Every week there are more and more small finance companies offering to buy receivable from BHPH dealerships. The improving economy has pumped capital back into the market that was starving for funding sources just a few short years ago. Wholesale vehicle prices remain high and the costs associated with reconditioning continue to increase. The amount of money BHPH customers have available for down payments remains steady, as it has for
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The following is a list of terms and formulas that are used in the basic math calculations performed every day in the operation of a BHPH dealership. Many of these terms have extensive legal and accounting implications. These definitions are not meant to give you the complete legal definitions or interpretations. The purpose of this list is to illustrate a common language that used in this setting. Some are very
In previous articles I have discussed the dilemma dealers face regarding Cash In Deal with the current high state of wholesale vehicle prices and additional potential sources for BHPH inventory. This month I’d like to take a look at inventory pricing. After all reconditioning has been completed; the person responsible for establishing the selling prices of your inventory should drive the vehicle. Only after driving the vehicle should he then
In last month’s article we discussed the some of the issues Buy Here – Pay Here and Lease Here – Pay Here dealers face in today’s difficult wholesale markets. We looked at the choices dealers must make in deciding whether to increase their Cash In Deal policy in order to offer vehicles comparable to what they have sold in the past or whether to maintain that CID policy and offer the
I just got off the telephone with a dealer who was complaining he hadn’t been able to buy a single unit at the auction today. He claimed every car he wanted went for over $3500 and, with a cash in deal policy of $2500, average reconditioning expenses of just about $700 and average customer down of just under $800, he just couldn’t make $3500 cost vehicles fit his business model.