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How accurate is Parkers Price Guide
#1
As the title says, how accurate is it?

I've been thinking of changing my Berlingo so had a look around at the weekend and found a car I liked with ridiculously low mileage for its age. The price didn't seem too bad until I had a look at Parkers website, and using their premium option so I could changed mileage, etc. the car came up as being £1000 less than the price it's being offered at. Looking at similar cars (same make and model) on ebay and Autotrader, they all appear to be priced far higher than Parkers suggests for their age/mileage.

Similarly the dealer gave me a figure for trading in my Berlingo which I thought was a little low, even though my Berlingo has 136,000 miles. Again checked on Parkers and their trade in figure is £500 higher than I was offered. Another dealer offered a bit more but still a lot short of what Parkers suggests.

Is Parkers Price Guide so inaccurate or have I just not found the right dealer yet?
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#2
its spot-on if it suits,and 'only a guide' if it doesn't.
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#3
I dont know if parkers guide is adhered to quite as religiously as the dealers " Glass's guide " seems to be , as dealers in my experience can't even guesstimate a value without flicking through its pages , hmmmm !

I feel that the parkers guide is a vague version of a traders tool , given to us to make us feel as if we're approaching a car forcourt on an even playing field if we have done our homework correctly . however don't ever mention parkers to a dealer as they have umpteen put downs for your two penneth , you pays your money and takes your chance Confusedcratch:

Factor into the purchase price of your new vehicle an aftermarket warranty 'cos no matter how accurate your prices are you are after all buying many moving parts which by their nature wear out ( at the most inconvienient time ).
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#4
Well it appears that it is quite inaccurate.

I went to look at another car tonight (which I've now bought) and the dealer actually showed me the prices in his Glass's Guide.

Pity........... I was hoping I'd get more for the trade in than I ended up with Sad
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#5
Hope you're not leaving us....
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#6
(27-11-2012, 09:19 PM)Coco Wrote:  Hope you're not leaving us....
+1 Agreed...you haven't gone and bought one of those Piggot
Parsnips have you??? :eek::eek::O
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#7
Afraid I will be.......... I've gone all oriental :eek: and pick up one of these on Friday.

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#8
If I could afford to run one I wouldn't mind the US version of that...They're best sellers in the US.
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#9
Don't be a stranger Knobbly - they still let me in

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#10
You don't have to leave having bought a rice grinder-keep in touch to see what you are missing.
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