Author Archives: Geoffrey Jerome

About Geoffrey Jerome

I am a 35 year veteran of the automobile and motorcycle industry, author of seven books, soon to be nine, Both fiction and nonfiction. I have three super kids, actually adults, and a wonderful Jack Russell Terrier named Lucy Lynn. I am Formerly from upstate New York, Ithaca. I ride a Harley, like photography, technology and I know climate change is the worlds biggest problem.

Covid -19 considerations and before the due diligence

Covid-19 considerations and just before due diligence Fifteen minutes, twice a week The basic buttons and seats Close your vent system in town  The dealer must sanitize after being inside your vehicle Electrics are still missing range Riots and electric … Continue reading

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Leasing terminology

 Leasing terminology Is there negotiation after rebates Factory deals cost the dealer zero Factory sponsored has no effect Leasing terminology Closed end Open end Divide or multiply by 2400 Acquisition, inception, termination Guaranteed resale value Capitalized cost residual sign and … Continue reading

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Truck buying thoughts

Thoughts truck buying What  to avoid Now trucks are more than trucks Resale and discounts The market remembers huge discounts The box size Transmission and resale Engine, bigger is usually better 4×4 = $x$ Keeps on giving Know exactly what … Continue reading

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Truck buying thoughts

Thoughts truck buying What  to avoid Now trucks are more than trucks Resale and discounts The market remembers huge discounts The box size Transmission and resale Engine, bigger is usually better 4×4 = $x$ Keeps on giving Know exactly what … Continue reading

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After delivery todo’s and motorcycle buying tips

Motorcycle buying advice and after you buy todo’s Motorcycles are similar Resale changes what the investment appears to be Comparison shopping can be thousands Review all the numbers After the purchase, review the Monroney Label Read the manual Register your … Continue reading

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Luxury considerations

Luxury considerations Resale update Dealer reserve commissions on the way out When buying some factors aren’t numbers Good buying requires a little elbow grease   What qualifies as Luxury ? Safety is tops The latest High tech Resale is still … Continue reading

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Always tips review

Basic review Crash test guess Covid driver results Do I need get ready Check the serial number with the label When you run out of time In person please Trade shopping Enough quotes? OTD, CPI Not your friends Your name … Continue reading

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The automobile dealer business office (F&I)

Auto dealer business office (F&I) Salespeople make mistakes If not written and missing, you lose What to do with F&I Business as usual in sales Residual equals wholesale retail What goes into the resale percentage? No to everything can be … Continue reading

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Getting all the resale possible from yours

Getting all the resale possible from yours Magazines that help or not Cost of ownership is more than service Ways to sell your trade Know why you are selling What you should verify and know Retailing pays Trade or not … Continue reading

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Factory rebates and pricing labels

Factory rebates and price labels Rebate slight of hand Check every choice, everytime Get a payment calculator Get the right info Labels Monroney matters Watch out for double Monroney What the label can tell you Comparing your diligence Additional Information … Continue reading

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