Bob’s Market Message

September 23, 2016

The DAA Northwest annual tribute to the great state of Montana and its loyal dealer base was a huge success. Montana Days 2016 final results:

3225 consigned—1990 sold –63% sale. $34mm in gross sales!

While some might say the market continues to show signs of softening, buyers met sellers’ expectations and traded inventory at a tremendous rate this week in Spokane. Rental cars have indeed softened a little but still traded well. The manufacturer sales for Ford and Toyota were very well attended and overall results were strong. Buyers arrived from everywhere to take advantage of a giant selection of trucks and they were not disappointed. Even the trade market which has been a bit soft of late seemed to rebound this week. All in all — Montana Days was a HUGE success.

DAA Seattle continues to roll. American Honda’s presence is growing with over 40 units offered and sold this week. Honda will be back in the lanes in two weeks in Seattle with a larger yet offering.

DAA Northwest Outside Operations Manager Kevin Budworth and I returned from Northern Canada last week with a very nice bull moose compliments of the sharp shooting eye of Kevin.

We have plenty of moose to serve you this year — the DAA Seattle Moose sale will be October 14th with the two-day Spokane promotion hitting the next week, October 19th and 20th. Mark the dates!

In the meantime there is plenty of action next week at both Seattle and Spokane sites. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to serve you. See you in the lanes!

– Bob

Quote of the week:
“No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.” — Andrew Carnegie