Bob’s Market Message

Bob McConkey

March 2, 2015

I have been fortunate to spend the majority of my adult life in a weekly cycle of producing auto auctions. I love it today as much as I did 10…20…30 years ago! Every sale day has a life of its own. That is what I appreciate so much about what we do.

From the literally thousands of auction days under my belt, I can honestly say, that what we experienced this past week in Spokane was truly unique: an 80% sale, selling 1560 units out of 1950 offered. Demand in the lanes for cars and trucks was at an all-time high. Combine that with a large consignment of truly desirable product, and we had the perfect storm. A special thanks to Ken Shoemake and Josh Dykes for providing the catalyst to create FebFest. I know I speak for them in saying thank you for supporting their Wednesday afternoon event.

I know also that I speak for Greg when I say that we never take for granted the privilege that we have in serving such a tremendous dealer community, and that we are able to call so many of you friends.

What will this week bring? We will have to wait and see, and that is part of the fun of it.

For many of you, we know that business is good right now. We are happy for your success and are proud to have any part in it.

Good selling – See you in the lanes this week.


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“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Henry Ford