptionally great about this program!
We’ve now taken over 130 clunkers off the streets, at Checkered Flag, so we’re enjoying the champagne right now. After a long meeting about the program processing this morning I’m starting to think the hangover is about to set in though. We still have some questions about the scrappage value along with some of these new forms we just found.
If you haven’t processed a deal yet, it looks like quite a few pages of scanned document uploads and tons of deal information. We were thinking about hiring a temp to do the processing, but yours truly and our Systems Admin volunteered for the job (shoot me now).
I’m sure it will all straighten out.
Aside from dealing with Uncle Sam on this level for the first time, we’ve also had some memorable experiences with a few customers. Before I share any stories, Jeff and I want to hear what you all have been through. Got some funny stuff? Some frustrations? Some bragging? Let it rip!
Feel free to join our Cash for Clunkers conversation on the Dealer Refresh forums: http://forum.dealerrefresh.com/f40/cash-clunkers-224.html