Tub of K’Nex: £4
Once again Ted has weakened and acquired yet another box of K’Nex. This one was not particularly full, but it is quite difficult to find the kind of the tub it was in. Ted decided that this would be the last box of K’Nex he would buy. He has enough. He doesn’t need any more. He needs to control himself. That’s it. The end.
Small Box of K’Nex: £1
Ted considered that a small box like this doesn’t take up much room, and so it doesn’t really count as a K’Nex purchase. In the scale of things it wasn’t really worth £1, but Ted thought it mean to offer less.
Oven Gloves: 50p
Having nearly burned himself on numerous occasions recently, Ted decided to take the plunge and replace his holey pair. Unfortunately, this pair is advertising Guernsey and Jersey, but needs must, as they say.
‘Introducing Chaos’ Book: 50p
This fascinating book must represent the bargain of the year. Written by the well-known Ziauddin Sardar and Iwona Abrams, it covers the history of chaos theory and includes many black and white drawings.
‘Bristol Story’ Book: 20p
It says on the back of the book that the book must not be sold before the year 2015, after which time it will be a rare and very valuable collector’s item, worth as much as a small house. It also says that anybody who does sell it will be cursed:
Eyes of rats and brains of snakes
An ancient curse I hereby makes
Whoever this book sells and not lends
Will smell funny and have no friends.
The book was written by Eugene Byrne, and the pictures were done by Simon Gurr – and very nice they are too.
Green Box of K’Nex: £1
What a bargain! The box was FULL and had some large black gears in it – and Ted didn’t have any of these. Although he has said that he won’t buy any more K’Nex, how could he refuse this bargain, being a Libran?
Antique Pocket Balance: £1
Another bargain! Ted believes this to be worth considerably more than the £1 he paid – and he even beat down the seller, who wanted £1.50!
It weighs up to 25lbs, ideal for… erm… weighing boxes of K’Nex.