Was talking to a chap today (was in the bank, reporting lost wallet complete with drivers licence and all plastic, then returned home to find the bloody thing down the side of the chair, so no plastic for 3/4 working days now... sigh) about cars and stuff, he's just bought a new (used) car, saw it outside, asked him how much? And he went all sheepish. This is one of those subjects that I keep thinking of, and then keep forgetting, why do some people keep a secret of what they paid? Embarrassed? Hoping to ask double when they sell? What? In the spirit of full disclosure I just paid £720 for my 1991 E300D. It's on the insurance at an agreed value of £2k cos that's what I reckon it would cost me to replace it. I just sold a Citroen ZX diesel that I paid £465 for 2 years ago for £472. I don't see much a connection between disclosing my buying price and my setting an "I'll take X" selling price. Comments?