A snippet in The Times today says Sir Elton John's Mercedes Benz 600 Series is on eBay for £20,000 and asks whether this is a sign of the credit crunch biting.
Well, in a word, no.
Whoever wrote the gossip piece should have checked Parker's price guide first.
After finding the advertisement I discovered it is clear the car, despite its famous owner and appearing to be immaculate, is overpriced.
It turns out the car is a 1993 model and has covered 56,000 miles.
According to Parker's price guide this model originally cost £93, 500.
Today Parker's says an independent dealer could shift the car with this mileage for £7,390 while a private seller should price it at £6,640 if it is in good condition.
Check out the link and see what you think: motors.shop.ebay.com/cqtranslate/_W0QQ_armrsZ1QQ_catZ6333QQ_msppZQQ_pcatsZ6311Q2c6001Q2c6000
Meanwhile I turned into a gawping 10-year-old child last week when I visited the Autosport International Show at the NEC.
Among the tasty track cars and high performance products was a reassuringly busy crowd.
Although some of the products may be seen as luxuries, it was good to see so many people at the event at a time when we are supposed to be in a recession.
I heard plenty of talk about new products and even another about a company expanding its franchise.
Despite the gloomy economy there are still a fair few companies bucking the trend.