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But one company's general revolutionize the car buying experience snatch friend which -- just two weeks ago.
Let's buyers test drive and negotiate price without actually stepping foot inside and dealership.
Believe -- or not former GM CEO Rick Wagoner is one of its big backers.
Joining us now CEO and co-founder of -- granite -- grant I am in the process actually every negotiating and I love this idea because happen.
You go to a dealer and you walk and I feel like you need a shower sometimes.
So how did -- get to this point.
Things have me on Tracy well it's been a long it's been a long journey a couple years of talking to.
Many many car shoppers like you that have had frustrations -- talking to like tiger like -- there's as well.
And that we've really become convinced that there's a way to improve the process for both sides of the equation.
So and I -- -- your -- that you say.
He's -- for the parents -- -- to bring their kids in the dealer I've done that to me kids like him 42 different directions and next thing you know you got like the worst deal in your life.
OK so you -- you go out so -- I do I get insulted you I say I -- test drive these two cars and you go get him.
Yet that we may or may not have had a customer with a child dirty his diaper on one of our test that.
You come to our web safe you schedule a test drive.
Of one of our delivery staff brings the car to your home.
And as a quick walk around -- explains the if the high level features of the car -- on a test drive.
You see how your babies you know -- baby seats and strollers and and cargo and animals in the car.
And then and after that you get to this really go lucky -- play golf later life and -- -- -- -- decision.
And sound and keep the carport for nineteen dollars in its nineteen does a test drive right.
Yet it it's the typical experience last about an hour.
OK and I can bring up I can have multiple cars sent to my house is his -- -- really being nineteen dollars and right.
Yes you can about the two cars that one time is set for looking into different brands that you may have trouble -- -- the same time.
Perhaps that same color with the same -- -- you can actually we bring those in the same time for -- side by side comparison.
-- as a test driving this part of the fun in Seattle right now had a good.
X that GM CEO to invest in this.
I met him and actually he gave -- talk that I act wasn't listening -- does that tell the hall -- -- -- staff but he gave its pocket my graduate school.
And we struck up a fun conversation after that after -- internship and I said no thanks and he laughed again.
And that when I reached out to him about a year later he at least lied and said he remembered me and that gave me some of this.
-- -- -- -- -- He's statistics show we spent eleven and a half hours shopping at dealerships which is crazy four point three hours purchasing cars -- dealerships.
-- here's thing part of my nineteen dollars you're gonna organize the praise and try to cut that time down for me to.
Yes so the idea is.
For -- shoppers you don't set foot into -- -- -- until you very confident about which car you want precisely.
The price of the car and really that's the all that's left to do is certainly John -- to finance and insurance so.
Our goal is to get our shoppers in and out of this show -- front the finish and you know under ninety minutes usually closer to sixty minutes -- -- expansion plans.
So I -- I heard they I heard a rumor he might be interested in and -- -- you and New Jersey yeah we actually really like -- Jersey because it's a very densely populated state it's by far the most densely populated state in the country has about nine million people that's man I -- the size of the Washington peninsula itself.
We're looking -- New Jersey but right now you know we have no we have no plans that are -- -- -- very focused on Seattle.
Yes lots and lots and lots of drivers in my mind state they're happy -- excellent idea thanks for coming on -- Thanks electricity.
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