Raisor buys Bill Andrews dealership

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The Bill Andrews Dealership has been sold to Mike Raisor. The sale is causing some concern for some now "former" Andrews employees.

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L LES RAM the III

Orlando, FL

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Aug 14, 2008
 
Alsop is a liar!!! He claims that he is willing to bring them all on board but what he doesn't tell you is that he fired everyone. It was in the contract to buy Bill Andrews that he HAD to interview all current (now former) employess of Bill Andrews. Its not that he was thinking about all the people that just lost there jobs. It was the fact that Mr. Andrews and his people said no to selling unless he gave them a chance to have a job. So far he has talked to no one and everyone is jobless. If he cared about giving them jobs at all i would think he would have talked to at least some of them. I mean they found the news out on Monday and today is Thursday and he still hasn't talked any of them.
Really, how attractive is a car salesman position when cars aren't selling and gas is 4 bucks a gallon???
It is disgusting to know that the community likes people who do business like this. Raisors won't be seeing my business ever...
Ursa Major

Fort Wayne, IN

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#2
Aug 14, 2008
 
What else is left in town except for Raisor and Rohrman.These individuals have got other car dealers outside this county to.Why the need to acquire more?Obvoiusly $4/ gallon gas is not affecting them at all.
Squire of Glenhall

Fishers, IN

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Aug 15, 2008
 
Why must everyone berate those who are successful?

The truth is that all of the new car dealerships in Lafayette go a good job, and that can't be said in many cities. I have done business with most of them at one time or another and haven't experienced any of the horror stories I have heard from people in other cities about other car lots. Mike Raisor and Bob Rohrman sell multiple lines of cars because they ARE successful.

Sounds like L LES RAM the III has a case of sour grapes. Maybe his post will be removed because it seems libelous.
Lookin for

West Lafayette, IN

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Aug 15, 2008
 
Why don't some of the affected employees post their stories about continued employment with the Raisor
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How about a deer call

Dayton, OH

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Aug 15, 2008
 
First of all give Mr. Alsop a chance to settle in on the new purchase. If the Andrews people were doing the job, they would not in this spot. There were sour grapes when a group took over their store a few years ago and that group drove business way up, I don't believe there were any of that group there when Andrews sold? Raisor Auto Group is successful and seem to be an easy target for those whom are bitter. I worked for both and I found Mr. Raisor and Mr. Alsop to be stand up men. I'm not sure the same can be said of the other.
MEGASALES

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Aug 15, 2008
 
LIKE "HOW ABOUT A DEER CALL" (JERRY RAIFF) STATED, EVERYONE HAS ANIMOSITY TOWORDS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE. L LES RAM THE III (MR MARSELL) I THINK HAS AN ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT. HE IS A MEDIOCRE EMPLOYEE AT BEST. HOWEVER, I HAD A PART IN MAKING ANDREWS PROFITABLE IN 2004. I WAS COMPETING AGAINST MIKE RAISOR AND MIKE ALSOP DURING THAT TIME FRAME, AND WE DID NOT GET ALONG ONE IOTA. I ALSO HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF DEALING WITH MIKE RAISOR AND MIKE ALSOP AFTER I LEFT ANDREWS IN 2006. I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IMPRESSED WITH BUSINESSMEN THEN I WAS WITH THOSE 2. HOWEVER, I LEFT ANDREWS BECAUSE THE OWNERSHIP SEEMED TO HAVE SELECTIVE MEMORY WHEN IT WAS TIME TO FULFILL THEIR OBLIGATIONS THAT WERE PROMISED TO ME, AND THAT IS WHY I TERMINATED MY EMPLOYMENT. IT SEEMS TO ME THE MORE HONEST BUSINESSMEN IN LAFAYETTE NOW OWN MAZDA AND GMC.
Squire of Glenhall

Middleton, WI

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Aug 15, 2008
 
If L LES RAM the III is Scott Marsell, he was one of people involved with Gary Pratt's University Motors fiasco. His thoughts can't be worth a plug nickel.
L LES RAM the III

Orlando, FL

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Aug 15, 2008
 
As a matter of fact this is not Scott Marsell. I am however his son. And your right I am not happy with the way it went down. I have no problem with Raisor buying Bill Andrews, that stuff happens all the time, but what i do have a problem with is when they state that everyone is offered employment but that employment takes peoples pay from xx,xxx to y.yy per hour. I guess all in all I am just mad that my dad is having to go through this and i am sure that if your father/brother/son/etc. was going through something like this then you would all feel similiar. Its just not a good situation for MOST of the people who used to work for Bill Andrews. My Dad is not bitter he knows how the business is, I on the other hand do not therefore I can complain about it if i like. As ignorant as that sounds/is, it is how I feel. Peoples families are affected. When I said they wouldn't get my business I wasn't lieing. But then again I did move to Florida 3 months ago...ha ha ha. I thought that was funny
My original comment was pure frustration that people are having to deal with this. MEGASALES and How about a deer call kinda sound like disgruntled former employees. Go on with your business of ripping people off...
Sorry for the confusion
Best of Luck to Alsop and the Raiser employees
MEGASALES

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Aug 16, 2008
 
i can not speak for "how about a deer call", but i am in way, shape, or form disgruntled. i think it is very humorous that "the andrews boys" were shown how to sell cars and be profitable, and they still could not comprehend how to do it themselves. RAISOR will do very well in their endeavors, i am confident of that.
mike alsop

Wallace, IN

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Aug 16, 2008
 
Hello all I wish to say hello to all we sold 5 GMC's today it was awesome. I still have not recieved everyones application for employment as I had asked. I hope they want to come and enjoy the success. Thanks for all the support.
L LES RAM the III

Orlando, FL

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Aug 18, 2008
 
Congrats on the Sales!!! I agree that Raisors will do very well. They have been around for awhile and that is no accident.

MEGASALES (Chris Pozak) You almost ruined andrews the way you did business. That might be the reason they didn't "pony up" your money. You did make them alot of money but everytime you sold a car you ensured that you would not have them back as a return customer. Maybe you and your "boys" are proud of that but I would assume that is why you had to take your show on the road because you ran out of customers. You are a SHADY businessman but it works for you. You make money and you sell alot of cars and that is your job. In other words your are good at what you do but I really wouldn't brag about it like you do because in my opinion its not something to be proud of.
MEGASALES

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Aug 19, 2008
 
well, jr, we can't all have been married 3 1/2 times, and have children with multiple mothers...i am sure your are very proud. however, with whatever menial job you have now, i am sure business and success are not in your future. i left andrews, not the other way around. i do very well selling cars because of hard work and constant learning, not because of laziness, alcoholism, and personal psychological baggage. as far as repeat customers...we sold the most used cars out of any single point location in 2004 in lafayette. there is a reason. i had a personal that bought 11 cars in 12 months between him and his family named brett nesius. i do not remember bumby having people bring him gifts and food ever...they did it almost every week for me. know your place...it is not very high on the intelligence or success tree. next time you are in town, let's go discuss it more over a beer.

Since: Jul 08

Lafayette

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#13
Aug 19, 2008
 
GM has made mistake after mistake, doing away with Oldsmobile left a lot of dealers in a tight spot and a lot of Olds fans POED
Potatoeman

Orlando, FL

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Aug 21, 2008
 
Megasales- Your a little of the subject there aren't you. I think L LES RAM sounds like a juvenile kid but you sound like an adult male. Your comments are not that of a profesional but that of a child. Making money does not make a person successful in life. Obviously you do not have a family or at least one that makes you happy. You are nothing more than a MENTAL MIDGET with an ability to talk.

L LES RAM- you need to grow up and realize that your dad is a grown up and speak for himself. If he were that upset I am sure he would have spoke his mind somewhere.

I have done bussiness with both Mr. Marsell and Chris (mental midget) pozak and I have to say when they (andrews) brought the clowns (pozak and his crew) in I was in disbelief at the amount of disrespect shown to me and my wife. I went to raisors and was treated very nice. After Andrews got rid of the "clowns" I returned to find that everything was back to normal and was treated fairly and respectful by Mr. Marsell and the Andrew's employees. It is the nature of the business. Buy and sell, buy and sell, buy and sell.
MEGASALES

Decatur, IL

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Aug 26, 2008
 
POTATOEMAN, IT BLOWS MY MIND THAT NEITHER YOU OR JUNIOR AREN'T REALIZING THE FULL SPECTRUM OF THE SITUATION. DO YOU GUYS REALIZE THE "CLOWNS" AND I MADE THE DEALERSHIP MONEY? DO YOU GUYS REALIZE THAT THIS WHOLE BLOG STARTED WITH THE SALE OF ANDREWS TO RAISOR? DO YOU REALIZE THE "CLOWNS" AND I MADE THE STORE 10TH LARGEST IN THE STATE FOR USED CARS WITHIN 10 MONTHS OF THE REGIME CHANGE? DO YOU REALIZE IF I WAS STILL RUNNING THE SHOW, THAT WE WOULD HAVE BOUGHT OTHER FRANCHISES IN TOWN INSTEAD OF VICE-VERSA? POTATOEMAN, IF YOU AND YOUR WIFE GOT MISTREATED WHEN YOU CAME IN, IT IS BECAUSE YOU WERE THERE TO JACK-OFF AND ACCOMPLISH NOTHING. WE DID NOT WASTE OUR TIME WITH NON-BUYERS. WHEN PEOPLE CAME THERE, IF THEY WANTED TO BUY A VEHICLE, THEY WERE TREATED TOTALLY DIFFERENT. WE DID NOT NEED THE PRACTICE, BASED UPON OUR SUCCESS AND NUMBERS. YOU CAN NOT ARGUE THE NUMBERS OR PROFITABILITY, SO REFRAIN FROM TRYING TO.
former employee

West Lafayette, IN

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Squire of Glenhall wrote:
Why must everyone berate those who are successful?
The truth is that all of the new car dealerships in Lafayette go a good job, and that can't be said in many cities. I have done business with most of them at one time or another and haven't experienced any of the horror stories I have heard from people in other cities about other car lots. Mike Raisor and Bob Rohrman sell multiple lines of cars because they ARE successful.
Sounds like L LES RAM the III has a case of sour grapes. Maybe his post will be removed because it seems libelous.
i worked at andrews for 4 years of my life and we tried to find out the truth about if and when the sale would happen. bob hochema told us there was no sale and turns around and sells a week later. mr andrews was just a figurehead bob put mr a in that situation. as for raisors they didn't care about any of the employees, they just tried to save face. andrews closed 8/7/08 after calling tom servy and mike alsop and telling them id wright the paper on just what happend i got an interview on 9/12/08. so ive said my peice as far as for Squire of Glenhall its not sour grapes its people who gave and worked for andrews who were lied to by everyone
really

Wallace, IN

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#17
Sep 13, 2008
 
It is easy to stand back and things seem simple but those that give comments are hiding something from all. Their might be reasons for each circumstance. JUST MAYBE EVERYONE LIED TO THEMSELVES.

REALLY!

JUST LOOK IN THE MIRROR! YOU WILL FIND MOST OF YOUR PROBLEMS.

LOL
really

Wallace, IN

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Sep 13, 2008
 
WRITE BTW
zergot

Lafayette, IN

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#19
Nov 11, 2008
 
megasales...mental midget...rip-off professional....i here that you can't return to your previous sales locations....because they are tired of YOU screwing them and there customers........(raiff).....y ou are a product of (pozek) magasales.....chicago con artists is all you folks are....make Lafayette better....GO back to Chicago.......MIDGETS!!!! Just roady car sales screwups that can't hold a normal job......
zergot

Lafayette, IN

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Nov 11, 2008
 
MEGASALES......RAIFF......Make everyone happy.....Just go away........Midget Boys!!!!

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