Letter from a Dodge dealer

Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERER

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERER » Thu, 21 May 2009 12:28:03

http://www.ringcar.com/

Letter from a Dodge dealer
May 19, 2009

letter to the editor

My name is George C. Joseph. I am the sole owner of Sunshine Dodge-Isuzu,
a family owned and operated business in Melbourne, Florida. My family
bought and paid for this automobile franchise 35 years ago in 1974. I am
the second generation to manage this business.

We currently employ 50+ people and before the economic slowdown we
employed over 70 local people. We are active in the community and the
local chamber of commerce. We deal with several dozen local vendors on a
day to day basis and many more during a month.  All depend on our
business for part of their livelihood.  We are financially strong with
great respect in the market place and community.  We have strong local
presence and stability.

On Thursday, May 14, 2009 I was notified that my Dodge franchise, that we
purchased, will be taken away from my family on June 9, 2009 without
compensation and given to another dealer at no cost to them. My new
vehicle inventory consists of 125 vehicles with a financed balance of 3
million dollars. This inventory becomes impossible to sell with no
factory incentives beyond June 9, 2009. Without the Dodge franchise we
can no longer sell a new Dodge as "new," nor will we be able to do any
warranty service work. Additionally, my Dodge parts inventory,
(approximately $300,000.) is virtually worthless without the ability to
perform warranty service. There is no offer from Chrysler to buy back the
vehicles or parts inventory.

Our facility was recently totally renovated at Chrysler s insistence,
incurring a multi-million dollar debt in the form of a mortgage at Sun
Trust Bank.

HOW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CAN THIS HAPPEN?

(snip)

tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn! » Fri, 22 May 2009 05:32:02



*** me, there are a hell of lot of whining losers out there.

Never heard a peep out of them when they were raking in money, now all we
hear is whine whine whine.

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serebe

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by serebe » Thu, 21 May 2009 12:38:53

Dodge, Chrysler make crappy cars.  Build a better mousetrap and people
will buy.
John David Gal

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by John David Gal » Thu, 21 May 2009 13:59:53

Blame the UAW.

harry

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by harry » Thu, 21 May 2009 13:14:45

On May 20, 1:32?pm, "tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!" <". tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!>



> >http://www.ringcar.com/

> > Letter from a Dodge dealer
> > May 19, 2009

> > letter to the editor

> > My name is George C. Joseph. I am the sole owner of Sunshine Dodge-Isuzu,
> > a family owned and operated business in Melbourne, Florida. My family
> > bought and paid for this automobile franchise 35 years ago in 1974. I am
> > the second generation to manage this business.

> > We currently employ 50+ people and before the economic slowdown we
> > employed over 70 local people. We are active in the community and the
> > local chamber of commerce. We deal with several dozen local vendors on a
> > day to day basis and many more during a month. ?All depend on our
> > business for part of their livelihood. ?We are financially strong with
> > great respect in the market place and community. ?We have strong local
> > presence and stability.

> > On Thursday, May 14, 2009 I was notified that my Dodge franchise, that we
> > purchased, will be taken away from my family on June 9, 2009 without
> > compensation and given to another dealer at no cost to them. My new
> > vehicle inventory consists of 125 vehicles with a financed balance of 3
> > million dollars. This inventory becomes impossible to sell with no
> > factory incentives beyond June 9, 2009. Without the Dodge franchise we
> > can no longer sell a new Dodge as "new," nor will we be able to do any
> > warranty service work. Additionally, my Dodge parts inventory,
> > (approximately $300,000.) is virtually worthless without the ability to
> > perform warranty service. There is no offer from Chrysler to buy back the
> > vehicles or parts inventory.

> > Our facility was recently totally renovated at Chrysler's insistence,
> > incurring a multi-million dollar debt in the form of a mortgage at Sun
> > Trust Bank.

> > HOW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CAN THIS HAPPEN?

> *** me, there are a hell of lot of whining losers out there.

> Never heard a peep out of them when they were raking in money, now all we
> hear is whine whine whine.

> > (snip)- Hide quoted text -

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It never ceases to amaze me that at the slightest set back the
businesses complain about loss of business.  Let the city dads
announce that street "X" will be rebuilt over a 6 month period and
every establishment on the street will be ***ing.  Where did they
get the idea that they are gauranteed a profit?

Harry K

Ashton Crushe

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by Ashton Crushe » Thu, 21 May 2009 13:26:45

On Tue, 19 May 2009 21:14:45 -0700 (PDT), harry k


>On May 20, 1:32 pm, "tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!" <". tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!>



>> >http://www.ringcar.com/

>> > Letter from a Dodge dealer
>> > May 19, 2009

>> > letter to the editor

>> > My name is George C. Joseph. I am the sole owner of Sunshine Dodge-Isuzu,
>> > a family owned and operated business in Melbourne, Florida. My family
>> > bought and paid for this automobile franchise 35 years ago in 1974. I am
>> > the second generation to manage this business.

>> > We currently employ 50+ people and before the economic slowdown we
>> > employed over 70 local people. We are active in the community and the
>> > local chamber of commerce. We deal with several dozen local vendors on a
>> > day to day basis and many more during a month. All depend on our
>> > business for part of their livelihood. We are financially strong with
>> > great respect in the market place and community. We have strong local
>> > presence and stability.

>> > On Thursday, May 14, 2009 I was notified that my Dodge franchise, that we
>> > purchased, will be taken away from my family on June 9, 2009 without
>> > compensation and given to another dealer at no cost to them. My new
>> > vehicle inventory consists of 125 vehicles with a financed balance of 3
>> > million dollars. This inventory becomes impossible to sell with no
>> > factory incentives beyond June 9, 2009. Without the Dodge franchise we
>> > can no longer sell a new Dodge as "new," nor will we be able to do any
>> > warranty service work. Additionally, my Dodge parts inventory,
>> > (approximately $300,000.) is virtually worthless without the ability to
>> > perform warranty service. There is no offer from Chrysler to buy back the
>> > vehicles or parts inventory.

>> > Our facility was recently totally renovated at Chrysler's insistence,
>> > incurring a multi-million dollar debt in the form of a mortgage at Sun
>> > Trust Bank.

>> > HOW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CAN THIS HAPPEN?

>> *** me, there are a hell of lot of whining losers out there.

>> Never heard a peep out of them when they were raking in money, now all we
>> hear is whine whine whine.

>> > (snip)- Hide quoted text -

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>> - Show quoted text -

>It never ceases to amaze me that at the slightest set back the
>businesses complain about loss of business.  Let the city dads
>announce that street "X" will be rebuilt over a 6 month period and
>every establishment on the street will be ***ing.  Where did they
>get the idea that they are gauranteed a profit?

>Harry K

What's always mystified me is how a business can be in business for
15+ years with the owner living high on the hog all that time and then
if there is one bad year they say they are going to have to close up
shop, they got no money.  Didn't they save anything for a rainy day???

I have to listen to a local contractor who has a ranch in Texas, fancy
house in town, Condo in Mexico and who's been paying himself and
members of his family large salaries for the past decade, and all I
hear from him is whining that he may not be able to stay in business.
Cry me a river.

tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn! » Fri, 22 May 2009 06:46:04


> On Tue, 19 May 2009 21:14:45 -0700 (PDT), harry k

>>On May 20, 1:32 pm, "tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!" <". tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!>



>>> >http://www.ringcar.com/

>>> > Letter from a Dodge dealer
>>> > May 19, 2009

>>> > letter to the editor

>>> > My name is George C. Joseph. I am the sole owner of Sunshine
>>> > Dodge-Isuzu,
>>> > a family owned and operated business in Melbourne, Florida. My family
>>> > bought and paid for this automobile franchise 35 years ago in 1974. I
>>> > am
>>> > the second generation to manage this business.

>>> > We currently employ 50+ people and before the economic slowdown we
>>> > employed over 70 local people. We are active in the community and the
>>> > local chamber of commerce. We deal with several dozen local vendors on
>>> > a
>>> > day to day basis and many more during a month. All depend on our
>>> > business for part of their livelihood. We are financially strong with
>>> > great respect in the market place and community. We have strong local
>>> > presence and stability.

>>> > On Thursday, May 14, 2009 I was notified that my Dodge franchise, that
>>> > we
>>> > purchased, will be taken away from my family on June 9, 2009 without
>>> > compensation and given to another dealer at no cost to them. My new
>>> > vehicle inventory consists of 125 vehicles with a financed balance of
>>> > 3
>>> > million dollars. This inventory becomes impossible to sell with no
>>> > factory incentives beyond June 9, 2009. Without the Dodge franchise we
>>> > can no longer sell a new Dodge as "new," nor will we be able to do any
>>> > warranty service work. Additionally, my Dodge parts inventory,
>>> > (approximately $300,000.) is virtually worthless without the ability
>>> > to
>>> > perform warranty service. There is no offer from Chrysler to buy back
>>> > the
>>> > vehicles or parts inventory.

>>> > Our facility was recently totally renovated at Chrysler's insistence,
>>> > incurring a multi-million dollar debt in the form of a mortgage at Sun
>>> > Trust Bank.

>>> > HOW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CAN THIS HAPPEN?

>>> *** me, there are a hell of lot of whining losers out there.

>>> Never heard a peep out of them when they were raking in money, now all
>>> we
>>> hear is whine whine whine.

>>> > (snip)- Hide quoted text -

>>> - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -

>>> - Show quoted text -

>>It never ceases to amaze me that at the slightest set back the
>>businesses complain about loss of business.  Let the city dads
>>announce that street "X" will be rebuilt over a 6 month period and
>>every establishment on the street will be ***ing.  Where did they
>>get the idea that they are gauranteed a profit?

>>Harry K

> What's always mystified me is how a business can be in business for
> 15+ years with the owner living high on the hog all that time and then
> if there is one bad year they say they are going to have to close up
> shop, they got no money.  Didn't they save anything for a rainy day???

> I have to listen to a local contractor who has a ranch in Texas, fancy
> house in town, Condo in Mexico and who's been paying himself and
> members of his family large salaries for the past decade, and all I
> hear from him is whining that he may not be able to stay in business.
> Cry me a river.

Exactly.
Bren

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by Bren » Thu, 21 May 2009 13:50:16


Um, the dealer isn't complaining about a bad year. He's complaining that
another company has pulled the rug out from under him and he will get no
compensation for his inventory and is stuck with loan to pay for
improvements he had to make to keep said franchise. These are legitmate
gripes. He should sue chrysler after going through the franchise
agreement with fine tooth comb. Oh wait... it's the government they have
to deal with now... contracts don't apply.

And speaking of not saving for a rainy day and making stupid commitments
durring the (fed induced) boom times... that's government. But
government has a solution, raise taxes. Legal use of force is a useful
tool.

tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn! » Fri, 22 May 2009 07:22:47



>> What's always mystified me is how a business can be in business for
>> 15+ years with the owner living high on the hog all that time and then
>> if there is one bad year they say they are going to have to close up
>> shop, they got no money.  Didn't they save anything for a rainy day???

> Um, the dealer isn't complaining about a bad year. He's complaining that
> another company has pulled the rug out from under him

That's called business.

So not saving for a rainy day is the govt's fault?

Riight.

tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn! » Fri, 22 May 2009 07:23:47



Yep, blame anyone but yourself.

That's the American way.

Bren

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by Bren » Thu, 21 May 2009 22:05:17





>>> What's always mystified me is how a business can be in business for
>>> 15+ years with the owner living high on the hog all that time and then
>>> if there is one bad year they say they are going to have to close up
>>> shop, they got no money.  Didn't they save anything for a rainy day???

>> Um, the dealer isn't complaining about a bad year. He's complaining that
>> another company has pulled the rug out from under him

> That's called business.

Is the 'me first, f*ck you' society so ingrained that when a person gets
screwed over by one party ignoring a contract he's whiner for
complaining?  Or is it that the class-warfare nonsense has progressed
further than I thought? If that's the case, this country is going to
look like cuba in a couple decades or less.

Only pointing out that ***us americanus accepts it from the rulers, and
gets to fork over an increasing percentage of the fruits of his labor
because of it.  

Some guy who runs a car dealership can complain all he wants. He can't
make me buy a car from him. Taxes however are entirely different, they
are collected by force, so I have to 'buy' what govt is 'selling' to
keep govt in business. Why people seem more concerned about the former
than the later is mind-boggling to me.

N8N

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by N8N » Thu, 21 May 2009 22:28:39

On May 20, 6:22?pm, "tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!" <". tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!>




> >> What's always mystified me is how a business can be in business for
> >> 15+ years with the owner living high on the hog all that time and then
> >> if there is one bad year they say they are going to have to close up
> >> shop, they got no money. ?Didn't they save anything for a rainy day???

> > Um, the dealer isn't complaining about a bad year. He's complaining that
> > another company has pulled the rug out from under him

> That's called business.

> > And speaking of not saving for a rainy day and making stupid commitments
> > durring the (fed induced) boom times... that's government.

> So not saving for a rainy day is the govt's fault?

> Riight.

It's not a "rainy day," he has been essentially FIRED.  And is now
stuck with millions of dollars in inventory that he can't easily sell.

sheesh...

nate

Jeff Georg

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by Jeff Georg » Thu, 21 May 2009 22:53:23



Just think how many speeders and drunk drivers this Dodge dealer has
allowed.
--
JG, former Quarterback and Lt. General SWIFT (Socialist Workers
Infiltrating Federal Targets)

jane.pla..

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by jane.pla.. » Thu, 21 May 2009 23:06:59

On May 20, 6:22?pm, "tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!" <". tHe_PC_JeLLy BeAn!!>




> >> What's always mystified me is how a business can be in business for
> >> 15+ years with the owner living high on the hog all that time and then
> >> if there is one bad year they say they are going to have to close up
> >> shop, they got no money. ?Didn't they save anything for a rainy day???

> > Um, the dealer isn't complaining about a bad year. He's complaining that
> > another company has pulled the rug out from under him

> That's called business.

> > And speaking of not saving for a rainy day and making stupid commitments
> > durring the (fed induced) boom times... that's government.

> So not saving for a rainy day is the govt's fault?

> Riight.

I presume that the extent of your marketing acumen consists of asking,
Would you like fries with that?

The man had PURCHASED a Franchise that had been taken from him without
compensation. The best way to explain a franchise to a burger flipper
is to relate it to a business license.  If you want to do business in
a city, you have to purchase a business license. No license, no
business.  To do business as a Chrysler dealership, Sunshine Dodge-
Isuzu had to PURCHASE a franchise from Chrysler. No franchise, no
Chrysler dealership.

Without the dealership, he will have to fire employees.  So, go ahead
and tell those employees, "That's called business. You should have
saved for a rainy day."

Jane.

Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERER

Letter from a Dodge dealer

by Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERER » Fri, 22 May 2009 00:49:48



Maybe, but this guy has no control over that.  Chrysler was wrong to take
away this guy's franchise while sticking him with the huge vehicle and
parts inventory. Assuming the guy is telling the truth.