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Blue Book


Synonyms:cost catalogue, pricing guide
Filed Under: automotive
Tags: automotive
 

Definition of blue book

blue book
1. This term refers to the Kelley Blue Book which is an industry guide used by dealers to estimate wholesale and retail vehicle prices. The books are issued by many organizations, and are commonly available on the Internet or in the reference sections of public libraries. It is important to note that the books are not always blue in colour.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • base price   The cost of a car without options. This price includes standard equipment and the manufacturer's warranty.
  • book value   The value of a property, item or company as a capital asset based on its cost plus any additions, subtracting depreciation.
  • depreciation   The gradual loss of value of a building or other property because of age or natural wear.
  • fair market value (FMV)   The highest price that a buyer would pay for a property and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept.
  • full market value   In reference to property taxes, usually refers to the tax rate applied to 100 percent of the property's value. Also full cash value.
  • manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP)   Stands for Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. It represents the manufacturer's recommended selling price for a vehicle and each of its options.
  • resale value   The sales price that would be negotiated by a willing seller and buyer for an existing home or property.
  • sticker price (MSRP, RRP)   This shows the base price, the manufacturer's installed options with the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), the manufacturer's destination charge and the fuel economy (mileage). It is the Monroney label affixed to the car window and is required by federal law. The label may not be removed by anyone other than the purchaser.

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