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Old 03-08-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Dealerships use NADA. At least down south down south they do.
Ya learn something new every day! But now I know why my dad uses KBB. In case anyone else is curious:

Kelley Blue Book vs. NADA Guides | UsedCars.com
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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Ya learn something new every day! But now I know why my dad uses KBB. In case anyone else is curious:

Kelley Blue Book vs. NADA Guides | UsedCars.com
I generally use KBB, unless dealing with a dealership.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:42 AM
 
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Understandable.

My neighbor wants to move back into his village, and he was complaining about the cost of shipping a vehicle ($5k for him). He plans to save for a newer vehicle with much lower miles than his current 260k mile truck and then move. Don't blame him, wouldn't want to pay more than my vehicle is worth either.
Yeah, those $5k vehicle shipping costs are crazy. Where is he at? I could barge out of SEA or Bethel for $5k to my village or I could barge with Ruby Marine out of Nenana for half that cost.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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Now this is funny - I may have to sell my Ford CrewCab, Long bed, 4x4 F350, Diesel, truck. So I called a dealer up and they are trying to 'steal' it. Yet complain that they can't get good used vehicles up here... Obviously I said no thanks. They were $10k less than KBB TRADE-IN good condition value... Like I wasn't going to check before I even asked.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Hey Ray, is there any particular reason you use NADA and not KBB, etc.? I have always used KBB and I just realized the only reason is because my dad always did (back when it was actually a blue book. Ha). It's probably six and one half dozen but since I'm kind of poking around at Tacomas I thought I'd ask if there's a reason or if it's "just because."
No particular reason other than it's what the dealers use. If I well remember, the blue book gives you more details relating to price depending on the condition of the vehicle, and features (towing packages, and so on). The NADA book is more straightforward. I noticed that a lot of the sellers at Craig's use the blue book, maybe because they can add every little component or feature in the vehicle to hike the price up (?).
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Now this is funny - I may have to sell my Ford CrewCab, Long bed, 4x4 F350, Diesel, truck. So I called a dealer up and they are trying to 'steal' it. Yet complain that they can't get good used vehicles up here... Obviously I said no thanks. They were $10k less than KBB TRADE-IN good condition value... Like I wasn't going to check before I even asked.
Ha, that sounds about right. Freakin dealerships. You should post it on Craigslist statewide. Somebody will snatch that truck up.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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No particular reason other than it's what the dealers use. If I well remember, the blue book gives you more details relating to price depending on the condition of the vehicle, and features (towing packages, and so on). The NADA book is more straightforward. I noticed that a lot of the sellers at Craig's use the blue book, maybe because they can add every little component or feature in the vehicle to hike the price up (?).
Yeah, that's basically what I found when I looked it up except that the NADA value is usually higher than the KBB because KBB accounts for the condition of the vehicle and NADA assumes the condition is good... risky in Alaska! Haha

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NADA usually calculates a value that is higher than Kelley Blue Book. The reason for this is that NADA assumes the vehicle to be in relatively good condition – which in turn has earned Kelley Blue Book the reputation for more accurately reflecting the buyer’s objective.
Kelley Blue Book vs. NADA Guides | UsedCars.com
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:01 AM
 
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We are still figuring out what we want to do... I really need the pulling power this summer, so I will probably wait until my summer trip is over.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:11 AM
 
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We are still figuring out what we want to do... I really need the pulling power this summer, so I will probably wait until my summer trip is over.
What year is it? 3 car seats fit in the back?
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:36 AM
 
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Default Purchase one right away.

I think if you already found a vehicle that you really like and is +$2 or -$2 of your budget,just go ahead and purchase it. Purchasing from the south may be tedious and if you include shipping cost the price may eventually come to equalize with that of buying one from around.
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