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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by migvon, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. migvon

    migvon Registered Member

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    I know that there is a forum for sale's related threads but this forum gets a lot more traffic and someone who is not necassarily in the market to purchase anything may be able to help as well....so enough justification for the post here......Here goes the question. I have a 73 Blazer that I may want to sell. Although I know what I paid for it, I am not sure that I paid what it is really worth. How can I accurately estimate the true value of this vehicle? Are there any guides to purchase or websites to help? I have tried NADA and they do not go back that far in years and it is not listed in the Classic Car section. Thanks in advance for your responses.
     
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    Vehicles are only worth what people are willing to pay for them. Your best bet before selling an item is to check and see what others in similar condition are going for. Thats cliche, but its true. Even though you may have gotten robbed and paid $10,000 (this is just an example), you aren't going to find many people willing to pay you that, or even much less, for a rusty '73.

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    I use <a target="_blank" href=http://www.autotrader.com>www.autotrader.com</a> as a pricing guide when selling vehicles [​IMG]

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    I use <a target="_blank" href=http://www.autotrader.com>www.autotrader.com</a> as a pricing guide when selling vehicles [​IMG]

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    You could try here. www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.kbb.com>Kelley Blue Book</a> is a good source. It allows for you to rate the actual condition of your vehicle in a number of categories so that you can get a more accurate assessment of the value of your particular truck.

    The NADA guide is geared more to dealers so that they can find the best way to screw you on trade-in...LOL

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    how about what are you asking for it? what do you feel comfortable selling it for? i think with anything like others said its only worth what others are willing to pay and you willing to part the latter is not always true, also i may be on crack
     
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    Hemmings Motor News has a value guide. It goes from 1945 to 2002.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://cars.hemmings.com/hemmings/searches/prices/index.cfm>http://cars.hemmings.com/hemmings/searches/prices/index.cfm</a>

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    I just went ahead and looked it up. It said $3000.00 for a '73 in good shape.

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    Here's the NADA price on it:

    CHEVROLET
    1973


    BLAZER
    Model: UTILITY 2X4
    Weight: 3,892
    Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $3,319
    Low Retail: $1,900
    Average Retail: $3,850
    High Retail: $10,050

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    Optional Equipment
    Add-4 Wheel Drive: Low: $325 Avg.: $600 High: $825
    Add-350 V8 Engine: Low: $175 Avg.: $275 High: $375

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    Totals
    Total Low Retail: $2,400
    Total Average Retail: $4,725
    Total High Retail: $11,250




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    Yep.....crack is definately ruining our society!!!!
     

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