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What is the difference between Black Book value and Kelly Blue Book value?

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Black Book and Kelley Blue Book are both used-car pricing guides; however, the Black Book is a dealer driven book while Kelley Blue Book is a consumer driven book, according to CarsDirect. KBB is used more frequently and has been around since 1918, while the Black Book started in 1955.

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What is the difference between Black Book value and Kelly Blue Book value?
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Black Book's pricing deals with wholesale values and the most up-to-date car sales and is usually considered to be more accurate than Kelley Blue Book, according to CarsDirect. However, Kelley Blue Book has the most user-friendly online used-car price search engine available and it takes only a few minutes to look up values. Typically, consumers use Kelley Blue Book while dealers tend to use the Black Book. Kelley Blue Book does not guarantee its price valuations.

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