Jump to content

demo cars


Recommended Posts

what I do in the uk, I go to a car dealer, and say that I will tint there demo car for cost price(just materials) free labour, they cant lose.. I tint the car,job done.then when a customer takes the demo car out for a test drive and likes it, he puts an order in .9/10 he always has the tints that is on the demo car as an optional extra, By taking a hit on the first car you get 2/3 jobs a week out of the first job, works for me

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest denvertinter

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to be opening a new shop on my own (tired of working for "the man") and am looking for some ways to get a few dealer clients to help pay the rent.

Just curious, what do the dealers "up sell" tint for? I.e. - if you charge them a discounted rate ($120/150), what are they charging the car buyer?

I know when I bought my Volvo (before I was in the business), they got me for about $300 for a clear bra which is a little steep considering what I know now.

Any other interesting ideas to get a dealer to start sending business your way?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest tazlife
:rollin I had a similar idea to do tint on cars from a used car lot in 'hood. since a tinted car will sell faster than non tinted of the same car. but I couldn't figuer out how to approach the dealersships. ithink I 'll rather try the demo car suggestion. :rollin
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why not try a shopping mall presentation just get hold of a nice car either your own or a new one from a dealer. Book a spot in a mall and stand there for the weekend handing out discount vouchers and talking to people about the benifits of window tint, take deposits and book em in. People in shopping mode are ready to spend, works a charm here in Oz :lol6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't give a dealer anything. Most dealer's will take your discounted job and won't call you again until they need help on a "short deal". They will only remember that you did it cheap and expect it again. The only way to get a dealer's work is to earn it. Be there when Joblo's Tinting can't get to it or screws it up. Stop in every now and then and see if everything is going ok with thier tinting vendor. One day they will screw up and they will remember you and give you a try. When they do, HOOK EM HARD with your better quality job, availabilty, service after the sell. Don't give paying work away but give your time and effort. That will keep dealers coming back to you year after year. This has worked for my business for 15 years. I have 7 dealers that I have done work for for over 10 and 5 of them for over 15 ( did thier work when I was working for someone else who is since out of business ). They all take the free trial offers from new competition and brag to me about it when they do. Then I usally get called to fix them 'cause they didn't do them like we do or they wouldn't fix them since they didn't get paid for it. Just makes me look better and better every time. Don't get me wrong, working for dealers can suck pretty bad and thier are alot of days I wish I didn't but they all know I will do whatever I need to to take care of thier customers. That is what earns a dealer's work.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest thetintshop
Just curious, what do the dealers "up sell" tint for? I.e. - if you charge them a discounted rate ($120/150), what are they charging the car buyer?
back in 95, my wife worked at the BMW dealership. she said they would send one out to be tinted and the guy would charge $95 bucks. the dealer would then charge the customer $495.

don't give a dealer a f'n discount, if anything charge them more. I hate dealerships, more trouble than their worth.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...