On the mat­ter of prices

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

I find my­self in to­tal agree­ment with one of mar­kets ed­i­tor Richard Bar­nett’s ‘peeves’ in CCW, 26 April. That is, the re­luc­tance of some auc­tion houses to

pub­lish the pre-auc­tion es­ti­mates or, af­ter the auc­tion, the re­sults of the prices achieved. De­spite this non-rev­e­la­tion, they claim a suc­cess­ful re­sult. How can a prospec­tive client or even pur­chaser judge how suc­cess­ful the auc­tion is if there is no sales his­tory?

I also don’t like it when some ad­ver­tis­ers do not put the price they are ask­ing in their clas­si­fied ad­vert ( Your Let­ters, 19 April), of­ten a trader’s ad­vert. On the odd oc­ca­sion when I have en­quired about the price of a ve­hi­cle they have ad­ver­tised I have been greeted with the snooty at­ti­tude of ‘If you have to ask, you can’t af­ford it’. There­fore I think it would be good pol­icy for CCW not to pub­lish ad­ver­tise­ments that do not give an in­di­ca­tion of the price.

Brent Ren­ton, Chor­ley, Lancs

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