I bombarded him with ALOT of car questions until he said he's going to ignore me. LOL
Sorry ah. Cos I don't know so I must ask until I know. He made me read up about lemon law the moment I reached home.
He has been in the car trade for many many years. And he specialised in conti and supercars only. He has a super cool car can, I first time see such a car lor. Mercedes SLS!
Ah this. Anyway, he "play" with supercars one. Due to his contacts and network, he's unable to sell any Asian cars.
I learnt something new today. "Buying an import used supercar is like buying a chiong Hermes. No (parf) value, cannot join (supercars) Club, cannot go HQ for service and repairs and nobody want to buy, unless you sell it at super low price! People who know about supercars, will not buy."
This man is really unique sia. He taught me not to waste my time on things that doesn't gain me knowledge, doesn't make money and doesn't benefit me. He taught me about cars and car trade. He taught me how to manage a proper business. He taught me how to handle staffs properly (he has a good way of doing it). He taught me how to do more networking. He taught me a lot during the few short hours.
I thought about all his "lectures" while driving home. His words really make me THINK. I told him I'll learn. :)
There's something we think alike though, which is doing business through referrals. He said he don't want to employ people who station inside the shop to 摆美. LOL
I think my new "job" as a car agent can really work leh. Dealers will be happy to link up with people like me. Cos now, I really go all the way out to spread my network. Even today, I went to collect a long overdued payment for my full time job. The admin exchanged contact with me, saying her friend (or bf) is searching for a BMW (she can't remember what car).
Can't deny that when you mix with people better than you, you will improve yourself to be better too. I'm really motivated by him.
Okay, I need to work harder, so I can achieve 1/4 of what he achieved. (He's only 2 years older than me for goodness sake.)
This time round, I found my real direction and I'm going to chiong all my way out. At this moment, I'm contented with 3 successful referrals per month. Will set new target when I get myself stabilised.
This is also considered sales hor. Just that I don't need to do paperwork and proposal. But I need to liaise and convince my customers too. If I didn't managed to convince them, they will not even bother to view the car. When someone is willing to deliberately make a trip down to see the car, means he/she is already 70% convinced. I'll leave the 30% to the boss.
Yes. I try to link up with all the bosses becos salesman has no power for negotiations. So if I referred you, most likely the boss will be the one serving you. Just feel free to ask for discount. Lol
Money is not my main concern now. (So even when I don't earn a single cent from a deal, I'll still do my job well.) I want database, I want contacts & intros, I want customers! I'm not afraid of hard work, at all. The busier I get, the happier I am.