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Can you give me a realistic value for my trade-in? Jim F., First Tech CU

Yes! We will appraise your vehicle and give you a guaranteed value, whether you buy your next vehicle from us or not. The used vehicle market changes daily, much like the stock market. We research every trade vehicle, based on age, mileage, mechanical wear and fit and finish. We then ‘shop’ your vehicle with our buyers to determine who will pay the most for your vehicle. The one with the biggest check, wins! The only way to really determine a true “fair-market value” is basing the value on what someone else is willing to pay for your vehicle on the wholesale market. Do not rely on a computer program with general information SELLER BEWARE: One of the tricks of the trade is inflating the value of your trade to make you feel all warm and fuzzy about your departing vehicle. However, they will get you on the other end. If you end up at a dealership, the best way to determine if they are inflating the value of your trade-in is to simply ask them this question, “If I decide NOT to purchase the new vehicle from you, will you buy my trade-in for the same amount?” If they say “no” they are playing games with you.

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