Here's a sampling of what some dealers had to say about the Internet and its future: ``I'm 56 years old, and it's a whole lot harder for me to figure this stuff out than my 8-year-old granddaughter.''
Dee's Tire Store
``Our interest in developing a homepage is for tomorrow. We don't expect a short-term return there.''
Daniel K. Brown
Vice president of sales and marketing
J.H. Heafner Co. Inc.
``You don't flood the stores with people from it, but you do get a lot of interaction with customers.''
Michel Tire Co.
``Right now it seems to get a lot of information to a lot of people.''
Director of marketing
The Tire Rack
``You have to design your site to give immediate gratification. They're just a click away from your competitor.''
Manager of marketing and purchasing
Electra Group International