Suppose you want to sell you car, how do you go about advertising the sale? You can place an ad in your local newspaper or a noticeboard, you can list it on one of several specialised websites or you can use social media (Tweeter, Facebook) to let your contacts know.
In Argentina, although many people use the methods mentioned above, the traditional thing to do is to place an empty can or plastic bottle (filled with water so that it doesn’t fly away) on the roof of your car while it’s parked.
In the past, people used to ring the bell of the house the car was directly parked in front of. Nowadays, car owners place a piece of paper with the car model, mileage, price and contact information. If someone is interested, they’ll try to contact the owner in order to start negotiations.
Do you have a similar custom in your country?
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3 comments for “Argentinean customs: car for sale”
I’m so used to this that I actually never thought of it!! Good one, Ana!
haha! I know what you mean 🙂
Wow – so funny! My boyfriend is actually from Argentina so I will have to ask him about this haha.