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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...
ADESA Boston Celebrates Milestone 70th Anniversary

ADESA Boston Celebrates Milestone 70th Anniversary


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This is a guest post from Jack Neshe, General Manager at ADESA Boston. At ADESA, we frequently recognize auction anniversaries. But this one is particularly special. This year, ADESA Boston has been in business for 70 years—seven decades. I have been fortunate to be the general manager for ten of them. Most people know ADESA...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for May 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for May 2017


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Average wholesale prices in May were flat versus April but up on a year-over-year basis, primarily due to the strength of truck prices and a younger mix resulting from off-lease supply growth.  As introduced last month, a drill-down into the data clearly reveals price softening when accounting for sale type and vehicle age, model class...
Catch ADESA at NIADA 2017 in Las Vegas

Catch ADESA at NIADA 2017 in Las Vegas


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Every year, I look forward to attending the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention & Expo in Las Vegas. This year’s event takes place June 12–15. The conference theme for 2017 is all about “charting your course.” Essentially, independent dealers need a clear path to navigate obstacles and achieve success. I think the timing...
Should Your Dealership Hire Interns?

Should Your Dealership Hire Interns?


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With U.S. auto sales experiencing record highs, car dealerships are noticing an unsettling side effect—an influx of jobs to fill and a shortage of skilled applicants. One possible solution? An internship program. While you may approach the thought with some skepticism, dealerships that successfully commit to investing in interns receive a multitude of benefits that...