Is Black Book® Fair, Accurate, and Reliable?

Is Black Book® Fair, Accurate, and Reliable?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

When it comes to the car value market, you may find yourself searching for a place you can turn for the most accurate and reliable information that offers accurate trade-in, resale, and purchase amounts you can trust. But the question is, how do you know you can trust the information? It’s a fair question and CarBuyerUSA is providing you answers on that very question. Is Black Book® fair, accurate, and reliable? Read on and see how we buy cars, what makes us different, and how we are your go-to.

sell your car to CarBuyerUSA

Recently (June 2017), a trusted online source by many consumers took a look at two cars to establish their values, a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek to see how the guide books compared. We don’t find the results surprising, but you be the judge. By the way, Black Book® forces a consumer to enter personal information to calculate a vehicles value. CarBuyerUSA does NOT. All you have to provide is information directly related to the car, truck, van, or SUV you’re wanting to sell. You even have the added bonus to sell your car fast if you like the 20-second instant offer. You read that right, in as little as 20 seconds we give you a fair and accurate offer you can rely on.

Jeep Specs

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
100K Miles
BB Trade-in value range – $5,000 to $8,215

FYI: NADA offered up $7,600 to $8,450 and KBB (entering excellent as the condition of the Jeep) brought back $5,500 to $7,685 as trade-in values.

Subaru Specs

2013 Subaru Crosstrek
10K Miles
BB Trade-in value range – $12,800 to $15,600

FYI: NADA offered up $17,150 to $19,000 and KBB delivered $17,777 to $19,100 as trade-in values on a very clean vehicle. Looking at these numbers you must be thinking, “What? Why the big gap in numbers?” Yeah, we’re thinking the same thing.

Why are these so different when ALL of the three guides claim their information is the most fair, accurate, and reliable? They even throw around the phrase “trust our guide” and the words fair and accurate when they tell consumers they’re the only go-to reliable source for the “best” numbers. Which one do you believe and trust when you want to sell your car fast and not sit on it for weeks? The answer is simple, none of them. How could they be when they’re numbers aren’t even close? All three claim to use highly accurate data from auto sales sources; you know, true data from sales in a geographical area. Are they flubbing the area their basing your vehicle spec’s number on? Granted NADA and Kelly Blue Book were close on the Subaru, but Black Book®? We wish we could offer what’s going on with their assessment of the Subaru and what they used for their results, but we’re at a loss for it.

What’s the bottom line here? Black Book® is NOT the best go-to resource. Instead, when you want to sell your car and get a fair, accurate, and reliable value, fill out our short form and get a 20-second offer you can count on from CarBuyerUSA. We buy cars and selling your car fast has never been so easy, fast, and safe.

#1 Car Buying Company Ranked By Sellers

CarbuyerUSA Ratings

How It Works

We pay cash for cars, trucks, & SUVs, in any condition, anywhere in the Continental USA.

1 Get an Instant Cash Offer
Enter the Year, Make, Model, Trim Level & Miles (No VIN Required) and your cash offer appears onscreen (94% of the time)
2 Accept your offer
CarBuyerUSA offers are Cash Market Value. Funds are guaranteed and paid at the time of pickup or drop-off
3Talk to an Agent
Your CarBuyerUSA representative schedules a no obligation inspection. In most markets an on-site mobile inspection can be arranged. The digital purchase agreement takes less than 60 seconds to complete.
4 Get Paid
When CarBuyerUSA picks up your truck, you are paid on the spot in full with guaranteed funds – entire process is hassle free. Inspection, title work & pick up are all FREE.