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Ferrari Sale Sets Records At Charity Auction

A futuristic Ferrari recently set a record for 21st-century vehicle sale prices, fetching a whopping €8.3 million (Australian $12.4 million) at a charity auction. The auction was part of an event at Ferrari's factory to celebrate their 70th anniversary. The entire sale price will be donated to Save the Children, an international youth education charity.      ...
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Omnichannel Car Sales: Improving the Car Buying Experience

We've seen widespread technological innovation in the auto market in the last decade. As we discussed in a recent blog post , adoption of autonomous driving, shared mobility, connectivity, and electric cars has been rapid. What we haven't seen, yet, is much of a change in the automotive sales model. With the exception of Tesla and a handful of purely-online start-ups, most dealers'...
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McKinsey on Autos: High-Speed Disruption

It's no surprise that there has been some disruption within the automotive industry this year. Many forecasted the rise in connected cars and autonomous vehicles, and both of these sectors continue to develop. A recent report by McKinsey sheds some light on other changes that are taking place within the automotive ecosystem.     McKinsey defines four specific...
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Can cars be a good investment?

What if the thing in your garage appreciated in value faster than your entire house? It happens more than you think. Taking many by surprise, we review the market that has grown four times faster than property: classic cars . Looking to invest in your own future? We are excited to collaborate with Gosford Classic Car Museum to bring to life Australia’s most iconic classic car...
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Pickles partnering with Eclipse

Case study for D365 Phase 1 Looking to move to the cloud and in need of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that would provide visibility over all operations, we recently enlisted Eclipse, a DXC Technology Company. Acting as a single source of truth for decision making, flexibility and scalability to expand the business in any direction, we updated our systems to Microsoft...
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Driving New Insights At Pickles

The last six months have been busy ones for our Insights team. With the recent announcement of the formation of Datium Insights within the Pickles Ventures group, the team is busy rolling out a number of new analytics services to provide actionable insights to our vendors.    These services include:     Residual value and valuation...
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Pickles Photodome - A First In Australia

Pickles understands that buyers want to see as much detail as possible before bidding on a vehicle or purchasing at fixed price. And, in the future, we expect even more buyers will conduct their entire vehicle purchase process online without seeing a vehicle in person - so we want to make sure we're providing these buyers an in depth view of their new vehicle before they bid or buy. ...
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Extending the Auction Experience With Facebook Live

In today's digital world, attending an auction doesn't have to be a physical event. While many will enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of attending a Pickles auction event in person, others may find it more convenient to view an auction online and bid at home. Our Pickles Live bidding platform makes it easy for trade and private buyers to view our auctions and bid on a car they'll love, and...
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Tesla: A Long Wait For the Model 3 In Australia

Many Tesla fans have anxiously awaited the launch of the Model 3, a more budget-friendly model in comparison to other vehicles in the Tesla line. While not inexpensive, the Model 3 is expected to be priced around A$50,000 - making it more accessible than the Model S and Model X.     There have been over 400,000 pre-registrations to the car to date, indicating...
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A Commitment To Innovation: Pickles Ventures

At Pickles, innovation is at the heart of our business. This innovative spirit is nurtured within all of our divisions and lines of business. We seek not just to implement new technology within our auction processes, but to innovate in ways that improve the customer experience and journey for all of our partners and buyers. We continue to drive a fully-integrated business model with...
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