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VIDEO: Doug Hadden Speaks with Dealers at GIADA 2017

VIDEO: Doug Hadden Speaks with Dealers at GIADA 2017


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Car dealers always want to make more money. I often talk about how new technology is making it easier than ever for dealers to acquire the most profitable inventory, which leads to making more money. But that doesn’t mean you can let up on the gas of keeping more of what you earn. I had...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2017


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Average wholesale prices in October were down only modestly month-over-month and were up year-over-year, bolstered by lingering impacts from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Watch my October Kontos Kommentary below: To read the entire Kontos Kommentary used vehicle market outlook for October 2017, visit http://adesa.com/kontos-kommentary.
ADESA Montreal Earns National Award for Innovation in Safe Towing

ADESA Montreal Earns National Award for Innovation in Safe Towing


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Congratulations to ADESA Montreal, winners of the national Grand Prize for Safety Innovation award from the Commission on Labor Health and Safety Standards. The award-winning invention is a wheel dolly that enables the safe towing of inoperable four-wheel drive vehicles. The team earned the chance to compete at the national level after winning at the...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for September 2017


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Average wholesale prices in September were up month-over-month and year-over-year, bolstered by dealer demand in the hurricane-stricken regions. This impact may be waning and prices are likely to resume the softening pattern seen prior to these catastrophic events. In short, Harvey and Irma seem to have resulted in an impact to wholesale prices like that...
Over $11,000 Raised at Digital Dealer 23 Charity Auction

Over $11,000 Raised at Digital Dealer 23 Charity Auction


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Digital Dealer 23 is officially in the books. Our team enjoyed the opportunity to speak with customers and colleagues and share our latest offerings at our booth. I was privileged to speak about one of my favorite topics: using technology to buy more profitable pre-owned inventory. But the height of excitement was the charity auction...
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...
Cars and Culture Collide at Artomobilia

Cars and Culture Collide at Artomobilia


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For the fourth year, ADESA and our parent company, KAR Auction Services, served as presenting sponsors of Artomobilia, a celebration of automotive art and design in the Carmel Arts & Design District. Recently, more than 400 incredible collector cars were on display in downtown Carmel, Indiana, not far from our corporate headquarters. The event drew...
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...
Catch ADESA at Digital Dealer 23 in Las Vegas

Catch ADESA at Digital Dealer 23 in Las Vegas


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The entire ADESA team is excited and ready to head to the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Sept. 18–20, 2017, for Digital Dealer 23. I have the distinct honor of taking the stage at this year’s event to discuss a topic near and dear to my heart: wholesale auctions aren’t what they used...