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New generation of car dealers faces challenges of taking over family businesses | The Columbus Di...

There are 37 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 8, 2011, titled New generation of car dealers faces challenges of taking over family businesses | The Columbus Di.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Rick Ricart shoots a new TV spot at the Ricart Mega Mall in Groveport. Ricart, who grew up watching his father and mother star in musical TV ads, says his on-air style is more straightforward.

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AutosX42

Columbus, OH

#1 Apr 8, 2011
So the line of crooks continues!! They took the racket out tennis, and now practice it daily.
Lisa

United States

#2 Apr 8, 2011
So the story line is we are suppose to feel sorry for the children of rich business owners?
Privilege

Southfield, MI

#3 Apr 8, 2011
Does anyone work hard and make it these days? All I ever hear is kids inheriting their parent's businesses or inheriting their parent's money. I guess we live in an age of entitlement. Many of these kids would not be able to build their kingdom from the ground up without their parents help.

Since: Apr 10

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 8, 2011
Lisa wrote:
So the story line is we are suppose to feel sorry for the children of rich business owners?
That are being handed these businesses on a silver platter.

I still wonder if the curling iron story is true.
lawyer

Westerville, OH

#5 Apr 8, 2011
That Germain chick must not be to great of a lawyer since she sunk to a even lower low of running a car dealership
that stinks

Lewis Center, OH

#6 Apr 8, 2011
Dang!! One less Honda dealer to shop in Columbus. Germain has lost a lot of sales to me, and for good reason. Now that fleecing franchise known as Germain has acquired a Honda dealership. I'm just as disappointed with Honda now as I am with Toyota for doing business with those theives.
ivy league

Columbus, OH

#7 Apr 8, 2011
lawyer wrote:
That Germain chick must not be to great of a lawyer since she sunk to a even lower low of running a car dealership
What did you expect? She went to a TTT law school. She didn't even work in big law. She probably got her previous law job from family connections.
Robert

United States

#8 Apr 8, 2011
Lisa wrote:
So the story line is we are suppose to feel sorry for the children of rich business owners?
Agreed. Get rid of all these dealerships. Let me buy the car over the internet, get it delivered to my house. Just have offices for financing and service!
ramseyjames

Bellefontaine, OH

#9 Apr 8, 2011
I have never met a car dealer that wouldn't say, or do, just about anything to get every buck they can get out of a customer! NEVER, NEVER, believe a word that comes out of their mouths! I delt with a general manager at a ricart nissan dealership, and he was the most arrogant, snobby pos I have ever encountered. Do your business of buying a vehicle on-line, and you will be much more satisfied! You can be on it!
Yes

Southfield, MI

#10 Apr 8, 2011
Lisa wrote:
So the story line is we are suppose to feel sorry for the children of rich business owners?
They worked so hard for it! They earned it, it wasn't given to them. They learned the value of hard work and it shows.
painful discharge

Powell, OH

#11 Apr 8, 2011
ivy league wrote:
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What did you expect? She went to a TTT law school. She didn't even work in big law. She probably got her previous law job from family connections.
Maybe true, but she looks pretty hot.
Just My 2 Cents

Columbus, OH

#12 Apr 8, 2011
I do not understand why Ricart has to do the dumb stuff. I would rather just tell me about the cars and that is all. I have not and will not buy from somebody that has to play out there little fantasies on tv.
Huh

Southfield, MI

#13 Apr 8, 2011
painful discharge wrote:
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Maybe true, but she looks pretty hot.
How is this relevant? If she sold you an overpriced car, would you buy it from her because she was "hot"?
YPorNot

Philo, OH

#14 Apr 8, 2011
lawyer wrote:
That Germain chick must not be to great of a lawyer since she sunk to a even lower low of running a car dealership
Most lawyers in Columbus - be they good or bad - are underemployed in some way or another. In the current economy, most younger lawyers are lucky to even have jobs especially if they didn't graduate from a top tier law school. And if you're really a lawyer, you know that practicing law in Ohio is the furthest from the white shoe law firm world of DC / NYC.

I know the "work for mom / dad / parents friends" is an overplayed cliche in Columbus, the city where "young professionals" almost always means "works for family & friends"
(and the real young professionals leave town).

But then if you had the choice of being working schlub till 40-something (or for life) OR running daddy's company.......which would you choose?

That said, and having spent my 20's/30's being a working schlub, I can't say I blame the Germain & Ricart kids.
YPorNot

Philo, OH

#15 Apr 8, 2011
Just My 2 Cents wrote:
I do not understand why Ricart has to do the dumb stuff. I would rather just tell me about the cars and that is all. I have not and will not buy from somebody that has to play out there little fantasies on tv.
If you live in Pickerington, you of all people should understand that Columbus is a corny hick town where people [from everywhere else but Columbus] dig things like hick-slapstick Ricart ads. Ricart's also in a corner of the city where few people willfully drive to so he probably has to overplay ads.

It's an advertising gimmick and it obviously works. Get over it. EVERY CITY has it's overplayed car dealer ads.
Curious

Southfield, MI

#16 Apr 8, 2011
YPorNot wrote:
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Most lawyers in Columbus - be they good or bad - are underemployed in some way or another. In the current economy, most younger lawyers are lucky to even have jobs especially if they didn't graduate from a top tier law school. And if you're really a lawyer, you know that practicing law in Ohio is the furthest from the white shoe law firm world of DC / NYC.
I know the "work for mom / dad / parents friends" is an overplayed cliche in Columbus, the city where "young professionals" almost always means "works for family & friends"
(and the real young professionals leave town).
But then if you had the choice of being working schlub till 40-something (or for life) OR running daddy's company.......which would you choose?
That said, and having spent my 20's/30's being a working schlub, I can't say I blame the Germain & Ricart kids.
Do you feel jealous? You could be the best candidate for a job but you get passed over because you don't have the right family or friend connections. I agree with you that most young professionals who are not well connected here leave to find opportunities elsewhere because they don't have the right last name or haven't kissed the right but(s).
YPorNot

Philo, OH

#17 Apr 8, 2011
Lisa wrote:
So the story line is we are suppose to feel sorry for the children of rich business owners?
You must have a lot of built up resentment. Because I didn't think anything remotely close to "feeling sorry for anybody," nor do I read that the story asks us to feel sorry for these kids.(and I'm the cattiest, most cynical, bitter person I know ! haha)
KMJ

Columbus, OH

#18 Apr 8, 2011
Actually, I worked at Ricart when Rick started in the business. He was a courteous and decent young man. A real class act.
YPorNot

Philo, OH

#19 Apr 8, 2011
Curious wrote:
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Do you feel jealous? You could be the best candidate for a job but you get passed over because you don't have the right family or friend connections. I agree with you that most young professionals who are not well connected here leave to find opportunities elsewhere because they don't have the right last name or haven't kissed the right but(s).
Nah... I don't feel jealous at all.

- I wouldn't wanna run a car dealership.(imagine the drama that goes on in these places. you think dealing with salespeople is bad once every 4 years?)
- I wouldn't wanna work for my family or within 100 miles of my family for that matter.
- I wouldn't want legions of employees eying me with the kind of resentment people are posting on this board.(A friend of mine tried to run his parents company and he had employees twice his age constantly setting him up)

Columbus is only so big. There's only so many jobs. There's a shadow market of seemingly upper tier jobs that are reserved for certain people (I wouldn't call the car biz upper tier, although they are being groomed to run the big show eventually). And I would bet that the parents offering these connections and jobs to their kids are just trying to keep their kids from moving 1,000 miles away.

Brain drain is 100 times more enticing when you're upper / upper middle class and can actually afford the high life in places like NYC or L.A.
dad

Columbus, OH

#20 Apr 8, 2011
KMJ wrote:
Actually, I worked at Ricart when Rick started in the business. He was a courteous and decent young man. A real class act.
Rick, get off the internet.

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