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pevetohead
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Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?

Been in the business for 4 years now. Lots of ups and downs from Covid and the surplus of big time commission, but now that well has all dried up with the economy/inflation and it’s hard to have consistent pay. Obviously that is the nature of the beast when it comes to sales, but with car sales it is a commitment of basically living at the dealership for hours on end. As a single guy that was never even an issue. But with money slowing down and being in a relationship and looking to start a family down the line, I can’t justify the hours versus pay, nor do I see it as sustainable.

Any advice on what career path to move forward with after escaping the clutches of the car business?


PS: Yeah I know, car salesman. I’m a scumbag I get it. Go ahead take your shots, nothing personal lol.


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
do a red beans and rice review every monday and post it to Tic Tok.



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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
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Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?

You should probably quit.


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
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Any advice on what career path to move forward with after escaping the clutches of the car business?


Put your GF feet pics on OF.


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
Take that skill set and move it onto your next sales job.


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TheHarahanian
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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?

What would it take to put you in a new job today?


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
Disaster restoration sales.
If you’re in southeast Louisiana check out Guarantee Restoration.


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
You ever thought about coaching special teams?


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
Join one of them pyramid schemes.


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
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Yeah I know, car salesman. I’m a scumbag I get it. Go ahead take your shots, nothing personal lol.


Meh. There’s a line between selling and taking advantage of people. Decent humans who happen to be sales people won’t cross it.

Do you want to stay in sales in a different capacity?


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tgrbaitn08
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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
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Car Sales,


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surplus of big time commission




How many cars do you have to sell a year to even make $75k a year?

50-60 cars?


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
The good news is if you can work for a car dealership you already have moral flexibility so you have some additional job options most people wouldn’t consider


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Beauregard96
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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
If you are a good communicator, presenter, and able to provide analytical insights, there are automotive tech companies who pay well for guys with dealership experience.


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
Ask me about monavie


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pevetohead
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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
Honestly we got extremely spoiled during covid 2020/2021/2022. Car shortage, full sticker prices, making at least $1,000 on a new car for a solid year. With that being said inflation hit us last, and now we are having to fight for crumbs.


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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
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Yeah I know, car salesman. I’m a scumbag I get it.
insurance agent

But first, can you get the OT an employee discount?
This post was edited on 12/4 at 7:29 pm


tgrbaitn08
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making at least $1,000


That’s not what you were clearing


Obtuse1
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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
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How many cars do you have to sell a year to even make $75k a year?


Depends on what you sell. I have a friend who works for an exotic dealer in NOVA and makes $200k+ no matter what the economy is doing.


tgrbaitn08
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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
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Depends on what you sell. I have a friend who works for an exotic dealer in NOVA and makes $200k+ no matter what the economy is doing.


I was waiting on someone to post something like this. And I agree.

However, the OP isn’t selling exotic luxury cars


pevetohead
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re: Looking to get out of Car Sales, any advice?
Toyota's don't have any mark up. So when they would sell at full sticker (with a $5,000 non negotiable fee on top) you could make anywhere from $800 to $2,000 (obviously depending on the vehicle and the back end). Remember, Tundra's were selling between $50-$90K like a year ago. But like I said it's not a brag because that was lightning in a bottle and we are not getting anywhere close to that anymore..

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