Chamber plans huge dealer sale

Published 1:04 am Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Those thinking about using an income tax refund to purchase a new vehicle, ATV or the like might want to wait for the deals at the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Spring Dealer Sale-a-bration.”

Chamber director Ashley Eiland said the two-day event, set for 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., March 16 and 17, at the Kiwanis Center Fairgrounds, will be similar to advertised credit union sales.

Eiland said Massey Auto-motive and Wiregrass Credit Union approach-ed the Chamber about sponsoring the event.

“They have done this type of sale event at their local dealership but they wanted to see it bigger and better,” she said. “The more dealers, the more people, and the more people, the more everyone will benefit!”

Eiland said she met with the Daleville and Enterprise chambers of commerce and Army Aviaion Credit Union, who have sponsored events like this one for almost 40 years.

“We have created our own animal in the sense that with the Chamber being the sponsor, we can invite multiple leaders as well as dealers other than automobiles,” she said. “This event has the potential of benefiting both businesses in our county as well as consumers. They will find the best financing rates and sale prices all year at this event.

“There will be dealers of motorized vehicles and equipment inside and out of the Kiwanis Center and on the fairgrounds,” she said. “We’re talking about automotives, lawnmowers, tractors, boats, golf carts, personal watercraft, ATVs, motorcycles – you name it.”

Eiland said there will be financing options available on site.

“But please, see your local bank first for pre-approval,” she said. “It will make the day smoother for you if you’re looking to finance something.

“Or, if you like, bring your tax refund money and shop the great rates and deals that will be offered for this weekend only,” she said. “Car dealers will lower their prices and lenders will lower their rates for this event.”

Eiland said a host of dealers – including the county’s three major automotive dealerships – have committed to attend.

“Those at Massey, Andalusia Ford and JM Jackson have said they will have inventory on hand,” she said. “If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, I’d recommend you go check out their lots and be prepared to save March 16 and 17.”

Eiland said dealers interested in participating in the event can contact the chamber at 334-222-2030 or via email at for more information.