One local car salesman entered a national walkaround contest
bringing the winning title home and putting his car lot on the map.
Zach Gibson works at Granite Nissan in Rapid City.
The Nissan Corporation holds contests to motivate its sales consultants around the world. Gibson entered the national Nissan Titan Walkaround Challenge and after entering a video walking around a Titan pickup as if he was speaking to a customer, Gibson moved right pass district and regional rounds and gave a live final round pitch in Nashvillee,Tennessee back in September.
Gibson says "The point of it was to paint a picture, you know. You can't just say I really like how fast this truck is if the guy who's buying it doesn't care about speed and so you need to really paint the picture and cater that truck to their specific needs and that's what this whole competition was about. I needed the $10,000. It was a great prize but that's not why I wanted to win. It was pride for me. I wanted to help put Granite Nissan on the map. I wanted to show my worth as a salesman. It just meant alot to me."
Zach is joined by several others of his fellow car salesmen who have both earned the Titan National Sales Crown and been among the ranks of the top 50 highest-selling salesmen in the nation.
Gas prices throughout the state are steadily on decline, even with the landfall of a natural disaster.
The senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy says that gas prices as of Sunday entered their fourth straight week of declining on a national level which is a trend that is unlikely to be impacted by Hurricane Nate.
According to GasBuddy, the average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging out at about $2.44 per gallon.
In other news, prices Sunday were 21.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 8.4 cents per gallon lower than last month. Overall, historical data from Gasbuddy exhibits that gas prices today in South Dakota have fluctuated widely over the last five years.
Tthe reports also show that as temperatures of the fall begin to flow in, the demand for fuel will continue to decline