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5 Valuable YouTube Channels For Car Dealers

5 Valuable YouTube Channels For Car Dealers


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For car dealers who don’t have time to read every industry trend article, YouTube videos are a great way to hear about insights and commentary in a more engaging format. But with all the YouTube channels out there, it can be hard to find the ones relevant to car dealers. That’s why we created this...
Q&A with ADESA COO Paul Lips

Q&A with ADESA COO Paul Lips


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Paul Lips has seen a lot of changes in our industry since joining ADESA’s finance department 20 years ago. He’s worked in the office and in the trenches, and has a vast knowledge base about the auction, its processes and its customers. Recently, Paul shared some thoughts about the industry’s evolution and about his new...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for April 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for April 2016


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The traditional Spring tax-season market appeared to wane in April, as average wholesale prices rose only modestly on both a sequential and annual basis. As in previous months, drilling down into the data reveals softness due to supply growth that is not as evident in the top-line numbers. On a positive note, retail used vehicle...
ADESA Completes Purchase of Brasher’s Auto Auctions

ADESA Completes Purchase of Brasher’s Auto Auctions


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With our purchase of Brasher’s Auto Auctions now complete, I would like to offer my warmest welcome to this addition to the ADESA company. Brasher’s is a leader among independent auctions, with a strong mix of commercial and dealer consignment customers. Along with increasing ADESA’s footprint with eight auctions in three new states, the addition of...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for March 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for March 2016


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Signs of the traditional Spring tax-season market appeared in March, as average wholesale prices rose both on an sequential and annual basis. Yet price softening driven by supply growth remains a visible undercurrent as totals and averages are broken down into model class, sale type and age buckets. Watch the latest Kontos Kommentary video below:...
ADESA Winnipeg to Host Charity Boat Auction for Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews

ADESA Winnipeg to Host Charity Boat Auction for Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews


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Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews is known for captaining the ice. But off the ice, he captained a 1935 Cossey Replica boat. Now, he’s offering the keys to that vessel to one lucky bidder at an ADESA Winnipeg public auction on April 26. Proceeds will support the children’s charity, Variety Manitoba. ADESA Winnipeg has worked very...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for February 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for February 2016


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Average wholesale used vehicle prices were down in February compared to January, which is anomalous to the normal seasonal tendency as the spring tax refund season kicks in, and is another indication that cumulative supply increases are continuing to cause prices to soften. Watch the latest Kontos Kommentary video below: To read the entire Kontos...
Safe T. Sam Helps Auctions Play It Safe

Safe T. Sam Helps Auctions Play It Safe


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From used car to salvage auctions, finance branches to corporate offices, the visibility of safety is important across our industry. In fact, when you visit an ADESA auction location, you can’t miss the employees’ favorite safety champion, Safe T. Sam. Since ADESA is part of the KAR Auction Services group of companies, which includes IAA, AFC...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2016


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Though seasonally up from December, wholesale price trends in January were bifurcated, as truck prices showed year-over-year price increases, while car and crossover prices fell on a year-over-year basis. With gasoline approaching the dollar-per-gallon range in some parts of the country, this should come as no major surprise. But, with the exception of pickups and...