I’m going to return to one of my auction peeves. Not overlong descriptions about the history of the model rather than concentrating on the car offered, not the consequently heavy catalogue and not even the shocking shortage of a decent brew and bacon butties.
No – I’m back on the case of auctioneers who don’t publish their prices, but will tell you how successful a sale they’ve had. Oh really? If it was so good, why aren’t the results out there for all to see?
I know I’m not alone in finding this practice a complete disgrace because enthusiasts and traders think the same. But beyond the doubt that non-revealed pricing policy creates, you’ve got to wonder if this makes good business sense.
The point is, if most auctioneers do put their prices up, why don’t the others? The good guys publish their results within 48 hours, but there are others who continue to practise radio silence.
That non-declaration isn’t big and it certainly isn’t clever. Rant over – for now at least.
‘If most of the auctioneers publish sales results, why don’t others?’