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Old 01-26-2003, 22:02   #1 (permalink)
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Attention all car salesmen !

Good day there fellas !

I'm currently working for Mitsubishi Motors in SA and have been for the last two years. I work in the Bodyweld Shop and mainly spotweld wheelhouses, rearquarters & taillights together.
The reason why I made this thread is mainly because I'm sick of doing production work and I'm looking into becoming a car salesman.

I've had some good discussions with my old man, who is a used-car salesmanager and used to be a salesman, and he supplied me with some very good information about the trade.
But, I'd like to know from all of you salesmen out there how you are enjoying your job, how you've got into being a car salesman and ofcourse what you think are the ups & downs of the trade.
I'd like to hear especially from young salesmen who only just made the big step to become a salesmen.
Just for information purposes only ofcourse.

I'm going to visit some guys I know who are salesmen as well to see what they have to say.

My dad is going to try and get me an interview with Jarvis Ford and he told me that they have a very good system of educating people, especially people who have never been a salesperson before. So at the moment I am very stoked.

I'd be very interested in what you guys have to say, so please don't hold back.

Anyways, I thank you all in advance and keep selling those cars !

Paul

P.S. Sorry for the long post.
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Old 01-26-2003, 23:23   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck.. But salespeople generaly give me the sh!ts. But I know we have to have them..
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Old 01-27-2003, 01:09   #3 (permalink)
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Hey i was looking into becoming one about two weeks ago, but never went any further. Good luck with interview.

ebxr8... are you in a grumpy mood lately, you've always got a bit of a tone behind your posts, not ripping you, just asking?
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Old 01-27-2003, 01:26   #4 (permalink)
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Hey i was looking into becoming one about two weeks ago, but never went any further. Good luck with interview.

ebxr8... are you in a grumpy mood lately, you've always got a bit of a tone behind your posts, not ripping you, just asking?
He must be back to New Zealand again!
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Hey South did you go to the skyshow?
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Hey South did you go to the skyshow?
Don't want to be a pain, but shouldn't you PM a question like that?

I must admit I went off topic a bit too, I appologise. Good luck mate, tell us how it all goes.

By the way VanGelder, can you find out what qualifications are required to be a Car salesman? Thanks.
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I've got nada qualifications, you basically learn everything on the job and you have to do a course before you start (which is paid for). Apparently at Jarvis you have to do small courses every month as well. I think Jarvis likes people who aren't salespeople yet because they can shape you into what they like you to be.
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I've got nada qualifications, you basically learn everything on the job and you have to do a course before you start (which is paid for). Apparently at Jarvis you have to do small courses every month as well. I think Jarvis likes people who aren't salespeople yet because they can shape you into what they like you to be.
I mean what level of Schooling is Required and how much do you need to know about computers? I would imagine that's knowledge of cars would be preffered.
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