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What is really dumb is having multiple brands which are distinguished from one another only by cosmetic differences that compete against each other in a marketplace for a finite sales volume. This, and multiple dealerships in an area for the same brand, are a part of the problem. They need to focus on less things.
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Originally Posted by TNTRower View Post
So, we can take two theoretical dealers, one making a small profit, one at a small loss. If the profitable dealer has a free and clear building, no real estate costs, low wages due to region and sells 200 cars a years, and the unprofitable dealer has a mortgage on the building, real estate costs, higher wages due to region yet sells 240 cars a year, which dealer would YOU close if your cost to maintain each at the Corporate level was the same and you HAD to close one?
Nobody said it is fair when you have to reduce franchises. It happens all the time in the food industry, in other franchise businesses.
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Originally Posted by mcbear View Post
There is something wrong in the system when better run companies suffer at the hands of the government who favors the bad ones ... banks, insurance, autos and what else.
... and this important discussion continues.
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