the only #realcardealerschool with an actual full car dealer license…..amazing

yes

here is the latest list of dmv certified car dealer schools

each instructor will tell you they are the best, most experienced & how lousy the competition is

ASK THEM TO SHOW YOU THIR RETAIL DEALER LICENSE WITH THEIR AUTOBROKER ENDORSEMENT

only the #realcardealerschool can show you their license

proudly licensed and teaching since 1998

TriStar Motors LLC

DLR License 35862

Main Location Information
TRISTAR MOTORS LLC
701 ILLINOIS ST
SAN FRANCISCO CA  94107
Tel: (415)552-1011
Location Opened : 05/02/2008
Location Closed:
Licensed to Provide,
Offer or Sell:
Used Snowmobile Dealer.
Used Auto/Commercial Vehicle Dealer.
Used Motorcycle Vehicle Dealer.
Autobroker.
Used Trailer Vehicle Dealer.
License Information
License No.: 35862
License First Issued: 09/22/1998
Operator or Contact:
Owner of Business: WEATHERMAN JOSEPH LOUIS
Mailing Address: P O BOX 883
APTOS CA 95001

DMV Instructor CCC0004

http://gotplates.com

where the rubber meets the road

and the rest fall behind

come and see us in one of 39 california teaching locations

800-901-5950

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DMV Dealer Education Providers

Dealer education providers are listed by the type of class offered and area served. All classes are held in a classroom unless noted in the first column.

*Pre-licensing only
**Continuing Education only
DMV has not approved any “on-line” Pre-Licensing Programs

Area and
Type of Class Offered
Online/Home Study Continuing Education title  title Northern Area title Central Area title Southern Area title Provider
X X X X X TriStar Motors, LLC
Phone: 1-800-901-5950
Internet: www.gotplates.com
X X X X X 24-7 Dealer Training Specialists
Phone: 1-951-833-8398
Internet: www.24-7dealerclass.com
X X California Auto Dealer Education
Phone: 1-661-871-3311
Internet: www.cadeclasses.com
X Central Valley Dealers Licensing Renewal Service
Licensing Renewal Service
Phone: 1-209-333-0900
Email: chuckwentland@aol.com
X Superior Vehicle Dealer Training Institute
Phone: 1-949-305-8402
Internet: www.superiorbonds.com
X X Inland Empire/Orange County Dealer School
Phone: 1-909-648-0446
Internet: www.bigcardealer.com
X X X Dealer Training Experts of Northern California
Phone: 1-408-910-3876
Internet: www.dealersclass.com
X X X X X Dealer Intel
Phone: 1-415-613-4754
Internet: www.dealerintel.com
X X X X X $85 Dealer Education
Phone: 1-951-541-8390
Internet: www.waynesinsurance.com
X X X X Los Angeles Dealer School
Phone: 1-310-227-6920
Internet: www.dealerclass.com
*X Dealer License Seminars of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-665-6440
Internet: www.dealerseminars.com
X X X X X Golden State Educational Services
Phone: 1-916-470-4384
Email: chinastew@aol.com
X X X X X Dealer Education Services
Phone: 1-888-323-0031
Internet: www.dealereducation.com
X X Coffer Dealer Education
Phone: 1-888-694-1444
Internet: www.cofferdealereducation.com
X Cesar Carrascos Dealer Licensing Seminars
Phone: 1-619-474-0477
Internet: www.carrascogroup.com
X X Dealers Support Group
Phone: 1-818-758-9951
Internet: www.dealerssupport.com
X X California Accredited Dealer Education
Phone: (714) 300-4148
Email:: cadeclass@aol.com
X X X X X ATG Dealer School
Phone: 1-818-909-7912
Internet: www.atgdealerschool.com
X Bell’s Automotive Dealer
Phone: 1-909-202-9204
Email: bell2automotive@yahoo.com
**X Auto Support Group
Phone: 1-714-588-1511
Email: E2000perez@yahoo.com
X X Dealer Lessons
Phone: 1-877-772-3332
Internet: www.dealerlessons.com
X Online Auto Dealer Ed
Phone: 1-877-724-6150
Internet: www.onlineautodealered.com
X Colby Learning Center of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-559-5748
Email: colbylearning@aol.com
X X Modesto/Central Valley Dealer Education
Phone: 1-209-535-8910
X Best Solutions
Phone: 1-619-546-4064
X X X X X Motorsports Market On-Line Courses, Live Classes and Home Study
Phone: 1-800-980-1967
Internet: www.motorsportsmarket.com
X A-1 Auto Dealers Support Group
Phone: 1-323-781-7130
Internet: www.a1autodealerssg.com
X X X X X Automotive Systems Analysis
Phone: 1-800-564-0984
Internet: www.autosystemsanalysis.com
X X X X X FFW Auto Group
Phone: 1-415-644-8052
Internet: www.ffwautogroup.com
X Dealers Mark Vehicle Education
Phone: 1-714-767-7467
Internet: www.dealersmark.com
*X Priority One Motors
Phone: 1-310-346-4268
Email: priorityonemotors@gmail.com

Last updated: 10/17/2014

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redstar

if @beepi is a licensed dealer in california why can they simply ignore dmv advertising rules for licensed car dealers ??

we just pulled this ad from craigslist on an @beepi car for sale

as licensed california dealers @beepi must adhere to a host of advertising laws

here is @beepi california dealer license

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Main Location Information
BEEPI
1303 OCEAN ST STE B
SANTA CRUZ CA  95060
Tel: (866)623-3749
Location Opened : 12/12/2013
Location Closed:
Licensed to Provide,
Offer or Sell:
Used Auto/Commercial Vehicle Dealer.
License Information
License No.: 84834
License First Issued: 12/12/2013
Operator or Contact:
Owner of Business: CARSAVVY INC

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unfortunately ale resnick of @beepi has chosen not to follow california dealer law

here is the current craigslist ad from @beepi

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2011 Honda CR-V EX Certified Pre-owned – $17800 ($312/Month, 10-day Moneyback Guarantee)

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2011 Honda CR-V odometer: 32500VIN: 5J6RE3H5XBL038387paint color : silver drive : fwdfuel : gas transmission : automatictitle status : clean

condition: excellent

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2011 Honda CR-V EX
32,500 miles
$17,800 no haggle price
888-542-3374 CALL ANYTIMEThis awesome Honda CR-V is for sale on Beepi.us, a whole new way to buy and sell cars online, safely and hassle-free.

To see more photos and details of this Honda CR-V, check out this car’s Beepi listing by copying and pasting this link into your browser
http://www.beepi.us/c/10974

The 2011 Honda CR-V is one of the best small crossovers, with its roomy cargo area and its comfortable seating. It is an understatement to say that few vehicles do as many things as well as the 2011 Honda CR-V.

Beepi Seller Catalina loved this CR-V, especially since she was able to safely transport her children from place to place. However, she and her family are moving abroad, so she couldn’t take this awesome CR-V with her.

Beepi Inspector Clint took a closer look at this vehicle, and he particularly loved how great it drove on the road test. We are excited to bring you this very reliable car to your door!

Year: 2011
Make: Honda
Model: CR-V
Trim: EX

Why should you own a 2011 Honda CR-V?

Edmunds said…
Although small crossover SUVs are extremely popular these days, it’s interesting to remember that the Honda CR-V was one of the first to pioneer the segment. Through multiple generations it’s become a best-seller, with people finding much to like in its refined driving demeanor and practicality. The 2011 Honda CR-V continues the trend and is certainly an example of Honda at its best. There are some downsides to the CR-V, but overall they’re overcome by many strengths.

We’re certainly smitten with the CR-V’s ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo. It’s one of the best small crossovers for carrying stuff, as it has a roomy cargo area that’s good for both bulky and smaller items. Other comfort and convenience features abound, such as a reclining/sliding second-row seat and available luxuries that include heated seats, a navigation system and iPod integration. On top of this, the CR-V provides responsive handling, a comfortable ride, top safety scores and a long-standing reputation for high quality and steadfast reliability.

So, what’s the advantage of owning a Beepi Honda CR-V?

First, this Honda is a Certified Pre-Owned. This Beepin’ great CR-V has passed a 185-point inspection, including a test drive, with one of our certified technicians.You can see a full description of the technical, mechanical and cosmetic inspection process this Honda CR-V went through here:
http://www.beepi.us/beepicertified

Because of this, all Beepi cars come with a 3-month, 3,000-mile warranty; we’re so confident in the quality of this Honda CR-V, we’ll take care of anything that happens in the first three months.

In addition to the Beepi warranty, this Beepi CR-V is also covered by Honda’s comprehensive drivetrain warrantyfor an additional 19 months / 27,500 miles.

And you can buy from Beepi with confidence. All Beepi cars, including this Honda CR-V come with our unparalleled10-day money-back guarantee; if you buy this Honda CR-V and don’t fall in love in the first 10 days, we will come pick it up and refund your entire purchase.

Lastly, if you decide to buy this fantastic Honda CR-V, it will be delivered right to your driveway with all DMV paperwork complete! Not only that, but built into the no haggle price above are a slew of other great perks: Beepi cars arrive washed, waxed, detailed and filled with gas, ready to drive.
Give us a call at 888-542-3374 if you have any questions about this Honda CR-V or about Beepi!

Year: 2011
Make: Honda
Model: CR-V
Trim: EX

What happened during the Beepi Inspection of this Honda CR-V?

Beepi…

1. Checks that all features work
2. Checks for interior and exterior aesthetic blemishes
3. Confirms the car has a clean title
4. Examines all windows, mirrors, and lights
5. Carefully Inspects the engine for flaws
6. Completes a full driving test
7. Checks the quality of tires
8. Checks all seat belts, airbags, and safety features

To see more photos and details of this Honda CR-V, check out this car’s Beepi listing by copying and pasting this link into your browser.

http://www.beepi.us/c/10974

2015 contact list for your california dmv car dealer licensing inspector

DMV HEADQUARTERS FOR DEALER LICENSING

916-229-3126

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BAKERSFIELD DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

559-445-5304

CHICO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

916-262-2563

COMMERCE DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

323-838-2711

COVINA DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

626-974-7140

EL CERRITO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

510-231-7818

FAIRFIELD DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

707-864-4759

FRESNO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

559-445-5304

HAYWARD DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

510-728-1349

LOS ANGELES DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

213-744-7563

ORANGE DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

714-703-2632

SACRAMENTO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

916-262-2563

SAN BERNARDINO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

909-890-0182

SAN DIEGO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

619-688-0124

SAN FRANCISCO DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

415-431-6279

SAN JOSE DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

408-229-7113

SANTA MARIA DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICE

805-346-2192

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SUPERVISORS 

DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICES

CARLOS GONZALEZ

916-262-2532

ELBERT COOK

510-231-7429

KWAME CROSBY

626-974-7125

VANESSA FIELDS

909-890-0251

PHILLIPE CAMERON

213-744-2128

PAM GREEN

714-703-2632

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MANAGERS

DMV DEALER LICENSE INSPECTOR OFFICES

JOY CUNANAN

916-229-3139

PAM GREEN

909-890-0251

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TRISTAR MOTORS LLC

DMV CERTIFIED CAR DEALER EDUCATION

DMV LIASION

CLAUDIA PATTON

310-216-1438

redstar

got1

some car dealer classes cancel at the last minute…..be careful who you choose

the list of

dmv approved dealer schools

is long

very few are career educators

devoted to the best car dealer class possible

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REMEMBER THIS

some return your phone calls

some only sell bonds

some only sell insurance

some sell car dealer forms

some do income tax preparation

some cancel classes at the last minute

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gotplates.com

is the car dealer education leader

we always answer phone calls

800-901-5950

we DO NOT sell product

we TEACH

we NEVER cancel our classes once posted on our website

AND

we are the only teachers offering an online preparation tutorial for free

CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE CAR DEALER CLASS ONLINE

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we look forward to talking to you

and meeting you at one of our 39 car dealer class locations

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TriStar Motors

gotplates.com

800-901-5950

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call today

 

car dealer license checklist from gotplates.com

DMV Car Dealer Licensing Checklist

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The process can be broken down into three steps:
Dealer Class, Practice Exam & Certificate
Getting your bond & submitting an Application
Final location inspection by your DMV Inspector

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Here is a list of everything:
· Dealer Education School, Call TriStar Motors
800 – 901 – 5950 and to attend obtain your Certificate.
· Register On-Line at www.gotplates.com

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Everyone must take the New Dealer Class,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d05/vc11704_5.htm

· Obtain the DMV Inspector’s number for your area and
leave a message to schedule the examination.
The DMV website @ www.dmv.ca.gov

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Then from the dmv website, www.dmv.ca.gov,

the student must find the:
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
application for dealers license,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/forms/vehicledealer.htm
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm

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· Pay $ 16. and pass the DMV exam.

When you have studied and are prepared for the
DMV dealer examination the student will make an
appointment with the DMV Inspector.

The student will
need to take their:
CA photo ID & TriStar issued DMV Certificate of Completion.
The DMV dealer test is 30 minutes long, 40 questions,
multiple choice.
The student must get 28 correct out of 40, 70%, and
three chances are allowed on one certificate.
If the student does not pass, TriStar supplemental
training is always FREE.
If the student fails the test three times, TriStar will
make a full refund.

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· Choose the Name, Location and Type of dealership.
Once the testing is complete the student begins to
build the business.

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Every dealer needs to choose a name of the
dealership and a location.

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Every dealer MUST have an office.

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Every dealer needs to choose the type of dealership
and vehicle type with endorsements.
Dealer types: Retail or Wholesale Only
( Retail includes Wholesale )
Vehicle Types: A/C cars and trucks
M/C motorcycles
ATV all terrain vehicles
MH motorhome
Rec T recreational trailer
Trl trailer
SM snowmobile

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Endorsements: AutoBroker

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· Obtain the Zoning Verification Letter.
Every dealer must have their location zoning
approved, using the proper DMV form, by the local
planning authority for the office location.
The proper zoning
form:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol902.pdf

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· File a Fictitious Name Statement with the county clerk
and have it published in a local paper.
The dealer must file a Fictitious Name Statement with
the county clerk of jurisdiction for the office location.
A list of California county websites:
http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7·

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Obtain a Surety Bond in the amount of $ 50,000.
Wholesale & less than 25 cars/ year then $ 10,000.
The surety bond is a promise by the dealer to honor
all obligations on behalf of the dealership, including
DMV fees and penalties, State sales tax and a
judgment by any court against the dealership.
Cash, Savings or a Bond may be posted.
Your credit report will set the Bond Premium
Some credit scores will require collateral.
The DMV form needed to submit your bond:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25.htm
If less than 25 cars per year & wholesale only:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25b.pdf

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· Obtain a Business License
The city or county issuing the zoning permission letter
will usually require a business license.
· Obtain a Live Scan Fingerprint Card.
To obtain a location check:

http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/publications/contact.php

DMV Live Scan information:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/livescan.htm
DMV Sample Live Scan Form
http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/dmv8016.pdf

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Obtain a Board of Equalization Seller’s Permit.
To obtain a location of a field office:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/phone.htm
Board Information on Registration:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm#sales
Application Form:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/boe400spa.pdf

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· Complete the Application and have someone read it
over for you to look for errors and omissions.

Ask your
DMV Inspector if you can FAX it in for review.
· Call the DMV Inspector and submit the Application with
your Bond Declaration Form. You must have a Bond in
place to submit your application. If you wish to be
considered for a temporary license, you must have all
photos completed as well.
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
DMV photo requirements:
http://dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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Generally you will need:
11 photos for retail
8 for wholesale, 9 for wholesale with a broker endorsement

 They are:

1 Building photo
2 Outside sign photo ®
3 Display area photo ®
4 Office
5 Business License posting photo
6 Resale Permit posting photo
7 Telephone
8 Interior Signs ®
9 Locked Cabinet
10 Checkbook
11 Dealer Book

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· Build your office before you contact the DMV Inspector
for final inspection and clearance.

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· Obtain a phone and have a phone line installed in the
name of the dealership, including a 411 listing.

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· If retail, Obtain and install exterior signs.
One sign if sole user of the location.
Multiple signs if mixed use at the location.

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· If retail, Install the three Office Signs provided by TriStar

The No Cooling Off Period Notice to Public

The Inspection of Vehicle Notice to Public

Car Buyer Bill of Rights Disclosure

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 Create a locked cabinet, desk drawer, file cabinet or safe to store DMV report of sale forms.

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· Open a Bank Account in the name of the dealership.

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· Label a thick 3 ring binder as your dealer book.

This book will hold for all updates sent by the DMV, all ROS
forms you might have to void & your broker log. ·

For registration forms write to:
DMV Forms Office
P.O. Box 932242, Sacramento,CA, 94232
Use the list of forms from the DMV website & add the
REG 262 to the list.
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm
Draft a letter on your dealer letterhead including a
copy of your DMV certificate of completion requesting
25 of each listed form.
These forms are sent at no charge.

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· Contact for forms & disclosures.
Their website for dealer forms:
http://licenseframegirl.com

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The four forms needed:

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conditional sales contract CA553
English copy, 4 per set, latest version
Spanish Copy, 1 per set, latest version

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as-is no warranty for Federal Buyers Guide, 327D
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy, latest version

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car buyer bill of rights option form
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy,latest version

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Not for Sale Sticker

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· Create & have ready photos of your setup.
Instruction on photos @
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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· Final inspection follows in 90 – 120 days following
clearance from Sacramento.
The DMV Inspector will call you for an inspection appointment.
· When you pass inspection you will receive your:
dealer number
wall license
car dealer license special plates
report of sale forms, for your type of license.

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good luck

Joseph

gotplates.com

800-901-5950

thanks

FTC enforcement of section 5 may doom @beepi

Program: 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Cocktail Reception: 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

The Willard InterContinental, Washington, D.C.
The Willard Room, Lobby Level
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20004

(Map and Directions)

Or via Webinar

Companies and institutions may be vulnerable to FTC claims of antitrust or consumer fraud violations without realizing it. Learn how to help prevent such potentially damaging issues through a groundbreaking, BakerHostetler-sponsored symposium on Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. at The Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.

Section 5 broadly prohibits “[un]fair methods of competition” and “unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” It has been aggressively used by the FTC in recent years to challenge sales and marketing conduct by companies as being antitrust or consumer fraud and deception violations. The FTC has challenged conduct that might otherwise be permissible under the Sherman Antitrust Act, an interpretation some courts have endorsed in the past. Recent public investigations against major companies have ensued, seeking consent decrees as well as restitution and disgorgement of profits. Congress has also joined the debate about Section 5, calling for guidelines, which some commissioners have proposed. These important developments have thrust Section 5 back into the sphere of antitrust and unfair competition enforcement, thereby compelling companies and their counsel to take prudent steps to protect themselves from Section 5 prosecutions.

This Section 5 Symposium will bring together present and former representatives from the three branches of government to discuss and debate the origins, past and present use, and future parameters of Section 5 as a renewed enforcement vehicle. Presenters at the symposium include:

  • The Hon. Joshua D. Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Keynote Speaker
  • The Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • The Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, Circuit Judge, Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • The Hon. William E. Kovacic, former Federal Trade Commission Chairman, and now Professor at George Washington Law School
  • The Hon. Terry Calvani, former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, and now Of Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Deborah L. Feinstein, Director of Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition
  • Jessica L. Rich, Director of Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
  • Matthew Owen, Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, General Counsel to Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah)
  • Anthony Grossi, Counsel to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
  • Barry J. Cutler, former Director of Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, and now Of Counsel, BakerHostetler
  • Susan A. Creighton, former Director of Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, and now Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, PC
  • Marc Winerman, Attorney Advisor to former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Kovacic
  • Robert H. Lande, former Federal Trade Commission attorney, and now Professor at University of Baltimore Law School
  • Neil W. Averitt, former Federal Trade Commission attorney and organizer of 2008 Section 5 Federal Trade Commission Public Workshop

View the agenda.

This all-day symposium, available for in-person CLE credit*, will also be offered via webinar and available afterward as a webcast.

*CLE credit is pending for the following states:

Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Please direct any questions to Cassie Blaine at 216.861.7704.

Please note to all in-person attendees: this event will be streamed live via the Internet and recorded.

@BakerHostetler | #BHSection5

get car dealer license plates from the #realcardealerschool

our list of competitors is long

DMV Certified Car Dealer Class Providers

some are semi-retired from the DMV

some are lawyers looking for car dealer clients

some are insurance agents looking to write garage keeper policies

some are bond agents offering the lowest priced car dealer bond prices

redstar

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BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER

the only school on the list with a real retail car dealer license

selling cars to the public

and brokering clients to other dealers

not selling anything but compliance and education

is the #realcardealerschool

TriStar Motors LLC

got1

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founded by three retired

SFPD training officers in 1998

raising money for the family of Officer Tom Kracke ( SFPD )

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if you want to build a good foundation

and not be fast talked by a group of folks

who has never done what you are trying to do

come to the leader in california car dealer education

we are not the cheapest or the streamlined car dealer class

we are the only #realcardealerschool in california

find out if owning a car dealer license is right for you

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gotplates.com

we offer more classes in more locations

than all of our competition combined

#realcardealerschool

register-today

800-901-5950

will dmv really allow beepi to violate the dmv rulebook ??

By, Krunal Barabde

As we are approaching the middle of the Fall 2014 semester, most of the MBA students who will be completing their basic credits at the end of current semester are remembering Hamlet’s opening phrase “to be or not to be” shall we opt for graduation in December 2014 or extend to May 2015, because most of the International students are still in job search mode.

However, some students have different dreams such as Alejandro Resnik a 31 year old Argentinean, an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management 2013 batch, has completed Engineering from ITBA (Argentina) and Owen Savir not much known about him except an important fact that he is a Stanford MBA 2013 batch. On April 15 2014 in Silicon Valley Bay Area together, they launched a startup called ‘Beepi’. Beepi provides end-to-end services in car selling and buying business and connects buyers and sellers of cars[i]  using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) online platform.

The inception of idea came when Alejandro and his wife bought a Jeep and later were in disagreement with their decision[ii] Alejandro spoke about this problem to his angel investor friend Fabrice Grinda, who later introduced him Owen Savir.  Both calibrated that if “internet of everything is changing everything” then why not car buying and selling. This led the seed for Beepi’s business model.

Beepi starts the work right by inspecting & certifying car by a Beepi inspector, taking & uploading photos, and listing the car on the website from the sellers point. A buyer has to check the listings on the website, select car of his choice and make payment (Complete Paperwork including DMV Registration, Car Wash and Wax, Full Gas Tank, Delivery charges), and the car will be delivered to the doorstep. Beepi provides guarantee to both buyer and seller; for seller the car will be sold in 30 days and for buyer 10-day money back guarantee. Additionally, Beepi provides 3 months/3000 mile full service and warranty parts[iii].

Beepi, provides convenient options of financing (Loan), bitcoin payment, and reserve the car for 48 hours by placing some deposit amount, if doesn’t want to buy the car after 48 hours deposit will be refunded. Beepi identifies important questions in the purview of a buyer and has all the answers, before one can proceed to purchase. The websites lists complete history of the vehicle in the form of Auto Check Printable report, which includes all details of the vehicle such as odometer readings, accident check, title and problem check, Vin Number. The price listed includes all the services so there are no hidden charges; to improve transparency Beepi connects you to edmounds.com to verify market rate for the same car. Beepi also provides detailed external inspection reports of dents and bruises on the car body making it easy for a user to imagine the real picture of the car.

Since Beepi is in a service based industry it has clear emphasis on customer intimacy. In order to build customer relationship and answer all possible doubts of the buyers Beepi introduces ‘Beepi Inspector’. Additionally they provide online chat and call help. Since, it is new way of services offered in the industry, Beepi is making conscious efforts to educate their customers, by providing an option of learning more on the website and provide testimonials, backseat blog where owners explain the business model in a subtle way. Beepi also has a young and diverse team, and emphasizes the importance of front line Beepi inspectors who are the first form of interaction with clients.

Courtesy: https://www.facebook.com/beepihq/photos/a.508437672576411.1073741826.507463632673815/668766273210216/?type=1&theater

Beepi’s marketing strategy is very clear ‘to change the car buying and selling experience’. Make car buying selling simple, fast and fun experience end to end[iv]. Beepi provides convenience, transparency and hedges the risk in the market. At present Beepi’s target market are millennials  in age of 20’s and 30’s in California Bay Area and with Beepi Prime they have expanded market to 140 cities in Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon[v]. Beepi Prime charges $999 for delivering the vehicle in 5 days to door step, using their own transportation system which charges lower than market rate.

Beepi’s team has put considerable efforts on brand building and has featured on most of the important news channels and news website to create awareness amongst users; they are creating awareness through social media (FB,Twitter and Linkedin). However, so far their reach has been considering the number of followers on the social media. Beepi differentiates itself from competitors on price, assurance, convenience, and end-to-end services; Beepi’s main competitors are traditional car dealers and craigslist.

In a location (Bay Area) where startups are like popcorns, securing funding can be a challenge, but Alejandro must have had advantage in securing funding because of his experience of working as an angel investor with Fabrice Grinda (Co-Founder of OLX). Beepi Secured $5M Series A Funding in April 2014(Is the first significant funding in silicon valley model of startup-name refers to class of preferred stock sold to the investors for their investment[vi])from investors including Redpoint Ventures, Silicon Valley bank, Jose Marin, Rick Boyle, Fabrice Grinda, Tina Sharkey and Jeff Brody. Beepi has recently raised $60M in funding from Venture Capital firms that have also invested in Uber[vii]. This funding will help Beepi to go mobile and increasing its reach to its target customer and improving on the quotient of fun on buying and selling cars on-line. Beepi is today valued at $200M starting just 6 months back[viii].

If Beepi gives everything, how does it make money to be valued so high? Here is the answer – Beepi makes approx 9% on each transaction, which 80% less than traditional dealer charges. Beepi saves cost on overheads such as administrative costs, space and human resources. From April to September 2014 Beepi had achieved revenue run rate of $10M.

SWOT Analysis of Beepi

 

Courtesy: Krunal Barabde

Views of T-Birds on the Startup:

Adriano Caccamo: “I’d love to see some video reference of people that used their services on their website. There should be a video showing very closely all particulars of the cars on sale, but there are only pictures from a little far. I’d sell a car through them! I’d buy only if they offer some guarantees and if I can test it before buying it. Great Idea”

Abhijeet Joshi: “Questions their financial growth in the market which is very price sensitive. However, endorses their guarantee-based policy as very useful in consumer perspective”

Scott Grindle: “Beepi.com demonstrates both a clear service gap in a homogeneous market space and an ingeniously simple repositioning strategy. The question is, can they really change consumer habits; will they convince people to buy a car without seeing/driving it first? “

Jakub Marciniak: “I believe that the business model yields a lot of costs that need to be amortized by volume (e.g. the technicians need to be paid and motivated to be accurate in their evaluation of a car). The largest challenge in my opinion is to reach a critical mass that trusts the business model of buying a car without a test drive. Trust is the main part of a business. I analyzed the website and I am not clear about certain pitfalls that could backfire (e.g. what is “damage”? How is mileage handled if you drive over 1,000 miles in 10 days? …)

If you go to a used car dealer – do you trust him/her immediately?

Now imagine that you don’t even touch the car. Would you buy it?

Transparency in marketing is key to Beepi’s success. Good press is crucial. Leaks in the business processes are deadly.

 

I understand that the huge advantage is that cars can be bought, sold and shipped all over the US in little time and that the concept is portable and thus, globally applicable. But I am skeptical by nature because the amounts that are transferred are vital to some people (buying or selling a car is a major decision compared to buying or selling a new phone).

 

I would like to know more about how the technicians are selected, a general deconstruction of the fees that are applicable (and WHEN they occur!), a calculated example of a transaction (from seller to buyer and how Beepi makes money) and reviews from trusted sources”

 

If Beepi is successful, it will endorse the fact that “internet of everything is changing everything” so is customer purchase behavior. We would like to see more inspired business ideas and entrepreneurship initiatives, which will truly change the business in future.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The article represents writer’s personal views and no affiliation with Das Tor any assumptions are based on the educated guess.



[i] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beepi

[ii] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beepi

[iii] http://startupbeat.com/2014/04/29/beepi-qa-id3769/

[iv] http://startupbeat.com/2014/04/29/beepi-qa-id3769/

[v] http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/05/beepi-prime/

[vi] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_A_round

[vii] http://online.wsj.com/articles/beepi-raises-60-million-to-sell-used-cars-to-smartphone-generation-1412738102

[viii] http://online.wsj.com/articles/beepi-raises-60-million-to-sell-used-cars-to-smartphone-generation-1412738102

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Positive Experiences

  • This was the best car buying experience I have ever had! The whole staff was very helpful. Any questions I had, they responded quickly. they delivered my car at my place of work. I was able to sign all of the documents, and test drive the car within 20min. The car was very clean, they put brand new tires on the car! all of the fluids were topped off, and the oil was clean, and filled.
  • Take a look at the Beepi reviews.   There are 2 kinds of Beepi review – 95% of them are 4 or 5 star reviews – compare that with reviews for any other car dealer at all — that tells you everything you need to know.    Then there are the 1 star reviews – these are either fake (from other car dealers) or from people who had a car that did not meet Beepi’s standards, and so Beepi would not buy it from them.
  • I explored Beepi when selling my Lexus RX400h.  Their model is great, and their communication was very good.  I’m glad I discovered them.  They are definitely the best way to sell a used car.  I’ll definitely consider buying from them as well.

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  • Overall bad experience from receiving an inaccurate quote, delay in receiving a follow up response and ultimately an uncompetitive trade in price. I was hoping beepi would resolve the current challenges in the used car market. I’m afraid beepi appears to just be another used car marketplace without the transformational DNA required to disrupt the status quo. I think they have the right intentions but there is a long long way for them to go.
  • Beepi is horrible, they called me unsolicited then came and inspected my brand new 650i BMW. After wasting my time for 90 minutes they sent me an email saying that the vehicle was in a prior collision. How can that be when I purchased it brand new from the BMW dealer with 0 mileage on it and I’m the first and only driver. Please refrain from using Beepi they make complete false and inaccurate assessments.
  • Site does not work, service is not what is advertised. Save yourself the time, time, time, frustration and confusion topped off with realizing that the used car salesman is a pleasure to deal with in comparison.
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