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A few tips for owning your first classic car

A few tips for owning your first classic car


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You’ve dreamt about it for years, you’ve (finally) convinced your significant other, and you are ready to pull the proverbial trigger: it’s time to buy your first classic car. Understanding the initial—and subsequent—financial commitment is the first step to preparing for the complexities of becoming a classic car owner. But, there are other steps to...
Impromptu classic car show pops up at ADESA headquarters

Impromptu classic car show pops up at ADESA headquarters


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We wake up thinking about cars. We go to sleep thinking about cars. Last week, Jason Ferreri, senior vice president of sales, woke up with an idea to take advantage of the summer weather and our passion for collector cars—a “pop up” car show at the ADESA headquarters. When I received his email invitation, I...
Future looks good for wholesale hybrid inventory

Future looks good for wholesale hybrid inventory


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Hybrid vehicles are definitely big with buyers. Yet, few have been sold at the auctions. The supply at wholesale is small–it’s an issue of availability. Here’s why: Leased hybrids are usually returned to the dealerships they’re purchased from. Consumer demand is high, so they re-sell easily. The same is true for hybrid trade-ins. Hybrids aren’t...
The Greek economic crisis and its impact on new and used vehicle sales

The Greek economic crisis and its impact on new and used vehicle sales


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At this year’s client advisory event, I made a departure from my usual presentation topic of used vehicle market trends to discuss something near and dear to me as a first generation Greek-American. With elections only a few days away, the world has been paying increased attention to the economic crisis in Greece. By focusing...
5 things you may not know about our market guides

5 things you may not know about our market guides


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Last year, ADESA and AuctionPipeline began sharing resources. We called the initiative “Plus.” We believe “Plus” benefits everyone: our dealers, our consignors and our auctions. First, we combined our run lists online, giving dealers access to a larger pool of inventory and sellers’ vehicles wider exposure in one place. Now, we’ve also combined our market...
Get the biggest bang for your recon buck

Get the biggest bang for your recon buck


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Recon spending on cars is down…which just doesn’t make sense
How to be a better buyer and seller of used vehicles

How to be a better buyer and seller of used vehicles


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The day-in, day-out hustle and bustle can sometimes make you feel like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day.” When was the last time you pushed pause and really stopped to look at how you spend your day? Here are a few things you may have forgotten about being a savvy buyer and seller. Determine...