many of those "free" Internet sites, Galves doesn't publish retail
values. We do not believe there is enough reliable information
regarding actual retail transaction prices to publish valid retail
pricing. What a dealer "asks" for a car and what a consumer "pays" for
a car can be thousands of dollars apart. Therefore, basing retail
values on "asking prices" can be very misleading. And our experience
has been that finding out the final prices paid for vehicles is not
such an easy task.
The difficulty in getting actual transaction price information is
further complicated by other variables that can affect retail sales,
including: cost of reconditioning, extent of warrantee, cost of
advertising, any special financing, any certification, etc. Much of the
suggested retail pricing found on the Internet tends to be unrealistic.
How often have you seen ads showing "Thousands Below Retail"? How
accurate or realistic can these retail numbers be if dealers are
discounting off of them so heavily? We have learned to be skeptical of
"retail" values, and so should you.
There is, on the other hand, a great deal of accurate information
on which to base wholesale values. Since retail pricing is primarily
based on the wholesale transaction, knowing a 'true' wholesale value
is the best place to start thinking about what is fair retail pricing.
That's what Galves provides and as always, you can trust us for
the most up-to-date and accurate pricing information available.