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#9 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [jipster]
May 30, 2007 (6:21 am)
if a dealer did that, consumers would be up in arms!
(wait, they do, and they are!)
but its ok for a private seller to show the higher value in an effort to make the buyer perceive he is getting a better deal...
#10 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [thenebean]
May 30, 2007 (10:54 am)
I'm starting to sound like a dealer aren't I?
Well, it's off to psychotherapy for me!
#11 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [jipster]
May 30, 2007 (11:01 am)
you're funny jip!
#12 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [esteeze]
Jun 02, 2007 (9:17 am)
You should do what our customers do.
Scour the various sites that show used car values and pick the one that is the highest.
Oh, and be sure to rate your car in "excellent" condition!
#13 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [isellhondas]
Jun 02, 2007 (9:59 am)
"...Oh and be sure to rate your car in "excellent" condition..."
But my car IS in excellent condition... Except maybe for that rust spot on the door, oh yea and there's that spot where Fido did his business on the back seat. And the engine makes this funny sound but only when it's running but you don't notice it because of all the blue smoke...yep, pretty near perfect.
Say Isell, can you give me $2000 over book for it on a below invoice deal? And how about some free floor mats?
Jun 02, 2007 (10:05 am)
Sounds like a deal it me!
#15 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [isellhondas]
Jun 02, 2007 (4:19 pm)
Now Now that goes both ways isellhondas a lot of dealerships ( including Honda) when trading in use FAIR to Good then re stamp it excellent when they resell it would you not agree ??.
#16 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [mnf]
Jun 02, 2007 (5:45 pm)
Well, after a four hour detail to get the filthy, smelly interior clean and we pay the dent guy a lot of money to straighten it out and we spend another 1200.00 in the shop fixing things and taking care of deferred maintenance, yeah, the condition is going to improve!
So, yeah, I agree!
#17 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [isellhondas]
Jun 02, 2007 (8:57 pm)
You have never seen one of my vehicles friends and family say i am obsessed with my vehicles. I park in open end spots or far away (no dents) wash and wax it more in a month than most people do in a year. I have all my mantaince records printed with me . I always go by once and see what they would do on a trade in ( After I have a set sell price) with four times fair once good with only one trade in ( Honda Dealer) . I will agree with you that most people think there cars are in better shape than they really are and will clean it just before trade in. You can always tell that it was a freshened clean and not done during the life of ownership.
#18 of 38 Re: Edmunds vs KBB - my take [mnf]
Jun 03, 2007 (10:12 am)
You are the exception.
I have taken in trades that were so filthy inside and smelled so bad I didn't even want to go park them afterwards.