tire kicker


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tire kicker

1. One who examines or inspects a second-hand car or cars, often without really intending to buy anything. Primarily heard in Australia. This guy isn't a serious buyer, he's just a tire kicker.
2. One who wastes another's time. We need serious candidates for this position, so make sure to eliminate any tire kickers.
See also: kicker, tire
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While his site has the basic price data that tire kickers look for, its online sales presentation makes it clear that 800.com delivers a lot more.
In another time they would have been referred to as "tire kickers." Add to that the unresolved problems with security and credit card fraud and you understand why things are off to a slow start.
"They are true tire kickers. They don't pay nearly as much for an opportunity that's in a picture than they do for something they can physically see."
The Super Sport option list had become an arm-long document by this time, tempting tire kickers with air conditioning, power windows, tilt steering, full instrumentation and a radio that included an FM band.
Lead generation, filtering out the tire kickers, educating the consumer, qualifying them.
With the right promotion, these won't be just tire kickers.
One would think these higher lead costs and continually increasing advertising costs would mean higher-quality leads but unfortunately the opposite was true: Quality leads dropped off dramatically since there were far more "tire kickers" submitting queries with no real intention of buying a franchise at all than buyers who were truly motivated to take the next step into franchising.
All but gone, from ProMat 2003 at least, were the so-called tire kickers who were there primarily to get some exercise and pick up literature.
Tire kickers have downloaded 34,000 copies of DB2 for Linux since IBM put it up on its alphaWorks web site late last year; no word on whether IBM will give the Linux version away for free or charge for it, but odds are it will keep a crippled version on its web site for evaluation and charge the same for the Linux version as it does for other Unix implementations.
For example, one approach may result in good leads whereas another approach may result in subsequently trying to convert a bunch of tire kickers.
Friedman said he was guardedly optimistic and that the New York real estate market was akin to "floating on an iceberg in Caribbean waters." He believes the market will begin to "see the light" in 1995 since the "tire kickers are starting to consummate their deals."
There were also few tire kickers on this side of the Pacific Ocean willing to risk that kind of money on a basically unknown and untried car company.
The notoriously bad attitudes in gun stores will also improve because we won't resent the tire kickers. Trust me!
The smartphone app helps to prevent scams, fraud, harassment and tire kickers who have no intention of meeting," says Jericho Digos, founder of LegitChex[TM].