Thursday, March 15, 2007

It's getting hot in here

I don't know how many of you caught the Today Show the day Punxsutawney Phil predicted a short winter. Even though it appears the uppity groundhog was a bit off (there was record-breaking snow in the days following Phil's scientific prediction), winter is clearly on it's way out.

At iLUXCARS, we're already seeing an increase in demand for vehicles throughout the country, especially for those of you unlucky souls who have to suffer through winter. (Our corporate headquarters, as you probably know, is in sunny Costa Mesa, CA.)

Our take on all this - everyone is looking for cars. Even accounting for the outstanding growth in the iLUXCARS network, we're already on track to have another record month.

To paraphrase the famous Pennsylvanian rodent - It's getting hot in here.

March Madness

Filled out your dealership's March Madness pool yet?

Here's how it typically works around here:
  1. You spend hours researching all 64 teams and turn in your completed bracket after a kiss for good-luck.
  2. You call in "sick" so you can watch each one of your teams lose by the end of the first weekend.
  3. The person that wins your pool every year is the girl who picked the teams based on jersey colors.
While we really don't have time for this sort of distraction, we do like to remind all of you that even though we're adding dealers faster every day, we are aware of the important things going on in the world. These are (from the iLUXCARS perspective):
  1. The real value of late model Aston Martins
  2. How to make our site even better looking (hard, we know).
  3. Will any of us make any money on the final 4.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Boom

We had an explosion today near our corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa. Seriously. We're working away, writing code and taking bids and the whole top floor literally shook. As much as we would like to think that it was caused spontaneously by the remarkable activity on iLUXCARS, we're not prepared to take full credit - at this time, at least.

The trade floor was truly buzzing today - a record day, but, like we said, not enough to cause an explosion. At least, as far as we know.

Just so you know, nothing was damaged. Our web site is actually running in a nearly indestructible, fantastically redundant location near Pleasanton, CA. Also, we did a full safety check - trade floor, engineering, marketing, arbritration, even art - all fine. (We haven't heard directly about the team in the logistics group, but we're not worried - if anyone can handle it, they can.)