Monday, May 10, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Book

It's Blue Monday! I'm so glad you decided to join in the fun.

To participate: just click here for BLUE MONDAY INSTRUCTIONS or check out the instructions in my sidebar.

Please remember to visit other Blue Monday participants by clicking on their links; leave a comment, and they will return the favor. In addition, please remember to leave a comment for me.

Kelley's Blue Book is famous as a source for finding out the value of used cars. It's often used when pricing cars to sell or to buy. I watch Judge Judy on television, and I have seen her refer to it several times.

It's a beautiful royal blue color.

Have you ever used Kelley's Blue Book?
I'm providing the link so that you can go online here and find out the value of your car. It's a handy link to keep for future reference.

Happy Blue Monday!

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1. Jill, Northern CA, USA
2. Ann@The Tattered Tassel
3. Karen@Elsie Eleanor Designs
4. Candy@The Little Round Table
5. Ceekay
6. lightbluelife,taiwan
7. color inspiration
8. Jenn-Crackled Teapot
9. Christine
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14. ...Molly's Country Memories
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17. Eden, Australia
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20. Ivory Spring
21. Milla
22. Rinkly Rimes
23. Barbara Jean
24. Mar, Spain
25. Roger's Gardens
26. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
27. sylvia extra from villa extra
28. Carpe Diem Sweden
29. Hagemor Norway
31. Komali Nunna-Strawberry-green salad with ginger-cumin dressing
32. Loui
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34. Gena @ thinking aloud
35. LUNA
36. Inspired Living Spaces
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39. Happier Than a Pig in Mud
40. Mary @ Home is Where the Boat is
41. hip chick
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44. Beverly@How Sweet The Sound
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50. Reach Beyond Limits
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68. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
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70. Joyful in Vancouver Canada
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Ann said...

Hi Sally~I've never actually seen a Kelley's Blue Book. Oh, of course I've heard of it and my hubby has used it as a reference.
Thanks for posting a picture of the famous book. : )
The Tattered Tassel

Glo said...

I haven't used the book but I have watched Judge Judy! I have to admit, she cracks me up!

Happy Blue Monday!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I joined you for Blue Monday....hope you enjoy!

Debbiedoos said...

This is great Sally, my Dad for years had the kelly blue books, he was into cars. Happy Blue Monday to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Yeppers, there was the Blue Book and the NADA (Nat'l Auto Damage Appraisal Guide). I worked in isurance many years and was in claims for multi lines company -- we used them to determine values of totaled vehicles. And, of course, I've bought and sold a few cars using it! (I'm still smilin' over the BBSers! You're right, that was sooo much fun!). Thanks, Happy Blue Monday!! Jenn

xinex said...

Yep, that's the famous blue book, Sally!...Christine

Lady Patchy said...

thanks for the blue book copy

LV said...

I have used this book before each time I considered buying or selling a car. It is a very good source of information and one the car dealers use as well. Great idea for Blue Monday.

Dena E's Blog said...

HI AGAIN!!! I tried to post my recipe too,,,Wooohoooo

Eden said...

I'll check it out. Thanks for the link, Sally.

My entry is up.

Happy Blue Monday

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting.
have a super week!


barbara jean

MaR said...

Interesting blue book!!

Mary said...

Lovely blue, Happy Blue Monday! :O)

Loui♥ said...

Hi Sally..
wonderful topic and photo!
yes, used the Kelly Blue Book during my many years in banking..
Unfortunately, I never got into the Judge programs..
well, only Perry Mason..
but that was eons ago..
so daytime TV is not for me..
have a great week!

A 2 Z said...

The Blue Book is a good tool to use when you need to know the value of any car. Thanks for sharing!


Gena D said...

lovely blue ...
thanks for the opportunity!
Vintage Rose Studio
Inspiried Living Spaces

luna said...

Interesting blue book and beautiful blue!
Happy BM!

Anonymous said...

I'm joining the fun, Happy Blue Monday~ thanks for hosting :-)


aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have never actually seen this book but have heard it referred to a number of times.

AnnA said...

Hi Sal!
I'm sending you some bluesy blue flowers this monday.
Happy Blue Monday!
Best wishes,

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday. It was beautiful here on the mountain, even though it was a bit cool.

I am very interested in the 'Blue' book. We might be looking for a used car in the near future. Our second car is the 'huge' truck that pulls the RV. It is a gas using monster. We are thinking of a four wheel drive Subaru. It is a very popular car in the mountains. In the winter four wheel is a must. The truck is four wheel drive but too expensive to run on a daily basis. Thanks for your blue today. Smile!

Hugs, Jeanne
note: I am saving a certain story for another blue Mon. I have a lovely bowl of soup all ready. HA!

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, dear Sally.

Oh yes, I am familiar with the famous Blue Book. I remember my father always having one.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Hi Sally, I loaded the wrong post accidentally. It's #48 and I'm unsure of how to remove it. I'm so sorry!

Cindy said...

I've never seen one, actually. I have gone to the online one to check it out. Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Sally, you always find interesting subject for Blue Monday. I wouldn't have thought of that..

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Hi Sally,
I go online and use Kelly Blue Book. It is a great tool for car prices.
Thanks for hosting Blue Monday.

Momgen said...

I might read this book. Happy blue Monday.

Mine is here

Nanna said...

Happy BLue Monday Sally! we've got one of the older boks telling the value of cars humm haven't thought about it till now , will have to find it & see LOL

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I've never seen the actual Blue Book, but have used the info from the dealers on vehicles. I have also been to the on line when we are selling DH thinks they are too low but if we are buying he thinks they are too high. Go

Debra Kaye said...

Happy blue Monday! We use Kelly blue book a lot but only electronically .. Fun to see the real thing! (I was unable to link up...not sure why)

Andrea said...

We have used it as a reference to be sure we were selling a vehicle for the correct price and also when buying.

Erica (Irene) said...

Interesting Blue Book......thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Darlene said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and are having a great blue Monday.♥

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sally, that's a great bit of info to know. THANKS! I wonder if it has a price for our 30 year old Volvo? Shhhh... don't tell Mr. Magpie I even asked that question. LOL!

I had wanted to participate in this day with you, but I've had an horrific headache and slept for 12 hours straight. It's better now, but I'm queasy from it all. I decided to sit up and try to blog and not think about it.

Speaking of thinking, I think I got something with artificial sweetener because of the kind of headache it was. Either that or I got too hot yesterday and risked having another heat episode. Either way, I'm better now!


Sheila :-)

A 2 Z said...

Thanks for visiting Sally!

Anonymous said...

What a cool post for Blue Monday. Your Blue Monday's have really helped me to be aware of the blues in my life! :)

Anonymous said...

A little late to the party... er, uh, posting this morning. It IS amazing how for not being a "blue" person, I am finding lots of blue around my house. Thanks for hosting Sally!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sally, I am married to a car lover...he has managed to teach me more than I ever wanted to know about cars over the 30 some odd years we have been together. Great blue pick for today! Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
♥, Susan

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Sally, I am not sure I have used it, but I've heard of the Kelley Blue Book ALL of my life.AND I've heard many people referring to it...

Great BLUE post.

Have a wonderful day.

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Hi Sally,
Yep, used Kelley Blue Book over the years, especially when trying to decide how much to pay for used car. I've never seen the actual book itself though. :-)
Happy Blue Monday!

maria said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

My Blue Monday.

D.E. said...

Happy Blue Day! Thanks for hosting! DE

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Very interesting blue Post. Whenever we buy a used car , My husband always refers to the "Blue Book ".

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... soooo sorry to be late to the party when I actually posted my BLUE post for YOU on last Friday... oops... hope you liked the jewelry I had for YOU!!!

Rajesh said...

Happy blue Monday. You have chosen perfect item. Very nice.

Marice said...

awww thats indeed helpful :)

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Great photo... I found out my car was worth a bit more that I figured.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Ann said...

We have used this book everytime we sold or purchased a used car in the 43 years of marriage. Great photo.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Thanks for sharing Ms. Sally. this is very useful when i get the chance to learn how to drive and have one of my own.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the blue book. There was a day when we had to actually find the blue book and look in it to get the info we wanted. The WWW has eliminated that step for us, hasn't it?

Mary Bergfeld said...

You did it again! You are quite quick witted, my friend. I hope you are having a great Blue Monday. Blessings...Mary

Judi said...

Happy Belated Blue Monday Sally
I have heard of the book but from years ago...thank you for giving us the site to check it out.
It has to be good for Judge Judy to be using it also.
have a super day...Marc is in Miami this week and loving the weather. Do you know we had "snow" on Saturday. Crazyness!

April said...

The trusty ol' Blue Book...good one, Sally! :)

Self Sagacity said...

I use Kelly Blue book online now a days. It's a good blue!

Killlashandra said...

Yes, we've used both the online and the hard copy version of this book. :)

CailinMarie said...

alright now - I guess I'm a little early :-) I'm already for my Blue Monday. *wink*

Candy said...

I have been away so long I forgot how to join the list.
Monday Blessings.