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Carbly VIN Scanner 3.3 Is Available Now

These are the newest features in Carbly VIN scanner 3.3.

Buying Wholesale Vehicles Online

While physical auctions are closed to dealers, online auctions are currently the only way to source inventory. When making the jump to buying online there are more options than dealers might be aware of.

Carbly Limited Plans Now Start at $25

Carbly VIN scanner is pleased to announce new $25 plans that offer greater flexibility and value to car dealers.

Adapting Your Dealership During The Coronavirus

Social distancing means that dealers need to adapt to continue serving their customers.

Coronavirus Downtime As An Opportunity To Improve Your Dealership

Every dealer has a list of improvements to be made to their business or facility. Reduced floor traffic brought on by COVID-19 is the perfect opportunity to focus on those projects.

Make Sure Your Business Survives The Coronavirus

The restrictions and social distancing in place during the coronavirus are making it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to conduct business as normal. It's important to be proactive to ensure the survuval of your business.

Online Auction Simulcast Buying Tips

Lots of dealers have been attending auctions exclusively in person. Use these tips to get comforatable participating in simulcast sales and buying online.

Auction Runlists On Carbly VIN Scanner

Carbly VIN Scanner Manheim, OVE & Express auction runlists make sourcing easier.

Carbly First To Offer NADA® Enhanced Vehicle Values

New NADA® Enhanced Vehicle Values provide better VIN decoding resulting in fewer trim choices and automatically applied add / deducts.

CARFAX And Carbly VIN Scanner

Integrate your CARFAX account into Carbly VIN Scanner to further enhance your data and save time.

Kelley Blue Book® Now Available On Carbly VIN Scanner

Carbly VIN scanner is pleased to announce that Kelley Blue Book® is now available, allowing you to pair the KBB data you know and trust with with Carbly's VIN scanner and user-friendly software.

How To Handle Trade-In Negotiations

The trade-in negotiation is still one of the most contentious interactions between dealers and customers. Navigating this successfully is the key to putting more deals together and better referrals.

Latest Features In Carbly VIN Scanner

What's new in the latest version of the Carbly VIN scanner.

OCR VIN Scanner

Use OCR VIN scanner instead of manually entering VINs.

Carbly VIN Scanner 2.5 Is Now Available

What to look out for in the latest version of the Carbly VIN scanner.

Carbly VIN Scanner 2.4 Is Live

We've been hard at work upgrading the Carbly VIN scanner and are pleased to announce the newest additions to the product.

Real Retail Data Supports Every Aspect Of Buying & Selling Used Vehicles

Real Retail supplies data from approximately 3 million transactions, from almost 50% of the dealers in the US. It takes you behind the scenes, showing what retail prices are really being achieved after the deals have been negotiated with customers.

Know Your Retail Market

When buying and selling a successful dealer doesn't rely on guide book values alone; they also make sure that they properly understand their retail market. Failing to do so can result in poor buys and costly errors. Carbly offers extremely detailed and robust data for your live local retail market.

The Importance of Historical Comps When Pricing

You will often hear people in the trade tell you that they simply follow the prices in their local market. That works if everyone else in your market can be trusted to price their inventory correctly; if not, you're allowing an unskilled individual to negatively impact your ability to make money.

Carbly Vin Scanner 2.3 Released

Live Local Market updates, guide book order preferences and more

What is Diminished Value?

Put simply, diminished value is a state in which a vehicle suffers a loss in value as a result of an accident or damage, despite correct repair work having been completed. When compared to a similar model with a clean history, a vehicle with a bad...

Manheim Market Report And Carbly VIN Scanner

See how your trusted Manheim Market Report data fits into Carbly VIN scanner.

NADA Official Used Car Guide And Carbly VIN Scanner

See how your trusted NADA Official Used Car Guide data fits into the Carbly VIN scanner.

The Increasing Importance of Vehicle History

When appraising vehicles there is no shortage of data and reference points these days. They all have their uses and should not be overlooked but before you get too far into the process, you should start by examining a vehicle history report.

Autoniq vs. Carbly on Manheim Market Report

Car dealers rely on market data to make money. As such it is imperative that the tools they use show correct and accurate information.

Market Day Supply: Why it Matters

Whether you're appraising in the lane at auction or back at the car lot trying to price your inventory, market day supply for any given vehicle is a number that should be central to your process. By dividing the total number of available like vehicles...

Why Used Car Market Trends Are So Important When Appraising

If you're serious about fully exploiting opportunities for profit when buying and selling vehicles, you'll already know that you need multiple data points for complete insight when appraising and pricing. Accurate appraisal requires a nuanced approach that cannot be achieved when only consulting a single source.

What's New in Carbly 2.2

We are pleased to have released Carbly v2.2 and would like to walk you through some of the updates and improvements to the app.

Black Book® And Carbly VIN Scanner

See how your trusted Black Book® data fits into the Carbly VIN scanner.

Carbly vs. Autoniq: Pricing Tools for Dealers

Carbly is the most powerful, easy to use and affordable vehicle appraisal app available. Giving live market data for new and used cars, Carbly helps dealers make better buy and sell decisions immediately.

5 Common Mistakes When Appraising Cars

Buying or selling a vehicle at the right price can be a challenging process, and it all starts with determining what you think is a fair (and profitable) price. Except in very rare scenarios, the appraisal process starts with looking at book values...

Carbly vs. Laser Appraiser

Laser Appraiser is another mobile appraisal app for car dealers. To the casual observer it might seem very similar to Carbly but there are actually quite a few things that set them apart.

A VIN Viper Alternative

VIN Viper was an incredibly popular and broadly used tool before the business closed a couple of years ago. It's easy to see the reason for their popularity. They provided a useful feature set for much less than other available tools. Let's look at...

Autoniq VIN Scanner Not Working?

What to do if your Autoniq VIN scanner is not working due to a service outage.

A Guide to More Accurate Vehicle Appraisals

Whether you're determining the highest price to pay for a vehicle or understanding what you should accept as a floor for offers, finding out the true value of a car or truck can be a complicated business.

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