Vail Valley Bizwatch: Eagle Auto Consignment is locally owned dealership
Business name: Eagle Auto Consignment.
Location: 106 Grand Ave., Eagle.
Date opened: 2010.
Owner: Trevor Theelke.
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What goods or services do you provide? Eagle Auto Consignment is a locally owned car dealership that buys, sells, trades and consigns vehicles. Buying and selling your vehicles can be an enormous hassle and a drain on your precious time. Eagle Auto Consignment, with our wide array of marketing strategies and hands-on approach, takes the stress and the time-strain off of your shoulders and provides a convenient and comfortable way to sell your car, truck, trailer, ATV or motorcycle.
What’s new or exciting at your place? Eagle Auto Consignment has been in business for almost five years and has maintained a high visibility location on U.S. Highway 6 and Broadway in Eagle as well as a successful marketing program. Vehicles stay on our lot for an average of less than 15 days, which speaks to the results we obtain for our clients and the freshness of our inventory. Our inventory is always changing and we have a wide range of prices to accommodate every buyer. Vehicles ranging in price from $1,000 to $60,000 are coming in every week in a vast array of makes and models.
And it’s not just locals who take advantage of our business; we have people from around Colorado as well as out of state buyers who contact us; we have even sold cars that have been shipped overseas. People everywhere understand a fair opportunity and take advantage of that.
What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? Eagle Auto Consignment works to match buyers and sellers. It is difficult for an individual seller to connect with dependable buyers, find time to show the vehicle, negotiate the best possible price and handle the required state paperwork. We handle every aspect of the sale and work with the seller to assure that the vehicle is sold for an acceptable price, and we work with the buyer to assure this is a comfortable experience and the buyer knows exactly what they are buying. This is a win-win for everyone.
We try to make selling a vehicle as easy as possible for our customers. After arriving at a sales price with the seller, Eagle Auto Consignment does all of the marketing, makes the contacts with potential buyers and completes all the legal transfer paperwork. When the sale is complete, the seller receives a check issued directly from Eagle Auto Consignment to ensure you’re paid properly. The only out-of-pocket expense to the seller is a consignment fee of $199. For the buyer, Eagle Auto Consignment provides warranties, a variety of financing options and $0 dealer handling fees.
When you consign you vehicle, you can expect us to:
• Display your vehicle at our lot in Eagle.
• Market online using 40-50 photos of the vehicle.
• Handle all showings and test drives.
• Negotiate with the buyer.
• Offer financing to potential buyers.
• Complete all state approved forms for the transfer of title.
• Send the seller a check for the sale of the vehicle.