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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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“Time traveler”

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#22 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 started the business,,did he? I always thought that Fred Ricart's dad started the business.
another bad dealer

Columbus, OH

#23 Apr 8, 2011
A few years ago I stopped at Dennis on Morse Rd. and looked at a new Santa Fe. I was ready to buy but wanted to talk to my son to see if I was trading in my old car or if he wanted it, so I left the dealership. My son wasn't home so I stopped to visit a friend. When I left I forgot my phone. A few hours later when I picked it up there were 3 voice messages. 1st "you said you were coming right back." 2nd "You are a liar." 3rd, from the Sales Manager, "you are a liar, my sales guy said you were a nut job, and you wasted our time."
I'll never shop there again. And I love to tell this story!
really

Southfield, MI

#24 Apr 8, 2011
another bad dealer wrote:
A few years ago I stopped at Dennis on Morse Rd. and looked at a new Santa Fe. I was ready to buy but wanted to talk to my son to see if I was trading in my old car or if he wanted it, so I left the dealership. My son wasn't home so I stopped to visit a friend. When I left I forgot my phone. A few hours later when I picked it up there were 3 voice messages. 1st "you said you were coming right back." 2nd "You are a liar." 3rd, from the Sales Manager, "you are a liar, my sales guy said you were a nut job, and you wasted our time."
I'll never shop there again. And I love to tell this story!
Why would you go to the one on Morse Rd? That place is ghetto.
reading is fundamental

Columbus, OH

#25 Apr 8, 2011
CMH Rick wrote:
<quoted text>Rick started the business,,did he? I always thought that Fred Ricart's dad started the business.
Started IN the business..........
You R What You Say

Columbus, OH

#26 Apr 8, 2011
reading is fundamental wrote:
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Started IN the business..........
Read the quote under his screen name.

“Time traveler”

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#27 Apr 8, 2011
reading is fundamental wrote:
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Started IN the business..........
I see now! Well thats not my first and with any luck I will live long enought to make many more mistakes.

Thanks for not calling mean idiot,,,,I can do that all by myself.
old news

Howard, OH

#28 Apr 8, 2011
fred ricart never owned a dealership
Tea Party Patriot

Reynoldsburg, OH

#29 Apr 8, 2011
I fully support Fred Ricart and his associates along with all the big business in the corporate world. Like the Koch brothers, these rich folks give us jobs you know so we better bow down to them and force our government to continue to give them huge tax cut and even subsidies to their business. If it means we have to cut program for middle class and take pensions away from public servants who make 50K a year, so be it. Corporations are essentials in this country.

Even Koch brothers and Ricart inherited their family business to rip people off, they still give us jobs so we need to make sure they don't pay any tax while we the middle class pay twice as much. So someday we will become millionaire like they are.
AMC

Dallas, TX

#30 Apr 8, 2011
I bought a truck there in feb the deal was good but the saleman were crybabies
I want an F150

Columbus, OH

#31 Apr 8, 2011
Ricart pulls huge sums of business out of central ohio yet the family and dealership give very very very little back to local charities. The football field and ath.facilities at Groveport H.S. doesn't count so don't try and pull that one. The germains are better corporate citizens. They give back to local causes!
Jim

Columbus, OH

#32 Apr 8, 2011
Better off going to an auction and not dealing with the crooks at the dealerships. It may take some time, but an auction will pay off quite nicely and you'll probably feel more rewarded.

“Time traveler”

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#34 Apr 9, 2011
Anyone who thinks the salespeople are going to give them a good deal is just fooling themselves. The salespeople are not out to make you happy, they are out to make the most money for the dealership, and themselves. They are after your money plain and simple.

Always approach a salesperson like they are going to pull a gun and rob you because that is their job.

If any of you had a place of business and your salespeople didn't try to get the highest price for a product you would probably fire them.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#35 Apr 9, 2011
painful discharge wrote:
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Maybe true, but she looks pretty hot.
If by hot you mean skanky sl t, then yeah.

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#36 Apr 9, 2011
Big Johnson wrote:
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If by hot you mean skanky sl t, then yeah.
I don't agree. I wish everybody on earth thought the same as you. Then I might have a chance with this gal.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#37 Apr 9, 2011
CMH Rick wrote:
<quoted text>I don't agree. I wish everybody on earth thought the same as you. Then I might have a chance with this gal.
Make her think you're about to spend too much money for a car, and you're in.
Just My 2 Cents

Columbus, OH

#38 Apr 9, 2011
YPorNot wrote:
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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.
I know it is a advertising gimmick but I unlike you do not fall for it.
Mayor Coalman

Columbus, OH

#39 Apr 10, 2011
painful discharge wrote:
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Maybe true, but she looks pretty hot.
Hot and rich - I would do her!

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