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User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

That's it, I think I wanna be a MB sales person. Could sum1 tell me what I should do to become one, like what I should do in college, do I need to go to college (I am anyways, my mom said I can go anywhere I want). I will start at the bottom and work my way up. I don't wanna take the easy way out, but it feels like what I should do. Thanks in advance for any help.

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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Learning how to spell would be a good start.

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

I think you need a shrink.



FSP  Nuts


User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

if i get one of those will that help get me goin. jk, you wanna know what i think, STICK TO THE TOPIC PLEASE. geez u people are pretty bad at goin off topic on here, they need a forum that puts people on death row for goin off topic.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Dude you come up with the weirdest topics I have ever seen. Go to college, any college, then go to a dealership. They will take most people. Have people skills, and good sales skills.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

AA757, At this point, the local Hyundai or Saturn dealer will laugh at your mental status.

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Well you will probably want to go to college anyways (its usually not required for car sales), but because most dealerships you have to be 21 to sell cars.

Good luck is all I have to say. You will be hopping into a large pool of SCUM when you start selling cars.


User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

forget it, just stop posting replies

User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2269 times:


"Learning how to spell would be a good start." i dont need to spell correctly in this forum. Read that as if its in caps BUDDY!




User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

An effort to use proper spelling and grammar should be made as often as possible otherwise you might pick up some bad habits. An unhealthy obsession with cars is enough for a boy to have to deal with.

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

"Learning how to spell would be a good start." i dont need to spell correctly in this forum. Read that as if its in caps BUDDY!

Why not? I'm sure Mercedes doesn't hire people who write "sum1" on their job application. ROFL.



User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Careful Flight152 he won't sell you a BMW with an interior by Kia now...

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Screw car salesman, this kid would be better suited for standing on a street corner wearing a chicken costume advertising the local broasted chicken restaruant.


Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

I agree with Jason, I must say. Your a mental contortionist my friend. Looking back at your previous schpeels and topics all you posted about is Mercedes.... Then again as I ponder the reasoning of this topic I must take into account what kind of a person wants to be a car salesman? Its not viewed upon as a great role in todays hectic image of careers in our society...  Laugh out loud

Jason, maybe he meant Sum41? Big grin


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

More like him at a KIA dealership selling Rio's with interiors by BMW.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2221 times:




Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

its just slang, geez  Smile , do you really think i would write that on a important thing, this website is not important therefore i dont need to spell correctly. Stop worrying about it Miss Perfectionist U.S.A.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

I'll go against the crowd here. I love joking around, but you have to remember, AA757 is still young. The fact he's thinking about his future alone is a good thing. Ok, he's majorly obsessed with Mercedes-Benz cars, and he likes to use slang. Many adults here do the same, and are obsessed with other things.

You asked a serious question, and I'll give you a serious answer. You will change your mind 100 times on your career path before it comes time to actually doing it. But if you want to know about being a Mercedes-Benz salesman, here goes. College isn't necessary, but definitely wont hurt. New car salesman can make very good money, especially selling high-end cars that are in demand. With sales increasing consistently, this isn't a bad deal. Mercedes-Benz salesman can make 6 figures if they are good, and that's nothing to scoff at. Not bad, considering the low demans with regards to education.

You will also get a demo, so you'll drive a Mercedes-Benz home every day, and wont have to pay for it.

To get a job like that however, they want to see experience. Get a sales position as soon as you can, and build experience. Then get a job selling other cars, like Nissans, Honda's, Chevy's or whatever. After a few years doing that, move up to Mercedes.

However, if it's true that you work for a Mercedes dealership, why don't you ask them??? Honestly, I have a hard time believing you work for a Mercedes dealership already, but if you do, that's alright.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Thank You Captaingomes. Thats great info. I thought about that and considering I know the owner of the MB Dealer, It shouldnt be hard,

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Dude, your spelling doesn't even qualify you to sell BMWs with interiors by Kia.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

I think it is great that you have found what you want to do with your life at such a young age and I wish you the best of luck with it. However, this is not a chat room and it would be appreciated if you made an attempt to spell correctly.

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

People make fun of what I want to do to all the time, just because they hate hearing me talk about business. Even the ones who say "oh yeah I want to own a business and be rich" they don't want to learn anything about it. I want to be Investment Banker or Accountant and if all else fails then a Heavy Equiptment Operator.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Dash8King, from a business owner to a heavy equipment operator, that's a big gap! When I was in my early teens, there were many things I wanted to be, including having my own airline (hahaha), also being a car salesman, always wanted to be a pilot, a real estate agent, these things change all the time for many people. For those who are being critical of AA757 (and yes, it can be lots of fun Big grin ), who here at an early age had any ideas of what they wanted to be when they were older? Most kids usually answer "uuhhhhhh, wtf, I dunno" or something to that tune. So unlike some on here who are asking advice on how to sneak out at night to do "some business" at least this is productive. Oh, and his threads are entertaining.  Big grin


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Note: much innane babbling to follow...

As you can tell by my posts spelling and puncuation are not my forte but what the heck here I go.

In my work life before found true happiness working in the ER I had a career as an audio/video salesperson and as a sales trainer along with a mercifully short stint as a car salespereson. This said I'll chime in with a bit of sales advice (circa the mid 80's).

My first thought is that I doubt that a Mercedes dealership would offer a sales position to a person with no sales experience. I may be wrong here but I would think that you would have to prove yourself in auto sales in other more "mainstream" brands (Ford, Mopar, GM, Toyota, etc) then working your way through Lexus, Infinity et al before moving in to Mercedes, BMW etc. A career in the sale of the elite of the auto sales industry is not handed to you, you have to prove to the dealership that YOU can make them money.

My second thought would be your use of terms like "sum1, cuz" etc. If you constantly use these terms here and continue to do so it will reatly degrade your chances of moving up to the upper echelon of the auto salespeople.. I say this both as a former salesperson/sales trainer. Back in the dark ages when I was selling if were to even talk to a customer with your hands in any pocket (jacket, pants) and a manager were to see it you would hear about in a counciling session.

Moving on to thought 3, Sales is a very though way to earn a living and a very cutthroat business. As a example a great trick to motivate the sales force taught to me long ago was to in the employee restrooms at eye at every urinal and in every stall we would post the weekly sales report showing what your sales in dollars were along with your, gross and net profit margin, and comission (the posting of your comission was something you agreed to as part of being hired). The list was in order of sales dollars and trust me you did not want to be anywhere near the bottom of the list.

So to end my rant I' say this do not think that you can just walk in to a Mercedes dealership with no proven sales experience be given a job. I would also say again be warned auto sales is a hard way to make a living. You may find yourself on a salesfloor crowded with salespeople each fighting for the next "up" with much backstabbing for each sale

Yours,
IHadAPheo

"I do not drive a Mercedes with interior by Hyundai"



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

My old neighbour is currently a sales manager at a BMW dealership in the Toronto area. He's in his late 20's, so that's not too bad. How did he get there?

I'm not aware of him taking any college, and he definitely didn't take university. When he was in his late teens or early 20's he was a salesman at a bicycle store. From there, he started selling Toyotas. However, he had other family members who were car salesmen already, so he had some help. One of his brothers was selling Hummers at Northwest Motors, which was actually the first BMW dealership in Canada if I'm not mistaken, but they lost that right since they didn't grow to the "standards" of BMW Canada's standards. They got the Hummer contract, but of course that's gone now since GM has those rights.

His other brother worked for a BMW dealership and was able to get him in, but he still had to have the experience necessary, although that push is a great help.

Another thing, recently I saw an ad in the newspaper for a Mercedes dealership in the Toronto area that required salesman. Their requirements were 3 years minimum in car sales, with preference to those in luxury car sales.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 25, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Well I don't really want to own a business, nothing more than shareholder anyways definitely not a sole proprietorship.

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