Bob’s Market Message

Bob McConkey

October 9, 2015

The 2015 DAA Northwest Fall Classic Moose sale is in the books with over 1800 units sold out of 3025 consigned for a 60% sale. Dealers arrived from far and wide in huge numbers to take advantage of a fantastic consignment.

Yes, we are in the midst of a typical “fall market,” but this week, sellers adjusted and buyers responded, creating a very healthy market dynamic. Activity was good across all segments of the market. Of course, sellers that are stuck in the past failed to have much success, but bidding was active all day long. If you didn’t sell your car this week, I feel you will be hard pressed to hope for a better offer next week.

Certain high-dollar, super late models seemed to be stuck in the mud, as did sports cars, which is to be expected. The lowest end of the trade market was also a challenge—if you are trading for junk, price it like junk…it isn’t worth much. In summary, anything decent between $2,000 and $40,000 was a sold unit this week.

Thank you to those of you who attended to make this year’s Spokane Moose Sale our largest ever! We serve moose next Friday at DAA Seattle, along with 1,000 units. We hope you can attend!

Thank you for allowing us to serve you. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you in the lanes next week!


“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.” – Benjamin Franklin