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Get to Know ADESA Northwest

Get to Know ADESA Northwest


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ADESA Northwest, in Eugene, Oregon, was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other auctions. Previously called Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction, this location is a nationally known leader in the RV and specialty auction industry. ADESA Northwest hosts a dealer-only specialty auction on the second and fourth...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2017


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Average wholesale prices in August were once again up largely on the strength of truck prices, although another factor could be early impacts from Hurricane Harvey, which appeared to drive prices up at the end of the month, particularly in Texas. (Please see Kontos Kommentary: Hurricane Harvey Special Edition for additional information.) Watch the August...
Kontos Kommentary: Hurricane Harvey Special Edition

Kontos Kommentary: Hurricane Harvey Special Edition


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Meteorologists are calling Hurricane Harvey a thousand-year flood event—a storm of unprecedented magnitude and devastation. For the past week, no news cycle has been complete without photos of the human toll, miraculous rescues—and vehicles submerged in the flood plain. The recovery efforts in Houston and other impacted areas in Texas and beyond will take many...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2017


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Average wholesale prices in July were down month-over-month and only up on a year-over-year basis largely on the strength of pickup truck prices. Drilling down into the data once again clearly reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sale type, vehicle age, model class and mileage. Retail sales have softened this summer...
Get to Know ADESA Portland

Get to Know ADESA Portland


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ADESA Portland is now fully integrated into the ADESA auction line-up. The former Brasher’s Portland Auto Auction was acquired by KAR Auction Services (the parent company of ADESA) in 2016, along with seven other Brasher’s auctions. One of the Pacific Northwest’s busiest auto auctions, ADESA Portland sits on 34 acres and boasts eight auction blocks,...
ADESA LiveBlock Month Celebrations Continue

ADESA LiveBlock Month Celebrations Continue


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We know our customers are busy. Sometimes they’re too busy to make it to one of our auctions. So we’re always looking for ways to help them find the cars they need for their dealership lots. LiveBlock lets customers participate in live auctions virtually and bid real-time from their desktops and mobile devices. During the...
Why OLOC Is the One Term Every Dealer Should Know

Why OLOC Is the One Term Every Dealer Should Know


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Did you know there’s an entire industry built off buying and selling first-open opportunity vehicles? Here’s how it works. When a car’s lease is up, the grounding dealer gets to decide whether he wants to keep it or not. If he passes on it, the car goes into the franchise network for other dealers to...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for June 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for June 2017


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Average wholesale prices in June were down versus May but up on a year-over-year basis. However, drilling down into the data once again clearly reveals price softening on a year-over-year basis when accounting for sale type, vehicle age, model class and mileage. Watch the June Kontos Kommentary below: To read the entire Kontos Kommentary used...
What Dealers Need to Know About Mobile Auctions

What Dealers Need to Know About Mobile Auctions


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This is a guest post from Jane Morgan, president of specialty auctions division at ADESA. At ADESA, we believe in providing our customers with as many channels as possible to buy or sell a vehicle or specialty unit. Mobile auctions are one of those platforms that can be customized to meet the unique demands or...