of the many things we have learned throughout our history in the
wholesale automotive industry is that there is much greater consensus
regarding what constitutes a "clean" car than what constitutes an
"average" or "rough" car. What one dealer sees as a "rough" car,
another sees as "average." In our experience, dealers are able to agree
on the description "clean". Because this is the case, all of the prices
in our books are based on "clean" vehicles. Dealers often add for an
exceptionally clean vehicle, and deduct appropriately if they feel a
vehicle needs enough work to rate it as "average" or "rough." We think
that dealers and consumers alike benefit from a consistent and clear
starting point in the appraisal process.
Why No Retail Values?
Unlike 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 warranty, cost of
advertising, any special financing, any certification, etc. Much of the
suggested retail pricing found on the Internet tends to be unrealistic.
And when you encounter what seems like an exorbitant spread between a
trade-in value and a retail value, something is wrong! Either their
trade-in value is too low, their retail too high, or both. We have
learned to be skeptical of such pricing, 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.
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