Archive for December, 2009


Nowcom Hopes You Have A Wonderful New Year!


Tickets for Tots

Well getting a speeding ticket over the holidays is not all that bad if you live in Sansom Park, Texas that is.  Most people tend to be upset when they receive a speeding ticket due to the price of the ticket and the bump in insurance. But if you are driving over the speed limit and living in the small town of Sansom Park you are given a different slip of paper.  The program the town started is called “Ticket’s for Tots,” this makes it so that if y0u receive a speeding ticket you are allowed to donate toys to needy families instead.  The speeding ticket in turn is more of a warning ticket and is able to be paid through giving toys away to families in need.  The “Tickets for Tots” program has been so successful that the police department received so many toys that they needed to move the toys to the town Fire Department in order to have more space.  People who haven’t even received a speeding ticket have wanted to donate to the cause as well.

 To read more about the “Tickets for Tot’s” program on Aol Autos click here.


Happy Holidays from Nowcom!


Successful Dealers Share their Secrets to Success



It is always good to learn the practices of other successful people in your industry.  According to a study done by EasyCare the dealers that have done well during this recessionary period have all concentrated on these three things. 

–          Seize the opportunity to obtain growth in your business 

–          Get to the basics of good business 

–          Mine the value in your current customer base 

The dealers also offered some advice to help with better business practices by focusing on the basic principles of a dealership.  One dealer said “Yes, I’m talking basics. Why companies get away from these simple things is a mystery. At (the dealership), we have tried very hard to stick with the basics over the last 50 years,” the dealer continued. “This business really has not changed that much over the years; people simply want good value for their money from a company that they have a good relationship with, one that will provide a fantastic buying and ownership experience. How has that changed?”  Most of these dealers that have blossomed in this time have felt that many dealerships have lost the basics.  One dealer described this by saying, “I find that the ‘basics’ are what people want to abandon first and the strange thing is that these ‘basics’ are usually free or at little cost to the company. I’m speaking of simple things like follow up, professional demonstrations, new owner clinics, sales contest, keeping the display clean and perfect, building/lawn maintenance, employee recognition, etcetera.”  

Continuing to spend money on marketing is another method to help increase sales. Easy Care stated that its most significant finding from the survey was that, “simply put, the dealers whose revenues had grown or stayed the same were significantly more likely (up to 56 percent more likely) to have maintained or increased their marketing investment, and 71 more likely to have maintained or grown their personal expenses.” 

These are only some of the highlights found in this study.  To read more about the study on please click here.


Fun Friday- Guitar Hero Christmas Style

Here is a cute video of this young boy who plays Guitar Hero to make the Christmas lights go off at his house. Check it out and let me know what you think.


The Top Ten Least Ticketed Cars

A study done by Quility Planning,  researched data from police tickets nationwide to compose a list of the vehicles that are ticketed the least.  The company put together this list through data that was gathered between August of 2007 and Sempetember of 2008 using a sample sixe of 1.7 million cars.  The list below is in order from 10th place to 1st place of the vehicles that are least likely to get ticketed.

  • 2009 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2009 Buick Lucerne
  • 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette
  • 2007 Buick Rainer
  • Mazda6
  • 2005 Buick Park Avenue
  • Chevrolet C1500, K1500, 2500HD, 3500HD
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Jaguar XJ
  • To read more on about this study or reasons why these cars might be ticketd less, please click here.


    Tom Tom Navagation System now has an iPhone Application

    TomTom now has a new iPhone Application that helps with in-car navigation on the iPhone 3 G. To read the full article click here.


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