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Old 04-28-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a used DP(private seller). Prices for similar units seem to be all over the place. Is the NADA Blue Book or Kelly or Edmunds a good source for determining what a reasonable offer is or are these dealer asking prices? What would the difference between a fair offer to a private seller vs a dealer be?

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I'm in the market for a used DP(private seller). Prices for similar units seem to be all over the place. Is the NADA Blue Book or Kelly or Edmunds a good source for determining what a reasonable offer is or are these dealer asking prices? What would the difference between a fair offer to a private seller vs a dealer be?

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Old 04-29-2006, 07:19 AM   #3
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I might try rv search just to get some ideas on what kind of prices are being asked for the rig you want.

Still got to figure the folks listing there are willing to take less than asking.
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I suggest you go to a bank or credit union and use a paper NADA book vs the www. You get more detailed information When I sell I want as much as I can get and do not accept less just because I am a private seller.
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NADA is a good source, though a few dealers use the Kelly Blue Book. The online NADA gives only retail vales but a local library or credit union probably has the NADA wholesale book available for public use.

I would offer somewhere around high wholesale in a private sale, unless it was a really high-demand model in prime condition. For that matter, I would offer the same to a dealer. Dealers invariably buy (or take trade-ins) at low wholesale, so a private seller is faced with that as the alternative to selling to you.

If you use the online NADA retail book, use the low retail as the uper limit of what you might offer. Subtract for any major repairs required, e.g. new tires, engine/transmission, appliance problems, etc.
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Out of curiosity I checked out my 2004 Itasca Meridian on NADA. Based on what I bought it for new, I would think NADA's low retail would be max or maybe even a little high.
I also checked out my 2006 Tiffin Phaeton (I traded in the Meridian). NADA shows average retail $22,000 more than I paid for it new last August.
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