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Old 04-27-2007, 08:47 PM
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Looking for those with access to the "official" book dealers use to value cars. Got a quote from someone I'm looking to trade with and something isn't right. There is a huge disparity b/w his quote and Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds.

2000 Audi A6 2.7T, 101k miles, fully loaded, sport suspension/wheels/seats, leather, sunroof, multi-disc changer. Very good condition (no dents, minor wear and tear.)

Interested in the unbiased opinion. If you need more info, let me know.

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Old 04-27-2007, 10:35 PM
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if you can wait until tomorrow i can bring home the current n.a.d.a. book that we use ...it will get you real close to the value of your car...you can also call the ocean county library in toms river nj...they will look it up for you in the same book..
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:41 PM
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FISH-TALES. Thanks. Got plenty of time. The offer was so low, I ain't buying new -- yet. Really appreciate the help.
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kelly doesnt have a checkbook neither does edmunds. you should look at a galves book that is close to reality.
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Default Re: What's This Used Car Worth According to the Dealer Book?

http://www.nadaguides.com/default.as...059&da=-1&nx=1

You might have to edit it for your zip code.

Your mileage may vary....
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Classic25 - 4/28/2007 3:54 PM

http://www.nadaguides.com/default.as...059&da=-1&nx=1

You might have to edit it for your zip code.

Your mileage may vary....
Thanks, Classic25. The dealer I spoke to quoted me $3000 LESS than clean trade-in on the NADA site (which is about the same as the others,) citing their book isn't the same as Edmunds and Kelly since they only work on a formula and not on real market value.

What a crock of BS...I'd have more respect for the dealer if he just told me that he wasn't interested in the offer I presented.

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daneo iyc - 4/28/2007 3:27 PM

kelly doesnt have a checkbook neither does edmunds. you should look at a galves book that is close to reality.
I checked out Galves.com. Gave yet another number. Is this what most dealers use? And if so, why is Galves considered the "experts" in wholesale pricing for dealers -- besides the fact that their values are cheaper than Kelly and Edmunds and therefore in the dealer's advantage?

Here's what I got so far...

Kelly/Edmunds/NADA Trade-In Value = $8400
Galves = $6450
Dealer = $5500

I know the value of something is ultimately what someone is willing to pay for it, but that's a lot of variation.

Thanks for this site. Very helpful.
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