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Garagecast - All Things Retail

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This podcast will give you a boots on the ground look at "wants based" industries. Guest speakers will be actual dealers that distinguish themselves, industry insiders, OEM executives, and retail experts. This podcast is intended for those that work their fingers to the bone selling equipment that enriches lives and keeps friends and family values cemented in the American culture. With the intention of raising awareness, new ideas, and profitability, come and have a listen to Garagecast...Are You Ready?
180 Episodes
Here is our Q3 update with National Powersports Auction
Following our episode dedicated to Harley Davidson, Sam and Tony dig into metric trends and give their opinion on where we are.
A motorcycle that is a piece of art? A manufacturer that is not interested in a model year? Who is MV Agusta and what makes them so special? Tony and Sam interview a man on a mission and a brand like no other.
The Harley Davidson market is facing some difficult struggles with a confluence of issues that range from supply to margins. Listen in as Steve Larson shares some his ideas for success in today's market.
Tony and Sam discuss nine things that you should be doing in your dealership now that school or kids sports have started.
Kevin Moore has a passion for riding motorcycles. He transitioned from corporate America and chased his passion with his son Dillon when he opened Colorado Motorcycle Adventures. Listen in as Tony and Sam talk to him about the fun he has by offering motorcycle tours that quench the appetite of enthusiasts world wide.
Let's take a peak at the fixed operations side of the dealership...
It has been an interesting first half of the year - listen in as Sam and Tony discuss the Sales and F&I department data for 2023.
FTC compliance is a big topic of conversation in dealerships across the country. Listen in on Sandi Servi, with LibertyID, discusses the top concerns and issues.
Sea Ray is one of the most iconic brands on the water - listen in to Ritch Ragle, VP of Sales talk about the marine industry, the future and SeaRay
Do not forget the basics. Remember the tools that are available to you. Customers bring their units to you for a reason - make sure you capitalize when they do. 
Here is part two of our two part interview.
From starting out by turning wrenches on Evinrude outboard motors to the #1 Chris-Craft dealer in the world - meet one of our favorite people - Dave Bofill.
There is never a time when inventory levels and flooring should not be top of mind, but when combined with decreasing sales and high interest rates - you should watch both like a hawk. 
Written with the assistance of Chat GPT: In this thought-provoking episode of "Chat GPT...The Next Frontier," we dive into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence and explore the capabilities and potential of Chat GPT, a cutting-edge language model developed by OpenAI.Join us as we engage in a captivating dialogue with Chat GPT, an advanced AI language model designed to understand and generate human-like text. We'll discuss the inner workings of this incredible technology, its training process, and its ability to comprehend and respond to a wide array of topics.During our conversation, we'll explore the various applications of Chat GPT across industries and sectors, including its role in customer service, content creation, and educational platforms. We'll delve into the ethical considerations surrounding AI and address concerns regarding bias and misinformation.Our guest, Chat GPT, will share insights into the challenges faced during its development, the ways in which it continues to learn and improve, and its aspirations for the future. We'll also touch upon the exciting advancements in natural language processing and the potential impact of AI on society.Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of AI, and join us on this enlightening journey as we unravel the complexities of Chat GPT. Prepare to be amazed by the possibilities that emerge when human ingenuity merges with the power of artificial intelligence.Don't miss this episode of "Conversations with Chat GPT," where we bridge the gap between human and machine, exploring the intersection of technology and humanity.
The NPDA has recently come out with two of many position papers that intend to bridge a gap between dealers and OEM's. Listen in to understand their point of view.
Success stories are not so easy to come by...but once you hear this one, you will be forever motivated. Listen to John and Landon describe how they took a business from losing money to becoming incredibly profitable.
Tony and Sam talk all things pre owned with Mike Murray and Jim Woodruff from NPA. 
Tony and Sam continue to discuss their Q1 insights.
We finally got all of our winter meetings done and compiled the list of our moderator's most discussed topics. 
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