On the matter of prices
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