Thursday, September 16, 2010

An era of perpetual shift

Ever see the movie Alien vs. Predator?  Who would have though, right?! In that movie the good guys are trapped in an ancient predator-build pyramid buried deep in the ice that would shift its configuration every 10 minutes.  You never knew what door would open when, and what would be on the other side when it did.  Our world today is not too different as many believe we have entered what they are calling the "Shift Age."  Things are changing so radically and quickly that it's hard to keep up with it all.  This is especially true with our technologies, and how they affect the average consumer.  It was not too long ago when I would cringe at the idea of providing my credit card information on a website to purchase a piece of clothing that I had never even tried on.  Over the past few years, I've become more comfortable with online purchases, as the convenience, security and savings have all dramatically improved.  Sure, I still visit the local mall occasionally for that "mall" shopping experience, but the majority of my purchases these days happen through one of those magical gadgets connecting our world together.  In fact, the last 3 vehicles I've purchase were done online, sight unseen!  The deals were great, and the trust inherent (if any one of those vehicles were not what I was expecting, I was entitled to back out of the purchase or find another vehicle). So, if you like the idea of getting a great deal online, but are still a little hesitant (especially for a large ticket item such as a car), remember, in this new shift age, doors will continue to open all around you, and others will shut, but if you stand still you'll never go anywhere!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fleet Street Autos Who?

Do you remember that one time when you were dreading a trip to your dentist, just knowing that you'd get stuck in traffic on the way, have trouble finding a parking spot, wait in the lobby 'till 11 for an 8 o'clock appointment, and find out you need 3 root canals, but in reality, you make it to your dentist in record time, at 7:55 you're being seen by your dentist and he finds your teeth are in perfect shape, some light cleaning and your on your way! Do you remember thinking to yourself, "Why can't more things be that easy for me?!" Ever feel similar when buying a car? Can you imagine if your next car buying experience was equivalently and surprisingly as easy?

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