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    Sales so far for march are 2400, with 10 days still to go, at the current sales rate will have March sales approaching 3200 units and this is a conservative analysis. It can only be error on the low-side

    I also predict the production will restart within two weeks ( two weeks earlier than planned ), as based on the sales, the Volt will have barely one month inventory in stock

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    We are now 5+ weeks from production restart, making the assumption that March production was the same split as February for Volt Amprea's leaves inventory additions of 800 week in Volts since the Feb Restart. Assuming a overall 2 week delay to units being added to the cars/autotrader listing we have 2400 volts were added to the inventory for March ( we know exactly of the February sales of 1023, only 600 came from the production of 2347 ) yet inventory has only increased 192/197 on the car/autotrader.
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    mustardman is gonna love this post...Lets hope we have a huge sales month, I has seen tons of Volts in the last week around DC
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    Have you done this calculation in previous months and if so what was the accuracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittt1 View Post
    mustardman is gonna love this post...Lets hope we have a huge sales month, I has seen tons of Volts in the last week around DC
    As long as it's not based on VIN numbers. Where is this info coming from and are we talking domestic Volt sales or including Ampera and Euro Volt which makes a big difference?

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    Henry_FL,

    I like your numbers and it would be great if your two week prediciton holds true but like I mentioned earlier, I have it on pretty good authority that right now it is only going to resume one week early. It would be really nice if this changes though
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    resuming early, regardless of how early would be spectacular.

    Henry: I hope you are right, but I have my doubts that many were sold. If that is the case, then I think we can rest assured the Volt isnt going anywhere, and the media can suck it.
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    If that is the case, then I think we can rest assured the Volt isnt going anywhere, and the media can suck it.
    Nicely put!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronr64 View Post
    Have you done this calculation in previous months and if so what was the accuracy?
    I did follow February, but we did not have production for half the month as the line was shutdown. This allowed very accurate following of the online inventory numbers, about 400 were sold from inventory 600 from new production, which helps understanding the production to online inventory delays as 2347 were produced ( Volts only ).
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    Without knowing how that sales prediction was arrived at, I take this estimate with the same seriousness as any other wildassguess.
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    Well, he outlined pretty well, I thought. He is taking inventory numbers from autotrader, comparing the numbers listed from the beginning of the month to the end of the month, and expecting that the number of Volts produced have actually been delivered, absorbed, and sold.

    I just don't know if that is how it works. I suspect they paint a good deal of these, and then they sit on some massive lots waiting to be loaded up and sold when they are wanted.

    I am expecting, without his numbers, to be around 1300-1600, and will be thrilled if it is more. All I really want is a noticable increase.
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