This will piss some people off but I don't care.....
I have seen people get online to announce their latest purchase of some desired classic car. They go on and on about the condition, the long process of looking for this type of car, the ordeal to get it home and what their plans are.'
THEN they intentionally avoid telling what they paid.
This is their right but it serves as a huge disservice to everyone else. To me, it is selfish to keep the price a secret.
With newer cars, there are fairly accurate guidelines on values. On classics, it fluctuates wildly.
If Joe Blow from Idaho gets on a forum to brag about his Road Runner he bought, 50,000 mile 383 4 speed with no rust, when he tells what he paid, it helps others when they are looking to buy or sell. If he decided to zip his lips about the price, future buyers may pay far more than they had to or lonely impoverished widows would sell the car way too cheap. An established sale price helps establish a credible value far better than the hugely inflated car auction sales.
Yeah, I know....nobody is obligated to tell what they paid. It is their choice.
Nobody is obligated to get on any car forum to brag about it either. We often do that to share our excitement about the experience. It does not help the hobby or anyone in it when any future sale has no ball park guideline on the values.