Clasicos de ocasion magazine, adverts unchanged after a year

Clasicos de ocasion magazine, adverts unchanged after a year

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nsa

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1,546 posts

189 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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Last July I picked up a copy of Clasicos de Ocasion in Alicante. This July I bought the same magazine again, and happened to still have the old one. I wondered whether the market had changed? About 1/4 of the adverts from 2016 were still there in the 2017 issue. In almost all cases neither the description or price had changed.

What is going on here? Are classic cars nigh on impossible to sell in Spain, is the magazine a sham intended only for sale to tourists, or do people really advertise cars for a year without success and not think about changing the description or dropping the price?

I hope you can read these.



I have just placed the pages next to each other. I assume if you click the photo you can see a higher resolution version.

Alfa - BMW



Buick - Citroen



Mercedes



Renault



Volkswagen



Racecars



Parts. E30 hubcaps for E30, not sold in a year.



Parts



Miscellaneous. At least some stuff is shifting here, although the Tricolo Infantil missing a wheel is still on offer. Perhaps the seller might do well to put a price on it.


el romeral

579 posts

98 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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Amazing that so many adverts are remaining from a year ago. You would think the magazine would drop them after a finite amount of time? From what I have seen of scouring used car adverts in Spain is that many ask crazy high prices and would rather not sell than drop the price. Regular cars are very often still for sale with unchanged adverts after over 2 months.

TooMany2cvs

29,008 posts

87 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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Quite possible that the publishers are repeating old ads simply to bulk the volume out. I've had that happen to a classified I placed years back - out the blue, a year after the car had sold, I had a phone call following up the ad in "this week's issue".