Have I got a mini-contest for you!
The CarWoo! blog (or should I say, the CarWoo! Chronicle) has officially debuted! And in celebration, I thought I’d begin a new tradition (weekly? biweekly? monthly? we’ll see how this one goes) of a fun mini-contest for all of our readers, followers and fans alike.
With thousands of dealers spread across the United States, the CarWoo! marketplace gathers a lot of data from the transactions that go on between car buyers and car dealers. This week, I looked into the offers made by dealers in our system in five major metropolitan areas across the U.S.: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. I was curious to see how much of a difference there was between the average offer prices from car dealers in these cities.
The average offer amounts from these five locales covered a range of $13,790. That’s a pretty big difference between the city with the highest average offer and the city with the lowest!
This data could mean one of two things – either the CarWoo customers in the higher costing cities are more affluent and, therefore, more likely to ask for offers on more expensive cars. Or it could mean that there is a drastic difference among the prices offered by dealerships in different cities, even though the buyers are asking for the same types of cars. This second scenario would mean that car buyers are more likely to save if they are made aware of more dealerships, even if they’re a couple hundred miles away.
Instead of just letting you all know which city had the highest average offer, followed by the second highest, etc., I thought I’d turn it in to a fun contest. I’ll give you some hints, and you get to guess the order for some cool prizes.
Here are the rules:
1) You enter the contest by listing the five cities based on where you think they rank (highest to lowest) in terms of average offer price on CarWoo.
2) You can only enter once in the comments below.
3) If you want to enter again, you can enter once through Twitter, using the hashtag #CarWoo5CitiesContest and once on our Facebook page.
4) The first five entrants to correctly list the five cities in order of highest offers received to lowest offers received will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
5) The correct answer and winners will be announced in five days (Tuesday, March 8).
Here are some hints:
(I took the LSAT once upon a time)
1) Houston is not last.
2) Chicago can only be second if Los Angeles is first.
3) New York’s placement is an odd number (either 1st, 3rd, or 5th).
4) The two most southern cities are not next to each other in the list.
5) If Chicago is not second, it is before Miami in the list.
6) The two most northern cities are separated by Houston.
7) If Miami is last, Chicago is not first.
UPDATE: I ADDED A NEW CLUE TO HELP YOU GUYS OUT EVEN MORE
8) Los Angeles is not last.
These clues might not lead exclusively to the right answer, but they should be of some significant aid.